March Bed Post

March’s Bed Post brings a combination of ethnic textiles and vintage florals.

That kind of sums up my style really!

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New Kitchen Tiles

This is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time.

Today I finally did it, updated my plain boring white kitchen tiles with some awesome bohemian tile stickers! Yay!

I bought the stickers on ebay, rather nervously given all I had to go on was this picture:

Four sets of twenty stickers was needed for this space, but that only set me back less than $80 including postage.


This was also a great opportunity for a thorough spring clean of the space!


It was very straightforward, just peel and stick, although there were some tricky bits (the corner under the cupboards, around power switches etc) which I haven’t done a brilliant job at, and getting them all perfectly aligned…..well let’s just say I’m never going to get a job as a tiler!!!

But on the whole, I couldn’t be happier with the results!

It has just elevated my pink kitchen from good to AMAZING! Yes, it’s now a riot of pattern and colour, just like the rest of the house, and I love it!!!!!

What do you think?

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Glass topped table uplift

I found this cute little table in my local op shop for $2.99, and noticed the glass top lifts out, so decided to give it a bit of a lift with some pretty fabric.

This Cambodian fabric was a gift, and I thought it was perfect for the table.

No tutorial required here, I just placed the glass on the fabric and cut around it!


Looking good!

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Instagram Challenge

If you follow me on Instagram (@alexandrafelgate), then you will have seen that last month I participated in a month long photo a day challenge via the hashtag #showmeyourboho.

First day was REFRESH:

I had just refreshed my entryway with a different selection of art.

Day 2: BEFORE:

My entryway before the re-hang.

Day 3: organise:

My jewellery collection is huge and needs organisation!

Day 4: RELAX:

Day 5: HYGGE:

Day 6: SOFA:


Day 8: BOOKS:


My favourite notebooks.


Kantha, cushions….lots of handmade items here.

Day 11: PLANTS:

Day 12: MORNING:

A lazy Sunday with tea and Harry.

Day 13: LAYERS:

Day 14: SERVE:


My favourite view.


Progress on Sketchbook Project sketchbook.

Day17: DINE:

Day 18: THREE

A tricky prompt, but the little set of three baskets fitted the bill!


Day 20: SELFIE:

I don’t do selfies, so I shared a shelfie instead!

Day 21: BLOOM:


Day 23: #WIDN:

(Watching Netflix and drinking wine)


Day25: GATHER:

On my daily walk I gather feathers and have them displayed around the house.


Crystals are my favourite little things!

Day 27: SELF CARE:

Self care generally involves my sofa!

Day 28: HUES:


Day 30: RESULTS:

The result of my purchase of a footstool/ottoman was for it to be appropriated by Merlin.


I really enjoyed participating in this challenge, it was a lot of fun!

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Bohemian Hexagon Patchwork Mirror

I have had this wooden mirror for a while and it has had several incarnations.

For a while it was pink, later I had covered it in confetti!

I thought I would just paint it turquoise, but then I opened a drawer in my studio and found my hexagon paper punch. The idea then occurred to me to use up my scraps of pretty boho papers and colouring in pages.

Once I had cut out a basket full of hexagons I start glueing them to the mirror!

Once covered with hexies, a layer of matte mod Podge over the top seals it.

Once all the edges were glued down and the top coat dried, it was ready to hang on the wall!

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African Inspired Planter

Flicking through Pinterest and I’m seeing lots of gorgeous African textiles and patterns, and I decided I wanted to decorate something with a similar style.

This little white ceramic planter was picked up on an op shopping trip a couple of years ago, and has spent the last little while in my studio holding washi tape.

With black permanent texta in hand and African patterns on my laptop, I started drawing!

It’s not even or perfect, but I love the bespoke nature of it!

It makes me want more black and white pieces in amongst all my colours!

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Home Made Lip Balm

All my life, even as a child, I have had very dry lips. So I never go anywhere without several different tubes and pots of lip balm, and for many years now I’ve been making my own.

And today, as I whipped up another batch, I thought I’d share it with you!

I have many recipes for natural skincare, and in fact worked for a while teaching classes in aromatherapy. A lot of my recipes come from this amazing book by Carolyn Stubbin, which is sadly out of print now.

My lip balm recipe is loosely based on her “healing lip balm”, although I’ve made a couple of changes to suit me.


15gm Beeswax

5gm Cocoa Butter

5gm Honey

65ml Jojoba Oil

5ml Carrot Infused Oil

5ml Camellia Oil

10 drops Essential Oil (the choice is yours, but make sure you choose oils that are safe for sensitive skin and are not photo toxic.)

Today I made a batch of Mint (Spearmint & Peppermint combined), a batch of Tangerine and a batch of Lavender and Lime (use distilled lime oil for skincare, as cold-pressed can be photo toxic, meaning in the sun your skin could burn more easily or crack and blister.)

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then melt them in a pan of water. You can use an electric frypan for this, or just a frypan filled with water, on the cook top.

Once melted, stir thoroughly to combine, and por into lip balm tubes, jars or tins. (Hint: I buy mine on ebay).

I use a small glass beaker for this job, but if you’re using jars/tins, a normal jug will do.

Once the tubes are filled and cooled, they can be capped and labelled.

I chose to use some pretty watercolours on my labels to make them more interesting, but if I’m in a hurry I sometimes don’t bother to label them at all.

These look great just sitting on my kitchen table, and they also make great gifts. Now I’m stocked up for the next few months!!

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