Outdoor Christmas Decor

After seeing a great idea on pinterest I had to give it a go. Since I have a log burner now I had some spare logs to make some outdoor decorations. Meet Ruddie ​ They are simple and easy to make, all you need is a drill with a large drill bit for wood about…

Making Christmas

This Christmas is my first in my newly renovated home, money is tight so I decided to upcycle old Christmas decorations or make my own. The first was made from some off cuts of skirting board that I simply glued and pinned together. I then had some old potpourri bits of pine cones and odd…

More pallet experiences

I have previous used pallets to upcycle some electrical drums to use as side tables (using the pallets as a top). This time when I finally got my hands on some more pallets, I took it a bit further and used them to build something. I am so chuffed with how it turned out, can…

Renovation progress

When renovating its all about saving money which means endless painting but its worth it. These next photos show the rooms before I have added decor and hopefully in another 6 mths I will have moved in. The down stairs I have started to fill with upcycled and second hand furniture these photos will follow…

Fun with crochet

I have never done crochet before and was  not sure I would take to it. My mum has tried to teach me how to knit and it just didn’t work. I really wanted to be able to make my own gloves , scarves and hats even maybe a cardigon and jumper so tried crochet. I…

Handmade Fun

Things have been hectic this year so far with a renovation project, I have been meaning to post this for ages. This is the 4th year I have handmade my gifts for family and friends at Christmas. This year rag rug animal doorstops and hessian wreaths.

Framed

More pallet fun, this time to make a mirror. After sanding and then using a matt varnish the wood turned out amazing, I just need some black chain to hang it. Next is a card my mum made for my birthday, I wanted to frame it as it fits in with the colour scheme for…