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Biscuits Travel tags...

Last one of the day... Im for some well deserved Ice-cream..


Travel tags...

Travel in retro style..

Some retro luggage tags...


Todays sewing... Some custom orders in Boho & iKat :)

This weeks favourite makes :)

Custom Orders.

Todays sewing... Some custom orders in Boho & iKat :)

Colourful Pin Cushion..

I dont make myself anything very often...
But I really do love this print.
I made myself quite a large Hanging Pin Cushion..
May make some mini ones for the shop...

Small Pine Dresser

This was such a dinky little thing..
Small pine dresser sanded down, chalk painted and plaster detailing.

Colourful Crochet

Some of the more colourful pieces I have crocheted over the years :)

Neutral Crochet

Some neutral pieces I have crocheted over the years.. :)

Rope and plaster panels.

I Glued on the rope with PVA..
I put a few staples in it to keep it in place until the glue had dried.
I bought one mold from ebay and made a cast of it for the the other molds.

Ercol Welsh Dresser

Second-hand Ercol Dresser.
Over time I realised my welsh dresser shelved top just gathered dust it really wasnt that useful.
Not in my Kitchen anway.
I used the top in another room.(at my sewing machine for smaller bits n bobs)
I put a base on the sideboard to lift it to the same height as my Kitchen worktops.
It stores all my plates  :)

Todays Sewing..

Arent these fab!!!
If I do say so myself :)

Bathroom Storage

I found this in the Hawick charity shops.
Im sure it was under £15.00
A wee paint and some new knobs...
Great bathroom storage..
Yes I have a typewriter in the bathroom :)

Plaster of paris wall stencils.

I really do love working with plaster.
A wee touch of Art Nouveau plaster around my Nouveau Mirror.
Some Highlights of plaster around the band of the Ceiling..

D.I.Y Gift boxes.

Find a box you like the shape of..

Fire surround in the making.

A wee before and after...
I found the fire surround on Gumtree.
This was hard work but well worth it :)


Another piece of really cheap furniture...
Got this for £11.00 and im so glad I bought it..
It is such a great piece of furniture..
Has a small hanging space for shirts ..
Painted with some homemade chalk paint and plaster detailing :)

Alice Chair

I made this one about 6 years ago!!!
My how time flies....

Selkirk Farmers Market.

Im going to be working on stock for the Market for the next month...
heres some more Keyrings...PVC-Free :)

Paper Tiles & Paper Hearth

The paper tiles up and down the side of the fire are about 5 years old and they are still going strong.
The decoupaged hearth is around 2 years old and has some burn marks but that was to be expected.
It still looks good though.

3rd Time round...

This little guy has been around the block..:)
He now lives under my Desk Legless!!!

5 drawer Chest.

Another little beauty saved from the dump..
All he needed was a new leg..
& A wee bit of TLC...
Some homemade chalk paint and a mix of leftover drawer knobs.
My bedside cabinet...

Plant pot covers.

Gather your materials...
Paper or fabric.
Varnish (I use a water based Varnish with everything)
Scissors & whatever you are covering.

Plaster detail Sideboard.

Working with plaster is amazing..
Its got to be one of my most favourite things to play around in...
You can create wonderful designs..
Charity shop sideboard...£40.00
I think this piece would have been worth a few bob If I hadnt painted it. :) I dont care lol..
I love it..

Colourful Chalk Painted Furniture.

Some of my pieces I have chalk painted over the last year or so.
Ive also added plaster detailing to some of the pieces.

Craft Table Runner.

I dont usually do craft fairs.
I think this one is a wee bit special.
Selkirk has been getting a well needed facelift and they have completely redone the market square.
There is now a new craft market opening up and I will be attending the opening day.
Which is actually pretty exciting!!!

Selkirk Farmers Market.
So at the moment im juggling orders, stock and trying to work out craft stall display..its all hard work, my hat off to anyone who has a stall full time.

Here is my Table runner 2nd Attempt
I think it tells the customer exactly what Jiggle MaWiggle is...

Scrap Paper Bunting

I have lots of sheets of beautiful scrap prints left over from projects..I never throw them away I keep them in a drawer for something like this...

