It’s Feijoa season again! Today we took a family drive into the middle of nowhere to cash in on some serious fruit purchasing from a roadside stall (we raid it every year). On the way home – we took the scenic route of course – we came across a very cool vintage shop that really got my creative synapses firing. I wanted to buy half of the store and the other half had me thinking of things I had at home that I could do something similar with. Unfortunately my phone had died by this point so I couldn’t take any photos, but Hubster and I have discussed going back there to purchase a few things.
I think I’ve mentioned before my propensity to hoard fabric and yarn? Well I can honestly say I have in no way managed to improve this behaviour. Zilch. Poor Hubster is very forgiving about this little vice so I decided the lest I could do is to make it neat and tidy. I think I’ve also mentioned previously how much I hate cleaning? That hasn’t changed either. So the solution needed to be easy to maintain and look pretty (or at least not offensive to the eye) to satisfy all needs.
I found this lovely piece of inspiration on Pinterest (where else?) and there was no looking back
A quick plea on Freecycle for cot railings and voila, new and improved fabric storage
Double bonus, they were free and I saved them from going in to landfill as the rest of the cot was broken to pieces. Hubster was double happy because not only does it look good, but there were two of them and they were free. Not sure yet if I will paint them, they are in fairly good nick as is so it’s not imperative at this stage, might see how things go before making that call.
One of the things I love most about being crafty is that I am always learning new things. Nothing ever gets boring because I will never know everything. Not to mention the fact that knowing you have made something yourself is pretty darn neat!
So, needless to say, I was pretty excited to find this little beauty in the back of my wardrobe stash, in a bag of goodies from my Grandmother.
Recently, I became overwhelmed at the state of my stash. During the subsequent clean up, I found a wealth of other half-finished projects and clothes that I had put aside for a rainy day. These were added to my list of things to finish / re-use / refashion / up-cycle before buying any new supplies. Hubster is going to be the happiest man alive. He may get his study back, I will get some new additions to my wardrobe and presents will be made and gifted with nary a dollar spent.
Recently I came across this lovely little layered tunic on the Anthropologie website. This is my happy place to browse and dream. It was swiftly pinned and even featured on my Mid-week Inspiration post. I loved it that much.
Holidays are absolutely flying by… Time enough for a few last minute projects though right? Always!
I spent last weekend hanging out with Ma, Pa and my littelist brother who was home from Uni. Love that kid! Was so great to hang out and just mooch around. Of course I received about 6 different knitting orders, mostly owl related after seeing this little beauty.
Don’t you just love it when you find a tutorial that is easy, fast and turns out perfectly?
Before I explain, I have a small confession to make. I have a problem. It seems that I am entirely unable to turn down a deal when it comes to fabric and yarn. I have spent some time this long weekend tidying up my craft room and it is almost embarrassing how much I hoard these things.
So I have made it my mission to buy no new supplies (unless I need any notions) until I have made a dent in my stash.
This tutorial has been languishing in the depths of my Pinterest page for sometime. I must have pinned it in a one of my frenzies as it is hard to believe why I didn’t make it straight away. A bit of cutting, two seems, a neckline and voila a wonderfully comfy and cozy top. Too simple.