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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hello, happy Sunny sunday to you, no good at sewing? Well I am back as promised with my second book giveaway of the weekend (check out yesterdays lovely book here). Annie Sloan‘s ‘Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture‘. This clever book will teach you new and traditional ways to make over your old furniture and interior [...]
Popping in for a quick crafting update, just lately my days have been filled with many happy hours sewing and when I discovered this tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess, I had to make one! I love the idea of all my sewing essentials hidden safely inside an old book cover so they can be [...]
Just popping in with a mini DIY project for the weekend. Jazz up those seaside snacks like chips, mini doughnuts, or crayfish tails with these pretty Washi Tape wooden forks. Happy Saturday! x
It may be wishful thinking (what with moving home on the horizon an’all), but I am looking forward to starting March with cheery brights and lots of ideas of fun things to make in time for this years early Easter. With pages packed full of DIY projects Homemaker Magazine is a great place for beautiful [...]
My most pinned item, surprisingly not a frothy frilly dress or something glittering with a thousand sequins. It’s almost as though if I don’t have enough saved copies of these images to cling to, the flicker of love for these simple little shelves might get snuffed out. Well after smiling swooning and multiple re-pinnings. I [...]
Finally getting some time to down tools and read all my favourite things online, and this feature from the Winter issue of Sweet Paul Magazine is just so magical. I’m off out first thing tomorrow to get me a net of walnuts and the ingredients to make that beautiful walnut marzipan. All images Sweet Paul [...]
Just enough time for one more gift wrap idea, Autumn colours with lace and recycled papers. Add dried twigs and berries for birthdays and a sprinkling of gold leaves for Christmas. I used Place cards and Alphabet index tabs for labelling, both available from Papermash.
So this year has completely run away with me, leaving me standing in a cloud of dust wondering what happened. Good, bad, fun, scary, exciting, a ton of things keeping me away from my blogging world. Carrying on with the whirlwind I am leaving for Ireland tomorrow to spend a week with my mum and [...]
Hello you, the wanderer returns, in between crazy busy days and nights we have been staying with family out of town, so when I have been able to pop home an explosion of pink and glitter has happened. My spell of not being able to create has been broken and I have been getting back to [...]
Hello weekend peeps. Back in 2008 I put together some sweet little boxes of colour themed supplies. Collections of things to inspire, vintage and new, useful and decorative. These pictures are some that sold, today I have decided to put together some jars in a similar way. I need to edit my work room and [...]
Haven’t found much time to be creative lately, but did managed to put a few pages together in my record the day binder for 2012 this week. x Images old and current collected from Red, Vogue, Elle, Elle Decoration, Oh Comely, Country Living UK, World of Interiors, Country homes and interiors, Coast, Living Etc magazines, [...]
Up early and listening to the sound of the husband in the kitchen preparing for a half marathon this morning, blender whirring, cats tearing around, the sun is out and I can only hope today is as lovely as yesterday. Now I have less time in the week, I love to make things on the [...]
Day 4. The lace one, eleven small samples from my collection of vintage lace adorn the tea dyed pages of a tiny concertina style book, each sample is numbered and stitched to the paper. The outside and drawer of the box are painted to look slightly aged, topped with brown card, a gilt edged vintage [...]
The colour and carnival of Summer are far behind us now, and I love to change my pin board with the seasons, I keep a good stock of Farrow and Ball tester pots in my work room so my faithful old inspiration board can have a makeover every now and then. This season I have [...]
Feeling inspired? Pop over to the Curiosity Project and make some glittered paper baubles with me! I am so excited for the weekend to start, we are visiting The Great Dixter Christmas Fair and in the afternoon a new ‘Department’ store in St Leonards called SHOP that is made up of local designers and makers, [...]
I hope you had a fabulous weekend, I forgot to ask! Mine was spent in Bristol at Brisfest, on land and aboard sailing ship The Matthew with my Sailor Jerry UK shipmates, lots of Sailor Jerry spiced rum, lime wedges and ginger beer. By some chance I escaped any hangovers and laughed solidly for three [...]
My favourite pages from the lovely Sweet Paul Summer Magazine. Just look at those salad recipes, did you ever see anything so fresh? Lots of great things to see and make, I am very excited to try out the home dying section on page 106. Perfect for weekend experimenting. Hope to see you Monday x
Currently trying to teach myself how to paint traditional Gypsy and country roses for a DIY project (with a little help from my friends).