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I already mentioned my flirtation with mosaic…here’s a little project I used to get myself accustomed to the technique. I used a cheap blank birdhouse from The Works, cost 99p.          Take birdhouse, apply mosaic glue. Stick fine array of buttons where you wish. Leave to dry, overnight if you can bear it.  Mix…

nailed

i painted my nails today. I used a delicate nude pink and my hands looked ever so chic. Then I started grouting. I lasted about two hours in chic mode. Then I started grouting. I prefer grouting to painting my nails, I’ve decided. More meditative.  Why grout? Well I’m dipping a toe into the world…

Hats off

It’s half term guys…almost Summer…last weekend was a scorcher, so much so that I scored a sun hat for £1 from a charity stall at a local fair as I was in danger of becoming a burnt offering to the sun god(s). Scroll fwd to today, rain, cold, dank. I needed a spritz of summer….

I can handle it

So, I was given an amazing stash of buttons by a good friend a while ago… And at the same time the handles on my work bag started to go manky and I was about to bin it when I  had one of my ideas. Can I use the buttons somehow to elongate the lifetime…

Charmed I’m sure

So, it’s the last day of term tomorrow. That means just one thing. Got to get those presents together for your lovely children’s teachers. Yes, I know, this is something you should have sorted out weeks ago but who the hell does? Here’s my offering. Charms for handbags, phones ( if you’re brave) or to…

Christmas wrapping buttoned up

This is my 500th post!!!! How strange I’m still tapping away, I never thought this blog would be such a key part of my life. Don’t you just love technology? Anyway, hopefully by now you’ve done your shopping and will be contemplating the marathon that is wrapping. Now, I like a glass of wine, sweeties…

There a stitch in my bucket

So, I said I’d post a tutorial type chat about what I did with the TopShop skirt I got for £2 in Sue Ryder. Here it is….I realise that the pictures may be a little rubbish. I’ll try to get some better ones when there’s natural light.  I made a little sewing bucket bag combinng…

Frame it!

So, you know I like a bargain? I wandered into my local charity emporium recently and spied an inoffensive frame. Boring but a good size. I got it home and only then realised it was a little big for the photo to I had had in mind. Look. Oops. So, I decided to HIDE the…

Quick as a flash!

Here’s a very fast refashion, easy! Take a waistcoat purchased from a fab charity shop I visited today while waiting for a train after a PD appointment. You’ve got to make the most of these opportunities! so, hey presto! Some funky buttons, removal of chain store labelling and a nifty corsage (felt, scrap of fabric…