If I had a penny for every time someone said to me “I’m not creative at all” or ” I haven’t got a creative bone in my body”, I’d be rich. I honestly believe we are all creative, we all did it when we were younger, we’ve all painted, glued and got messy, we just … More Learning new skills at my workshops
I’ve always said inspiration is everywhere but it’s also in the people around us. I’m constantly inspired by other creatives, designers, artists and bloggers. In person, online, in magazines, people I meet randomly so I thought it would be a good idea to interview some of these in my new Meet the Creative series. ©image … More Meet the Creative: Powder Butterfly
Earlier in the year I joined forces with Emmaus UK to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling, (read here) and they recently challenged me again to work on their #SecondHandSanta project. The challenge was to create bespoke second-hand Christmas gifts using items from Emmaus charity shops. Christmas is about giving and by supporting your local charity … More Second Hand Santa with Emmaus UK
If you follow my social media you’ll know that I’ve been working on a project called #PinkCycled lately. Well this is what it’s all about. During October’s Breast Cancer awareness week my upcycling twin Lynne Lambourne of Love Nellie launched a joint project with the Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839) and Preloved to raise awareness … More #PinkCycled Charity Challenge
My Christmas tree is a collection of everything from the last 20 years and is now growing with handmade decorations made at school! Some people like to change their decorations yearly, they even have colour schemes! Oh to have a colour scheme, I try, then turn my back for a second and everything we’ve ever bought … More Baubles, Baubles, Baubles.
Marble is a huge trend at the moment in interiors from accessories to furniture, to huge expanses of marble flooring and tiles. It is, however, pretty pricey so I tested out a couple of techniques to help you recreate the look with a bit of paint and creativity. images sourced from pinterest, view my board … More How to marble two ways
I recently joined forces with the Emmaus UK charity for National Recycle Week to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling. Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again. Their communities across the UK work … More Upcycling with Emmaus UK for National Recycle Week
It’s awards time again and I had a lovely mystery person nominate my blog for the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Thank you whoever you are! These are the big ones for any self-respecting interiors blogger and I missed out on last years shortlist so I’d love to make the shortlist this year. I’ve been nominated … More Amara Interior Blog Award Nominee