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Golden Triangles Nail Art | Creature Comforts
Though I love all the coloured nail polishes out there, I find I always end up going with pale, neutral nail colours. I think it’s because I am terrible at painting my nails and paler colours don’t show up the dodgy marks. But pale colours can be really boring, that’s why I love this gold triangle design - it’s not too obvious but it’s still interesting. and I think even I could do this without messing it up!

Golden Triangles Nail Art | Creature Comforts

Though I love all the coloured nail polishes out there, I find I always end up going with pale, neutral nail colours. I think it’s because I am terrible at painting my nails and paler colours don’t show up the dodgy marks. But pale colours can be really boring, that’s why I love this gold triangle design - it’s not too obvious but it’s still interesting. and I think even I could do this without messing it up!

3 Ways To Make Water Way More Flavourful | Brit + Co
I know a lot of people who hate drinking water and I get it - it’s not super exciting. But it’s so good for you that thinking of ways to make it more interesting is always a good idea. Brit + Co has 3 - Tea Infused Sparkling Water, Apple Infused Water and Cucumber Dill Water. The first two sound incredible to me - it may take me a bit to get into cucumber dill water (though I’ve heard it’s very refreshing!).

3 Ways To Make Water Way More Flavourful | Brit + Co

I know a lot of people who hate drinking water and I get it - it’s not super exciting. But it’s so good for you that thinking of ways to make it more interesting is always a good idea. Brit + Co has 3 - Tea Infused Sparkling Water, Apple Infused Water and Cucumber Dill Water. The first two sound incredible to me - it may take me a bit to get into cucumber dill water (though I’ve heard it’s very refreshing!).

S+T now part of Etsy Pages!

Scissors + Thread Etsy Page is here!

This morning I received a very exciting email informing me that I now have my own little space in the Etsy universe via Etsy Pages! Much excitement ensued, then it was time to get down to business crafting (hah!) together a page I could be proud of.

If you’ve never heard of Etsy Pages before, here is the rundown:

'Explore the marketplace through your favorite tastemakers: Pages allow brands to grow a following on Etsy, giving our 30 million members a new path to discovery through your editorial eye. Pages' tools also make it easy to share your unique collections with your own community'

I was a bit hesitant on what to include on my page, but I hope you will like what I’ve done! I’ve shared lots of my favourite things, shops and also things I have bought myself (lots of cross stitch patterns)

If you’ve never shopped on etsy before, you can follow this link and get $5 off your first purchase:http://etsy.me/1ucS3qk

Thank you and enjoy!

emma xxoo

Vintage Inspired Gallery Wall | Madigan Made
I love, love, love this wall! The hangings are a combination of white & vintage patterned plates, embroidery hoops, vintage handkerchiefs and wall scones. The combination of the crisp white and pretty florals is right up my alley. If you want a similar look but don’t have the time to hunt down vintage plates or handkerchiefs, you could purchase fabrics you like and cheap plates from $2 shops. Click through for more information and get inspired!

Vintage Inspired Gallery Wall | Madigan Made

I love, love, love this wall! The hangings are a combination of white & vintage patterned plates, embroidery hoops, vintage handkerchiefs and wall scones. The combination of the crisp white and pretty florals is right up my alley. If you want a similar look but don’t have the time to hunt down vintage plates or handkerchiefs, you could purchase fabrics you like and cheap plates from $2 shops. Click through for more information and get inspired!

Wooden Sunburst Mirror | 346 Living

I just love sunburst mirrors. Though I know a lot of people think they’re ‘so 70’s’ (i.e. my Mum), I still really love them. But they are so expensive! Making one seems a much cheaper option. This is made from wooden shams (which you can buy from hardware stores), some hot glue and a round mirror. You can leave it plain wood or spray paint it any colour you want - 346 Living painted theirs gold. I already know where I’m going to hang mine!

Wood Gemstone Garland | Tell Love & Chocolate
Does your house need some bling? Then whip up this gemstone garland (in two different designs) and hang them where you need a bit of colour and fun. The ‘wood’ part of this design is balsa wood which is so soft that you can cut it with a Stanley knife. I love both designs butI have to say the one on the right is my favourite. You could even make the pattern in glue and add glitter to make a sparkly design!

