So I decided it was time to join the cool photography kids and give my camera strap a bit of love. It was a close call between some fun strips of fabric and blingy sequins, and well Continue reading
Hey friends! Thought it was a bout time I shared more of my latest faves. That lamp is especially ridonkulous!
01. Cross placemats from 101 Woonideeen?!
02. Folded leather basket from Between The Lines
03. Super cute mountain mouse pad from Little White Whale
04. I am so impressed with the way this globe lamp from Trendenser turned out!
05. Faux gold bookends shared by Sarah Sherman Samuel on A Beautiful Mess
I’m always so inspired seeing the magic that other bloggers come up with. Are you up to anything crafty this weekend??
Hope you had a good weekend despite the boring weather. I spent mine crafting up a storm and eating way too much – it was kind of magical really. Following my mini house pinboard project last week I was hooked so got to work on using my left over supplies.
I knew right away I wanted a diamond shape thanks to my ever-predictable geometric obsession so that part was easy, but I spent ages (seriously, wayyyy too long) playing around with bright colour combos to do something a bit different. In the end I trusted my gut and went with a neutral grey & white combo which fits in with my study perfectly.
- Polyester pin board (picked mine up from Bunnings for $20 for a huge sheet)
- Paint (I just used basic acrylic paint)
- Plus ribbon & hot glue gun for hanging (or just 3M strips or double sided tape)
Step 1: Sketch your design onto paper first and then use this to trace onto your board with pencil
Step 2: Cut the shape out and sketch on your inside lines with pencil too
Step 3: Tape off your sections and paint away. You’ll have to wait in between coloured sections in order to tape over them, or you could be painstakingly impatient like me and just paint up to the line really carefully with a flat brush. Note – the polyester soaks up quite a bit of paint so if you’re mixing up a special colour be sure to make a lot!
Step 4: Once the paint is dry draw on your lines with a sharpie.
Step 5: I glued some ribbon to the back with a hot glue gun for hanging, but you could use anything really – 3M strips, double sided tape, string + push pins etc
and you’re done!
The end result is a bit cute, huh?
Have you made (or ever wanted to make) a pin board for yourself? What shape would you choose?
I’ve been wanting to make a custom shaped cork board for my home office for ages and finally got around to shopping for supplies this weekend only to find that sheets of corkboard actually don’t exist… like, at all… and so it seemed my entire plan was doomed until I came across these huge sheets of amazing grey polyester pinboard for only $20 each at Bunnings. I think it’s actually worked out even better than cork board – winning!
I’m loving the felt-like texture and to play with the Scando look of the material I’ve gone with a trio of mini houses in a minimal design. Just attached to the wall with bluetac. Rather chuffed with the result if I don’t say so myself! Here’s a few action shots of my process -
I still have at least a metre of so of this stuff left so plan to bang out a few extra shapes – keep your eyes peeled next week!
Right, friends, I think it’s time for you to join my quest for 2014 in getting away from the confides of our hidey-holes more often and joining some creative workshops/day classes. I’m really excited to have tickets to giveaway for Unleash Creative‘s all-day crafty workshop events coming up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, worth $239 – woo!
I’ve already mentioned it a few times this year (and you’re probably getting sick of it) but I am SUCH a fan of in-person workshops and day classes. Every time I go to one I feel so ridiculously inspired and buzzed like a little kid who has just discovered ice cream. I hate awkward networking events, so hands-on workshops and classes are a really laid back, natural way to meet folks with similar interests to you too.
I’m not 100% what to expect from the event to be honest, but I do know it sounds kind of amazing! With 4 different creative mentors giving mini workshops throughout the day, we should expect to be given a creative injection of epic proportions.
Unleash Creative has recently been launched by lovely Magdalena Franco, who is also the brains behind The Craft Revival blog. “we’re here to unleash your creative potential and turn your inhibited adult self into a carefree doodling child complete with sideways-stickey-outey-tongue. And most importantly we promise to not make you stand up in front of the room to do a show and tell of any failed craft projects. We’re here to have a bucket-load of fun, pass along some of our skills and make a bit of a mess” she says.
Head over here to find out more about the events.
I’m super excited to be able to give away 3 tickets to my lovely followers so you can get your hands dirty for a whole day too (and so I can meet one of you at the Sydney event!)
Tickets up for grabs:
1 x Melbourne Saturday 29 March
1 x Sydney Sunday 4 May
1 x Brisbane Saturday 24 May
Worth $239 each (not bad, huh?)
To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is:
- like us on Facebook here
- and just comment below this post, telling me what creative activities you’ve been up to lately, or what you’ve been meaning to try. Plus which city you’d like to enter for!
Entries close March 9th at 9pm EST and winners will be picked at random and announced via Facebook on March 10th.
Please ensure you have entered a valid email address so we can get in touch about the tickets! Winners just need to reply within 2 days or we may need to re-draw.
I’m going to start sharing my fave round ups of DIY ideas more often because there are just waayyy to many cool ideas out there lately and I think you really need to share in my excitement
Here’s a few that caught my eye this week. Especially digging the pencil tin – can’t go past a bit of geo!
A sturdy and mighty sexy geometric pencil tin made from card and paint – from Sarah M Dorsey Designs
Copper and leather side table for a bit of industrial chic by Emily Henderson
This cloud cork board is available for sale from See Jane Work but has totally inspired me to cut up my own cork boards into fun shapes!