Monthly Archives: November 2014

It’s Christmas Chez Aixie

I have finally got the Christmas decorations up! Well…….I say decorations, so far it is two trees and a wreath, so there may be more if I have both the time and the inspiration. Until then, check it out: Thrifted … Continue reading

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An Ode to Black and White

Once upon a time, in a land far away….. This may be surprising, given my obvious obsession with colour, but many years ago I lived in a tiny two bedroom flat that was decorated entirely in black and white. It … Continue reading

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Awesomest birthday pressie!

So yesterday I celebrated with my parents at a little pizza place near their house- delish! And they gave me the awesomest present, Anna Spiro’s recently released book Absolutely Beatiful Things!!! Anna is one half of an interior design business … Continue reading

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The way to a Whovian’s heart.

It’s my birthday today! Hip, hip hooray! I celebrated with a Chinese takeaway last night with my brother. He certainly knows how to make me smile, check out the gift he gave me…. And then at work this morning, another … Continue reading

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Jewellery Display

Someone asked me the other day about the coloured graters on my dressing table, so I thought I would share with you my jewellery storage! I have a LOT of jewellery, most of which I have made myself. I go … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrapping

I have been fairly organised this year and have managed to do most of my present buying already. It’s probably the first time ever, and I have to say I’m enjoying the feeling 😄 This year I will be hosting … Continue reading

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Paper Beads

You’re probably sick of my junk mail crafting! If so, just imagine I’m making these with wrapping paper or hand painted papers. There are numerous tutorials and templates for making paper beads out there (Google is your friend), so I’m … Continue reading

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Paper Patchwork

I adore patchwork. Sadly I don’t have the patience or the sewing skills to create the amazing patchwork bedspreads and blankets that both my talented grandmothers used to make. Is there a patchwork gene? If so I inherited the appreciation … Continue reading

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Recent Op Shop Finds

I thought I would share a few funky finds from some recent op shopping sessions. Like this cute little thistle vase: These two 1950’s blue soup bowls: And this funky white vase: I totally fell in love with this 1960’s … Continue reading

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More Junk Mail Decoupage

Still trying to use up a massive back log of junk mail, I decided another decoupage project just had to happen! Frodo naturally agreed with me. A few months ago I picked up this very dated wooden tray from my … Continue reading

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