Repurpose & Upcycle

Housekeeping

Do you have a growing collection of wine corks in your home?
There is space to be found even in the smallest home.
Maximize your storage at home with these handy tips and tricks.
Raise your hand if you've ever put off switching your bedding because of the dreaded fitted sheet.

Kitchen

Want to be the master of the grill?
Kitchen hygiene is just as important in the home as in a restaurant.
Reliable recipes and top-quality equipment will get you far, but knowing how to get the most from your seasoning can make a big
Discover 7 different ideas and tips to make your cooking time a little bit more pleasant!

Cleaning

8 Tips for the worst cleaning challenges
Stains – we all get them. For those of us with young children, clothing and carpet stains can be an everyday occurrence. The key to dealing with stains is not to panic and to get to them as soon as possible. Here is my simple guide to what to do in a cleaning emergency. Most stains can be dealt with very easily. Here are a few of my favourite simple, yet effective, treatments to banish stains quickly.
7 Simple Laundry Hacks
There’s really something for everyone to hate about laundry. Impatient people hate the waiting. Easily-distracted people hate the folding. And there’s not a soul on Earth that enjoys the part where you leave piles of folded clothes in your living room for five to seven business days before reluctantly carrying them upstairs. We can try to make it easier by rounding up a short list of the best hacks, tricks, and techniques for making laundry day go a little bit easier.
8 Tips & Tricks for Simple Toilet Cleaning
Keeping your toilet bowl clean is a necessary, if not pleasant weekly chore. But there are surprising common household items that will clean that toilet bowl. Coca-Cola, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide are just a few of them that are on the list. These 8 weird, wacky-yet-effective fixes for cleaning toilets. Give them a try and discover how you don't have to use harsh, expensive chemicals to keep your toilet clean.
7 Stain Removal Tips
We’ve all been irritated by a stain on a new tablecloth or shirt, but don’t despair—milk, fruit, coffee and other common stains may seem disastrous, but with a bit of know-how they can often be remedied quickly and easily. Not all stains should be treated the same way. As a general rule, the fresher and damper the spot, the easier it will be to remove. And here are some simple tips for various kinds of stain removal.

Baking

8 Simple Baking Tips: Cookies, Bars & Small Cakes
It is often said that cooking is an art and baking is a science. There’s some overlap – you definitely need technical skills in cooking and artistry in baking. But in cooking, you create a dish as you would a painting, tasting and adjusting as you go while adding your own personal style. When baking, you need to be precise and follow the recipe, otherwise your cakes will fall, your cookies will spread, your pie crusts will be tough, and so on and so on.
7 Baking Hacks for Perfect Cupcakes & Muffins
Never sweat a kids’ birthday party or housewarming again: I’ve got the best tips and tricks for making cupcakes and muffins! Find out how to make the best batter, bake them to perfection, and employ some simple special effects to wow a crowd.
8 Baking Tips for Muffins & Cupcakes
Muffins and cupcakes are easy to bake, but little tips and tricks will help you make the best batches. Here are some rules of thumb for how to bake like a pro.
7 Baking Tips: Pies & Tarts
The first time I decided to make a cake it turned out great, we all liked it, but there were times when I remade the same cake and it turned out differently. With a little practice and a lot of research, I now feel like I have perfected the art of cakes and pies. So here are some of the best tips for baking pies.
7 Baking Tips: Patisserie, Meringues & Desserts
Improve your techniques with our top 7 baking tips and tricks. Some of these baking tips may seem a little ‘Captain Obvious‘, but these tried and true methods will help you turn out amazing treats, every time! Bake your best, improve your skills and pass it on. Enjoy!

Crochet

The Long puff crochet stitch forms thick and fluffy double-sided bobbles, which can be used to create smaller motifs, work a row of puff stitches among other stitches, or crochet rows of the stitch to make a long puff stitch fabric.
Finished your crochet project but feel like it’s missing something? That’s where this super easy and attractive crochet edging comes in!
The crochet shell picot stitch is an advanced beginner crochet stitch that adds decorative appeal to projects. It makes a great border, or you can work it in rows.
The Chess Puff Stitch is so pretty! It's fun to work, and it just screams texture! It looks difficult to work, but once you get the hang of it, it goes quickly! Chess puff patterns are a great way to add texture and variety to your crochet pieces.

Knitting

Garter stitch is the easiest stitch to make in knitting, basically row after row of the knit stitch. Easy to knit, and creates a 'wave' effect. Perfect for big chunky scarves such as as 'Foxy Roxy' and cardigans such as the 'Vivienne Cardigan'.
We all have bad habits that we need to change. It's hard, but so rewarding when we succeed! You want to know how to get a smooth and even fabric, and you are ready to improve your knowledge of knitting and crochet to become a better master. Great!
Even if you're a beginner - or intermediate, or an advanced knitter - there are habits that you can develop to make you an even better knitter! Discover 10 ways to polish your skills!
Are you a new knitter? If so, congratulations and welcome to a hobby that is guaranteed to bring you lifelong joy! Tell the truth: Are you afraid of breaking away from the person who taught you?