Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Atlantic Atlantis belongs to lovely Sarah. She is a crafter, a thinker, a music lover, a giver of compliments, a Canadian, and a political scientist.
Head on over to her space and check out my first guest post ever!
It's quite cool! Ehem.
Monday, 29 August 2011
The True Random Number Generator has spoken and the winners of the wedding giveaway are:
Commenter number 3: Kim from Not Crazy, Just A Little...
Commenter number 1: Fiona from The Corner Of The Internet I Call Home
Congratulations, you guys! I will be in touch!
Thank you to everybody else for commenting, I appreciate your thoughts and wish I had prizes for you all!
My colleague Christian came into the office one day last week, bearing gifts.
He brought in a huge box - and when he opened it, it was full of socks! His girlfriend works in retail and was given a whole bunch of sample socks to take home. And Christian thought it would be nice to share this bounty with his office mates!
Thanks, Christian's girlfriend, you're awesome!
Here is what I picked from the lot:
And this is what I thought Marco might like:
And by Zeus! Does my husband's sock drawer need a colour burst!
Filed under: Fashion
Friday, 26 August 2011
I first saw this video when Pip from Meet Me At Mikes posted it. And apart from the table in this couple's dining room, which is very close to what I dream of for our kitchen, I also love everything else about this clip and the song!
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Let me tell you about Suzy and her Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!
I first noticed Suzy's
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
These are two cushions that I made for my Papa's birthday gift at the end of July. I first saw this fabric on Sew Retro and The Vintage Traveler and immediately thought that it was ideal for making something to give to my dad! My Mama and he own a VW camper and that car is like a second home to him. He also loves the old traditional VW models.
I found out the fabric make ('Happy Campers' by Birch) through Lizzie, and after some googling, I also found the brilliant UK online fabric store Seamstar, who had the exact fabric in stock and pretty much delivered the next day. They stock soooo many other pretty designs, too - and loads of notions and haberdashery.
I measured the fabric to fit 50 x 50 cm IKEA cushion pads. I somehow failed to order enough fabric to make a front and back for two cushions, so I had to go through my fabric stash to find a suitably patterned alternative to make up for my bad maths. The vintage checkered fabric I pulled out was the perfect match, the green and white and orange-brown checks complimented the camping design most adequately. I was very lucky!
I made a 4-button closure on the back and sewed the buttonholes by hand. It looks alright, as long as my Papa decides to keep the buttons tightly fastened! I was not there when he unwrapped his present, but I could hear in his phone voice that he was quite pleased with the cushions. And that pleased me!
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
... is suffering from Chronic Bitchface?
Filed under: The Cats
Monday, 22 August 2011
Cross Stitch Nails! You can bet your bottom dollar that I will try this out!
|© The Daily Nail|
Melissa initially started the blog to document a challenge she set for herself: to do 365 different nail designs in 365 days. She completed this task on October 13, 2010, but now still continues to post many new designs for the sheer love of nail art.
Go check out her place and prepare to be awed!
* I recommend Mandy's Pretty Tips pin board if you are in love with nail polish. And her blog Chocolate & Cream Cake, if you like wholesome, nerdy goodness. Thanks for letting me steal your pin, Mandy! x
This scan does not really give it justice.
Kristin wrote that the theme of the swap, BLOOM, reminded her of the painter Duncan Grant, and she honoured him with this painting of a vase. She used acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, Stabilo Marks All pencils and ink.
I am very happy with my postcard and will find a good place for it to be
displayed in my home.
If you would like to see what other people have made, check here.
Friday, 19 August 2011
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
After you have shaped each petal in this fashion, take one of the petals and about 8 - 12 of the articficial stamens and attach them to each other with florist tape. Add the petals one by one, until you end up with a flower shape. Don't worry if your flower looks a bit wonky at this stage, that can be rectified later.