moustache diy kids tshirtDo you find that your child has a couple of tops that they wear again and again? I’m having one of those weeks where I’m sick of getting the same clothes out every day for The Toddler, yet at the same time I’m kinda bored with the other stuff he owns too. Not good, huh?

I don’t really like throwing kids clothes out, because they are hideously expensive (seriously? how can a kids t shirt cost nearly as much as mine?!) so the options for when I’m bored are pretty much a) get on with life and ignore that my child is in the same top every day for 6 months b) upcycle one of their old boring ones to make something new and funky. In this case, umm… the top was a bit of a mess too and I thought that a new print would help hide some stains!

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silver three ring necklaceI recently bought myself a cheapie necklace in Hennes. Gold coloured, hoops, long chain. It’s nice, because, quite frankly it’s always nice to buy yourself jewellery, but it’s just slightly too long for me and bounces around on my bump. Argh!!

Then while pottering about doing silversmithing I remembered that I can actually make stuff for myself, which means that as it’s bespoke I can make it to fit properly. No more bump bouncing. Result.  View Post

fabric rehab competitionRoll up, roll up, who would like to win themselves some goodies from Fabric Rehab? Well, me actually, but I’m fairly certain that there’s some kind of law in place to stop you winning your own competitions. What a swizz, eh?!  View Post

pinitfwd_final_150 3 I’m going to be straight with you here, I am totally loving Pinterest at the moment. Totally. Whenever I feel like my creativity and productivity has dripped down the back of the sofa and I’ll never manage to make anything again, there’s always something you can find in the first couple of minutes browsing that makes you think ‘Ooh! I could do something like that!’ Or I’ll have a look at one of my boards that I’d umm…totally forgotten about (hey, I am being honest with you!) and remember an idea I had that got lost in the mists of time (ie wine cloud, sleep deprivation or baby brain. I think that covers my life for the last couple of years?!) and I’m ready to get started again. Also, in a totally self interested blogging way, it does help get readers to your blog. Everyone’s a winner, baby, that’s the truth*.  View Post

stag cushion diy (1)I know, I’m having somewhat of a sewing renaissance here at the moment. The idea for this stags head cushion tutorial came to me the other day and I knew straight away that I had to make it!

You can view this tutorial in one of two ways, if you follow just the instructions fom making an envelope cushion and ignore all the stag bits then I promise, even as a beginner you can get this done in under an hour. The instructions come from what I learnt at The Make It Room the other week and my first attempt was done in no time at all. If you want to do the stag too it will probably take you about an hour and a half. I did mean to time it but…umm…I met up with the family and had lunch in the middle so kinda forgot. Sorry about that. The instructions are as follows. View Post