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The history of Lego

Who doesn’t love Lego, it has been around so long its part of the furniture now. Enjoy this chart about the history of Lego

The History of Lego - Brought to you by Argos

Courtesy of Argos who sells a great range of Lego products

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How to make a Woodland Christmas

I just had to re blog this post as I think it is amazing, I love the total look and the owls are the most cutest, most adorable little creatures that are all made out of MDF. Head on over to Shabby Art Boutique for the full article.
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Cheers Tanya

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DIY envelopes

Hello Friends
I don’t know about you dear readers, but I love making my own envelopes and using them. They are really quite simple to make. Here’s how
Firstly I use a plain envelope, large or small that I like the shape of as a template. To start with open the envelope right out and then take some nice paper that you like, make sure its of thick enough quality if you plan to send it through the mail. Trace around the template and chosen paper and cut out, taking note of where the folds go.
I like to line my envelopes with thinner paper either plain or patterned, so trace and cut that as well, making the lining a bit smaller than the outside piece.
Glue the lining to the outside piece and then fold into the envelope shape. Use a white sticky label on the front of the envelope to write the address on. Then enjoy making as many as you like with different papers. Tip: old book pages make a nice vintage envelope.
Here is another one I made with different paper and a different sized envelope.
You can see the lining inside this photo, before I glued it together. 
Two of my home made envelopes. I love Japanese design paper and use these a lot.
Cheers Tanya

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More xmas decorating

Hello Friends
More Christmas decorating at our house, we decided on having a fresh tree this year, so we went tree hunting and found the perfect one, after struggling to get it inside and being scratched in the process, we finally have it set up and decorated. I’m loving the shape of this one.
The tree lights are on, but of course its daylight, so you cant really see them. I think it looks really pretty, iv’e put lots of decorations on already, but I’m not sure if it needs more, what do you think?
We hung strings of baubles from the ceiling
My daughter made this wreath out of lots of coloured pom pom balls strung together and then wrapped around the wreath. I love the finished result.
We put some unwanted tree cutoffs in 3 Ikea vases, stuck on a few pom pom balls and the result looks good displayed in the bathroom.
A Vintage decoration, cute
My eldest daughter made this angel for our Christmas tree when she was about 8, and it has topped our tree every year since
Another discarded branch hung on the wall with more pom pom balls randomly stuck on.
Cheers Tanya

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Cuckoo 4 Design: Ikea Margareta Christmas

What a wonderful idea, looks and feels like Christmas with no mess and if you have small children there’s no fear that they can pull the tree over on top of them. Ideal for small homes and apartments because all you need is a wall.
Cheers Tanya

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Blog Tips A Formula for a Quick Traffic Boost

Hello Friends
Today I am re blogging a great post by Sarah from A Beach Cottage with simple tips on  increasing traffic to your blog.