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Welcome to The World of Suzy Homemaker, a curious compendium of crafts, home styling and seasonal celebrations by @SuzyHomemakerUK.

Crafting might not be your bag. You might even think it’s a bit twee but trust me. You can have a stylish home that’s jam-packed with personality using nothing but your imagination, a little creativity and a great big dollop of glue. All bound together with a sprinkling of magic.

Stick around and I’ll show you tips and tricks for combining high street finds with a variety of DIY and crafts that will add a little va-va-voom to your home throughout the year.

Oh! and you’ll never look at a charity shop in the same way again!

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Join me as I change up our little home with the turning of the wheel, from spring, into summer, through autumn, and then winter. Come and discover what Beloved’s known for years…

I never stop pottering!

Combine that with a low threshold of boredom and you’ll find things around here are constantly changing.

Even I have no idea what I’ll be doing next!

Getting Crafty

I’ve always been creative. Over the years, I’ve dabbled in all sorts – from glass painting to stamping, from photography to Photoshop. The handmade greetings cards I still make even became a nice little earner for a while.

Then we bought OneandSeventy and I quickly realised that making this Englishwoman’s castle a home wasn’t going to be straightforward.

We’d inherited a ton of issues from the previous owners and ‘getting someone in’ to deal with them was going to cost a fortune.

So, drawing upon my creative side, I decided to do as much of the work as I could myself… much to the utter dismay of my wonderful, but DIY-shy hubby.

I’m no stranger to a paintbrush (who hasn’t decorated a wall or three?) but that’s about it. Sanding worktops? Re-purposing fixtures and fittings? Eradicating a veritable forest of orange wood?

Nope… not a Scooby.

And Beloved had an awful feeling I was going to need his help.

Oops!

Crafting a stylish home

Home is our sanctuary. It’s the place we all come home to; the place where we shut out the world. Like you, I want mine to be a home I can be proud of. I want OneandSeventy to look great, but I also want my efforts to last.

There are no half-arsed sticking plasters on my planet. It’s just not enough to paint over the cracks and make things look pretty. It has to have style AND substance.

So off I went in search of inspiration.

I was already avidly scouring Pinterest for ideas and it was there that I discovered blogs.  Lots of ’em! Mainly American, but all packed to the gills with fabulous home decor, interior styling ideas and creative tutorials freely shared by their owners.

From handmade homes and DIY, to Christmas, Halloween and every season in between, I picked up a ton of ideas and discovered loads of new techniques. I was also reminded just how nosey I am and how much I love a little peek inside someone else’s home.

And if you’re still reading, I’m guessing you do too. So why not subscribe and take a peek every week?

Who is @SuzyHomemakerUK?

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Yep. That’s me. As captured in some rare images I actually like by the über talented Claire Meldrum. If you’re in Staffordshire and in need of photographs, I highly recommend her!

I’m a 40-something cockney rebel from Saaf Eaace Lundun (Translation: South East London). Down to earth, often irreverent and a bit of a potty mouth, I’m about as far from stereotypical homemaker as you can get.

Wife, mum nanna and cat slave, I’m a Desire Map devotee and rather fond of the Three Gs – grape, grain and gin. I believe in magick, I like Afternoon Tea in proper, pinky-raising china and I’m a little bit addicted to shoes and handbags.

But most of all, I love making home.

I married Beloved coming on 25 years years ago in the shadow of Hawaii’s Diamond Head and despite constant assertions that I’d have got less for murder, he really is the most wonderful man in the world (I’m afraid I will accept no arguments on this point; he just is).

Number 1 is my handsome, grown up son. He is husband to Mrs Number 1 and father to our gorgeous Granbubba, Little Miss S.

And then there’s Harry, our ageing, loveable but frankly annoying diabetic moggy.

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In 2011, Beloved and I upped sticks in Kent to make a new life in England’s Creative County of Staffordshire. The slower pace of Midlands life has given me the opportunity to divide my time between a successful Virtual Assistance business and crafting a home and life that I love.

I acquired the Suzy Homemaker moniker from my friend Moo.  She thought she was being funny; finding it hysterical that after 30 years as a career woman, I would swap the corporate world to enjoy things of a rather more homely nature. The name stuck and here I am.

Moo’s demanding royalties.

She’ll be lucky!

If you’ve managed to read this far, then you’ve also discovered my other talent – waffling. If you like a good read, and a bit of a laugh, while learning how to craft a home with personality, why not subscribe to receive my weekly wafflings directly into your inbox?

You can also follow me on far too many several social media channels. Just search for @SuzyHomemakerUK and you’re bound to find me lurking on your favourite site. All except Facebook, who insisted my preferred profile name was taken (yeah, right!), so I had to go with @SuzyHomemakerUK71 instead.

Bloody Facebook.

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Well that’s me in a nutshell. I hope to welcome you to my world very soon.

A hui hou, {— that’s Hawaiian for “until we meet again”

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