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Orange and clove pomanders

Orange and clove pomanders

This time each year I make these wonderful orange and clove pomanders that fill the house with Christmas scent. They look great sat in a decorative bowl or hung with ribbons but this year I added tea lights to make a beautiful Christmas candle centre piece. What you need to do There are lots of … Continue reading

Christmas Santa Sacks

Christmas Santa Sacks

After trawling the internet for children’s personalised Christmas sacks and not finding anything suitable I decided to have a go at making my own. These fancy Christmas postal bags will look beautiful filled with gifts, or simply sat as a decoration next to the fireplace. Unfortunately in Dubai we have no need for a fireplace … Continue reading

Jam jar tea lights

Jam jar tea lights

These cute little tea light lanterns would make great decorations for Diwali or Christmas celebrations, or simply for a cosy night in. Easy enough to be made by the little ones they also make great presents and keepsakes. You will need You can stick almost anything onto these jam jars, I used the following: A … Continue reading

Getting organised – chalkboard

Getting organised – chalkboard

I’ve been a bad Mum this week. For the second week running I have forgotten to return the school library books and had a very near miss with a PE kit. So it’s time to get organised! I gave this old Ikea chalkboard a new look and a new place it in the heart of … Continue reading

Bead sun catchers

Bead sun catchers

These beautiful bead sun catchers look and act like stained glass but they are in fact made from melted plastic beads typical of the sort you get in children’s jewellery sets. We made these bead sun catchers whilst in the UK over the summer, when the sun hits them they glow like glass and projects … Continue reading

Colour chart art

Colour chart art

My mother-in-law wanted some simple and effective art work to brighten up her bathroom so she came up with this, framed paint colour charts. This picture was made with a Farrow & Ball colour charts and framed in an Ikea’s Norrlida frame. This picture was particularity easy to make as the Farrow and Ball cards … Continue reading

I’m getting into signage

I’m getting into signage

When I was experimenting transferring images to canvas I wondered what else I could transfer, so I tried transferring text to wood, the results are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! That’s it I’m addicted now, I’m going to be making them for everyone and everything. Just look at it, it’s gorgeous. To make it you will need Plywood Acrylic … Continue reading

Your photos on canvas

Your photos on canvas

I’ve been researching a lot recently about how to transfer my photos onto canvas and today I gave it a go. The results were mixed but I was not disappointed. I’d recommend giving this ago especially if you like a vintage feel, in fact I would go as far as to say, you gotta try … Continue reading

Beautiful butterflies

Beautiful butterflies

When we first arrived in Dubai we walked into our empty villa with its huge rooms and equally huge walls and I wondered how we would ever make it feel like a home. The dozens of pictures we brought from the UK didn’t do much to fill the walls so I started looking at things … Continue reading

Tablecloth artwork

Tablecloth artwork

I snapped a picture of this product in a store in Hong Kong when traveling last month. This could be a great idea of a table cloth for a creative family. You certainly don´t need to buy the ready made package. Buy any fabric you like and permanent markers in any colors you like. Then sit … Continue reading

Make your photos visible

Make your photos visible

This could be your solution to get your photos out of the computer and up to your walls. I love to have our favorite photos visible around the house to remind us of the good things in life, priceless moments, good times and our lovely friends and family. By putting the photos on a foam … Continue reading