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I love a beret. Casual, pretty and they keep your head toasty. And they’re super-easy and quick to make.

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I made this one from an old sweatshirt, but you can use new fleece-jersey if you like. Ribbing can be a little tricky to find in shops, but you could thread elastic through some of your jersey instead – just cut the elastic an inch or so shorter than the band circumference.

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wooden losenge butterfly necklace with brass chainThis is the necklace the boy made me (I think it was supposed to be for christmas? It didn’t get finished ’til a few months ago anyway!). He carved it from a block of scrap wood (I forget what kind) and painted the little butterfly in gold acrylic. The chain is brass, and is much more pretty and golden in real life. If you can’t tell, it’s based on the locket in The Illusionist – you know, the one with the head-hurting opening mechanism – I jokingly said “make me one of those” and he did (although mine isn’t a locket!). (: I keep telling him he should design a range, maybe using gold leaf or pyrography. What do you think?

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