Embroidered make up bag

Embroidered make up bag

After making my embroidered tote bags I decided to make small make up bags as extra gifts. These are the perfect size for carrying around your make up essentials. I’ll admit I cheated and didn’t make the bag for this project (I ran out of time completely after making so many tote bags!). If you […]

close up shot of my laser etched chopping board

Personalised chopping board

For Christmas this year I decided to set myself a challenge. I wanted to attempt to make or personalise as many gifts as possible. This was not really about saving money (although that is definitely an added bonus) but more about creating something that is personal to each person. It is so easy to get […]

Make your own cake topper

Showstopper cake

I am guilty of constantly pinning beautiful cakes on Pinterest, thinking I will get round to making one of my own but never actually doing it. My sister’s graduation party finally gave me an adequate excuse to make a large cake. I am a big fan of the naked cake trend. Yes it sounds naughty. […]

Chair cushion DIY

Chair cushion

I bought the fabric for this tutorial months before I actually plucked up the courage to try and tackle it! Turns out it’s not hard at all to make this chair cushion. My lack of sewing knowledge really didn’t matter and the tutorials I used were really informative. This cushion was made for the chair in my bedroom […]

Create your own pineapple giftwrap

Pineapple giftwrap

Seeing as my obsession with pineapples doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon, it seemed only fitting to use pineapples in a DIY. The inspiration for this gift wrap came from I SPY DIY’s Pineapple cushion tutorial. Have a read of their post to find step-by step instructions on creating your very own stamp. I […]

DIY face cushion

Face cushion cover

I discovered this adorable cushion tutorial on one of my favourite DIY blogs The Lovely Drawer. If you haven’t checked out Teri’s blog yet you really should. It is full of stunning home décor projects. My ‘DIYs to try’ list is endless. It is so easy and quick to make and is a great quirky addition to my cushion collection! […]

Make your own photo lanterns

Photo lanterns

These personalised photo lanterns would make a great gift for a friend. I love having lights and candles in the bedroom and these lanterns add even more cosiness. These would also look great for a sum garden party. This makes a really creative alternative approach to hanging photos at a party. You could choose a […]

Make your own fold out photo box

Pop out photo box

You don’t need many materials or skills to make this lovely personalised photo box. It makes a great gift for all ages. This was made for a friend’s 21st. The box came from one of my favourite shops JOY. You can use any box and size you like, or even make your own. I discovered […]

DIY make up bag

Make up bags

This is a fun, relatively quick DIY project for those of you who are learning to sew. I made these make up bags as last minute extra gifts for friends and family at Christmas. The fabric came from PS fabric shop. They sell a wide range of lovely fabrics on their Etsy page. Normally I […]

Clipboard calendar

Clipboard calendar

This quick and easy DIY is a great way to fill up an empty wall or desk space. There are hundreds of beautiful free downloadable calendars on the internet. This straight forward DIY simply involves spray painting a clipboard. I would suggest doing this outside or covering a large table with newspaper to avoid any […]