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  • Spring home makeover!

    Like a lot of designer makers, my inspiration comes from the ups and downs of ordinary family life ; chance comments, funny moments, hard times s...
  • Lockdown love - 5 playful date ideas for Valentine’s day 2021

    If there’s one thing that’s really lifted our spirits since last March, it’s been seeing the creativity and sheer bonkers ingenuity that people h...
  • Introducing the So Close Studio Community

      Anyone who runs a small business will tell you that when you are working side by side with a small team, you get to know them pretty well.  Th...
  • 10 Ideas for a socially distanced Halloween celebration for kids and teens

        Halloween is one of those celebrations that some ignore, and some adore. We usually fall (geddit) somewhere in the middle. The kids used to e...
  • Sustainable soy wax - hygge feels with a clear conscience.

      As we head into the cooler months and the nights draw in, I find I’m ready for a few hygge moments. Warm drinks, comfort food and plenty of...
  • Three ways to help you survive the rest of the 2020 Staycation summer holidays

      We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays, and for a lot of us whose kids have been out of school since the start of lockdown, not much has cha...
  • Three ways to celebrate Father's Day for dads in isolation

      Socially distant Fathers’ day for Dads over 70! Like a lot of people over 70, my Dad has had to keep himself to himself during the corona pan...
  • 8 ways to make a birthday feel special during lockdown for kids and adults

      Whilst the world is a little crazy and unpredictable right now, there are some things that are inevitable. Getting older is one of them. If you ...
  • Three ways to bring the best of an 80’s Christmas to Christmas 2019

    Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. For me, the ghost of Christmas past looks like an extra from a Wham! video, complete with back combed hair and a ...
  • Planning a low impact Father’s Day camping trip!

      Sleeping on the lumpy ground, being bothered by insects and peeing outside isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but Tarot and Ollie love it. T...
  • Miami mural, Southwest style!

    Florida is not the sort of place that attracts wallflowers. From cars to portion sizes, everything is twice as big and twice as bold as you’d se...
  • 5 ideas for an all ages New Years Eve Party!

    Here in Devon, people go mad for New Years Eve. In Exmouth, hoards of revellers in fancy dress swarm the streets, going from pub to pub and teami...