So after making this backless top I was thinking, what a fantastic opportunity to get some back jewellery on the go. I’ve been wanting to make something to embellish an open back top for some time, and now I have the perfect excuse. After rummaging through my supplies I found a few bits and pieces and put them together, just in time for NYE! (p.s. I accidentally left the clasp of the materials picture. Make sure you read the ‘You’ll need” section for the full list) You’ll need: A feather (or two) Crimpable chain (fine metal chain) Jump rings Box… Read More
I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and have enjoyed spending time with the people you love. After all the build up it always makes me a little sad when it’s finally over but with the new year looming the celebrations aren’t over yet! New Years Eve is a time to get all dressed up and have somewhere fantastic to go. I’ve been spying a lot of backless tops and dresses recently and my new fave trend is spaghetti straps… Combine the two? Why not! You will need: Fabric (I’ve used black satin) Thread Suede Cord 1. Take… Read More
One of my favourite posts this last month has been learning how to make a Monkey Fist knot. I’ve used it for two of my Christmas Cracker posts and I have loads of other ideas, but I agree with some of our readers… It can be a little tricky. So, I’ve made a video to show you exactly how it’s done. Check it out on my new Youtube channel. I’m planning on making more videos so pop on over to Bloglovin to keep up with the latest. x
Each and every year I promise myself I won’t leave it until the last minute. Well it’s happened again. I am not ready for Christmas. I need more time! I’m so envious of those prepared people who can relax and enjoy the holiday season, but even though I might be panicking now, at least I have the amazing DIY blogosphere to come to my rescue. Here are a few of my favourite quick and easy DIY gifts for the ladies from some of my favourite bloggers. Click your favourites to go to the tutorials! You guys all know my love… Read More
Here’s my latest Contributor post for OH SO PRETTY the diaries. It’s a weathered version of the bright, summery wrap bracelets we all love! Pop on over to OSP to see the full tutorial and loads of other great posts while you’re at it! P.s. Make sure you check out the other contributors. They’re fantastic!
My Christmas decorating is an ongoing process. It’s so much fun to sit down in the evening, heat up a mug of gluewine, treat myself to a couple of (dozen) mince pies (hello gym) and make some decorations. It’s also a great excuse to experiment with some new techniques. So what if it goes wrong. Christmas ornaments are meant to look a bit rough around the edges right? A tree with lights and shiny stuff on? Hardly the epitome of taste… and it shouldn’t be! It’s about having fun together, so grab someone, anyone, and try out these Salt Dough… Read More
I’m finally getting around to making my Christmas decorations! Our flat is still undergoing general decorating and so it is a bit bare at the moment. It’s all good though, it just means we have more room for tinsle and pom poms right! After putting up our tree I decided to make this colourful garland from tassels, well, because you guys know how much I like a good tassel. Instructions: 1. Make the tassel by wrapping yarn around your fingers about 20 times. Slip the loops off your hand and wrap the end of the yarn around all of them… Read More
Around here it’s the time of year to layer on up, always carry an umbrella and never leave the house without some kind of headwear to keep the trestles under control. And, well, since it’s the time of year to get all sparkly and such, why not extend that idea to your party hat! I have used a piece of broken jewellery and a jersey beanie making this hat super cheap to make! Instructions: 1. Remove any excess chain, jump rings or other findings from your jewellery. 2. Thread your needle and sew the jewellery onto the hat making sure… Read More