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!!

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.