Molly-Rose Galloway

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Fashion and textiles

<b>What you’ll learn</b><br>From weaves and dyes to stitches, silhouettes and tailored cuts – if you’re studying fashion and/or textiles you’ll need an artistic eye, attention to detail and impeccable skill.<p>The fashion industry is vast: it contributes around £26bn to the UK economy and supports some 797,000 …

Returning fashion manufacturing to the UK - opportunities and challenges

This week, the trade group EEF forecast that Britain's manufacturing sector will grow by 3.6% in 2014, an increase on its previous prediction of 2.7%. This puts manufacturing ahead of the overall economy, estimated at 3% growth.<p>Creative Skillset is particularly optimistic about growth in fashion …

Manufacturing

What do fashion students need to know about sustainability? - live chat

The next generation of fashion designers, manufacturers and businesses face an uncertain future. They will have to be prepared for the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, changing consumer behaviour and shifting economic conditions.<p>A new US report, Risky Business (pdf), claims that on the …

Sustainability

Tutorial: Pleated denim mini dress refashion

Tutorial: Pleated denim mini dress refashion<p>Geneva from A Pair & A Spare shows how she made this kicky summer mini dress, refashioned from a thrifted …

DIY Ice Pack

My sons have broken up for the summer holidays (yay!) and have six weeks off school. They are 4 & 6 (and only 14 months apart) and are …

Time I

Laser Cut Rolling Pins Make Baking More Fun

A rolling pin is a standard tool in the baker’s kitchen. They’re usually smooth cylinders of wood with only slight variations in shape. They’re used …

7 Decor Tricks That Aren't Expensive

One of the questions I get asked all the time is: "How can I make my space look and feel rich without hiring a world-class decorator or busting the …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

A Miracle Treatment to Make Your Feet Feel Like They Checked Into a Spa

Whether you’ve been pounding the city pavement to chase after cherry blossoms or crouching in the garden to harvest your garlic scapes, your feet …

Natural Beauty

How to Use Scotch Tape to Perfect Your Liquid Eyeliner

Luckily, sketching on exotic cat eyes just got a whole lot easier thanks to this one sticky trick.<p>Let's face it: Unless you have a degree in geometry, the steady hands of a surgeon, or an inclination for art, mastering the technique of liquid eyeliner is just plain hard. Luckily, sketching on …

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

5 Must-Make Memorial Day Desserts

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time …

Summer Sangria Berry Crumble

Summer Sangria Berry Crumble.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 22, 2014 83<p>I’m eternally the girl who will eat all the crispy crumble off your dessert.<p>You know it.<p>With …

Chocolate Mojito Cupcakes

• Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over …

Summer Beauty: How to Make a Succulent Flower Crown

Succulents sure don’t suck. In fact, they are awesome. They last for a long time with very little water and they don’t need too much love to stay alive. If you take a small piece of a succulent and bury it in soil, you’ll have a whole new plant in no time. Aside from the fact that they are easy to …

Crazy Brownies

There is absolutely no excuse for these brownies. No excuse at all. And you know what that means…<p>It means they’re gonna be <i>good</i>.<p>The name says it all! …

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Recipe: Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease an 8-inch cake pan with butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the bottom of the pan and arrange strawberry …

Salted Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies

5<p>5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Salted Peanut Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies<p><b>Yield:</b> 30 to 32 cookies<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>24 hours<p>A peanut …

Olive Oil Cake With Roasted Grapes and Ganache Recipe

This elegant dessert marries three components: a moist olive oil cake made with cornmeal and flavored with orange, sweet olive oil-roasted grapes, and a thin coating of bittersweet chocolate ganache.<p><b>Why this recipe works</b><p>Slowly roasting the grapes in the oven concentrates their sweetness.<br>• Grapes and …

Recycled Tights Necklace • Recyclart

I made this necklace from 3 pairs of tights by twisting the legs into thick ropes and stitching jersey straps …

Recipe: Cosmo Slushy

While the Cosmopolitan Cocktail (Cosmo for short) may be pink, it is anything but a frilly drink. When made correctly, the Cosmo delivers a delicious …

Cocktails

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been in a margarita mood ever since my pre-Cinco de Mayo Blood Orange Margaritas, and have been keeping my eye out for desserts that could use a …

21 Inspiring Photos of Marilyn Monroe

21 inspiring vintage photos of the icon.<p>In honor of what would've been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday, we've rounded up rare and inspiring photos of the icon. Here, Monroe in pictures worth lingering over.

How to make T-shirt Yarn

One of my best friends came to stay with us over the weekend and she showed up with a fun little craft project for us to do together. She showed me …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> <br>– rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> <br>– scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

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A Recipe for a Spring Flower Arrangement

<i>Learn how to make the perfect floral arrangement with Alexa Hotz, managing editor of Remodelista; she has a background in floral design and also contributes to Remodelista's sister site, Gardenista.</i><p>I've always thought that creating floral arrangements is similar to cooking. Both require fresh …

Gardening

11 Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

Rhubarb is spring's biggest challenge and its best reward. On the heels of winter, its stalks emerge bitter and brittle, but no mind -- with a bit of coaxing, it turns sweet and inviting, like spring.<p>Soon enough, we realize that its tough exterior is just a ruse. Feisty rhubarb loves a stiff …

Rhubarb