Wood Gemstone Garland | Tell Love & Chocolate

Does your house need some bling? Then whip up this gemstone garland (in two different designs) and hang them where you need a bit of colour and fun. The ‘wood’ part of this design is balsa wood which is so soft that you can cut it with a Stanley knife. I love both designs butI have to say the one on the right is my favourite. You could even make the pattern in glue and add glitter to make a sparkly design!

Gathered Skirt | Tuts+
If you’re wanting to get into sewing  your own clothes but not sure where to start, a simple skirt is a great place to start. The nice part about sewing your own clothes is you get to choose how long/short you want it to be and it will fit you perfectly. This project includes a covered elastic waist band which is probably the most difficult part. Then make a few more in different colours and lengths to fill out your wardrobe!

Gathered Skirt | Tuts+

If you’re wanting to get into sewing  your own clothes but not sure where to start, a simple skirt is a great place to start. The nice part about sewing your own clothes is you get to choose how long/short you want it to be and it will fit you perfectly. This project includes a covered elastic waist band which is probably the most difficult part. Then make a few more in different colours and lengths to fill out your wardrobe!

Simple Lace Earrings | Lia Griffith
These really are incredibly simple to make - all you need is lace, some stiffener and hooks! For a bit of colour you can add paint in colours or metallics (like in the bottom two pics) or plain white in the top pic. This way you can make earrings to match any outfit you have! If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add some beads or tassels to take them to the next level!

Simple Lace Earrings | Lia Griffith

These really are incredibly simple to make - all you need is lace, some stiffener and hooks! For a bit of colour you can add paint in colours or metallics (like in the bottom two pics) or plain white in the top pic. This way you can make earrings to match any outfit you have! If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add some beads or tassels to take them to the next level!

Christina Clutch | Art Gallery Fabrics
I’ve always been a bit fearful of sewing with zippers. They seem pretty complicated, but I think it’s time to get over my fear, because I really like this clutch! I think the thing I like the most about it is the oversized bow, plus the fabric colours. I know this is a clutch, but I think it would be great for toiletries when I’m travelling. Or you could make it smaller for a pencil case, or add a strap if you want it hands free!

Christina Clutch | Art Gallery Fabrics

I’ve always been a bit fearful of sewing with zippers. They seem pretty complicated, but I think it’s time to get over my fear, because I really like this clutch! I think the thing I like the most about it is the oversized bow, plus the fabric colours. I know this is a clutch, but I think it would be great for toiletries when I’m travelling. Or you could make it smaller for a pencil case, or add a strap if you want it hands free!

Flower Letter | The Sassy Life
If I won the lottery, I would have fresh flowers every week. There’s something about flowers that make me happy - they brighten up my house, and add colour and life! But unfortunately, cut flowers are super expensive. But fake flowers are another story! These days fake flowers are quite passable for the real thing. Make a monogram for yourself or create a whole word with the faux thing - fun and fresh without the big cost.

Flower Letter | The Sassy Life

If I won the lottery, I would have fresh flowers every week. There’s something about flowers that make me happy - they brighten up my house, and add colour and life! But unfortunately, cut flowers are super expensive. But fake flowers are another story! These days fake flowers are quite passable for the real thing. Make a monogram for yourself or create a whole word with the faux thing - fun and fresh without the big cost.

Paper Apple Blossom Branches | Lia Griffith
Lia has new paper flower design to create - a pretty, pastel apple blossom branch. Once you’ve cut and assembled your flowers, they’re then attached to paper covered wire, twisted into branches. I love this in the middle of the table, though this would be pretty twisted around a mirror, picture frame or around a lamp base.

Paper Apple Blossom Branches | Lia Griffith

Lia has new paper flower design to create - a pretty, pastel apple blossom branch. Once you’ve cut and assembled your flowers, they’re then attached to paper covered wire, twisted into branches. I love this in the middle of the table, though this would be pretty twisted around a mirror, picture frame or around a lamp base.

Hi! Do you use patterns for city cross stitches, or do you use free hand? They are beautiful!

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Hello! They are gorgeous aren’t they!? The Pretty Little City patterns are by Satsuma Street by Jody Rice - you can purchase her patterns here. I have bought every single city, though I think it might take me a couple of years to complete them all!