Why I Buy Secondhand

Call me sentimental, but this one dollar thrifted find is more than just an apron to me. It tells a story. It comes to me preloaded with history.

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The worn fabric feels soft in my fingers and I admire the worn floral fabric. It’s starting to go thread bare on the right hand side, directly in the place your hand naturally falls on your thigh when you want to dry or clean your hands. Continue reading

Teepee for Kids

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

Wallflower Pizazz

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.

Pics That Stick

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!

Upcycle: Rustic Coffee Sack Mat

Coffee sacks are so full of character.  I love them!  And there are plenty of inspiring projects available too.

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