Cutlery Canvas Art Set

Hello hello,

Its been a while…but fear not,two six-hour exam papers cannot hold back the creative juices! Where there’s a will there’s a way.

My mom needed some new decor for her kitchen, which she is redoing and she wanted 4 canvases with cutlery on it. Simple enough. (Now I have done crayon art before, which you can see here and here) As mentioned before its real easy to make and could be done in your study breaks 🙂

collagespoon set

Hope you enjoyed this quick update!



Canvas Art

Hi there!

Hope your day has been as fun as mine! I am almost 99% sure this little craft has been the most fun to make!

I saw pictures of crayon art on pinterest(most trusted friend for inspiration) and totally loved the idea and look of it. It is super easy to make and only requires, a canvas,crayons,hair dryer and a silhouette of your choice.

Take your silhouette of choice and import it into Microsoft word, once its in play around with the size until it’s what you want.

When you have printed it out, try to cut as close to the picture as you can. Place the picture where you want it on the canvas and using a pencil, draw the outline.


Now the fun begins! Take your crayons and one at a time, hold it at an angle while blowing the hair dryer over it. You will start to see the crayon melt and begin to make the “splashes”. When you have the coverage you want, paint the silhouette black.


And there you have it folks, really cool homemade art!



Bathroom Tray


I came to the serious conclusion this week, that my random projects for different parts of the house is unproductive and that i must start at one room finish it and move on. With that in mind, I decided my bathroom would be the lucky winner.

Now like any girl I am sure there are many bottles and other goodies standing around and this disorganization has really started to annoy me. So today’s tutorial will be to make a bathroom tray for the baths edge, in which all my goodies can go!

What you will need:

– 5 x same length pallet wood

– Screws

– primer

– white paint

– Drill

– Sander

– Varnish

I began with sanding the pieces of wood, until it was smooth and the edges were nice and round.


I then decided how I wanted the tray to look and so started measuring the size of the pieces I needed for the legs and in between the front and back pieces(Note: I had no idea how to use the jigsaw machine, so thanks to my very best friend for lending a hand!). When this was all said and done, I began drilling holes and attaching the pieces of wood together.


When the tray was put together it was time for some priming and eventually the white paint.


While the paint was drying, I painted the lettering the color I wanted.


(Who knew you could study and D.I.Y, all in one day!)

I gave the tray one last good sanding down, attached my letters and varnished the finished product.


I now finally have some organization in my bathroom!:)


Pallet Safety

Hello hello,

While googiling my evening away 🙂 I came across this brilliant post on pallets.

I Love the advice on the how, when and where of pallets and should you have time, check out the Funky Junk pallet creations, i am particularly loving the pallet sawhorse ladder desk.


Spring is Here

Oh Happy Days,

It’s that time of the year again! Spring is here and what better way to initiate spring 2013? Be a full-blown nerd while doing a flower inspired craft.

How you may ask?

nerd collage

Throw open the windows as wide as you can; Watch Star Wars (Yes Star Wars) while repainting an indoor Lavender plant with some absolutely wonderful chalk paint(doubt my undying love for chalk paint? Do see here)!

And there you have it, its quick, it’s easy and its loads of fun. The best part about this project is there are so many ways you could do it your way. Instead of painting the whole container with chalk paint you could easily do some shapes or words, just add Microsoft word and a dash of inspiration!

These lovely indoor Lavender plants are also a wonderful gift (It just so happened I “gifted” myself…. Again), just add some chalk and voila, an adorable gift!

lavender collage


August Project Expenditure

Hi Again,

Twice in one day, aren’t you lucky! This is the per project summary for August, see the total summary here.


Summary Project expense