Lisa Bramford

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10 Instagram Accounts for Moms Who Need a Laugh

Being a parent is totally rad. It’s filled with smiles, giggles, butterfly kisses, and all the magic that you need to fuel those sleepless nights and tantrum-filled days. … Okay, okay, even though mommying isn’t <i>all</i> unicorns, rainbows, and floating on a cotton candy cloud, it’s your life, and …

New York City

The Benefits of Slathering Your Newborn Baby with Vaginal Bacteria

Vaginal seeding is the latest postnatal practice to be adopted by new mothers—and it involves shoving a piece of gauze up the vagina and swabbing babies with it. Why are women doing it, and is it safe?<p>Stop reading this and retreat to a sterile cell for the next few years if you are a germaphobe. It …

Pregnancy

5 Surprising Parenting Methods: Do They Work?

<b>1. Never saying the word "no"</b><p><i>"I can't stand it when kids say 'no' or 'mine' over and over. So I never said that word to my son. I found other ways to</i> …

Do as the Romans do: the secrets behind Italian cooking

When Rachel Roddy moved from east London to Rome, her life changed for the better – and so did her diet. Here she shares tips and recipes from her first book, Five Quarters<p>The quarter of <b>Rome</b> that I call home, Testaccio, is shaped like a large wedge of cheese. Although it is in the heart of the …

Colour Therapy

Crochet Giraffe Pattern

Amended on 22/06/13<p>Here is my pattern for my little Giraffe. This is the first crochet pattern I’ve written, so I hope that it’s ok. I’m the master …

Mastering The Basics: Join-As-You-Go

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of the Join-As-You-Go method, for joining my granny squares. It's super easy, much faster than sewing or joining …

Facebook

This is the last of my projects for the Jo-Ann <i>Celebrate the Season</i> campaign! I’ve had so much fun doing all of these holiday projects! The theme for …

The Crochet Lady

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16 Of The Best Personalised Baby Gifts

Whether you’re celebrating the arrival of a new addition to your own family or looking for a meaningful gift for someone else’s little one, these …

When to Shake or Stir a Cocktail

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: For the happiest hour, learn when to stir, and when to shake.</i><p>It’s the moment you’ve long dreaded: You’ve …

6 Adult Hot Chocolates for All of Your Favorite Cozy Scenarios

Here are six incredible hot chocolate recipes (both boozy and booze-free) that will upgrade any snuggly situation.<p>Picture this: You’re snuggled up …

How to Make the 8 Most-Searched Cocktails of 2014

Today, Google released lists of the top search terms used in 2014, including the eight most-searched cocktails. Here are the eight recipes that the …

The best gin cocktails

We’ve rounded up the best classic cocktail recipes, from Martinis to Tom Collins<p><b>Martini</b><p>There's no cocktail as iconic as the Martini, that crisp and clear concoction favoured by none other than James Bond (though he admittedly often opted for vodka over the classic gin). The ratio of gin to vermouth …

Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Yuletide Sparkler

<i>This cocktail, sent to us by our lovely friends behind Valley & Co., is the perfect libation for fancy holiday festivities or low-key celebrations</i> …

Christmas

21 Tasty Mocktails to Sip on This Season

We get it. Sometimes you’re just not up for drinking alcohol at a party. Maybe you have an important meeting the next day, maybe you’re just tired of boozing or maybe you have other health-related reasons for avoiding the liquor this year. From holiday-themed drinks to spritzers and punches, here …

San Francisco

10 prosecco cocktails you can make in minutes

The light flavour and delicate fizz of prosecco make it an ideal candidate for imaginitive mixing. Try the following blending ideas for sophisticated …

Prosecco

Happy Flower Block Tutorial

<b>Hello lovely readers</b>, before I jump into today's post I really wanted to <b>thank you</b> <b>all</b> for the wonderful comments on my last post. My rules seemed to …

Häkelstern - Tutorial

Vor einiger Zeit zeigte ich hier ein Strickfilz-Utensilo mit Sternendeko.<p>Ich bekam daraufhin eine Reihe von Anfragen, nach welcher Anleitung ich …

Free crochet pattern: Small amigurumi owls

I first wrote a pattern for this little owl three years ago, but I decided to take new photos and update the pattern a bit, making the wings …

The Creative Crochet Collective

A granny square blanket that is much calmer than the usual variety - the white squares break up the colours and make it all quite restful. …

Ella the elephant

Few weeks ago I have introduced you my Ella the elephant , and promised how soon will write the pattern (readable one 😉 as well. Meantime got …

Sewing