A birthday party playlist

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Pump up the volume – it’s party time!

Fabric Friday: Birthday

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As it’s Gathered’s birthday, we’ve found the best party fabrics

DIY party decorations: how to make a piñata

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Free craft tutorial alert! Tiffany, from Simply Modern Mom, shows us how to make a piñata shaped like an ice cream

Velvet bow shoe clips tutorial

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It’s the perfect antidote for fatigued footwear! These shoe clips will leave your kicks full of the joys of spring

How to crochet a bow tie

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It’s Tutorial Tuesday and it’s time for a new how to! What about this crochet bow tie. Perfect for parties, weddings and special events, this adorable accessory will make any little boy look even cuter on the big day! Designed by Delia Randall of Delia Creates, it’s a lovely touch for birthdays and celebrations…
This free crochet bow tie pattern is perfect timing for spring or summer weddings… and it complements our free wedding supplement perfectly, don’t you think?

Thrifty Thursday: Cupcake cases

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It’ll soon be Easter and we’ve been looking for ways to decorate our homes for spring. So, how about this? There seems to be a whole movement dedicated to crafty pretties made from none other than – yes! – cupcake wrappers. Perfect for adding to gift wrap or to decorate the home for a special occasion. Most of us have some cupcake cases stashed away at the back of our kitchen cupboards, so call this a cost-free and thrifty project.

Hearts and flowers: Behind the scenes

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We’ve been taking a long and lingering look at our Hearts & Flowers feature from issue ten. And just for the delight of it, and, because they are such beautiful photos, we thought we’d share a couple more piccies that didn’t make the final cut…