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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Todays Sewing

Beautiful Gypsy Women Waterproof Hanging Storage Pouches


Monday, 25 April 2016

Pattern & Colour in the Sunshine

I love this time of year...
its just so bright....
  All the patterns and colours are coming alive in my living space!









 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Garden Birdhouse

I found a hanging birdhouse in the skip last summer...
I built a fame around the birdhouse....
I attached it to a post and cemented it into the ground...
Stained it all in daisy white wood stain...
Then topped it off with some grass for the birdies!
Oh and added some signs which im going to make out of wood very soon...
These have been laminated about 10 times so should last just now..
 



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

More Bunting

Now here is some bunting I may actually leave up...
.....pluses and dots and arrows and stripes ...OH MY.......





Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Playing Card Bunting

OMG I was so bored last night...
Cant wait for the better weather so I can get in my Shed /Studio  :/
I made this bunting last night..
It was done without any preparation or much thinking process behind it...

All you need is paper..
some images from the internet...
printer
and an a4 laminator..





Monday, 18 April 2016

Wool Tassel Tutorial

I felt like taking it really easy today...
What better than a wee browse around the local haberdashery shop..
 Needle point in Selkirk..
I picked up some nice silky smooth wool...
 What better for a Tassel tutorial..


 You will need wool...
scissors, 
crochet hook,
 1 sheet card stock quartered (5 inch tassels)
 and some bronze accessories.


 Place two of the quartered card stock sheets together..
Wrap the wool around them about 80 times or whatever...
place the scissors in between the two bits of card and cut..


 Put the wool through the D-ring...
Alternatively you could use a bit of wool here and just tie a knot...
 

 Tie a knot an inch down..
 Use the crochet hook in the tied knot to pull through the extra wool...





Sunday, 17 April 2016

Desk Tidy?

Antique Desk Tidy I think?
Got this for £10 at my local Antique shop in Selkirk...


A wee bit of African Mud Cloth Decoupage... 
and quite a heavy sand once dry...




Harlequin Hearth

I have been wanting a Victorian tiled Harlequin hearth for way to long..
So heres my version with paper and heat resistant varnish. :)
Bits of hot coal have been landing on it and theres not a mark..
so this is durable!

A wee before 
 


And Noo ..







Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Folky Doors Update

I have finally finished my Louvre door project...
I sit here typing with hands covered in decorators caulk...
Im not sure these turned out the way I pictured...
I wanted a more blended hand painted..polishy..hungarian folky feel..
Im not sure I captured that....

This is the before Louvre Door 


I still have to find the perfect knobs!







Floral Waterproof Book Bag


I dont often share my Etsy store products on my blog..
But sometimes I just love a print so much...
this one is colourful and fun..just what I love!
I'm making my own wool tassels for the larger waterproof bags...

I found the gorgeous books in my local second hand store Hislops a while back...
I think I am going to buy nicer softer wool for the tassels.










Saturday, 9 April 2016

Folky Louvre Door Revamp

I wasnt keen on my louvre doors as they were...
I wanted something a bit different..
Ive always been a big fan of all sorts of Folky florals....
 Hungarian, Polish, and the rest.. all of it is beautiful..
Beautiful florals in all colours Painted on the exterior walls and doors...

So this was my inspiration for my Louvre door panels..
I havent finished..
I have only nearly finished one side of one door lol!



 I added hardboard to cover the slat part...









 





Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Lampshade Indecision

Yesterday I decoupaged the Lampshade in the hall with some arrows...
But I just didnt like it...


Today I have covered the shade in a crochet tablecloth..
....And...
Im just not sure!



Heres how I done it...
Turn the shade on its side and roll and cut... 


Glue with Pva and clamp on..



one dry give it a trim...


I added some feathers and gave it a lick of chalk paint...