Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

COLOUR JOY WITH BRIGHT BAZAAR THE BOOK

COLOUR JOY WITH BRIGHT BAZAAR THE BOOK

Colour is your friend – great words to remember! Today I am super excited to share some beautiful pages from the bright, colourful and most definitely fun new book – Bright Bazaar by Will Taylor. As a girl who is mostly fond of a grey and white palette, I do enjoy colour immensely and it […]


THE HOUSE GARDENER – BLOG BOOK TOUR

THE HOUSE GARDENER - BLOG BOOK TOUR

Hello and happy midweek, I am back with images from a lovely new book for you. We have been garden owners for one whole year on the 5th of April. With a bit more outdoor space than were aiming for - The Balcony Gardener – Isabelle Palmer has been a great inspiration as we’ve tackled balcony sized areas […]


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S FOR SPRING

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY'S FOR SPRING

I am absolutely loving Spring this year, possibly more than I ever have before, could it be because I have a garden that is slowly waking up? Maybe it is also something to do with coming out of the other side of all the rain and gales with our roof still attached (just), anyway today […]


LITTLE LAVENDER SCENTED PILLOWS

LITTLE LAVENDER SCENTED PILLOWS

Morning! Little shop update as I am full of the joys of Spring – my handmade lavender bags are filled with dried Yorkshire blooms and they have a cushion style back so the rose printed muslin sachets inside can be removed and refilled when the scent finally fades x back in a bit!


BRIGHT AND SUNNY SPRING JEWELLERY BOX DIY

BRIGHT AND SUNNY SPRING JEWELLERY BOX DIY

Hello Wednesday people, how are you? We have been enjoying the sunshine here, although it seems to have disappeared for now, so that means I don’t feel guilty about abandoning the garden chores to settle inside at my table and make something pretty. This week I have been repurposing an old cigar box into a […]


A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Hello to you, it seems it’s Monday again and so soon. Yesterday marked a special day for me and L&S as it was my 7th blogging birthday! I usually completely bypass this event – not intentionally – maybe just one of the hazards of being an Aquarius – but as I am partial to the […]


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – FEBRUARY EDITION

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – FEBRUARY EDITION

Wet windy and worse than ever, there is a moat around our house, but we haven’t slid into the sea yet and the roof is still attached. As you can imagine – with all this grey, gloom and giant puddles I’ve not much felt like leaving the cabin, instead I have been seeking out more […]


TEN HANDMADE VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS

TEN HANDMADE VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS

The most loved and (hated by some) day of the year is fast approaching. I like Valentines day as I am a romantic and I’m not talking roses, rings and chocolates – although a heart shaped box of anything does make me smile – I see it as an excuse to make gifts for friends […]


MOLLIE MAKES – PAINTED LACE NECKLACE DIY

MOLLIE MAKES - PAINTED LACE NECKLACE DIY

Hello and happy weekend to you, just popping in to share some outtakes from the photos that I took for my Lace necklace DIY – featured in Mollie Makes Magazine this month. I was so excited to be asked to write an article and create something pretty. The fabric paint colours were mixed down to […]


RAINY DAY CRAFTING – LIBERTY FABRIC MOBILE

RAINY DAY CRAFTING - LIBERTY FABRIC MOBILE

Don’t worry I haven’t gone completely mid century modern and forgotten my fascination with florals and all things pretty. While the grey clouds gathered outside my windows today, I had a rummage through my bowl of Liberty fabric to find some pieces that would be the right size to make colourful rain drops. I have […]


ANNIE SLOAN WORKSHOP WITH RIGBY AND MAC

ANNIE SLOAN WORKSHOP WITH RIGBY AND MAC

It’s a rainy Saturday and I am sitting in Volcano coffee works with my husband the lovely Lucy from Rigby and Mac, likeminded creative folk and a table covered in Annie Sloan chalk paints. Since I read the book Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture I have been wanting to try out these paints but din’t know where to […]


PARIS INSPIRED MINIATURE LACE ARCHIVES

PARIS INSPIRED MINIATURE LACE ARCHIVES

Happy Monday to you, I hope you had a beautiful weekend? We had a festive Saturday, a DIY Sunday and unpacked a few more boxes! Every day I open a new box and find more of the things I have made, yesterday I happily stumbled upon this little collection of miniature lace archives that I […]


