This story begins when I got my tattoo post Christmas. I’d been told to keep it moisturised and that cocao butter was really good for this. I speedily ordered myself what can only be described as a bucket of the stuff, without really realising it came in solid flakes. The smell was literally amazing, full of chocolaty goodness and so I spent considerable amounts of time just smelling the bucket. I realised that as soon as I rubbed the flakes on my tattoo it immediately started to melt and moisturised the area really well…so my thinking was ‘I need to turn this into a sweet smelling lip balm pronto!
Have you ever made your Christmas gifts? As you can imagine, I have in the past. Most years it’s been something really nice and festive to do but I do remember with a real lack of fondness, the year I was far, far too ambitious! I even roped Nick in and the poor boy spent an entire day cutting the pages I had designed for my tear notepads. Then the frosted glass spray paint didn’t work for the personalised bottles I’d dreamt up, peeling off as it dried and I had to come up with a different idea on the fly to rectify this disaster. See, even DIY bloggers have fails sometimes and needless to say the whole day wasn’t the most enjoyable.
This make was inspired by a trip to one of my favourite shop for ‘things you never knew you needed’, Flying Tiger. I came across this lovely grey marl, jersey yarn and instantly had to buy it and worry about dreaming up a use for it later. It wasn’t long before I was taken with the idea of somehow donning a wrapping technique to create a handy, whilst pretty, trivet. I’m often trying to scramble for things to put down to protect the table or surfaces from scalding heat. Our table is a bit worse for wear on that front amongst others but I’m soon to be getting a new one and looking forward to using things to keep it protected. Having said that, these could easily be used as coasters for hot drinks too. You need very few materials to create this Scandi inspired idea which is even better. Read more
Hi guys! That’s right, I’m bringing you another wood based DIY because as you can see I’m pretty pumped about discovering the best wood glue ever. There are yet more wood tutorials to come so hold off getting bored just a little bit longer! I promise to sprinkle some other ones in between.
Hi friends! Admittedly DIY projects have been in short supply on the blog of late but it’s certainly not because I’ve lost interest. The great news is I have lots lined up and finally a bit of time to execute. Here’s one to kick things off. Keep your keys looking picture perfect with this month’s DIY tutorial for Sugar & Cloth and just like all my other polymer clay projects, it couldn’t be easier. I don’t know about you but I’m definitely one for endlessly rooting around in my bags for my stray keys and a chunky keyring like this makes life just that little bit easier. Find the full tutorial here.
I feel like a huge hypocrite wheeling out gift guides when I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet! On the other hand it has to be done so why hide. I’ve been mulling over some ideas for three different categories but perhaps I might just happen to fall into all three. Fancy that! I hope they provide some inspiration for your shopping adventures and seeing as it’s all online it’s also fuss free. I used to love the action of going out to Christmas shop. It seemed to make me feel more festive and in the spirit of things but now I can’t think of anything I’d rather not be doing at this time of year. The same with shopping all year round really. I’m definitely an online kind of girl. Enjoy…