We have some very exciting BIG news… Continue reading
For those who follow me on Instagram (you’re probably sick of my updates!), but on the weekend I completed a striped wall in the mudroom. And I’m rather pleased with the result! Full tutorial tomorrow – have a great Monday
I saw this simple and rustic table setting via Sweet Paul Magazine - isn’t this a fabulous idea for Autumn outdoor picnics? I love the simplicity of the linen drapped between trees, hovering over a simple trestle table. And of course the food looks divine too!
Well Autumn is finally here – although the weather has been glorious the past couple of weeks, there’s a chill in the air today that’s screaming “Autumn’s here – rug up!” The other thought that popped into my head was “ohhh, I can legitimately light the fire this weekend”.
A great tip I saw recently via Katie’s blog Bendy Street Emporium, were these very clever (and resourceful) paper twists, for helping light the fire. I share her enthusaism for lighting a fire from scratch, unlike Mr B who likes to use every last firelighter and if that fails, a quick run to the shed for a (un-healthy) dose of fuel. Nothing like plumes of dark smoke filling the house and close-by furniture fearing for their lives!
Full instructions on how to make these paper twists here - I’m looking forward to the weekend at home, twisting the copious piles of ‘The Land’ and weekend papers into something more useful. Continue reading
Just before Easter I needed a lamp for one of the spare bedrooms and had wanted a yellow lamp – but as the usual story goes, when you’re looking for something in particular, you never find it. So my solution – make it!
Before – found that tall, brown lamp base on special at Target
After - a couple of sprays with yellow spray paint and voila! Continue reading
The recent Autumn weather has just been magnificant – I am loving spending my weekends in the garden. We recently added to our (farm) family – 3 Sussex Light Hens.
Last weekend I let them have a pick around the garden, whilst keeping a very close eye on Wilbur. He is interested, but I think these girls would put up a mean fight!
Our vegie garden is blooming, I’m very impressed with our rocket – peppery enough to blow your socks off! And lovely mint growing under the tank – always a nice addition to drinks.
and these gorgeous roses I picked from our garden. Still blown away that they can grow all by themselves, without any assistance from me (lucky for them!). There are such a array of colours and rose varieties – some plants even having three different hues of pink! The best part is, they’ve lasted over 10 days in the vase and looking like they have another week - you don’t get this longevity from store bought roses. Continue reading
Late wekend we achieved so much around the house and garden – helps when you have big toys to play with (dingo)! Here are a few before shots – will reveal the ‘after’ shots next week:
Spare bedroom 1: This room had a ‘teal’ green feature wall – after two coats of undercoat and top top coats, its looking really great! But cutting in those battons, with 14ft ceilings was a bit of a nightmare.
I’ve gone for Dulux Tranquil Retreat below the picture frame and Dulux White on White above:
Tennis court: This was resembling a paddock, just with a large fence around it! Such a difference an hour or two makes with a Dingo:
Then we decided to pull out some of the front garden Continue reading
On the weekend I discovered that some local mice have been hiding our in our pantry – having quite the party. So yesterday, I bought about 20 glass jars to store our food in and prevent future mice parties. I had seen a similar DIY project before and thought I would try it out myself.
Step 1: All you need are some glass jars, a ‘Sharpie’ (or other permanent marker) and some names printed in black and white. I used the free font “Lobster” to create my names.
Step 2: Cut out the name and sticky tape inside of the jar. Then trace over. I found it easier to draw the outlines and then, remove the paper, and fill in. Then fill with your dry ingredient and you’re done!
Hope you enjoy – now just have to finish off a few more jars
Please excuse the photos – they were taken last night and the lighting isn’t all that great.
So I’ve been rather busy (freelance) working on some new clients – below are some screen shots (instagram) of concepts for clients.
I will upload final approved artwork. Hope you enjoy them
If this week was a person, he would be a big, hairy biker, standing over me and yelling. Yup, it feels like one of those weeks! i’ve been arranging (art-directing) a 3-day photo shoot as part of my real job for Dubbo Tourism and whilst this sounds all fun and ‘glamorous’, its been quite stressful (working with small children and animals!) but also rewarding, when the shots I had planned finally work out and look amazing. Can’t reveal too much, but took this (above) quick snap last night down by the river, and it is by far my favourite shoot of all the shoots. The light was just magic filtering through the old gums – and how fabulous is this MG! Today is the last day of the photoshoots (3 locations today) – so looking forward to the weekend!
The whip has been cracked and painting is continuing at a good pace. Second coat of Dulux White on White gloss on all the trim in the hallway and second coat of Dulux Passionate Blue on the lower walls, which makes a huge difference. Which doesn’t sound much but when you’re painting over 25m of trim, 25m of skirting boards and 6 doors – it adds up!
Thank you again to all of those who stop by my blog, like posts and comments – it still blows me away that people are actually interested in my little world. I do hope to post more next week when life settles back down. Have a great weekend
Saw this DIY project this morning via Country Living magazine (US) - how cute is this idea! If I had children, I could imagine these in a bedroom. But I am going to add these to my mudroom for a bit of fun. I will update you once I get cracking on our mudroom (next few weeks).
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Our weekend was very busy (socially, and it was my birthday on Friday), so this weekend I’m cracking the whip on finishing our painting in the hallway, spare bedrooms and mudroom. Have a great week