Make a fresh start
By the time March comes around the first signs of new life will have begun to appear outside. A visit to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair will help you bring a sense of the new season into your home, with fabrics, flowers, furnishings and accessories, all from hand-picked craftspeople. So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
This bubble and squeak recipe produces a hearty brunch or supper dish for a cold winter’s day. Alternatively, serve with grilled bacon and poached eggs for a satisfying brunch. Preparation: 35 minutes Cooking: 30 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 450g potatoes, cut into chunks 300g sweet potatoes, cut into chunks 25g butter 1 leek, finely chopped 1 garlic […]
What’s appropriate when feeding birds? As the nights draw in and we retreat indoors, spare a thought for our feathered friends outside. Much as we are inclined to do, birds must fatten up in winter to ensure a reserve toasty enough to survive the frostiest of nights. Now more than ever, your local and visiting birds […]
From gentle graduating effects to bold potato prints, the latest paint effects techniques look both subtle and stylish. Find out how to create these inventive, artistic designs, using this guide: Block printing Turn a plain wall into an eye-catching feature using a potato print stamp to make a repeating geometric pattern. This idea adds interest […]
Keep your brew hot for longer with this how to make a tea cosy craft project. You will need three boiled-wool jumpers an old blanket or piece of felt scissors, needle and thread teapot Method 1. Remove the ribbed welt from the bottom edge of each jumper, then cut the garments into rings 2-3cm wide, […]