Whenever it comes to Mother’s Day I always struggle for what to get – everything in the shops always seem to be things you’d give if you’re a child. So when the peeps at Hobbycraft asked me to have a go at making some wall art I leapt at the chance.
It seems like an age since I had time to sit down and write a post. The past seven weeks have quite literally flown by in a whirlwind of decorating, puppy mishaps, work and freelance craft projects – it’s safe to say that the Easter bank holiday weekend couldn’t come soon enough!
Over the past few months, we’ve been decorating our second guest bedroom which is affectionately now known as ‘the study’. Jason primarily uses it as his office, but it also functions as our main guest bedroom when we have people to stay.
I do love working with air drying clay, and the lovely people over at Hobbycraft asked me to make some (dare I say it!) Valentine’s inspired bowls using the marvelous white stuff.
I do love doing cross stitch, I find it incredibly relaxing, I get so absorbed in it I seem to forget about the days trials and tribulations, and completely loose track of time.
Up until recently I have always bought my patterns off sites like Etsy, but I thought I’d pluck up the courage and have a go at coming up with my own pattern.
I can’t get enough of the Chalky paints by DecoArt at the moment! I’ve now added one more colour to my ever growing collection and have taken to sprucing up all of the boring white frames around the house, as well as the terracotta pots out in the garden.
After finishing painting our dining room chairs, I had some of the paint left over, and not wanting it to go to waste I decided to spruce up a fruit bowl that we don’t really use. I picked it up from Sass and Belle in London a couple of years ago, I love the heart shape but I’m now not so keen on the colour, so decided to turn it into a memory board using lots of corks!
It has been a busy few weeks in the Cluitt/Green household, I’ve been busy preparing for our Christmas (!) shoot at work, organising and doing all manner of Christmas-ey makes, whilst trying to occupy an ever playful, nearly five month old puppy.
Hence the lack of posts, however I’ve got lots of new project ideas that I’m itching to try out, so there will be lots more posts to come in the not too distant future!
If you’re one for keeping up with the latest trends in interiors, you may have noticed that fonts and typography are everywhere. I spotted some lovely chunky letters, and never one to miss out on an opportunity to get the glitter out I decided to make some for our lounge (much to Jason’s horror, he’s not a fan, but oh well!)
Ever since we finished our lounge/diner (well we’re 85% of the way there!) I’ve been researching lots of different projects to make to make our house a home. I’ve been itching to get my knitting needles out ever since Christmas, so decided that it had to be a knitted project, and as I’m completely obsessed with cushions at the moment I decided to add to my growing collection!
We’ve recently had some alcove shelving put in our lounge and we needed some bookends, I’ve had some plant pots that I bought from Ikea a while ago that I thought would do just the job.