Category Archives: Home DIY and Decor

Bohemian Paisley Tea Tins

Months and months ago I picked up these three enamel tins in the op shop with vague ideas to upcycle them in some way. They’ve stayed tucked away in a cupboard until now. I was out and about shopping when … Continue reading

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Knitted Floor Rug

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, make a floor rug for the library. It was time consuming, but couldn’t have been simpler. Starting with good old fashioned French knitting, using up various odds and ends of … Continue reading

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French Knitted Macrame Style Plant Hanger

After my forays into loom knitting I had an epiphany about old school French knitting. Could it be used like macrame to make plant hangers? Time to find out! With some cream wool I created four strands of French knitting … Continue reading

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Loom Knitting Tea Cosies

Recently I discovered knitting on a loom. This has to be the easiest way to knit ever! Do you remember French knitting from school? I’m sure most kids did it in art classes, I remember making long snakes of French … Continue reading

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Hellebores in the Studio 

I have wanted to paint a mural in my home for as long as I can remember but landlords don’t usually take kindly to such thing so I had to wait until I had my own house. Then what to … Continue reading

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Upcycled Metal Tray

I’ve had this tray for months, waiting to decide what to do with it. When I spied this pretty paisley fabric in my local haberdashers I thought it would be nice decoupaged to the base of the tray. I cut … Continue reading

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Cloisonné Inspired Box

A few years ago at a community quiz night, I won a scented candle and aroma reeds set that came in this very sturdy cardboard box. I’ve kept it all this time because I knew one day I’d do something … Continue reading

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