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A NEW HOME FOR THE WORLD OF SUZY HOMEMAKER!

Yoooo hoooo! Did ya miss me? Yeah, yeah. I know. It’s been like tumbleweed around here lately, but there’s a really good reason. And I’m practically hyperventilating with excitement to reveal why.

I’m moving!

No. Not the house (blimey no, they’ll have to prise me from OneandSeventy in a box!) I mean The World of Suzy Homemaker.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the focus of this blog and how my ramblings might better serve you my lovely readers and as a result, I’ve decided to move my world to a new website that better reflects the next chapter in my journey. Consequently, this will be the final post from this site. After today, you can read all the happenings from my world at www.suzyhomemaker.co.uk. Please update your bookmarks!

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DIY antique bottle gift box

DIY antique wedding gift box - perfect for whisky, brandy, gin, champagne...! - The World of Suzy Homemaker @SuzyHomemakerUK

Wedding season is well and truly upon us again and with Father’s Day also just around the corner, this project makes a delightful gift for anyone in your life with a fondness for whisky (or brandy, or champagne…!)

This time last year, we were knee-deep in preparations for the besties’ nuptials. When M&C (she of Saucepan Game fame and he of exceedingly bad whisky influence) announced they were getting wed, Beloved and I were over the moon.

Luckily for us, they gave us plenty of time to sort our “you can only wear it to OUR wedding” outfits and their “well they are our besties, so it has to be good” wedding present.

Even though they didn’t want one.

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Moroccan style conservatory makeover

Moroccan style conservatory makeover - The World of Suzy Homemaker | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk - @SuzyHomemakerUK

I have a bad case of conservatory lust.

It’s all down to my lovely friend Claire and her epic conservatory nights, during which much wine has been consumed and the world has been put to rights a dozen times over. All the while being bathed in the warm, cosy glow of candlelight, with incense wafting about our heads.

Bliss. 

We were lucky enough to inherit a conservatory when we bought OneandSeventy. It’s somewhat more *cough* bijou than Claire’s but nevertheless, it's a great little space to enjoy some cosy conservatory time.

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Handmade spell book with secret compartment

Handmade spell book with secret potion bottle compartment | The World of Suzy Homemaker @SuzyHomemakerUK

Hold on. Spell books and potion bottles? In JUNE?!

Don't adjust your clocks, I haven’t suddenly time-warped 4 months and missed the summer – I bloody hope not! But I must confess, I HAVE already made a start on some bits for Halloween.

It’s a sickness, I know.

But hey. I'm not the only one coming over all magical. This week's launch of JK Rowling’s exciting new West End Play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got me thinking about my gorgeous Potter-inspired Keepsake Box and I just couldn’t wait until October to bring you some of the things I made to go in it!

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Summer stylin' 2016

Summer stylin' 2016 - The World of Suzy Homemaker: www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

It’s Monday, it’s June, and it is a BEAU-tiful day. Summer is here! Whooo hoooo! Which means I have ZERO interest in being sat at my desk.

Mind you, I can’t blame summer entirely. I’ve been feeling this way for a while. All this making a living malarky is hard at the best of times, isn't it? But when the sun is shining... Well, let's just say I’m even less inclined to slave over a hot keyboard. Sometimes, you wake up and find your get up and go has just got up and gone. Know what I mean?

So what do I do when my motivation is on the floor?

I. Make. Home.

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Painted wooden garden chairs

Painted wooden garden chairs. The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Remember how I told you I’ve become the go-to person for “doing something with” stuff?

Well that’s exactly how I happened to be the proud owner of 4 MAHUSIVE bags of tester paint pots.

When I snatched off my friend's arm for them, I had no idea there would be so quite many, but hey! She needed the space and I ain’t one to look a gift horse in the mouth! And let’s face it… what do multiple small pots of paint make?

BIG pots of paint!

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Painted terracotta pots with free succulent printable

Painted terracotta pots with succulent printable from The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Hold the front page!

The OneandSeventy kitchen makeover is finally underway!

I know. I can hardly believe it myself. All that nasty orange wood is GOING! However, having taken four days to paint just half the room and a couple of cabinets, I can attest to this being an ongoing project of epic proportions.

I would save you the pain of a reveal right now.

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May Day Maypole Wreath

 Make your own May Day Maypole Wreath for Beltane with The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Despite what’s been going on outside my window the last few days, it really IS May Day on Monday. I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for some warm weather.

And an extra day off.

Personally, I’d love nothing more than to spend it at the Rochester Sweeps under blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine, but a) we don’t live in Kent anymore and b) I’m betting on the weather being pants. Well, it IS a Bank Holiday, after all! In which case, you’ll likely find me cosied up on the sofa with Beloved, watching the tellybox and starting our annual celebratory month of May as we mean to go on.

With whisky.

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Incubate your very own Game of Thrones dragon

Game of Thrones dragon egg. The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Game of Thrones is back!

Are you a fan? Beloved and I were somewhat late to the party, only having discovered the seven kingdoms of Westeros just last year. I know. I know. But in our defence, we were soon hooked. We had ourselves an epic catchup session of Series 1 through 4, just in time for the start of Season 5.

This year, we were ready. Beloved paved the way for the new series by recapping the last one and he even set the planner to record Series 6 at the same time as the US broadcast...just so we could tune in a little earlier.

And it did not disappoint.

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Simple Instagram photo display

Simple Instagram photo display by The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Are you on Instagram?

If not, why not? You’re missing out on all my lovely posts!

Seriously, if you’re a visual person, then Instagram could be right up your street. You can find anything from dramatic doorways, to stunning sunsets, to cute cats and of course, dopey dogs. Then there are the gorgeous interiors, amazing holiday destinations and inspirational crafts *sigh*, not to mention the odd celebrity and dinner shot.

Oh and there’s me.

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