Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Love how the internet makes the world so small...

So I checked my blog stats this morning and was surprised to see a big jump in numbers yesterday. It was a little confusing as I hadn't posted anything since Monday so I checked my traffic sources and there it was - my recycled newspaper bowl had been featured on a beautiful online mag, plumetis magazine, all the way over in France. Makes me feel somewhat jet set!

Monday, 27 February 2012

How to: It's as easy as ABC alphabet fridge magnets

Yes, it's been a while since I posted a How To (and I have no excuses!). To ease back into it I thought I'd share my latest crafty project with you - hand drawn alphabet fridge magnets - which really are as easy as ABC!

What you'll need:
• 7 packets of Spontan magnets from Ikea (4 in a packet so you have 2 spare after writing your alphabet). They come in white, black, red and orange. I went with white because our fridge is white and I wanted just the letters to stand out. 
• Permanent marker (I used a Sharpie fine point in black - you can choose your own colour depending on what you like and what colour magnets you choose)

Step 1:
Start writing your alphabet - one letter per magnet. Because I used a fine point I could use a number of lines to create my  letter - so I didn't need to be too precious about getting it exactly right the first time. I chose bold capitals, but you can choose any style you like. If you're not confident with your letter-drawing abilities have some reference close by - headlines from a newspaper or magazine can be a good guide. Let each letter dry for a minute or so before touching the ink.

Step 2:
Keep going!

Step 3:
And there you go - the whole alphabet! You'll have 2 spare magnets left so choose whatever you like to draw on those (I drew a heart on one and wrote my daughter's name on the other).

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Just a spoonful of colour

I'm in full nesting mode...though I should probably be doing more with baby things - instead I find myself rearranging prints and coloured bowls. This is the result - and for today at least, it's my new fave spot in our house. x

Monday, 13 February 2012

It's all about love

I'm not normally one for big commercial shows of LOVE on days like today... but this gorgeous photograph of graffiti near the Centre Pompidou in Paris really hits the spot for me. Of course I'm not organised enough to have ordered a copy in advance - so I'm posting it instead. Maybe it'll bring some yellow, happy love to your day (it already has to mine!)... 

It's from one of my favourite etsy stores little brown pen and you can purchase it here if you so desire!  xx