Sunday, 10 February 2019

Doodling practise makes perfect...


Happy Sunday! I hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend. Mine has been pretty chilled after battling a yucky lurgy/illness for the past week or so. Once we’d got the chores out of the way, I enjoyed finding sometime to sit down and doodle. :)

I really need to get more acquainted with my iPad Pro and ProCreate after seeing the amazing work out there that can be created on it.  I decided to follow this easy YouTube tutorial by talented by Teela Cunningham of Every Tuesday. This doodle is no masterpiece, and practise makes perfect, but the creative process was really fun so I thought I’d share it here.

I often wonder if doodles represent our subconscious throughts. If so, I think I can safely assume that my subconscious is wishing for spring!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturday, 26 January 2019

Upcycled Mandala Stool

Mandala Stool Close Up
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Hooray for the weekend! Hooray for saying goodbye to what has felt like a super-crazy-busy week! I’m looking forward to finding some time to wind down this weekend and getting a little more creative. :)

So, do you remember this post where I shared a work-in-progress shot of what I busy creating? Well, the reveal time has come to share the finished project. This upcycled stool was so easy to create with basic supplies.

Mandala Stool
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I purchased this stool from IKEA and simply sanded the seat, painted it and then stenciled this stunning mandala design onto it before assembling the stool:

Mandala Stool Bird’s Eye View
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Ideally, you’d want to use white spray paint for the stenciling process and then seal it. However, I didn’t have any to hand and I was in the creative zone I used embossing paste instead. This added a really cool dimension, but I wouldn’t recommend doing this if you want to park your tush on it! This will be more of a decorative stool for the home *wink*.

Mandala Stool Close Up 2
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The stencil is part of a range of home décor stencils that Threaders have just launched. Threaders are more commonly associated with sewing, but the beauty of these stencils is that they can be utilised across so many different crafts! Not only are there intricate mandala designs, but there are super-cute Scandi styles too. I’ll definitely be playing with more of these in the future!

If you’re interested, the stencils can be found here. They come in sets of two, and if you act quick, they’re currently on offer at two packs for £20!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that you have a super-duper weekend!


Saturday, 19 January 2019

You + Me

You + Me


Right, let's get the formalities outta the way here. Happy 2019! Long time no see! For various reasons, I've been away and I'd say that I've missed you, but I've been seeing most of you on that happy place known as Instagram, and I've still been dabbling in the crafting from time to time. ;)

So, let's kick off 2019 with a good intention. An intention to enjoy the process of playing with pretty things to get a craft fix, and also busting some stash in the process. I have a lot of stash that I've sat and admired for literally years, and the time has come to administer the scissors and glue to it *gulp*!

Cue today's card, which was a creative distraction from cleaning my office upon discovering my stash of the Hello, Love collection by Crate Paper (and the bonus of creating Mr Gray's Valentine's card early!). You could easily use modern-day supplies to create this with some gorgeous gold heat-embossing. Grab a heart stamp and a couple of sentiment stamps to recreate the look!

Right, I'm gonna keep things short and sweet here. But I hope that you all have a great weekend and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!



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