Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some fantastic foxes

How cute are these fox pillows by Elsie? I found them over at What Anna Loves, and now I'm inspired to make some cushions, pillows, whatever, of my own. I'm just not sure where to begin. Instead today I went hunting for white tights (unsuccesfully) then came home and read. I'm in a very lazy mood, I'm very grateful for the three day weekend, I will be needing it for homework!

What are you all up to this weekend? :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to make bunting

The other day, my friend and I decided to make bunting for our rooms. After a bit of googling, we proceeded to follow the instructions that were on someone's website, but since they weren't really working out for us, we decided to just see how we went by ourselves. And this is how we did it, pretty simple really..

You will need:

Material - You can have as many or as little different types as you want. It depends if you want to follow a pattern (e.g. blue, green, yellow, pink, blue, green, yellow, pink..) or if you want to have a different type for each triange.
Ribbon or twill tape (I used two metres and it fit 15 triangles, also make sure it's thick as it just makes it easier).
Cardboard (template).
A pen
And finally you will need a sewing machine.

Step One: Make a triangle template using cardboard. It can be as big or as small as you want.

Step Two: Place your template onto your material and trace around it. Now you can cut it out. Repeat this on all the different materials you're using.

Step Three: Fold the twill tape/ribbon in half and iron along it so it stays like that.

Step Four: Lay out the tape/ribbon and arrange the triangles to your liking. Make sure they're nice and secure between the fold of the tape/ribbon, and then pin them into place.

Step Five: Sew along the bottom of the twill tape/ribbon, close to where it meets the triangles. You can tuck in the ends of the tape/ribbon to make it more neat.

Step Six: Now that it's all sewn, you can iron it, just to get rid of all the creases and other little annoying bits.

And you're done! :).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anna Hatzakis

I found Anna Hatzakis via Daydream Lily a while ago, just thought I'd share a few of my favourite photos by her with you.

Also I still need two or maybe three more people to participate in the art swap, all you have to do is make one arty type thing and you'll get 36 in return! Please leave a comment with your email if you want to join in :).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Messy buns

I'm a bit obsessed with these at the moment.

P.S. I've been asked to participate in an art swap, it sounds pretty rad. What happens is you make one piece of art (a drawing, a photo, anything at all), send it off and you'll get 36 in return! If you're interested in taking part too, I need six people, so just leave a comment with your email so I can get in touch with you.

P.P.S. Feel free to still comment on the previous post about Melbourne :).

Images via we heart it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


My friend and I are going to Melbourne next week. I would love love love to know of any shops/opp shops you think we should check out, since we don't really know of too many. I think we'll be mainly around the CBD and maybe in Brunswick. Also I would be forever grateful if anyone knows where to get a pair of Oxfords/brogues.

So if a particular place you like springs to mind, do leave a comment and let me know :).

Image via we heart it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

There goes another day

I love holidays.

Last night I watched The Time Traveller's Wife. It was a good movie but I cried a fair bit. Today I slept in, watched a movie about WWII, took the polaroid that's above (a rarity, since the film is so expensive), added to my 'holiday list' and just went about my house being lazy.

I think my weekend will be much the same as today, which I'm happy about, I've been wanting a relaxed few days for a while now.

Have you got much planned for Easter? :)



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