Back from Paris!

Well I’m back in the lovely York now, it’s been an amazing two weeks I have enjoyed it so much and havnt stopped! My favourite things that I did in Paris were:

  • National History Museum, just beautiful grounds and the zoo is fab
  • Centre of Pompidou, saw amazing works by Kandinsky and Klee!!
  • The Louvre, obviously amazing but the outside grounds and the funky pyramid glass statues are gorgeous
  • Wondering around all the pretty streets, walking along the river and seeing the Notre dame and other pretty buildings.

So that’s my favourite things that I did but obviously everyone is different and likes different things etc.

I’m quite glad I’m going back because I havnt been able to do anything crafty in TWO WEEKS. I am actually getting withdrawals now because I normally sew everyday. I don’t know what other people do? On the evening like what do you do when you havnt got any crafts to do???

I’ve got five orders from etsy to make, a bag to send, and two people have requested some handmade curtains for me to make so I’m gonna get straight into the orders. I’ve been updating my SEO on my etsy site so hopefully that will help as well.

Kind of want to make other animals but not sure which ones? What are you favourite cushions in my shop and what would you like to see more of?

Bye bye bloggers!!

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Rustic Pencil Holder

Reblogged From http://strawberry-chic.blogspot.co.uk

I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in through rustic or organic design elements. Which is why I was thrilled when my husband made me this wooden pencil holder. The piece of wood is one that his friend found by a river bank. My husband just added a few holes to it, sanded down the edges, and made it into a functional decorative piece for my art room.

 

 

 

 

Click below to get the tutorial…it’s super simple!

Rustic Pencil Holder
Materials & Tools Needed
Hand saw
Small slice of wood either from a large branch or tree base (mine is a piece of poplar about 6″ in diameter)
Drill (with a drill bit size of about 7/16″)
Sand paper

Step 1. Using a hand saw, carefully cut your wood piece to the desired height.

 
Step 2. Drill holes into the top of your wood piece. You can drill in a pattern or randomly.
 
 
Step 3. Sand down the edges and add pencils.
 

DIY Iphone Case!!

MAKE YOUR OWN IPHONE CASE

Iphone cases1Iphone cases2It’s no secret that we adore taking lots of pictures with our iPhones. We adore getting new cases; they are the perfect little (functional) accessory. We decided it was high time we created some of our own—especially since we just couldn’t pass up these clear cases we found on Ebay for £2 each!Iphone steps1. Supplies: Clear iPhone cases, pretty papers, paint, fabrics, found papers, scissors and paint brushes. 2. If you plan on making your case with papers first create a template that fits your case; including the where the camera goes so you don’t cover it. 3. Use your template to cut out a pretty paper, lay this inside your clear case before popping your phone in. 4. Use your template to cut out a cute fabric, lay this inside your clear case before popping your phone in. 5. Use paint chips to create a collage for your case. 6. Paint the inside of your case—you can leave some areas blank so your phone shows through. 7. Create a geometric design out of found papers; such as magazines or pictures. 8. Have fun customizing your case to your style—or gift one to a friend!Iphone cases3What we love about filling the inside of the case with a pretty paper or fabric is you can change out your design as often as you like. You could match your iPhone case to your mood. Or outfit.http://www.abeautifulmess.com

This is a fab idea, going to grab a few and put photos in 😀 yey!!