Taking a break...see you soon
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Hello! It feels like I haven't been here for month and months. Just wanted to post this super quickie DIY I did this morning.
Take a clothes hanger screw in top bit thingy (I don't know their technical name!) and a piece of driftwood and hey presto! you have a driftwood chrissy card hanger. Super easy - the sort of DIY I can do.
Not long now until Santa comes - hope you have a wonderful Christmas / Festive Season :)
Sunday, November 11, 2012
So I broke a little saucer this week. It was one of those blue and white willow ones that are a dime a dozen at the thrift stores. So what did I do with it? I smashed it up alittle more and decided to try and mosaic something. I bought a little $1 terracotta pot from Masters, waterproofed it and began grouting broken plate pieces onto it, and added a few sand dollars around the top.
I'm actually a little happy with it, but there were a few things I should/could have done better. (It certainly isn't my worst DIY work!!)
First: It is so hard to get these little saucer pieces to sit properly because of the round edgey bit on the bottom, so there are a few bits that poke out a bit more than the others.
Second: Don't stop work halfway through and talk to your mum on Skype for a few hours, or have visitors. I sort of left the grout stuff a bit too long to dry and it is as hard as a rock, so its not a smooth as it should be!
Third: Its a very messy job, so I am glad I used throw away containers and plastic tablecloth when I made it!
Fourth: Now I have to try and keep this little fern plant alive.
Friday, November 2, 2012
I've been kinda obsessing over all things Flamingo lately! My five favourites include:
How gorgeous is this textile art flamingo made by Abigail Brown. Check out more of Abigails work here.
Flamingo tea-towel available here.
Flamingo soap available here.
And how beautiful is this Kate Spade Flamingo Handbag? Available here.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Five favourites for Halloween:
I'm not sure why we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia. It looks so much fun! Will you be celebrating or doing anything spooky for Halloween?