A five star hotel for worms

What of earth is a worm hotel, I hear you ask? Well, you may have already heard of a worm farm; which is a container where you can place your kitchen waste in the top and worms ‘process’ the food which results in fabulous liquid fertiliser for the garden. A worm hotel is similar, except…

A revamp of tired old outdoor furniture

We have a lovely little paved area in a corner of our garden which is perfect for sitting and watching the girls play on the grass. However the old timber outdoor furniture we had literally fell to bits. To keep costs down the hubby and I purchased a second hand setting made of cast aluminium….

Deck the halls…it’s Christmas craft time

Hooray it’s finally time to decorate the house for Christmas. I absolutely love Christmas – all those twinkling lights, glittery tinsel, soppy Christmas carols and over the top smaltzy sentimentality. I love it all I just can’t help myself. But now that I have two small children Christmas time is so much more special; it’s…

Re painting old furniture – a how to guide

I have a lovely old drinks cabinet that my father gave me a long time ago. I believe it dates from the 1930s or 40s when the sole bread winner, i.e. a man, would return home to a nicely dressed wife wearing lipstick. He would sit in his nice comfy leather armchair and put his…

Recovering a Lampshade…its illuminating

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet! I’ve been wanting to update and change my interiors for a while, but a lack of money and small children has me waiting impatiently. So I’ve decided to tinker with the small things, like cushions and lampshades. I don’t really have a style, other than eclectic. Most of…

Every little princess needs a tutu!

My youngest daughter is turning one in a couple of months (where has the time gone?…they grow up so fast). To celebrate this milestone I want to do a little photo shoot in the backyard. As a click happy mother, taking photos of my girls is always a wonderful diversion. I literally have thousands of…

My first attempt at upholstering a chair

My husband has a red vinyl covered chair which is practically the only piece of furniture left from his bachelor days…I made sure everything else disappeared over time…he he. It has travelled across the country and back again and was originally purchased by his mother. I like the chair design and it has a good…

Button cushions…the obsession continues

It looks like my button obsession continues. Last month I made someĀ framed button monogramsĀ for my daughter’s rooms. Now I’ve decided to make some button art on fabric and make them into cushions. Miss Three wanted a love heart and Miss Seven Months is getting a duck. Firstly, I went to the nearest fabric megastore, and…

It’s superhero time! making capes for little heroes

My daughter recently decided that she is a superhero! Her powers can include, but are not limited to; flying, going really really fast, turning things in to ice, helping others and super drawing (I’m not sure what that is). To appease her need to transform herself in to an amazing superhero, I’ve decided to make…

Cut-out butterflies: craft project no.2

I recently brought some cute cut-out paper butterflies (yes, of course on Etsy) after deciding that the cheap IKEA light shades in the girls bedrooms were looking really boring and needed some bling. I bent them slightly in the middle to give them a 3-D effect and glued them on with PVA glue. It was…

Oh dear, I’ve come over all crafty

Being on maternity leave has meant that I now have the time to perform crafty projects! While bub sleeps and when the will to perform the endless amount of house work has left me, my mind wonders to what type of potential projects I could do to fill my time. I love projects!! Doing craft…