I've been working hard in the evenings over the last few weeks on a new venture of pattern design for fabric and other applications! Getting back into drawing and illustration has been really great as it has been a long time since I did any. I entered my first Spoonflower Design Competition last week themed … Continue reading Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition
Oh no! Another post about succulents! I cant help it! Listen, I just got back from a quick trip to Homebase DIY store upon where I spotted some really nice succulents in sturdt ceramic pots. The plants are of a good size and pots are in a range of muted pastel and earthy shades, for … Continue reading Succulent Maddness! Affordable Potted Plants For Easy, Low Maintenance Style
Earlier this year I bought a geometric glass and metal candle holder which was hung out in the garden all Summer. Now as my succulent plant obsession grows I'm turning it into a terrarium! This style of glass and metal ornament has been very popular and there are many around. Here's what I did as … Continue reading Succulent Terrarium in Geometric Glass and Gold – How to Plant Tutorial
I recently found a book on a Brooklyn street sale which I wrote about here: Fanciful Animal Illustration Find. Since then I've been looking at other books by the same publisher (Dover) who have a array of great sounding titles like: 'The Day Of The Dead: A Pictorial Archive Of Dia De Los Muertos' 'Art … Continue reading Antique Animal Illustrations – There’s Potential Here…
My flat is fairly small and we usually spend Christmas Day at our parents' so the need for a Christmas tree to 'keep presents under' has been fairly defunct for the past few years. I do decorate the flat, just no tree. This year I feel like I want somewhere proper for the presents to … Continue reading 8 Easy & Stylish DIY Alternatives To Christmas Trees
If playing The Sims has taught me anything, it's that having a plant in a room can increase happiness. Other more scientifically back benefits include cleaner air plus improved memory & productivity. Recently I visited a dear friend in Sweden, when I went into her flat it was brimming with potted plants. The atmosphere was … Continue reading Indoor House Plants – Getting Started & How Easy It Can Be!
I came across a blog post by The Crafted Life about 5 Non-Traditional Ways to Paint a Wall. She points out something obvious that many of us, myself included, simply don't think about when decorating. Walls in your home don't have to be painted all one colour. The short blog post shows 5 easy ideas which … Continue reading Exciting & Easy Ways To Paint A DIY Feature Wall
I posted a tutorial last week from At Home In Love on Colour Coding Books. I tried it out for myself and am really pleased with results. For some the very idea of sorting books by anything other than A-Z Authors Surname is paramount to blasphemy! But many like myself do not regularly use the books … Continue reading Bookshelves Sorted by Colour – Follow Up Post
Sorting the books on your bookshelves by colours is a super easy and inexpensive way to make the room pop! And create a centre piece and focal point for free using things you already have. This blog post gives some helpful tips on ways you can do it: 10 Tips for Colour Coded Bookshelves from … Continue reading Sort Books By Colour To Create Easy Focal Point
I recently used an Interior Wood Varnish for the first time and was extremely impressed by the results. I used a colour tinted varnish from Valspar (available at B&Q stores) on interior wooden doors and used it to spruce up a wood framed mirror and fireplace surround. These semi-transparent varnishes are available in 32 colours … Continue reading Interior Wood Varnish Colour Tints from Valspar – Easy Way To Give Your Home A Quick Shot Of Colour.