I have been itching to try my hands at making something using copper piping for months, and the Christmas break seemed the perfect time to tackle a more demanding project. I always think winter is nesting season i.e. the perfect time to make some changes round the house, throw some clutter away and restyle your living space. My go to for this is making new … Continue reading DIY: Copper and wood side table
Dylon Dyes challenged me to pick a few colours and get my dye on. Classic magpie I picked colours before even having a clue about what I was going to do with them! I went for hand dye options rather than machine so I could play around with dip-dye if it took my fancy and I chose a pale pink, navy blue, french lavender and … Continue reading Get Your Dip-Dye On! Playing with Dylon Dyes
I love an upcycled vintage suitcase (who doesn’t). They’re a really fun and eyecatching, if no longer original, addition to wedding decor. It’s also fairly simple to DIY so keep your eyes peeled for unwanted cases and follow the steps below to see how you can transform them! You will need: Vintage suitcase Fabric – enough to line the inside Fabric glue Scissors Sewing machine … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Upcycle a vintage case into a wedding card box!
I was delighted and a little intrigued on my way to this workshop – organised by Joe Blogs Network with Curry’s – some sort of upcycling involving washing machine drums? What could it all mean? But I love a challenge and any excuse to try a brand new skill, so juggling my camera, umbrella and google maps I headed off to South London. It was absolutely … Continue reading There’s a DRUMMING noise inside my head – Upcycling with Curry’s!
Yarn wrapped vases I spotted some really beautiful yarn wrapped vases in Mollie Makes recently and instantly thought ‘Now THAT’S a design I can hack’. I think these yarn wrapped bottles and jam jars are a beautiful way to add a pop of colour to your home (and a great excuse to buy flowers!). They’d also make fantastic wedding centre pieces if you gathered a … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Yarn Wrapped Vases
Breath new life into my old clothes you say? Play with all kinds of sparkly colourful embellishments? Spend a whole evening happily sewing away? Well that sounds like my absolute dream! This was my reaction when I spotted Use It Up Wear It Out were running a workshop at Southbank Centre in the pop-up charity shop. The idea is beautifully simple and perfect for dreary … Continue reading Customising with Use It Up Wear It Out
Bring on the material mash ups! My latest inspiration for customising and upcycling my clothing came initially from the fact I can no longer fit my hand into parts of my wardrobe to retrieve the well-loved items hiding at the back. This resulted in a serious clothing cull, which in turn resulted in a pile of loved but uninspiring beauties too good to throw, to … Continue reading Material Mash-ups #1: The boring but beautiful grey dress
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Whether you hate or rate Valentine’s Day it’s still a great opportunity to show those around you how much you care, and have a great excuse to float around in romantic, flowing dresses, wear red lipstick every chance you get, watch silly soppy movies and indulge a little. One of mine and my boyfriend’s rather … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Champagne Cork Heart