Beth Shearing

Thyroid

We don’t usually notice the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the front of our necks.But it’s the body’s pacemaker, producing thyroid hormone (thyroxine) to regulate the activity of every body cell-…

Hot air balloon

The UK and Switzerland are both wonderful places to take a hot air balloon ride. Peak District Fly over the rolling hills of the Peak District, the UK’s first national…

Green Grass

1. Green Up Grass The most common reason for a lawn turning yellow is excess heat and drought, but over-fertilising with nitrogen is another. Feeding a hungry lawn with leaf-making…

Improve your mood

Did you know that it’s easy to improve your mood in just one day? Here’s what you should do between waking and going to bed. 7am: Let In The Light…

Personalised cushions to make

Craft & home editor Esme Clemo demonstrates how to make a pair of fabulous personalised cushions in just five stages. ‘Why not experiment using your favourite font for the appliqué…

Wall hanging storage solution

This pretty wall hanging is a wonderfully stylish storage solution for your home. You will need: ✤ 56 x 68cm floral cotton ✤ 36 x 54cm hessian fabric ✤ 60cm…

Sew a patchwork bag

Follow Esme Clemo’s steps and you’ll have a chic patchwork bag in 3 hours. Time to make: 3 hours You will need: ✤ Packet of Bosal In-R-Form single-sided fusible foam…

Patchwork table runner

A patchwork table runner will bring a pretty edge to any family dinner or lunch with friends. This project will take around two hours and is best suited to someone…

Transform a tray

Woman’s Weekly craft and home editor Esme Clemo demonstrates how to turn a plain tray into a decorative accessory for the bedroom with your favourite colour paint and paper. It’s…