Caterpillars have been devouring my parsley. Not a huge issue on the scale of world events. But it kinda cheesed me off. I use it in everything (including berry smoothies. Yummy and full of iron). Continue reading
Finally, the last part of the sofa cover tutorial. Thanks for waiting so patiently!
This is a lot easier than you might think, so don’t allow yourself to feel intimidated by the project. Just take it in baby steps. Continue reading
Something about the idea of sewing a couch slipcover is hugely daunting. Maybe it’s the sheer size of it or perhaps it’s the awkward shapes, but it sounds like something for the experts.
That’s totally not the case. This is actually a project I would put at beginner level. Surprising, right?! Continue reading
I think I like bunting. Maybe even … REALLY like it. Continue reading
I’m one of those annoying customers that wants the wonder product that doesn’t exist. The shoes that you can wear to a wedding, but are also suitable for jogging, housework and picnics. The hairstyle that looks good now and also 6 months later when you haven’t had time for another trim. Or the windows computer that doesn’t crash (and then tell you off for not shutting down your computer properly. What’s with that?!).
Versatility is wonderful and yesterday I rediscovered the benefits of owning a deskpad. That’s right. That boring piece of office stationery that goes relatively unnoticed by many. Continue reading
I think I’ve worked out why I love sewing so much. It’s like you get a rush when you actually like the end result (which unfortunately doesn’t always happen) and the recipient loves it just as much, if not more.
When I first set up the Teepee in the garden for Little Man, I just couldn’t take my eyes off him! It was so heart warming to see him in there with his little trucks and soft toys, lost in his own private world. I couldn’t help but watch from the window, my heart soaring. He actually likes it! And I like it! This was a rare moment where the world stopped and I heard a faint chorus of angels singing the perfect theme song for that very moment. Okay, perhaps a slight exaggeration and totally cheesy, but you get the idea. Continue reading
Who would’ve thought you could decorate a nursery using napkins? Up until recently, certainly not me. In fact, I would’ve pictured something tacky, flimsy and just outright laughable.
I’m proud to say that I think this project is far from that. But if you can’t bear the thought of using something so outrageous on your walls, you could use tissue paper just as effectively.
I love the texture and feminine touch it adds to the room. We definitely needed a girly touch in there.
Tutorial is found on Dana Made It.
These gorgeous “polaroid” magnets have captured my heart! What a fantastic way to enjoy all your favourite pics.
The lovely Jenn over at Ambrosia has a full tutorial and more pics to inspire you. I love that these can be made using resources around the house too. Maybe even chop up some promotional magnets for the back (you know the flexible ones companies sometimes post out) and attach with a hot glue gun.
I’m so keen to get making some and the cute size just makes them all the more enticing.
Jenn’s blog is full of lovely photos and inspiring ideas, so be prepared to get sidetracked while you’re there!
With some coffee sacks still on hand from my recent basket project, I’ve been on the hunt for another idea to utilise my stock. This little number quickly took my fancy!
These mats are super easy to make and surprisingly quick. If you’re on the hunt for some rustic decor, they would look fab in a kitchen or laundry. I’m thinking I should have ironed mine before posting a photo though! Continue reading
This cushion was meant to look like a rose, but I’m beginning to think it resembles a Pavlova more. Not that it matters ’cause Pavlova is wonderful too!
After admiring a cushion like this in a store, I was loathe to pay the requested $45. Granted, it was made from dupion silk, but if you’re handy with a sewing machine, why pay that? Continue reading