D.I.Y Corner fireplace and wall.

Ok so I wouldnt lean on it.....

Decoupage D.I.Y Paper tiles.

I printed off pictures of Victorian tiles using matt photo paper.
I just measured the tiles and recreated the same size print.
I painted over my exsisting tiles with matt emulsion (latex paint)
I cut out the tiles and P.V.Ad them (white school glue).
Once I had gently flattened them I left them to dry.
I went over the tiles with a water based varnish (about 3 times).

Scrap Papers Mini Bunting.

I work with a lot of paper and always have a ton of scraps.
These mini buntings are great way to use up all the scraps...

Wallpaper Crafts.

I got this Glass cabinet from the auction house for about £8.00.
I needed more storage but not on display storage..
I used some leftover wallpaper to hide the glass fronts so I was able to store all my bits n bobs.

Cardboard Scraps.

I always have lots and lots of cardboard saved..
from loo rolls to Cereal Boxes..
I made this freehand letter S from the Stash..

Recycling containers.

It looks nice when you open your cupboard and you have lots of patterned tubs.
Whats more lovely is recycling these containers.

Recycled 1920s Paraffin Valor Heaters

These were saved fromn the crusher...
They now live in my Garden..
One used to be a floor lamp in my sitting room.

Recycled Piano Stool

Another one saved from the skip..

Leftover hardboard fun..

I made this vintage style crockett Bench with some leftover hardboard from my shed project.
I used some vintage fabric for the top.

Vintage Engineers toolbox.

This was another skip find...I painted it with homemade chalk paint.
Decoupaged 2 drawers and oiled 2 drawers. :)

Singer sewing machine case facelift.

This Singer was saved from the crusher.
A wee bit of TLC and some decoupage...

Upcycled Scrap Garden wood.

Made this fireguard a few years ago now with some Garden wood, Wallpaper, Rope and plaster of paris.

Upcycle leftover fabric scraps.

I made this one years ago ..
Using all my little bits of fabric and lace to make flowers.
I just glued them on with a glue gun.

Using Leftover Napkins..

Decoupaged Dressmakers Dummy using leftover napkins..

Decoupaged crates..

Unwanted crates saved from the skip...
Decoupaged and a few handles put on..
Perfect storage for my sewing room :)

Dog Window Seat

Poor Gabe was not a happy doggy when I put my new cabinets under my studio window yesterday..
He lost his favourite sitting place.
Last night I tore my bedroom apart so I could put a unit for him under the window...
Hes a happy doggy again..but im not so happy with the bedroom anymore...:/
Im afraid the Dog comes first..

Craft room Storage..

Im loving all my new storage cupboards in my sewing studio...
These big units are holding so much stuff its great..
Managed to empty out my bedroom/under my bed of big tubs of crafts and products.
 (Ive hurt my shoulder though...cant do what I used to anymore) :(

Goodbye Painted Floorboards!

I never thought I would see the day that I would be happy to get rid of my white painted floorboards.
After years of patching, filling, painting & cleaning hundreds of times...Im not to sad to see them go.
If you have a dog patterned floors are the way to go.
If I didnt have a dog I would definitely have white floors..plain tiles...
I cant see any dog hair or dirt!!!!

Ikea Cupboards

I installed these bad boys in my Studio today..But I think ive given myself tennis elbow..
Somewhere to store all my craft books that I collect.
Ooh a blank canvas...what to do with these babies..
Paint, decoupage, blackboard..some big colourful knobs on the front :)
I cant say that without laughing ...

Vinyl Tile off cuts

I hate all the wastage from cutting vinyl tiles. I floored my hallway yesterday and used the tile off cuts and a bit of floor grout and adhesive to make a faux fire hearth. I think it turned out quite well. :)

Rainbow Polka Dot Wall.

Thats me just getting around to decorating some of the damage after the flooding. It happened in December!!! Ive been so busy with the shop I really dont have any time to do anything any more. This is my Studio window wall.

                                        Remember how it looked with the water damage..

                                                           Ive also put in a yellow floor...: