Every day I dream up jobs I could do from home, ideas flit from making shabby chic key hooks to writing personalised poems and everything in-between. But trying to turn a passion or hobby into a paying business isn’t easy, and besides, is there anything left that hasn’t already been done? When I realised  ‘work at home Mum’ Funky Carrot and her thriving business was local to me I had to go and find out her secret. Funky Carrot sells retro and vintage clothes on eBay enabling her to be at home with the children and still earn a wage.…

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Have you noticed lately how everything is about recycling, up-cycling and vintage finds, I love it and this description is far more interesting than plain old second-hand. When I was a child, furniture was mostly inherited. When I moved into my own home I bought everything new, and here we are again full circle back with the old stuff, but giving it a new lease of life. When Kate at Crafts on Sea was looking for advice on setting up the Restore recycling project  I discovered Out of the Dark , they were already on the same mission Kate was helping to…

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