Cornish potato cake

potato-544073__340We’re always on the look out for exciting ways to use up leftovers and reduce our food waste, so when we saw this recipe on the NFWI website, we just had to share it with you all! If you’ve found yourself with leftover mash or pre-cooked boiled potatoes, you’re going to love this Cornish potato cake. It’s so easy to make and can even be made into individual cakes to eat alongside meat and veg. Continue reading “Cornish potato cake”

Monday Makes – macrame hints, tips and inspiration

mary-maker-studio-digital-pattern-pdf-nectar-advanced-macrame-wall-hanging-pattern-download-11816474804318_2048xSo far, in our Monday Makes series, our macrame post has been the most popular. In fact, it’s actually the most popular post on our entire website! Because of that, we thought it was only right that we do a bit of a follow up on it, and give you some more hints, tips and inspiration.

5 macrame tips that you need to know – this post is ideal for beginners and spells out some basic tips to help you get started.

Basic macrame knots: step by step guide – there are tons of different knots to learn about in macrame, but this post teaches you about the essentials!

Macrame table runner – if you love a bit of boho in your home, you’re going to love this table runner. This post also has a video tutorial!

Beginner macrame projects other than wall hangings – we all love a wall hanging, but sometimes, it pays to be a bit more ambitious as a beginner. Take a look through this post and see what you could create.

DIY macrame bag – this would make a unique alternative to a supermarket shopping tote!

Macrame feathers – we love the look of these feathers. Try adding them to wall hangings!

Modern macrame patterns – transform your home into a contemporary space with these beautiful modern patterns.

Macrame-inspired Christmas star ornaments – while these stars aren’t strictly traditional macrame, they’re still gorgeous and require knotting to be created.

DIY mini macrame wall hanging using one knot – this is as simple as it gets, so if you’re nervous to try out large projects, give this a go!

10 steps to becoming a macrame master – this fun post gives you projects that work up the macrame rankings to help you achieve master status.