Susan Penny Blog

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Editor’s Monday Quick Make

Make these great little presents with Susan Penny. Finding nice stocking fillers without spending a fortune can be difficult, so I set about designing a set of hair bobbles that are purse-friendly. The bobbles...

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All over the World

  It’s a surprise! Yes it’s a real surprise to find just how popular these little stickers have been on our Etsy store, as usual we have been sending them to the USA and...

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Perfect Plum Chutney

I really enjoy eating left-overs on Boxing Day. After the run-up to Christmas and then cooking for the big day itself, somehow a chance to just take things out of the fridge has always...

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Simple beaded key rings

It has been a busy week at Handmade Home. With so many things arriving to put on our Etsy shop I completely forget I needed to shop for teacher’s presents. I decided to explore...

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Really easy pincushions

With the end of the school year approaching fast, I thought I would set about creating a simple and inexpensive teacher gift, these pretty pincushions take just a few minutes to make and will use...

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Sailing Boat Hearts

One of the wonderful things about living on the coast is that sometimes you are lucky enough to take pictures on the beach…and today was one of those days when we were able to...

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Flags not Flowers!

I have been having trouble with my sweet peas this year…I’m not sure if it’s the monsoon conditions we have been having, or the fact that according to Helen Yemm the gardening writer, they...