Craft Project

Window Dressing


The sun is shining and by no means will I moan. I love it.

However the house is hot and we have found that shutting the curtains helps keep rooms cooler. At the same time I have been dyeing dyeing clothes in the garden and with some spare dye I decided to chuck in an crochet table cloth. My thoughts being that if it was pretty enough then it could be used as some form of net curtain…

I simply used some pink eft over hand dye in a bucket with salt. I added the table cloth and wearing rubber gloves - swished it around so that the table cloth was fully submerged. Next step was to check the level of colour suited what i was after and then straight into the washing machine on 40 degree wash to rinse any left over dye residue away.

Voila 💕

Voila 💕


Emergency DIY Jewellery Storage Makeover


As everyone was back to work today, my mental to do list was ‘remove Christmas’.

I’m not as miserable as I sound but the year has started and I’m determined to achieve something this year other than house work…

And I did achieve!

I have been bugging myself silly over the picture frames I created to hang earrings from. It’s a simple idea where you simply staple gun mesh wire to the back of an old picture frame. Simple and very effective, however previously when I had time I had painted the frames to match each other but when I made the second batch of frames I ran out of time.

Today armed with an extra shot of coffee, a paint brush and some acrylic gold paint - I simply painted the frames (carefully) whilst hanging and within two hours and 3 coats pf paint they are done!

Before painting the pictures frames…

Before painting the pictures frames…

And after ❤️

And after ❤️

A simple and small job but one that has made me super happy. Plus I already had the paint (which from memory was £5) and a paint brush. The job took a small amount of time and no extra money being spent.

#NothingNew seems to be creeping into other parts of my life and its fun!