Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Finally finished the desk

Last year my sister kindly gave me this desk she didnt want anymore
Its a lovely desk, but really didnt match anything else in my house. It sat in my spare room for months until I found the perfect paint reduced to £3 per tin! BARGAIN!!!
So we sanded, and painted, and painted again (one coat?? sure...the paint lied to us lol) and we ended up with this

I love it. At the moment its still in our spare room. When we eventually find a new house (seriously, where have all the nice rental houses gone??) I'm hoping I'll find a home for it thats more visible.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Granny square crazy!

If you have read the rest of my blog, you may remember the foot stool I made and recovered

Now I do like it, but I dont know, it seemed a bit boring for me! So one weekend and my Sex and the City boxset later

I made this! It will eventually match the granny square throw I'm making (which I'm hoping to finish by the end of the week) and it cheers me up everytime I walk in the living room now its so bright, doesnt match anything else in the room, but thats fine. I'm not one to match everything. My sofa is blue, I have a multicoloured rug and a brown and pink stripe rug in here, green vase, a gravy boat my cat drinks out of (dont ask)...the list goes on!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Tent like top to summery skirt

Ok, so this was such an easy recon I'm quite embarrased to post it! Last summer I found this top in the sale for £5.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Scrap problem..

Well it has come to my attention that I have a slight problem..with scraps! I just cant throw them away! As I was sorting out (one of) my craft cupboards I found this

All scraps, various sizes, material etc etc, I just cant think what to use them for! So I've set myself a challenge -  I WILL make at least one project a week with my scraps! I just have to think of some ideas now...

Sunday, 13 March 2011

What am I knitting now??

I feel like I'm neglecting my first crafting love, knitting. I usually have a knitting project on the go but recently I've turned to other crafts. Well this weekend I picked up my knitting needles and started to make myself a new black cardigan! I've never made myself an item of clothing before, plenty of baby clothes, scarves, bags etc etc but nothing for me!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Birthday Cheescake!

It has taken 7 years of us being together, but my Fiancee finally made me a birthday cake! Its a baked chocolate cheesecake and is (well was...) absolutely gorgeous. Of course this means I have blown my diet completely but nevermind, back to the rice cakes tomorrow..sigh

Thursday, 10 March 2011

I built a foot stool!!!

Picture the scene, me and my fiancee sitting on our sofa, his feet..ON THE COFFEE TABLE!! Well it drives me mad anyway, not only the fact that they are on there, but also that he pulls the coffee table so close to the sofa I can't move! Well not anymore!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Woolly Earrings!

In my quest for a decluttered house I found these plain black hoop earrings which have seen better days. Now I'm guessing I must have bought these quite a few years ago when I was going through my 'goth' phase but these really are not my style anymore, so I turn them into... THESE!

Much better! I just wrapped wool around the earrings dabbing a bit of glue on every so often to make sure the wool didnt slip and added a bead! You have probably noticed the little bit of black at the top I left unwrapped, this was because the wool was really tickling my ear!  That is the back of the earring so when its on, you cant see it!

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Well for my birthday this year, my gorgeous Fiancee took me on a trip to Hobbycraft, gave me a basket and said buy whatever you want. For years I have been admiring the lovely sewing boxes they have there (I was using a massive plain white Johnsons baby box to keep my sewing supplies together, does the job but its really ugly!) Sooo along with loads of wool, knitting needles, new pins and little bits like that, I chose this beauty!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Rolled flower cushion cover

I know these fabric flowers have been done to death on blogs before, but I have never made one before! So I gathered my scraps (in this case an old skirt and a sheet) and set about making myself a new cushion cover. I really like it and by some coincidence (or I like to pretend it was planned) the colours match my living room curtains perfectly! I wish I had an amazing vintage chair to show this off but all I have is my sofa, until I find a bargain chair to recover that is!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Unflattering black top to gorgeous Cardi!

I bought this top about two years ago because I like the sleeves (yes I know, a bad reason to buy a top!) but I really dont suit round neck tops and it made me look about 20 pounds heavier than I actually am. (Sorry about the rubbish photos in this post, my camera has officially died!)
So a bit of cutting and sewing and this is what I ended up with!

This is a close up of the pockets which you cant see in the rubbish photo above! The buttons are covered in the same fabric as the pockets

I'm really pleased with it, (I swear its alot nicer than the photos show! I'll add more when I sort the camera out)