Category: DIY

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Made with love ‘n’ stuff – 6 Budget DIY Gift Ideas

So Christmas is over for another year, and as promised I can now share with you all the pressies I hand made! To see what I made my dad, and read about my whole DIY gift idea ramblings, click here. I won’t go into great detail for each gift but if you are interested to know how I made something please ask away and I’d … Read More Made with love ‘n’ stuff – 6 Budget DIY Gift Ideas

Christmas Handmade – Gifts for dad

This Christmas I’m making all my gifts by hand. There’s a few reasons behind this crazy idea.. firstly, I’ve got a few months maternity leave left and lets face it – I really can’t afford to splash out on presents. Another reason is it’s fun 🙂 I love making things. Also it’s good for the environment because I will be recycling where I can … Read More Christmas Handmade – Gifts for dad

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‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation

When I was expecting, I was given a belly cast kit. Now obviously I love to be creative and I especially love to try new things, and making a belly cast was certainly something I hadn’t done before. Naturally I began to research ideas on the internet where I found many beautiful pieces. But to be completely honest, the idea of having a life … Read More ‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation

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Flower Faery Skirt

Little miss Eve recently had her 2nd birthday and I wanted to make her something special. The last few times I saw her she had a tule faery skirt on so I thought I’d make another skirt to add to her collection. (A girl can never have too many faery skirts, am I right?) The more I thought about what to make and how … Read More Flower Faery Skirt

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DIY Home made gesso

There are so many DIY crafts online these days (thanks pinterest!) that when I needed some gesso for a project I thought ‘Hey.. maybe I could just make my own?’ And sure enough, I did. It’s really easy to make, dirt cheap and most likely just using ingredients you have at home anyway. I took pics as I went so I could share this … Read More DIY Home made gesso

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DIY Handmade Notebook

I’m a bit of a pinterest fan. In particular I love to look up inspiration for diy crafts. One of the many wonderful pins I’ve come across is a detailed tutorial to create your own book from scratch. I just happen to be a bit of a notebook fan as well.. I’m not sure what it is exactly but I can never have too … Read More DIY Handmade Notebook

Faery art work, step by step

I found these WIP photos of my artwork ‘Night of the Blood Fliers’ and thought I’d share them to give you an insight into how I paint. Some are a bit blurry though, sorry about that. If you’re an artist yourself and need some guidance then I hope this tutorial is helpful in some way. (The tricky part when taking these photos is remembering … Read More Faery art work, step by step

Upcycling T-shirts

I love to ‘upcycle’. It’s recycling old stuff into better stuff. Recently I went through some old clothes and found 3 t-shirts I’d bought in Vietnam about a year ago. I think I wore the blue one, once. So instead of just throwing them away I thought about what I could turn them into that I might actually wear. Yup, that’s me and my … Read More Upcycling T-shirts

Toadstool Table DIY

So, I’ve been absent for a while.. preserving dead faeries n stuff, the usual. Anyway I’ve been making and painting heaps since I’ve been gone so I thought I’d try and post something new (almost) everyday.. try to keep this blog interesting and keep myself out of trouble. Not that I get into trouble. Much. Anyhoo, something I created recently that got some good … Read More Toadstool Table DIY