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Kenley Collins, of the Project Runway fame, shows us how to turn an old vintage skirt into a summer must have with fabric paints in the latest episode of ThreadBanger.
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Featuring interior style on a shoestring budget, Thrifty Chic showcases homes decorated with charity shop finds and reclaimed materials.

If you long for a cosy and stylish home, but can't afford to spend a fortune, then this book will teach you how to decorate without breaking the bank. The book is filled with insider knowledge and tips for finding a bargain when vintage shopping and how to breath new life in to old furniture.

Complete with how-to projects for revamping and crafting unwanted items and shabby chic decorations, it's time to raid your local markets and charity stores and give your home some thrifty chic.

You can pick up a copy of the book from CICO Books.

Talking about cheap home decor, a man in south Lexington has decorated his basement walls with $10 worth of Sharpie marker pens.

Check out the article from Kentucky.com.

Lemon anise biscotti would make a perfect accompaniment to a hot mug of coffee, yum!

Check out the recipe from Cookography.

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Brighten up your jam jars with a cutesy hand-stitched topper.

Check out the how-to from Lucy Kate Crafts.

If you've got a Twitter account, you can now link it up to your Cut Out + Keep profile. This means that every time you post a project, it will automatically update your twitter feed and tell your friends to come and check it out. We will also follow @cutoutandkeep to keep you up to date. Link your account to Twitter now >>

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Last weekend marked the first ever European roller derby tournament, Roll Britannia held at Earl's Court in West London and hosted by the mighty London Roller Girls.

The weekend was jam packed with bouts, seeing teams from across England, Scotland and Germany battling it out for first place. It was an action packed Scottish feud, as the Irn Bruisers from Glasgow took on Edinburgh's Auld Reekie Roller Girls to win third place. However, it was the London Roller Girls who stole the show, beating the Blitz Derby Dames to win first place by a massive 346 to 13. Roller derby is an action packed, all girl sport, that's high speed and full of bruises, so support your local derby team and keep an eye out for the next bout!

You can find out more from the Roll Britannia website or the LRG website.

This frozen chocolate truffle pie looks sooooo good and would be the perfect finish to a Summer dinner party.

Check out the recipe from Cook Like Your Grandmother.

Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week: Crochet a lime plushie and lightweight beanie, make a geeky Tertis lamp, bake some Hummingbird Bakery red velvet cupcakes, cherry blossom bites and best ever lemon bars, mold some easy skull charms, create a DIY spinning top, sand embellish a mirror, cook up some peanut butter cup lip balm, decoupage a mannequin, make a crazy postcard notebook, convert a tee in to a halter, make a stretchy beaded bracelet out of panty hose, and decorate a rubix cube treat.

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You don't need to splash your cash in expensive interior design stores to give yourself a stylish home, as Bazaar Style will show you how to decorate with vintage and cheap market finds. Examining the way that rooms are used, the book takes an in depth look at furniture & storage, textiles, colour & pattern, lighting, wall art, and collectables & displays.

Create cosy spaces with soft furnishings, brighten up dark rooms with splashes of colour and decorate with interesting found items. Featuring a wide range of rooms, these homes have a lot of character and give you an inside look at the owner's personal style.

An inspiring read, this book if filled with interesting ideas that you can interpret in to your own home.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Ryland Peters & Small.

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