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Plaster Stencils

Well it wont be long now till I start my furniture business... I have so many ideas and one of them is plaster stencils. I haven't got any pieces of furniture to work on right now.. Im testing on my kitchen cupboard .. I love it...but not on the cupboard !

Crochet Chair Cover.

I love my wee armchair.. But I must admit I am a sloppy git! Spilling coffee and whatever I eat all over it.. The covers end up completely washed out.. So I make arm covers and seat covers to prolong the life of the covers.
I found this gorgeous turquoise tweed fabric in the charity shop.. I traced the shape of the arms onto paper then cut out the fabric. They were super easy to make. The cushion I made years ago with all my leftover florals... It really has stood the test of time!

Plant Pot Decor

Poverty is the mother of invention they say. Oh I do agree. These gorgeous little things would never have been created if..  I ACTUALLY HAD SOME DOSH!

Heres how I made them I printed some patterned paper.  I rolled the bucket like I would a lampshade, marking a line from start to finish. Glued the paper on and varnished it. Tip: spray varnish is better as the brush smears the ink.

Macrame Plant Hangers

Macramé they are not...It all started off well... But like all my creations I end up doing my own thing because I haven't got the patience. More cellotape, ribbons and thread plant hangers rather than knots! I made them both with washing line rope. I covered the second one in scrap ribbon to make it a bit more cheerful. Ive still to make a 3rd shorter one and I think im going to use cotton T-shirts.

Wild Flowers Colour Pop

Walking the dog at my local Park this afternoon,  I noticed all the beautiful wild flowers in full bloom.  I never realised how much pink and turquoise complimented each other.

When I put the flowers next to the mirror there was just a sudden colour pop!


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Handmade Lampshades

More like Frankenstein's creations! Sometimes things just don't work out. Tip: Buy the self adhesive PVC for lampshades my way doesn't work! Also the wee tool that tucks the fabric into the ring. I found an 8" Drum shade in the charity shop. I stripped it down and was left with 2 separate rings. I had 3 attempts at this using different mediums. canvas, paper, and last was the vinyl coated cotton. Vinyl Coated Cotton, easy clean lampshade Third Attempt I made this one in the coated vinyl and it was far too thick. When I turned the lip over the ring it was so thick and wrinkly I ended up having to hand stitch around the ring. You know what though I actually like the rustic look of this and its a keeper lol! 2nd Attempt This was made with waterproof paper glued onto a heavy weight interface and although it wasn't to thick the glue made the pattern bleed. It ended up really black around the top and bottom ring. I had to hand stitch the top and bottom on this as well bec…

Wall panels made with washing rope.

I was hunting around the house and garden for some spare wood to make some small panels on my fake wall that I built in the hallway. I came across a few rolls of washing line rope in the shed that  I had bought earlier in the year for some rope rugs. It worked a treat. Finished result I measured and marked where I wanted the panels to sit. I then ran no nails glue on the panel lines and stuck the rope to it. I painted the rope in chalk paint and filled any gaps with decorators caulk. I t was much easier than doing it in wood and cost me nothing because I already had the rope lying around. When I do the moulds for inside the panels I buy one that I like from ebay and I make a mother mould with latex and plaster so I can have however many I want.