In Adelaide you need to get up pretty early to get the good stuff at the op shops. All the cool 50’s frocks, the Danish-esque side tables and pretty floral teacups are gone in a flash. But of course, there’s one thing there is plenty of - ugly paintings. But you know what they say - you should never judge a painting by it’s picture. No, that’s not what they say, but you need to keep that in mind, because some of the best frames have the ugliest pictures! And the best part about this DIY is that the only thing you need to spend money on (other than your frame) is some ‘Looking Glass’ spray. The tarnished effect is created with a vinegar mix - so clever!
I have been home sick for the last few days, the FLU has gotten me bad. I’ve just been spending all my time watching Netflix, wrapped in a rug and going through boxes of tissues.
Does anyone else watch Bob’s Burgers? I’ve watched the last episode about three or four times, especially the part where Louise slaps Boo-Boo in the face.
I hope everyone else is going well at the moment and not in the same stuffy nosed, dizzy, continuously drinking water state that I am
I remember trying batik in high school and just loving it. It’s a beautiful art form and almost magic when you take off the wax and reveal the pattern. As you can see you can do whatever design you want, or do a Google search to have a look at the more traditional styles.
One of my favourite designers is Jonathan Adler and his amazing homewares. When I saw this DIY it reminded me of his pottery wares. Keep an eye out for ceramic creatures you like the shape of - ignore the garish paints - and then spray paint them the colour you like. I love the idea of having a few shapes mixed in with other white pieces - vases, etc.
I can’t get enough of the mod geo shapes & colours that are everywhere right now. These bowls are so fun and easy to create. If you don’t have wooden bowls, try ceramic paints and white bowls. These patterns would also look awesome on wide wooden bangles!
I showed this DIY to my mum who said ‘that’s so 70’s’ but I still like it! Sometimes when all you feel like wearing is a tshirt and jeans, a big statement necklace is just the thing to make it special. Macrame is so easy to pick up too. If you want a smaller pendant, use smaller string. Just don’t wear it with bell bottoms or you’ll get looks from my mum!
If I had the figure and the bank balance to afford it, I would just live in Kate Spade’s clothes! They are quirky, timeless classics. All her pieces are cut beautifully, are colourful and fun. As I said though, it’s not going to happen but I can still get the style via sewing! This skirt is super cute, and the a-line shape is great for so many shapes & sizes.
I prefer big chunky rings - little ones get lost on my fingers! This one makes me think of riverbeds for some reason… and I love both the gold stone and the grey. Of course you don’t have to do gold if you’re a ‘silver’ girl, or even bronze!
I wish this post was around about a month ago after I spent a whole night trying to find a nice script font! Well it’s here now and I have to say, I freakin’ love number 3! I actually already have number 2 the ‘Channel’ font and it looks great in projects. Go and download my pretties!
One of my favourite onlin shops is BHLDN, and I could imagine these pom poms on there. Wouldn’t that headband be beautiful for a bridesmaid? Or if you made them smaller you could make them into shoe clips. Of course if you’re not getting married, it’s perfect as a brooch too!
I know this is meant to be a download for a child to draw on (awesome) but wouldn’t this also be an amazing piece of art!? Pin it up on a wall or on your ceiling - so fun!
Get it?! Haha! I know this might seem hard to do, but the back stitch is one of the easiest stitches you can do. Just make sure you buy yourself a hoop - it will keep your tshirt tight so your stitches will be nice and neat.
Not only do I love this colour combo of yellow & grey, I love how easy this art is to create! If you want the heart to be a bit more ‘round’, just hammer in more nails. If you are a renter and your landlord isn’t keen on you hammering nails into your wall, get yourself a piece of wood and hammer in to that (plus you get to take it with you!)
I know some of you might think making ribbon twist ties is a bit of a waste of time, but think of all the things you could use them for - decorating presents, napkin holders, to wrap around flowers - those are just a few off the top of my head, I’m sure y’all can think of more! Edit: now with the right link!