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Surprise your friends and family with these amazing rainbow pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.

Check out the recipe on I Am Mommy.

Hot off the London Fashion Week catwalk, Junky Styling are refashioning unwanted clothing in to high fashion couture and with their book Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery they're going to show you how you can too.

The book starts with an introduction and history of the design duo, showcasing previous collections and looking at the ethos and mission of the brand. The second part gets more hands on, teaching the techniques you'll need to design, deconstruct and reconstruct clothing, along with tips for hunting out the raw materials. Turn suit jacket sleeves in to a scarf, trousers in to a circle skirt or shirts in to a shirt wrap halter top. There are dozens of projects to get you started!

Full of inspiration and know-how, Junky Styling will have you looking at old and unwanted clothes with new eyes and revamping, reconstructing and redesigning them in to fashion that is good for the planet.

Check out a sample project from the book, The Fly Top.

You can pick up a copy of the book from AC & Black now.

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Smell irrisistable this Valentine's day with some heart embed soap.

Check out the how-to from Candle Tech.

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Give your home a touch of vintage charm with Christina Strutt's new book Home-Made Vintage.

With over 40 quick and easy sewing projects to choose from, these simple creations will make a big difference to your home, from soft furnishings and quilts to accessories and storage. Sew some kitsch bunting, hide hidden clutter with a bed skirt, keep pillows smelling fresh with lavender pockets, dress up your bedroom with a fairytale muslin canopy or spice up afternoon tea with a stitched placemat and napkin. There's even a selection of clothes and accessories, including kitchen aprons, fabric brooches and bags of all shapes & sizes.

Organised by room of the house, there's a perfect project that will brighten up and add a bit of vintage chic to any dull space.

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

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Be unique and sew your Valentine a card this year.

Check out the how-to from Paper 'N' Stitch Blog.

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Forget neat stitches and sewing in straight lines, it's time to break the rules with Free & Easy Stitch Style by Poppy Treffry.

The book aims to help you find your own personal sewing style, break free from the conventional and stitch one-of-a-kind creations. Learn techniques such as outlining & shading, appliques and dealing with rough edges. Create special greetings cards, beautiful breakfast cosies for your eggs and teapots, an applique perfect pinny and hairband, freah-as-a-daisy curtains and an oh-so-tasty picnic blanket

Fire up your sewing machine and like with paper and pencil, learn how to draw with thread on fabric.

Check out a sample project from the book, Whimsical Wall Tidy. You can pick up a copy of the book now from RU Craft.

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Red velvet cupcakes are a delicious chocolate sponge tinted bright red!

Check out the recipe from 52 Cupcakes »

Pick of the Week »

Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Knit some knitting needles, make chalkboard coasters and a trendy shrink plastic bracelet, mold a mint ice cream charm, sew a recycled sweater mouse or a small needle case, bake banana nut chip bread, crochet a headband with a bow, sew a knitting bag, make a studded bracelet out of duct tape or a duct tape bow, make a rainstick instrument, mold a kiwi cane, sew a long cat scarf or some fabric cats felt a wool flower scarf, make a magazine bag and paper gift bags, squeeze yourself in to a reversible corset, make a retro kitchen wall calendar, cook up some chocolatey popcorn, and sew a dramatic quilt.

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Revamp an old door in to a chic headboard!

Check out the how-to from Country Living.

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Wake up to breakfast with perfectly raised waffles.

Check out the recipe from Eat Make Read.

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