See ya bottle bags – I am now on my way to becoming a gift wrapping pro! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a gift wrapping workshop in Bristol hosted by the lovely Amanda at Gift Frippery. I’d been following Amanda’s Instagram page for quite some time, always in … More All wrapped up
**Handmade Christmas Stockings for Sale** This year I have some handmade Christmas stockings up for sale in 4 different designs. These are made with high quality 100% cotton fabric, are fully lined and all ready to be hung up on your fire place. These are £15 each (or £17 each if you would like an … More Handmade Christmas Stockings for Sale
In the UK, we’re likely to spend in excess of £300 million on Christmas jumpers this year. That means that over ten million people are likely to buy a Christmas jumper and 40% of Christmas jumper wearers plan on wearing them just once or twice this festive season! Now I think that buying a new … More ‘Tis the season to upcycle
Take one kingsized bedsheet, add a lot of cutting, a little sewing, loads of cups of tea and voila, you got yourself a patchwork cushion cover! Here’s my little tutorial on how to turn unwanted sheets into shabby chic… I have recently moved into a new flat and have become a woman obsessed with soft … More From sheet to chic
Think you can’t do anything with an old wooden shutter? Think again! Here’s my tutorial for upcycling a shutter into a statement accessory holder. So I must admit, a shutter upcycle has got to be one of the more random projects out there but when I heard Joe Blogs had partnered up with Hillarys Blinds … More How to upcycle a shutter
What do you do if your favourite pair of black jeans are now more of a muted grey? Don’t ditch the denim – dye it! We all have a favourite pair of jeans that cling to all the right places whilst being comfy at the same time. For me, these kind of jeans are … More DIY Denim: Back to Black
I recently found this lacey dress in a local charity shop and immediately started thinking of ways to style it up for the season. Turns out, this dress pretty much goes with everything! Okay, so not over jeans (RIP that 90’s fashion trend) but I’ve found it can be layered up with jackets, it goes … More One dress. Two ways.
A few weeks back I visited Gorgeous Gerties Vintage Emporium in Dorking, Surrey and fell instantly in love. This place is a treasure chest of shabby chic, antique and crafty gems all served up with a slice of tea and cake. In fact, the best way I can describe it is like a real life … More What’s inside Gorgeous Gerties Vintage Emporium?
I cannot think of a better time to rock some pre-loved fashion than a festival. The outfits are wilder, the colours are bolder and glitter is a staple. However, throw in some mud, booze and those toilets and it becomes a very bad idea to spend a fortune on your outfits. The solution? Second-hand! From … More Second-hand style: Festival
The best way to wear vintage and pre-loved clothing is to style key pieces with new separates or modern accessories. However, if you’re still feeling unsure as to what works with what, investing in a vintage denim jacket can be a great place to start. The trusty denim jacket is one of those wardrobe essentials … More Second-hand style: 7 ways with a denim jacket