Sunday, 25 July 2010

Gawd Help Me...

It was my daughters last day of school on friday. Oh how I look forward to six weeks of the little cherub...

Actually im hoping to have lots of crafting fun with her over the next six weeks. Its pretty much the only time we dont argue - ish! For her teacher we made a painted bag and she had her first go on the sewing machine which she loved. We also brought two plants and added fabric and ribbon to the base to jazz it up. She gave those to her two favourite classroom assistants.

So here she is on the last day of reception class. I was so proud of her because she had a horrible stomach bug for a couple days beforehand and battled her way in on the friday so she didnt miss the fun. Thankfully shes much better now.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Shabby Chic Mirror

Shabby Chic Mirror
Originally uploaded by fraggierocks
I saw this tutorial in a book and decided to make my daughter a mirror for her room.

I took an old gold mirror and sprayed it white. I used sandpaper to distress it and then added fabric and ribbon detaling.

Its looks quite good and cost well under £10 to do. In fact the most expensive item was the spray paint at £4 the mirror only cost 50p from a car boot sale. :)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Garden Cushions

I have made some garden cushions for our patio set but they also double up as dining chair cushions. I saw the idea on This Morning and it was so simple.

Measure the cushion cut the fabric 1cm smaller then sew three edges. Turn in the fastening edge and attach ribbon to finish. Easy!!!