Category Archives: Tutorial

Long haul flight survival kit: contents

      1 Comment on Long haul flight survival kit: contents

So I have mentioned this a little bit in our “Sunday” sevens series but here now is the complete blog post for it. One of my close friends recently flew to Australia for a secondment and since that is an exceptionally long journey I decided for her birthday present I was going to create the ultimate long-haul flight survival kit…. Read more »

Share

Quick project: Framed organisation lists

      1 Comment on Quick project: Framed organisation lists

So this is a tutorial for a very quick project, I think it took me less than 30 minutes to make 2 of these and take photographs. For this project you need: Some frames – size doesn’t matter (these are from IKEA but you can pick up cheap frames lots of places) Card – enough to cover the opening of… Read more »

Share

Making My Memory Jar

      No Comments on Making My Memory Jar

Making a memory jar As a resolution for this year, I have decided I need to document my life better. As part of this I have decided I want to make a memory jar. This was something I saw a friend post about on Facebook and the concept of it is very simple. You take a jar (or any other… Read more »

Share

How to: Embellishing shoes

      1 Comment on How to: Embellishing shoes

So in a few weeks (far too soon in fact) I will be performing in our annual Strictly show where I will be dancing the waltz with my ‘celebrity’, who up until Nov/Dec time had never danced before… my partner is shorter than me and so I am most likely going to end up wearing flats instead of heels for… Read more »

Share

Mini “Ikea” Project Bag

      2 Comments on Mini “Ikea” Project Bag

It is not much of a surprise to anyone who has been to our house that we like Ikea, there are many things that I love about their designs most notably their space saving designs. Also we LOVE their meatballs  and have many of their bags around the house used for various things. Recently we found out that they have… Read more »

Share

Tutorial: Making filofax dividers!

      No Comments on Tutorial: Making filofax dividers!

So both me and Pippa have got ourselves lovely Filofaxes, Pippa has had hers for over a year now and I’m a more recent convert. Pippa bought me one for my Birthday in November.  Our filofaxes left: Pippa’s, right: Nikki’s Pippa saw a post on pinterest (from the blog a bowl full of lemons) that inspired her to create filofax dividers…. Read more »

Share

How-to guide: No Sew Chair feet covers

      No Comments on How-to guide: No Sew Chair feet covers

Chair Feet Covers (aka Leprechaun feet) So we have a pair of rather comfortable high backed armchairs and we use them for most things, including our “dining” chairs for sitting at the dinner table. This means they get moved back and forward quite often and this has been wearing away our lovely wooden floorboards by the table *sadface* At this… Read more »

Share

Lace Detail Jumper {How To}

      2 Comments on Lace Detail Jumper {How To}

Following on from the Bunting Jumper Refashion I updated a version of the grey jumper for myself using a much simpler method.  I simply added a few strips of lace following the sleeve seams.  This is a very simple refashion but it makes a plain and simple jumper that little bit more feminine. 1) Take a simple jumper and some… Read more »

Share

Bunting Jumper {How To}

      11 Comments on Bunting Jumper {How To}

Well here it is… I tried to take photos along the way to make a tutorial of how to recreate the bunting jumper. I hope the instructions will be good enough for you to follow. First things first, decide what materials you would like your flags to be made out of. Most of ours were made out of scraps of… Read more »

Share