Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ikea Workspace Inspiration

Lately I've been trying to set clear goals for myself. Things like 'draw more' and 'post more' are good in theory but I am plagued by a issue also known as procrastination. 
I'm not proud. It's not easy but I'm trying (the struggle is so real!).
So I decided on a room revamp, a fresh, cleaner space. I love Ikea and found a few workspace beauties  I thought I'd share!

Hope you like! 


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

DIY No-Sew Pillowcase

If your looking for a quick way to refresh your living room/ bedroom/ car/ anywhere you please, here's the way. 
As you've probably realised, I love a good quick and easy tutorial and this no-sew pillowcase fits the bill! 
The beauty of this is that you adjust it to fit your requirements. So I recommend buying the pillow first, then getting the material to fit it. I bought material 4 times the length of the pillow, also make sure the height is long enough to wrap around the pillow. 

What you'll need
material of choice (I recommend something shear the 
will result in a neater and cosier fit around the pillow)

Side note: I'm in love with these new scissors.  


1. Place pillow in centre of material.

2. Fold over material from top centre and bottom centre.

3. Fold corner into triangle shape (this makes the knotting stage easier)

4. Knot together both long ends of material. 

5. Tuck in loose ends of knot. 

and TA DAHH!

It's quick, simple and looks great!

If you try it out, let me know! 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

DIY Trinket jar

I tend to hoard things. "It'll have a use some day" is the reason I have 2 draws dedicated to things I should have thrown away years ago.
However, fear not, today I'm here to tell you that sometimes it pays off! However, you probably should throw that old jumper that doesn't fit. Up cycling your previously loved items just takes a little creativity, thinking outside of the box and a quick spray of gold in this case. I used some jars I acquired over time.
Side note: I advise giving your closest charity shop a rummage if your not inspired with what you have at home.

So before I get started I have to say, it wasn't supposed to look like this. Quick tip, try to avoid doing this on a windy day. It rolled right off the table onto wet grass. That being said, I actually really like it this way. Don't get me wrong it looked good before it rolled too. You can try it if you like but that is something you have to show me! 

This is a pretty easy tutorial. So I'll mostly be giving you tips to help get the best outcome.

What you'll need
•Spray Can
•Tape (optional)
•Old newspaper (anything to protect the area you'll be spraying on)

Let's get started
1. Check the item-Make sure there isn't any dirt, stickers or cracks on the item. You I wouldn't want it peeling off and giving it a patchy finish. 

2. Prep the area- Set up in a well ventilated room but preferably outside. Spray has a habit of getting everywhere so make sure your wearing old clothes. 

3. Check the can- Shake the can well to avoid any accidents. 

3.1. Set out pattern- If you want create patterns, do so by covering areas and protecting them from being sprayed. 

4. Spray! Try not to do it in one hit. Chances are the spray will drip, instead do it in stages. Spray, let it dry a little then repeat. 
If you've covered areas with tape. Let the item semi dry then peel off tape. If it dries fully with the tape on, it could pull off areas you didn't want removed (not good times).

Once it's dried your done! 
I shall be storing bobby pins in mine. It's become a valued member of my dressing table. If you try it or have done it before let me know. I would love to see!