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 !