Monday, December 15, 2014

Roll on 2015

Hi just wanted to post up a quick post to say I will be back crafting and blogging like a mad women in 2015. 
This year has been one of the most difficult years for me as I lost my dear dad back in April, I loved my dad to bits and he was one person who was always there to help me out and I miss him terribly. I'm only just getting my life back on track after losing him hence why I haven't crafted or blogged all year.
But if losing my dad has taught me anything it's that life is short so make the most of it so for me I've a lot planned for next year to keep me (and my mum) occupied including getting my garden sorted which has gone to pot this year :( I plan to upcycle a lot of stuff for the garden as money is tight but with so many ideas online I can't wait till springtime to get going on that :) 
Lastly I'd like to wish you all a very merry christmas and all the best for 2015 xx

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Small cross stitch card

It's been a while since I've got stuck into some cross stitch it's something I really enjoy doing and a perfect craft to sit down with of an evening whilst chilling out catching up on the soaps! 

I've a box full of little kits that come free with magazines and chose to get this little card stitched.
It's a design from the All our yesterday's range which I love and have stitched a few of their kits over the years. 

It's great seeing a project develop over the days of stitching and always lovely to complete a cross stitch pattern. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Upcycled Mirror

Last year I finally got around to redecorating my daughters bedroom and we picked up some nice bits and bobs at bootsales etc to upcycle.

This is a fab mirror I picked up for £1.50 it was a bit old and tatty but I knew exactly what needed doing to revamp it into something pretty :)

So an afternoon spent sanding it down, priming it then using up some leftover white paint and some lovely cath kidston napkins and modge podge this is the result so much nicer than it was!

It was my first time decoupaging with napkins and modge podge but I have to say its quiet simple and the results are very pleasing.

I have a beautiful wooden desk to do up come summer and a fab little chair I rescued from a skip but I will have to wait for summer as no room indoors to be painting big projects !