• Parenting/Baby Related,  Tutorials

    DIY Learning Tower | Ikea Bekvam & Odvar Hack

    With a DIY learning tower it’s so much easier to get your little one involved in the kitchen! A learning tower is basically a small step ladder with a frame at the top to prevent a child from losing their footing and toppling off. It is incredibly useful, especially if you have a toddler as inquisitive as I do! You don’t need much to make a DIY learning tower and it’s cheap too! The learning tower consists of two piece of Ikea furniture: the Bekvam stool and the Oddvar table. The stool is £20 and the table is £8. Add in the screws and you can make the whole thing…

  • Ikea Latt Makeover | Ikea Hack
    Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related,  Product Reviews,  Tutorials

    Ikea Hack | Ikea Latt Table Makeover | DIY Chalkboard Table

    Ikea hacks are my favourite thing to do, I’m a big Ikea fan and I just love upcycling something that’s cheap and cheerful into a one off, unique piece. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how I did a makeover on the Ikea Latt Table and turned it into a DIY chalkboard table. The Ikea Latt table and chairs is a great little set for a toddler and it’s a real bargain at just £20. But let’s be real, it’s basic right? It can also look pretty shabby pretty quickly once it’s had a few grubby little fingers on it! By pimping it up a little it gives…

  • DIY Christmas Decorations FI
    Tutorials

    DIY Christmas Decorations | 4 Scandi Style Christmas Tutorials

    If you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest you’ll know that I just adore scandinavian style! This year I’ve made DIY christmas decorations with a scandi twist! Scandi Christmas decorations are all about stripped back styling with natural wood, minimalist colours and a rustic feel. Below you’ll find three different scandinavian inspired DIY Christmas decoration tutorials. They’re all inexpensive and easy to follow but look great! They’re nice and quick and are great for kids to get involved with too! Painted Wooden Christmas Baubles To make the DIY wooden baubles you need: 2cm Wooden beads White acrylic paint 2 Paint brushes Masking tape/washi tape Cocktail sticks Scissors Sandpaper 1. Put the…

  • Baby Development Activity - Family Photocards
    Parenting/Baby Related,  Tutorials

    Baby Development Activity: DIY Family Photo Cards

    I’m super excited to share with you my first proper DIY tutorial since having Theo! This is a great little project for young children and babies to aid with their cognitive development. Theo is nearly five months old now and he’s much more interested in exploring the world and really playing with his toys now rather than just looking at them. I wanted to make something that would be fun for him whilst also helping his development and learning – everyone wants their child to be a genius right??   Another great thing about the cards is that they’re perfect for making tummy time entertaining (which can be a struggle…

  • Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related,  Uncategorized

    How to Take a Baby Passport Photo

    We’ve made the brave (or stupid) decision to take Theo on holiday soon and so he needed a baby passport and that means a baby passport photo! The very sound of taking a baby passport photo is daunting, it’s bad enough getting one taken for myself! It was actually more stressful for me to think about taking him to Timpson’s or one of the other many places that take passport photos for babies. What if he was crying? What if he needed feeding and they wouldn’t wait? Admittedly the rules on what is and isn’t acceptable for a baby passport photo aren’t as strict as for adults, for example, the…

  • DIY Baseball Top Sewing Pattern
    Fashion,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    Back to Basics: Free Baseball Top Sewing Pattern

    Who doesn’t love a basic top? My two favourite staple t-shirts by far are the classic baseball top and a boat neck striped tee. They can pretty much be worn with anything and, as the dress code in my office is smart casual, are great for work or for play. Strangely, despite their iconic status, it can be hard to find the perfect version of either which leaves me frustrated. There are plenty of striped tops with round or scoop necks but not my coveted boat neck, the base colour is cream and not white, it’s skin tight instead of slouchy, it has embroidered logos or embellishment… the list goes…

  • DIY-Lanyards-FI
    Sewing,  Tutorials

    DIY Lanyards – Sass Up Your Work Pass!

    My latest DIY was a bit of antidisestablishmentarianism (that’s right!) and team morale boosting in one. Our company has branded lanyards for the various fascias it operates except for one, so rather than settling for a generic one I decided to bring a little bit of spirit to our team by creating DIY lanyards of our own. This is a really cheap DIY as all you need is some ribbon and lobster clips – they can even be hand sewn if you don’t have a sewing machine. 1. Cut your ribbon to a length of 1m 2. Double fold in each end of the ribbon   3. Thread the ribbon…

  • DIY Christmas Jumper
    Fashion,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    DIY Christmas Jumper with Felt Pug Motif

    You know I love a crafty competition and when I was invited to take part in the Turtle Mat Thrifty Christmas Jumper Challenge I knew it was right up my street, they sent me a lovely cream jumper and gave me £5 to spend on making it into a Christmas special! As it happens, it’s Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow so I’m just in time! I wanted to make something a bit out of the ordinary rather than stick to a traditional theme plus I love Pugs (and hope that Andrea wins the X Factor this weekend) so decided to combine the two! Here’s the tutorial for making…

  • Upcycle a Mirror
    Inspiration,  Interior Design,  Tutorials

    DIY Vanity Table: Upcycle a Mirror

    I’ve been holding this in for a while but I’m excited to finally tell you about the project that I came up with for Wayfair.co.uk! I was able to choose an item from their site to upcycle and then put together a tutorial on how to bespoke it into something extra special. I decided to upcycle a mirror into a multipurpose vanity table using glass jars and hose clips. You can read the full tutorial on Wayfair’s site here! Hope you like it, let me know what you think!  

  • Upcycling ideas - Lightbulb DIY
    Interior Design,  Tutorials

    Upcycling Idea: DIY Lightbulb Pears

    This is one of my favourite DIYs because it turns something innocuous into a beautiful addition to the home. Who would have thought that it was possible to DIY an old lightbulb?! This upcycling idea creates cute ornaments perfectly for a shabby chic decorated home. They’re also pretty easy to make (as long as you don’t mind getting messy fingers!) You will need: Old lightbulb Mod Podge Matte Twine Paint brush Stalk of a bush/twig 1. Brush a light layer of glue onto the end of the lightbulb – there’s no point covering all of the bulb at this point because it’ll dry before you get to it. 2. Coil…