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Photography Amanda Reelick We’ve all had that much-loved cardigan or favourite pair of jeans we’ve been reluctant to toss even though they’ve gone into holes. Teach yourself a few basic hand-sewing stitches and you can make simple repairs on clothes that have holes, stains, or other

Photography Amanda Reelick. Restoring antique furniture can be a daunting task – especially when it carries sentimental value. This table once belonged to my great grandparents Mary and John – I imagine the two of them sitting at it, in the late 19th century. Later, my

Photography by Amanda Reelick Crochet is soothing, creative and delivers quick results. Learn the basic stitches and you’ll happily while away cold days with the relaxing twist and pull of the crochet hook.You will need: 6mm crochet hook12-ply wool (3-5 x 50g balls depending on slipper size)Darning

Photography by Amanda Reelick.  Upgrade a plain cabinet with a dash of yesteryear charm.Whether your preferred tipple is a kombucha cocktail or classic martini there’s something so appealing about mixing it using a retro-style drinks cabinet. As well as providing a handy place to stash

CONTENT CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RESENE. Banish plastic from your pantry with these cleverly labelled containers.  Words and styling Sarah Heeringa. Photography Amanda Reelick. Glass jars are washable, inert, non-absorbent and see-through making them perfect for storing food. You can use waterborne Resene Blackboard Paint to turn

Whether you have a cool old sofa lying around that doesn’t fit your colour scheme or have come across a bargain too good to pass up, you can give it a quick and easy update in 60 minutes or less using little more than a

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