Monday, 28 January 2013

Bon Voyage

Tomorrow I'm going to Thailand with my family for three weeks :-) I'm awfully excited! We are going to ride on elephants, amongst many other exciting adventures!! I have some posts scheduled for while I'm away, so aurevoir for now y'all. 

p.s. don't you just wish airlines were like this today!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

DIY: valentines pins

Everyone is getting prepared for Valentines so I thought I would share what I made for my friends last valentines;

The little packages included a sweet award pin;

and some homemade heart shaped fudge.

The bags were made out of baking paper, but had I owned any, pre-made glassine bags would have been much easier. The award pins are very simple to make, and you could fill the little packages with any sweet treats. 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Snail Mail

Few things make me happier than sending snail mail. Below are some hand painted watercolour envelopes I sent out :-)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

DIY: Floral Lampshade

Inspired by Aunt Peaches Flower Lampshade, I spent hours attempting to make my own. This is the final result :-) 

I made all the flowers using various tutorials and improvisation out of tissue paper, then used a hot glue gun to attach them to a lampshade that I already owned.

Although I prefer Aunt Peaches lamp, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It looks especially nice at  night when the light shines through the tissue paper. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

DIY: 21st timeline booklet

For My sisters 21st birthday I collected 21 photos, one from each year of her life and created a little timeline booklet.

It's quite easy to do, although very time consuming (I hand stitched because sewing machines are my arch nemesis, and I also like the uneven look of hand stitching). I sewed each picture onto some vintage fabric, and placed cardboard between the material to keep it stiff. 

Thursday, 3 January 2013


So, my first ever blog post. Rather exciting! 

I plan to fill this blog with an assortment of crafty things,

 thrift finds, vintage goodness and snail mail. 

All the things I adore :-)

(image: ingthings)