This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
2. Slippers for guests I live in a country cottage with cream carpets. I have little choice but to make it a no shoe zone! Slippers are an absolute must have item for the perfectly cosy home and what could be more inviting


to your guests


than a pair of comfy slippers as they walk through your door? They are extremely simple, inexpensive and quick to knit or crochet. Make up a few different sized pairs and welcome visitors to your home with their own pair of baffies that fit like a glove. Just be sure they leave them behind when they go!


3. Chunky knit textiles Introduce chunky knitted blankets, quilts, cushions and lampshades into your living room to make it feel exceedingly snug. These are quick to make yourself or simple to source as they are totally in vogue. For rural winter comfort, I’ve chosen knits in soft creams, earthy browns and rusty reds with accents of leaf greens to bring a feeling of warmth to my living room, whilst complementing


48 | ukhandmade | Winter 2011


the colours seen through the windows in my garden.


4. Light a fire


Nothing makes a home feel cosier than a roaring log fire. The scent, the crackle, the flickering flames…


After a brisk dog walk on a snowy winters evening, when my feet are wet and I feel chilled to the bone, there’s little I love more than curling up in front of an open fire, sitting as close as bearably possible for an initial blast of intense heat to warm me to the core.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110