12 May 2014

Tiny shoes for tiny feet

With the arrival of my first niece coming ever closer, I whipped out the sewing machine to get a little handmade gift underway. After a quick browse on Pinterest, I remembered the tutorial for these kimono baby shoes, from Homespun Threads, that I'd saved for a rainy day.
A couple of hours later and here we are! 
A little fiddly in places, but overall easy to make and a great way to use up pretty scraps of fabric that are too small for anything else.
Let's hope they fit!

20 Apr 2014

Happy Easter!

Pink, mint and mustard, a delicious colour combo. 
Happy easter - a whole day of guilt-free chocolate eating can commence!

19 Apr 2014

Pinterest Picks: Easter Egg DIY's

Every season, I say 'this is my favourite time of year', but Spring really is the best one. Sunny mornings, light evenings and flowers popping up all over, I love the optimism spring brings. With pastel colours everywhere too, it gets me every time!

Easter will always hold a special place in my heart, not just for the copious amounts of prettiness and chocolate eggs, but also because of the memories of our romantic (and totally surprising) Easter-Egg-Hunt engagement a couple of years ago...( more on that another day!)

Here are my favourite Pinterest picks of this year's Easter Egg DIY's...

 1. Ikat painted eggs & 2. Hand-doodled farm eggs... so simple yet so pretty

3. Gold glitter eggs & 4. Gold-leaf atlas eggs... I just can't resist sparkly gold!

 5. The prettiest watercolour pastels & 6. A pop of neon... I love the pastel colours and pops of neon that come with Spring.

Follow the links to see the original sources, and have a go at some DIY egg decorating this Easter!

13 Feb 2014

Sweet Valentine...

I love Valentines Day, I must admit. 
Ok, so it has its naysayers, and yes I don't need a specific day to tell my other half how much I love him, but I love it, the pink and red, hearts and flowers, any excuse for a DIY card or garland... 
So i thought I'd share with you some of my favourite Valentines themed images that I've spotted recently.

First up some sweet treats in the obligatory shades of pink..

Happy Valentines, whatever you are doing! xox

13 Jan 2014

Etsy finds... Mrs Eliot Books

I stumbled upon this beautiful graphic print from the 'Blocks and Boxes' series by MrsEliotBooks on Etsy, whilst on the hunt for some herringbone and chevron inspiration.
Love the use of bold colours and delicate textures.
Image from Mrs Eliot Books Etsy shop.

Head over to the Etsy shop to see more of her bold prints.