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Mr and Mrs Murch make a house a home – Part 4

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The final instalment from Amy and Pete’s upcycling victories is HERE. If you have missed the story so far, catch up with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 and get your renovating groove on. Next week they’re bringing us a round-up of top tips – BRING IT ON. The following week ‘Amy and Pete Read the Rest »

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Pumpk-inspiration

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When I was little, there was a rule in our house that any pumpkins carved had to be happy. No scary faces allowed. In my naïveté, I stuck to a haphazardly-cut wonky smile. Little did I know, that out there in the big wide world there was such a magnitude of creative vegetable wizardry going Read the Rest »

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Mr and Mrs Murch make a house a home – Part 3

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If you have missed the last couple of weeks in House on the Log, boy oh boy have you missed some treats. Amy and Pete Murch have been letting us in on their inventive home-making escapades and we’ve seen them rustle up some GEMS on a cheeky wee budget. Catch up on their adventures … Read the Rest »

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Mr and Mrs Murch make a house a home – Part 2.

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This week we’ve got the next instalment of creative goodness from our pair of DIY-loving, thrifty up-cyclers. If you missed out on last week’s brilliant hand-made coffee tables, click HERE to find out more, and get the back-story on Amy and Pete and their new home. Today they’re talking us through how they transformed something Read the Rest »

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Mr and Mrs Murch make a house a home – Part 1

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Our fabulous Mabel’s Log resident, Amy, and her DIY-loving husband have been transforming their new home from top to bottom, being thrifty and magnificent in the process. Over the next couple of weeks they are going to let us in on some of their home-making shinanigans. Get ready to get inSPIRED (and maybe dust off Read the Rest »

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Grainne Morton – A quirky and beautiful home to match her jewellery

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I recently visited the home of fabulously talented, Grainne Morton, in Edinburgh. You may know her jewellery (she’s been making it for over twenty years now) – it’s really beautiful and full of charm. One of my favourite collections of hers has to be the printer tray box brooches (pictured right). LOVE them. Anyway, her Read the Rest »

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Create your own home gallery

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A blank wall is a blank canvas. Using a collection of framed pictures, prints and photographs, carefully grouped together adds instant character and personality to a space, cheaply and effectively. Here is a little print-spiration. As you can see, it can look great creating a theme with your frames (for example using the same colour, Read the Rest »

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At Home with Scaramanga!

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I first discovered Scaramanga a few months ago whilst hunting down beautiful house tours for interiors website Apartment Therapy. I visited Carl and Emma in their lovely old house in pretty Fife village, Freuchie, and their home was so beautiful and inspiring, I just knew that I would have to share their lovely business with Read the Rest »

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Mabel meets Janet and John

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Janet and John are brilliant people so it’s only fitting that they should have opened a brilliant new shop in lovely De Courcey’s Arcade in Glasgow’s west end. Janet is a bloomin’ GREAT knitter and has been knitting her socks off for many years now. After working the craft fair circuit since 2009 under the guise Read the Rest »

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Scenes from a far away land …

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There’s no place like home. But it’s ALWAYS nice to go on holiday. I thought I’d share just a few snaps from our jollies in Spain -a few little moments captured that I felt were, well, nice.