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Ring the changes

After I lost weight, my engagement ring became too loose. It was expensive to have it altered, so instead I wrapped small fabric plaster around the back of my ring to make it smaller. Now it stays put with no problem. 

 

Sarah Smith, Stavordale Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside
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Birthday drinks

My mum Pam loves lemon and lime pop. So, for her 45th birthday, I decided to make her an alternative 'cake' using cans of her favourite drink. I bought a stash of them from the supermarket and arranged them on cake stands. Then I wrapped each layer in birthday cake ribbon and attached matching bows to all the cans. It was simple to make and Mum loved it. 

 

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Bag of flower

My plain shopping bag needed some brightening up and I wanted to personalise it. So I carefully drew a flower on to the bag and then stitched over the design. It looks great and I think it would also make a lovely budget pressie for someone. 

 

Rachel Brown, Rosebery Way, Haslington, Cheshire
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