Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas at my door

One of my favourite things to make at Christmas is a wreath for the front door. I've been using the same method for a few years and it works so if ain't broke and all that. To make the circle shape I use rolled up newspaper then wrap it with parcel tape to make it waterproof, I wrap garden wire around the circle so that I can tuck in the greenery. Our Christmas tree this year is very full so I was able to cut some branches off and I bought some holly from my florist friend, the baubles, pine cones and robins are from the Christmas tree stash which seems to grow each year. To make my wreath I start in a clock wise direction threading in greenery under the wire, when I can't see the circle underneath I'll start adding the decorative bits. There was lots left over this year so I made one for my sisters door too! Warning wreath making can be additive!
Hope you're all well x

Friday, 5 December 2014

Wonder Walls

Yay! It's the weekend! And not just any weekend, it's the putting up the Christmas tree weekend, we're getting in on the festive action early this year. I'm looking forward to decking the place out and making my Christmas wreath.
I had a itch to put some new wallpaper in our living room, I found this fab paper in Nobblets in Belfast, it's on North Street, the paper is Swedish and a remake of an original design from 1974. I left with two samples one of each of the colour ways already in my head thinking of all the places I could plaster in this print! I love it!!!! The pink version will definitely be making an appearance very soon! The brown and orange sample was put to good use in a little shelf homing bits and bobs in the bathroom. 
Have a great weekend everyone x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Cr(e)ating space in the craft room

The craft room has yet again gone through a little change. This time I've used some trusty apple crates and a lick of paint to add some more storage for nik naks. My mum and dad picked these up for me from a local garden centre that has an orchard beside it. It's all a bit ramshackle but I like it! I definitely like them better painted white because the stuff inside stands out better but I ran out of white paint, I'll add that to my to do list.

Have a great week everyone xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Flower rearranging

I have quite a stash of retro fabrics, I always seem to be drawn to the floral patterns the brighter and bolder the better! Wanting to try something a bit different I cut out lots of flowers and leaves from different fabrics, I used some fluffy stuff I bought in the local quilting shop, I'm sure it has a proper name but I don't know it! I layered up the fabrics and started sewing on the flowers creating an arrangement as I went along. Once the flowers were sewn I finished it off by adding some embroidered detail, framed it then all that was left was to tidy up the absolute mess that is the craft room!
Hope your all having a lovely week x

Friday, 14 November 2014

A long overdue charity shop mooch

My sister and I were heading down to visit  our parents and decided a charity shop mooch was long overdue! I used to go thrifting ALL the time! But I've had a reality check, realised I was spending ALL my money on vintage and haven't been in ages so it was a real treat to hoke and even if it's just that it's still fun! There was lots of 'good stuff' but I only bought a few.....ahem.... necessary items! I didn't buy these books

But I did buy......
Fluffy tailed bunnies a present for a Instagram friend, I couldn't resist! Some tile transfers, highly unnesscessary! A foot stool, I had to come to an agreement with my sister for this who claimed it first,I've been on the look out for one just like this got a very long time and being a great sister she let me buy it, some pretty plant pots and a Christmas angel
The little angel needs some TLC as she's lost her sparkle but for Christmas she'll be good a new!
Phil has claimed the new foot stool as his own.
Ahh, you can't beat the chazzas!
Have a great weekend everyone x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Instagram is a brilliant place for a daily fix of retro goodness! Every now and again there will be a hashtag that is right up my street and when I found #retro_nine through an IG friend I was excited to join in! #retro_nine is brought to you by @flots_n_jets These are a few of my favourites and if you're on Instagram and you're a big retro fan make sure you're following this lovely lot!
My #retro_nine 
Brilliant! I love looking at everyone's brilliant retro collections! 
Have a great day everyone x