Stitch it up baby!

Stitch it up baby!

Today is the day a new little lady is born. My sister had her second child this morning and to celebrate I am making a little ‘welcome to the world’ pack of a few clothes I’ve made for her precious little summer baby. I recently purchased Winifred Aldrich pattern cutting for childrens clothes and I … Continue reading

❤️ Tiny Heart Terrarium ❤️

❤️ Tiny Heart Terrarium ❤️

“I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to.” – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Yesterday whilst loitering around the op shops I found a little ❤️heart-shaped❤️ vase thing that I thought would make a great air plant terrarium. With that seed of inspiration I quickly snapped it up … Continue reading

WOW, Thanks for the props Relovedmag.co.uk

WOW, Thanks for the props Relovedmag.co.uk

“Reloved’s Upcycling Blogs of 2014 – the 20 best upcycling blogs this year“ I am super humbled by the mention in the recent article that was posted by relovedmag.co.uk (18th of Nov). Truly, I’m *blushing* to be on any list of 20 best upcycling blogs of 2014, let alone one based in the UK. Thank … Continue reading

Hello friends, long time no see….

Hello friends, long time no see….

Hi Everyone, I haven’t posted in a long long time and for that I apologise up front. What have I been doing? Well not a lot creatively…. I’ve been working hard at my day job in govt projects with little time for anything else except exhaustion. I have had a few messages coming through, thank you … Continue reading

Circa 1950’s Oak Dresser restoration project

Circa 1950’s Oak Dresser restoration project

Back in the restoration saddle, we’ve managed to turn another piece of furniture from drab and functional into a stylish statement piece. Like most of ‘our’ furniture this dresser is older than I am, but unlike other pieces this dresser has been with me all my life. Over the years has had it’s fair share … Continue reading

DIY shabby chic storage solutions.

DIY shabby chic storage solutions.

This weekend I refurbished a thrifted little set of drawers that I picked up for $3. The drawers were sun damaged, marked with age and use, and well just gross….. Look at them, they really should be in the trash. But I looked through the cloud of filth (and reality), and saw a hip little … Continue reading

New day, new project – diy mirrors

New day, new project – diy mirrors

Two DIY mirror projects   Mirrors, mirrors on my wall, which is my favourite of you all? I love making mirrors and I’ve found that you can pretty much make them out of anything you want. I did a post some time back on a couple of upcycled racket mirrors that were inspired by a … Continue reading

Total thrifty madness, are you kidding me??

Total thrifty madness, are you kidding me??

Bored and frustrated with the days progress at work, I decided to make a quick stop on the way home today at an inner city salvation army thrift store for a bit of CHEAP retail therapy. Through the dirty glass of the counter cabinet I could see this cute little winged red pump charm sticking … Continue reading

Super sprouts I need you in my kitchen!

Super sprouts I need you in my kitchen!

So, this is my last day of holidays and I will back at work tomorrow. It’s been fun to indulge my creative side for this very short while. Had some wins, had some losses. After the curtain experiment of yesterday I needed a quick win. TO THE GARDEN, then KITCHEN WITH THEE!!! After another big … Continue reading

Bad curtains be gone!

Bad curtains be gone!

So let me set the scene.. We move into an ageing 1950’s bungalow rental some years back. In a very nice upmarket little town, but with it’s pockets of rough areas. The house we moved into was previously the worst house in a good street. The house was left in a filthy state, I mean … Continue reading

Dip paint inspired basket.

Dip paint inspired basket.

I have a million and one projects waiting in my project room to make a start on…… This was but one. To set the scene, I was restless and needed to do something to make the best use of my time in this unbearable heat…….. I spied this thrifted $2 basket awaiting some attention and … Continue reading

A super productive day at home!

A super productive day at home!

As my holidays draw to a close I realised I hadn’t really had any quality ‘me’ time. So today I decided I would do some gardening and cooking and most importantly eating (followed by a brutal workout)….. I know most of the people who know me are like WHAT? at the thought of me enjoying … Continue reading

Reviving a tired old tea tray

Reviving a tired old tea tray

I had an enamelled tin tea tray that I adored. It is of oriental design and made in England. At a guess I think it would be circa 1950’s…. Although I could be wrong. It was a thrifted treasure of a few years back. Poor thing had seen better days so I decided to give … Continue reading

Project Elbow Patch

Project Elbow Patch

I had a slouchy merino jersey that I love to slop around the house in. It was so comfortable that I was not ready to part with it when I find the elbows had started to wear through and a little hole had appeared….. Gasp, I have never worn something so much that it wore … Continue reading

New year, new projects

New year, new projects

        Happy New Year everyone, I hope everyone has had a great start to the year and have set lofty ambitious resolutions. We’ve had a crazy couple of months with winding down the day jobs for a much needed holiday, only to be greeted with a 16 tonne truck driving through our … Continue reading