Friday, March 23, 2012

Just Because

Hello From New Zealand! And I must say the nights are so cold compared to warm Queensland. The boy and I flew over for our best friends wedding happening tomorrow, exciting stuff!

 We are staying with my mother and today I had some fun making cards. My mother is the queen of making cards. Her craft room is filled with lots and lots and lots of wonderful supplies, papers, embellishments, stamps, stickers and everything else you can think of. She showed me how to make these cute little 'just because' cards.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Binky Boo

I bought a Binky Boo pattern from Gingermelon last week and I finally got round to make this sweet little binky bear over the weekend. She is soo adorable and cute. I can't wait to make the bunny, cat and fox next.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Decorated Cans

Last week I did a tutorial on decorating glass jars. This week I have been saving a whole lot of tin cans to decorate with pretty paper.

All you need is printed papers, double sided tape or mod podge, ruler, scissors and embellishments.

The photo above the paper was stuck on with Mod Podge. They came out well but I found the end result was a bit too shiny for my liking.

These ones were stuck on with double sided tape and I love how they turned out.

These tins can be used for holding anything besides pens. They can be used as vases,  for loose bits and bobs and whatever else you can think of.

Have fun

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My week in Instagram

Wow another week has gone by and it is now March! This year is going too fast. Here's my week.....

1. Shopping at Typo makes me super happy
2. We have had some very wet weather lately
3. Lunch at my now favourite spot Montezumas
4. Dressed up as a fairy for work, was lots of fun
5. I found a news agency that's sells Molly Makes! Such a beautiful magazine
6. Hugs with Trevor the Bear
7. DIY pen pots. I had lots of fun making them
8. My new mug from Typo
I noticed Trevor was looking rather grubby and realised in the 11 years I have owned him he has only been washed twice. So into the tub he went with Nappysan, a spin in the washing machine and a tumble in the dryer and hes good as new! So much whiter and fluffy.

He's so Fluffy I'm gonna die!!!!

Linking up to
life rearranged

Friday, March 2, 2012

Glass Jar Tutorial

I am a collector of pens. It started a few years ago and whenever someone I knew was going away or staying in a hotel etc I would ask them to bring me back a pen! So as you can imagine my collection is getting out of hand. I am never short of a pen that's for sure!  I obviously need more pen pots. Had a look around the shops and didn't see any that I liked, quite boring really. Then I thought to myself I should make my own. I saved a nice large jar that previously held Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage! eew)and decorated it up. I'm going to share it with you guys since it's so fun and easy to make. It's my first tutorial so go easy on me! hehe

The supplies you need:
** Glass jar (washed and dried)
** Mod Podge
** Paint brush
** Tissue Paper
** And whatever you would like to embellish your jar with. I used fairy dust and paper doilys. But you can use buttons, ribbons, paper tags, stickers......go nuts

First you coat a layer of Mod Podge to the jar.

Then you stick strips of tissue paper. I placed mine in lines but you can do a more collage effect too.

Once the jar is fully covered you then apply another coat of Mod Podge to seal it. Then you let it dry.

To decorate my jar I stuck fairy dust on the top, added some paper doilys with some Mod Podge and finished it off with some ribbon.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.