Laura Ashley: Paint Challenge

28th January 2015

Laura Ashley furniture paint 1

This is a happy tale of the ‘lazy girls’ makeover. When I visited the Laura Ashley Spring / Summer 15 press show I was totally taken with their new range of decorative furniture paints. I had been told that this magical paint had no need for primer and could be used on treated and untreated surfaces alike. What a sparkly concept this was! If you don’t know me in person you may not know that when it comes to craft I’m pretty lazy and in any area of my life I’m prone to taking short cuts. Have you noticed that my DIYs are always simple and relatively speedy? Have you noticed the illustration style I favour is spontaneous, quick brush strokes? Things that take on the phrase ‘a labour of love’ are of little interest to me accept to look on and admire those who do have the patience. Maybe if I had many more hours in the day this might sound more appealing but right now I’m moving too quickly. I’ve gone down that road before. The main time that springs to mind was when I decided to hole punch tissue paper shapes by hand to make up all of a client’s wedding confetti bags. Absolute fool!

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Urban Flip Flops: fancy friday

23rd January 2015


I’ve shared some of my current crushes over at Urban Flip Flops blog run by the lovely Rebecca. If you want to indulge your feminine side and gather some wedding inspiration then take a trip over to her pretty space. She asked me to shared some things I’m loving right now and among them are these beautiful planners from Julia Krostreva.

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A note with love

20th January 2015

printable valentines postcards 1

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day! I’m sure lots of people are groaning as I write this so you have my full support to make a speedy exit but I know lots of you like a little bit of mushy goodness. I came up with these free printable postcards. A romantic picnic in the park is never on the agenda in the UK come February but why not invite your partner to a picnic on the sofa with yummy treats, candles, kisses, cuddles and a film from the comfort of your own home. Nick and I actually did this one date night not long after we got married, back when I used to do much sweeter things (token wrist slap).

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DIY envelope table plan

7th January 2015

table plan 2

I’m excited to have another guest DIY post slot over on Bespoke Bride. It’s bold and bright and comes with free printable envelope liners! If you’re planning a wedding or want to store this for a hypothetical future event (wink wink) then head on over to Emily and Jessica’s gorgeous blog right here.

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