Friday, 27 September 2013

MyMemories Freebies - Lip Balm Purse

How cute are these little purses for lip balm! I'm starting to think about Christmas gifts and these would make the perfect packaging for giving lip balm.

These freebies are available to download from MyMemories until the 6th of October 2013 - get in quick before you miss out!

If you haven't bought a copy of MyMemories yet, make sure you use my code: STMMMS13662 to get $10 off!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Blobby Sketch

I realised that I hadn't done a blobby drawing in quite awhile which of course meant I went out and bought a new sketchbook - because I don't have enough of them already! I attempted doing a quick and simple blobby sketch... but of course I did my usual proportions which take far too long to complete.

And now that my drawing is complete as to my original plan, looking at it I think something is missing.

So do I decide to work on it a little more or should I just leave it as is or start a completely new page?

Although I could always finish one of my many other projects!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Lace Windows

The front windows in our house have fixed panes underneath - which is great for letting in light, but it also makes it easy for Trixie to see lots of things to bark at outside! In the past I have just stuck wrapping paper over those fixed panes, but after all the time spent painting those rooms and cleaning the window frames I just couldn't justify taping paper there again!

Pinterest is brilliant, but I never seem to have enough time these days so I haven't been on the computer a lot lately, luckily a few weeks ago I found the perfect solution!

The pinned photo pointed to Annabel Vita's blog where she used cornstarch to 'glue' lace to her windows for privacy, while still allowing natural light through.

It was a little awkward trying to cut such big pieces of lace to the right size, then attempting to get them to stick, but eventually I finished the first window.

I am so happy with how it turned out! I have noticed that I need to redo the corners, but it still looks good from both inside and outside! Trixie however is not as impressed and now needs to be taught not to jump up to look out the window - no matter how cute it looks to see her standing there watching you as you come home. 

There are two more windows to do, now all I need to do is make the time...

Friday, 6 September 2013

Toy Truck Succulent Pot

A certain little boy we know had his fifth birthday in August, so when I came across a photo of a dinosaur toy with a succulent growing out of its back I knew it would the perfect present!

I have lots of succulents that are multiplying so finding a plant was no problem - finding a good size dinosaur however turned out to be impossible. In the end we decided he would like a truck with a plant in it just as much.

It was easy enough to do, I just grabbed my soldering iron (I have one specifically for melting plastic) and melted/cut a hole from the top, as well as melting drainage holes in the bottom. Fill it with dirt, stuff a plant in and it's all done! Quick, cheap and easy while also being the perfect gift for a five year old who loves gardening!
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