AUTUMN CRAFTS – KNITTING

Nothing conjures up a vision of cosy like knitting by an autumn fire, this is exactly how my mum (a master knitter) spends many evenings relaxing. Unfortunately I have not inherited her skills, I just can’t get my head or hands around the needles. But someone else who can is Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits, […]


YELLOW OCTOBER – BEDSIDE MAKEOVER

YELLOW OCTOBER - BEDSIDE MAKEOVER

October is rolling in with a heavy and dark sky, so I set out to create a sunny indoor spot to last throughout the Winter months. An old chest of drawers, some Farrow and Ball and Little Greene tester pots, a tray of white trade emulsion, a hammer, some patience, new drawer handles, a lot […]


BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS – INSPIRED INTERIORS

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS - INSPIRED INTERIORS

Beautiful collections and inspired interiors in the latest pages of the lovely 91 Magazine. A little brightness in your life as these October days are already darker and drawing in sooner – All images 91 Magazine x


THE ROSE KEEPER

THE ROSE KEEPER

My roses second flush of blooms are better than the first, which I have to admit, makes me feel very proud, I have kept them alive! When I discovered them in the garden I was so afraid that they would be hard to look after. The first aphid attack nearly sent me over the edge. […]


SOMEWHERE TO KEEP SEEDS

SOMEWHERE TO KEEP SEEDS

Hello! Today I wanted to share with you this seed packaging I made a few weeks ago, I put together a collection of these decorated vintage matchboxes (you can see some of my other matchbox creations here) all containing different types of seeds, this is the last one left now. I do hope to make […]


A GARDEN OASIS

A GARDEN OASIS

Sun, sun, sun, are you giddy with vitamin D induced happiness? I am. So much so, a tiny slice of a garden makeover happened. Getting the most out of the weekend days is paramount when the weather is this good, and we have been busy smashing out roots and digging up old shrubs all around our […]


LIBERTY FABRIC SCRAP SALVAGING

LIBERTY FABRIC SCRAP SALVAGING

Happy Monday beautiful people, how was your weekend? Mine was quite inspired. I had a great time at the Summertime Curiosity Bazaar, met some lovely people, got shy, ate many cakes and sold nearly all my Liberty Lavender bags and hand made cards. I have also been colouring my world with vintage french postcards and […]


STYLING THREE WAYS – MINI MILK BOTTLES #3

STYLING THREE WAYS – MINI MILK BOTTLES #3

Happy Saturday to you, here is my final DIY idea for these sweet Mini Glass Milk bottles for DotcomGiftShop. Used as pretty individual place settings or a centre piece for guests to help them selves to, at a tea party or celebration.


SUMMER CONFETTI

SUMMER CONFETTI

Just finished, this Summer Fiesta Confetti Wreath is for my Etsy shop, it’s a little sunshine for another grey day, and my first update in a while. I am slowly sorting and getting my online life back on track, my poor neglected shop has been brightened up and there will be lots of pretty supplies and packs […]


CRAFT BOOK GIVEAWAY RUNNERS UP PRIZES

CRAFT BOOK GIVEAWAY RUNNERS UP PRIZES

As promised, here are my two runners up prizes for my Bank Holiday craft giveaway last week. There are two packs that contain, a note book for jotting down inspiration when you are out and about, a piece of lace, a vintage reel of cotton, a packet of beads and sequins, a hand painted lace […]


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – WEEKEND FUN

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY'S - WEEKEND FUN

Today I have been on a bus catching, parcel posting, chocolate gathering (yep I’m all out) mission, now safely back at the lodge I have been looking for interesting things around the blog world. So here are five fun friday finds for the weekend. 1. FIORDILATTE LAVENDER ICE CREAM AND HONEY BRITTLE from The Red […]


LAVENDER BAGS AND GARDEN FLOWERS

LAVENDER BAGS AND GARDEN FLOWERS

After a weekend of May day sunshine fun in Hastings and Brighton, including too many gin’s and Daiquiri’s with friends, I have spent today at home with my four legged pals. Making piles of lavender bags out of lovely Liberty Fabrics, for the upcoming Summer Time Curiosity Bazaar at the Printworks in Hastings (see the […]