Now I’m certainly no stranger to upcycling old clothes, but I haven’t really ventured into repurposing furniture or homewares much, mostly because I spend most of my free time at my sewing machine. So I couldn’t turn down an invite to a crafternoon run by Hillarys Blinds and Joe Blogs, in which a bunch of crafty bloggers were set a challenge to upcycle pretty wooden shutters using Annie Sloan chalk paint. Throw Kilner jars (and coffee and yummy sandwiches!) into the mix and that’s pretty much my idea of a perfect afternoon. Continue reading “A #HillarysCrafternoon”
While I love the convenience of digital magazines, there’s nothing quite like casually flicking through a printed mag on a relaxed Sunday morning with a cup of coffee in hand. You don’t have to scroll too far down my blog page to find out that I’m a long-time fan of 91 Magazine – I’ve even contributed a few articles myself – so I couldn’t wait to have a read of their first ever print issue, created in collaboration with Mollie Makes.
This 32-page special features the usual gorgeous home tours (which look even better in print), as well as an interview with the creator of Pygmy Cloud‘s whimsical designs in the Folksy Seller Spotlight, plus plenty of ideas for getting creative and crafty yourself. I particularly love the tips for decorating with paper – such an easy and effective way to add a unique touch to a room.
With the Christmas break fast approaching, this lovely issue will be just the ticket on those lazy, in-between days spent eating chocolates and doing very little.
You can purchase a copy for yourself on the 91 Magazine website – it’s an absolute steal at just £2.95 including P&P.
I’ve long admired designer Donna Wilson’s quirky homewares, so I couldn’t wait to take a peek at her new collection of ten fabrics. Titled Forest and Friends, the designer’s first ever fabric collection features her signature nature-inspired illustrations. Clouds, trees and raindrops are regular motifs, which is no surprise really considering that Donna grew up on a farm in Aberdeenshire in the north-east of Scotland, where there was no doubt an abundance of all three. Continue reading “Donna Wilson’s New Fabric Collection”