Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Chiffon Shirt Cushion


I found this chiffon shirt in a charity shop in the lovely village of Olney. I absolutely loved the rich indigo colour and snapped it up for a bargain of £2 in the intention of doing some diy...


And ta da! It ended up being re-cycled into an utterly unique 18x18" envelope cushion cover.

 All together my materials cost around £24 with the biggest expense going on the purple pom pom trim from Dunelm Mill.

As i used chiffon (a lightweight and delicate fabric) it was important to back the material before sewing. For this i used navy cotton sheeting and fused together using a fabric adhesive spray and a very hot iron.

If you are interested in making something similar, you can follow this easy step by step guide here.

Monday, 17 October 2011


On my recent voluntary shift at The Buszy thrift shop, a rather large collection of owl ornaments had been donated. This wooden carved owl in particular caught my attention and i became a bit fascinated with it.. it must be those glass eyes! 
This friday, if its still there, i might just have to make the purchase. I don't care if its tacky!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dunelm picks for Autumn

Bug Chair Cushion £14.99

Azami Filled Cushion £12.99  (3 colour ways)

Tweed Woven Cushion £12.99 (2 colour ways)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Next brings designer to the high-street in new Eccentric Glamour collection

Original Rabbit desk lamp by Moooi approx. £320

Next Bunny Lamp £35

Original Pineapple desk lamp by Graham and Green approx. £95

Next Pineapple Lamp £40

Jamie at home

The Jamie Oliver brand has been making kitchen and dining products for two years now, however he seems to have expanded his range into various homeware products focused on great design.

The launch of the Jamie at home 'Party Plan' has helped expand the brand with almost 4,000 consultants bringing the ever changing collection of house and garden products to friends and family.

My stepmum was invited to one of these parties last week and came home with this set of tea, coffee and sugar tins shown below.

I am loving the new designs focusing on graphics and illustration. Check out the current collection on his website here

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Nail art is everywhere at the moment and it is utterly amazing what can be created on such a tiny surface. I however am taking baby steps as the words detail and nail varnish are not used together with my hands. So i decided to do some 'easy' diagonals using a lot of concentration to get the straightest lines i could muster. Firstly i painted the blue using Models Own Blooboo and then went over all of the nail with a  french manicure natural pink. Combining the colours together created a lovely muted fresh palette which i then went on to re-create using the ColourLovers website.