3 Decorative Pillows | eHow
It shocks me how expensive throw pillows can be, even without the insert! Especially when it’s so easy to create the same look with a few different supplies. I really love the third pillow and it’s painterly black spots (also those fans on the wall!). Click through for all the instructions to make all 3.
Sydney is taking shape… #satsumastreet #crossstitch
Gold Mouse Pad | Homey Oh My
Mouse pads are one of those things that a lot of people use every day but rarely think about - I mean… it’s a mouse pad. But a beautiful mouse pad can really brighten up your desk (and your day!). And this design is so easy to achieve with only a couple of items.
Hexagon Magnets | The Handmade Home
If your fridge magnets consist of free ones from the local take away or broken flower pots, then maybe it’s time for an upgrade! Make a bunch of these hexagon magnets to decorate your fridge in bright fun colours. Then have fun decorating your fridge - make a pretty mosaic or go random. I can’t wait to get some clay and make these for myself!
Easy Fabric Bookmark | Simple Simon & Company
I’m currently re-reading Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett for the… sixth time?! You can tell I’ve read it a lot because of all the dog ears throughout to keep my place. That’s right, I’m a dog-earer-er. I’m ashamed to admit it. So I’m going to whip up one of these easy fabric bookmarks to keep my place from now on - and give my poor book a break!
Marmalade Bracelet | For The Makers
Though I don’t like eating marmalade, I love the word. It makes me feel warm and happy! So of course I’m loving this marmalade bracelet - especially as the colours are reminiscent of the preserve. If you’ve attempted to braid on chain before and failed (as have I!) then this tutorial goes in to detail on how to accomplish it easily.
Geometric Wool Felt Pillow | A Beautiful Mess
This pillow is so fun - like a bright rainbow for your couch! Even better the triangles are made from soft and warm wool felt. This is a great sewing project for beginners as it’s just sewing straight lines. But it still has a lovely professional look. If you’re not into rainbows, go for tonal colours or neon brights.
Natural Bug Bite Balm | Henry Happened
I know it’s Summer up there in the North and with Summer comes the bugs. The small, noisy, biting bugs that drive you mad when you’re trying to share their great outdoors! I don’t really like bug spray, but I do think you need something to protect yourself. This natural bug balm is great because the whole family can use it and it’s not going to offend sensitive noses. All of the ingredients should be able to be purchased on eBay or soap suppliers online.
5 Minute Ponytails | Brit + Co
My hair has been put in a pony tail so much in my life that it now has a kink in it. Yep. Anyway, I love ponytails, especially as I can’t stand my hair in my face. But plain ponys can get boring, and for some reason scrunchies are no longer a mainstay in my house. I really love the pony on the far right with it’s ‘bubble’ segments. I’ll just need to purchase a few more elastics!
Beaded Tshirt | Tuts Plus
Being a plus sized lady means that fashion can be incredibly limited. The tshirt selection is abismal. So either you wear a plain tshirt or you get crafty dammit! I absolutely love this beaded sleeve DIY - it’s simple yet bright and colourful. You can follow this design or make your own - then get to sewing and creating your own beaded masterpiece!
Ultimate Fully Loaded Nachos | Serious Eats
There isn’t really anything I love to eat more than nachos! The sour cream, the chilli, the guacamole, the corn chips…and all those extra crunchy, spicy, delicious tidbits that make great nachos! This is a fantastic recipe and has all the good things that you like plus some tips on perfecting your chip to topping ratio (which we all know is quite important!)
I’m sorry for my absence, I’ve been laid up with a horrible cold! I’m sorry I couldn’t finish off my Father’s Day round up, but I’ll post the rest of the DIYs I found today for those of you who would still like to see them!
I will be ‘back to normal’ soon, when I feel like I can handle sitting at a computer for more than five minutes!
I hope y’all are feeling well and happy, or at least on the way there