Style i-con or style i-can?

WordPress do a daily post prompt which I always look at but seldom follow up on but today’s is to describe your personal style. I couldn’t resist. Why? Well I wanted to share my personal style theory – the world is divided into two types of person:: amateurs and professionals. The latter are groomed, crease…

Log cabin decoupage

Here’s a very quick make. I got a boring plain wood small photograph frame for 99p from our local charity shop. And some free decoupage paper from a craft magazine (crafts beautiful). Instead of scattering the paper randomly however, I did it in strips in a sort of log cabin kind of pattern. I think…

Fuzzy felt

Have to share this find…hand stitched felt children! I spotted them in a charity shop (rhymes with Boo High-der). They were on a manky antimacassars which I chopped off pronto. I auditioned backgrounds and went for some beautiful wool I got a few years ago, pre Portas charity shopping. I’m trying reverse appliqué but its…

Framed

A quick project…. Plain wood frame from the charidee spruced up with fabulous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and blue lace washi tape round the outside edge. The little sketch was too small so I made an inner frame from some craft paper to hide the edges. Voila!!!

Light touch

  I have never played with lampshades before, but I Will again. I’m thrilled! Want to make one too? Here’s how.. find an old lampshade. Mine was 50p from my local charidee. I ripped off the lampshade tape top and bottom but left the shade. using watered down PVA glue, stick scraps of fabric all…

Frame it fast!

Now you know I love a charity shop…today I scored a bashed up frame for the grand total of £1.99. Elder did a pastel of the Queen over the Summer and I promised to frame it. Et voila! The picture was a little too big so I used some hessian laid around the edge of…

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…

Skirting the issue

Brixham charity shops rock. I got this skirt from Sue Ryder today for £2 and have spent the evening chopping it up. Expect a post with a tutorial for making a stitchy kit bag shortly. I couldn’t however, wait to show you the fabric. Isn’t it great? 50’s stylee sewing bits and bobs. I foresee…

Down at the old Bull and Bush…

Back to work tomorrow. I have been getting used to not being frazzled so am a little worried but on the other hand my lists have been going very well today so I have to have faith, don’t I? Anyway, on to more cheerful stuff. I’ve been clearing the decks so as to reduce stress…

If the skirt fits….

January is traditionally the month of diets. Well, if yours has failed miserably here’s a way of making your too-tight skirt fit again. Firat measure your waist, or just below it depending on where you want the skirt to sit. Then sit down as you ponder how the tape measure could be so wrong. Once…