Some people are obsessed with cheese & other savoury morsels. Though I do enjoy the occasional crisp, I’m a sweet tooth all the way. I love desserts - especially donuts! Oh and really light sponge cake with cream. And chocolate croissants and warm apple pie a la mode… oh man. Anyway, what were we talking about?! Oh that’s right, this amazing free print from A Fabulous Fete by artist Kori Clark. ‘The Sugar Shortlist’ is the perfect piece of art for the kitchen (or you could put it next to your bedside table for a sweet night’s sleep!).
A close up of the amazing fabric which is Briar Rose by Heather Ross. I particularly love the little crickets and bees! 🐝🌿
I’ve finished my first ‘proper’ quilt (with wadding!) for my niece Mia! Thank you to my lovely model Sophie for helping with the photo shoot.
Though I’m always encouraging people to DIY instead of buy, there are some instances where I encourage people to definitely buy! Especially when it comes to anything you put in/on your body. Whilst there are tons of great beauty DIYs out there, sometimes it pays to purchase instead of create - not only will you save money, but time, frustration and a potential health hazard! Brit + Co goes through 6 products - some are great to whip up in your kitchen and some you should check out your local store for (I think I might have to make some Lavender Lava Spray for my hair!)
Does someone in your house have Frozen fever? In my family it’s my niece Mia, who watches clips from it and listens to the songs almost every day. Store bought Frozen items seem to be at a premium right now so crafting seems the best way to go! Spoonful has some great crafts - I’ve featured three here. I also love the paper dolls by Cory - they’re absolutely amazing and free too! Now I’m off to Google a way to get ‘Let It Go’ out of my head…
To celebrate her book launch, Tilly & The Buttons is sharing one of the projects from her book on her blog - the very 60’s Brigitte head scarf! This is a very simple sewing project which is embellished along the edge with one of the decorative stitches in your machine. And if you’re wondering how to style your new scarf, Tilly has created a Pinterest board with lots of inspiration!
I am a huge fan of lipsticks - particularly MAC ones (,y all time favourite is Rebel, which I was recommended by my friend Chelsea!) But the thing with rich, creamy lipstick is that if you put it on dry, chapped lips it completely ruins the look! So I’ve whipped up some of this natural lip balm - you probably have the ingredients in your cupboard already! - and I’m applying it after I’ve brushed my teeth to give my lips a nice smooth base before I pop on my lippy. If you have any left over make a few extra tubs for friends & family!
How lovely is this shirt?! This is how you DIY with rhinestones without feeling like a disco ball! The small jewels are created on felt then sewn on to the shirt. If you’re not keen on shirts (I hear ya big busted girls!) this would look equally nice on a plain tee.
The geometric look is still going strong in 2014, and what better way to add it to your space than with some big, comfy, geo pillows! I think what I love the most about them is those tassels - so fun and they add a bit more interest to a basic pillow. By the way, this is a great bigger sewing project - straight lines and then you stuff the pillows yourself so you don’t have to stress about trying to fit something around a pre made pillow!
Fabric flowers have a myriad of uses - not only in your house but for yourself too! Add some ‘stems’ and pop in a vase, attach to a wreath for a pretty wall decoration or stitch on to a pillow to add some texture and colour. Or you can hot glue them to a hair clip or pin for a brooch, sew on to the neckline of a top or attach to a keychain! Though these are really simple to create, the fabric used here makes the flowers feel really special, so pop down to your local fabric store and choose fabircs that make you feel good!
And finished! So pleased with how this one came out, and the colours are amazing! Now the tough choice… which one to do next?! #satsumastreet #crossstitch
Edit: I’ve lightened it up a bit because I didn’t realise how bad my photography was! This amazing design is by Satsuma Street by Jody Rice. She’s now up to 9 ‘Pretty Little City’ designs (this one is Japan). If you go here you can purchase your own!
These onesies are so cute - and perfect for little girls and boys! The shapes are really easy to create so even the most novice painter can re-create them. Once you’ve perfected the banana, pear, carrot & apple you could move on to other fruit!
I’m one of those people who never has wrapping paper when it comes time to wrap a present. I always assume I have some in a drawer at home, and after 15 minutes of searching come to the realisation that… this happened last time. So I now have a file on my computer that has wrapping paper files so that when it inevitably happens again I can print some out quickly! I fell in love with this super pretty paper from Oh Happy Day - in fact, I’ve already used it to wrap a birthday present today!
Detachable collars are a great way to change up an outfit without a lot of fuss. Great over tops or dresses, they’re a nice alternative to a necklace. This pretty sequin piece is fun and glitzy without being too over the top. Of course, if you’re not keen on sequins you can go for any colour/pattern/fabric you like!
I bought myself a yoyo maker today, my first two attempts were pretty good! So much easier to use than trying to do them by hand!