Archive for January, 2009

Make your own decorative wall letters

Continue Reading January 29, 2009 at 6:28 pm 4 comments

Thank you so much

Liz at Violet Posy has awarded me this lovely award.

Just when I was feeling blah about my content, she’s cheered me up and encouraged me to keep at it.
Thanks Liz!


There are some conditions to this award which I am very happy to comply with.

Here are the rules for the recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I would like to pass on this lovely award to the following bloggers.
Please step forward and claim your prize…

Madeline Hydrangea Cottage

Sandra Romantic Inspirations

Erica Little Mummy

Part Mother, Part lunatic, Farmers wife Frog in the Field

Kitschen Pink

Working Mum On the Verge

Thyme For Cooking

Christa Baca Baca Creative

and the last two for their attitude which is so refreshing and they make me laugh.

Steve Tulk Travelling but not in love

Kristen Chase Motherhod Uncensored

Please go visit all these fab blogs

January 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm 6 comments

DIY Bird Mobile for kids room

Try your hand at a little hand sewing project from Spool.
Hand sewing is very relaxing and this colourful bird mobile you could make is as much at home in a child’s room as an adults space.


This would be a welcome addition to a baby’s room or a great project for a baby shower.
A single bird would be a whimsical way to highlight favorite prints around your home. Just attach a bird to the corner of a picture frame or how about sitting on top of a curtain pole?

Since all this birdie takes is two pieces of fabric and a needle & thread, it makes a great travel project.


There are many possibilites, plus they’re just so darn cute!
Download the bird pattern here

The Mobile

Find 3 or 4 nice branches
Attach your birdies you’ve made with dark coloured thread.
Add a few carefully placed and balanced eye hooks.
Make sure you hang it out of a baby’s reach!


Once you’ve made a few, I reckon you’ll be hooked
– birds will start appearing all over the house!

The beauty of these little tweeters is that they make no mess!

January 27, 2009 at 8:16 am 6 comments

Kids DIY crocheted headboard idea

Granny squares revisited

There’s something incredibly comforting and warm about this headboard.
It says home, love and cuddles.


Little Purl of the Orient crocheted 12 granny squares. Crocheted a border around them to make it the right size and had them sewn onto an existing headboard.



Home Sweet Home

January 26, 2009 at 8:12 am 1 comment

Yay – I got featured


Thanks to Tess of  Six Foot Under Blog for featuring my website DIY mural website The Magic Mural Factory.

I’m absolutely thrilled


January 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

DIY Kids Decor Ideas – adding a new dimension to this blog


I’ve been agonising on how to make this blog more useful to my readers and attract more subscribers.
I’ve decided that many of you are probably like me.  I am always looking for kids decor ideas that I can create myself and that will not cost a fortune.

So now my blog will be bringing you these DIY decor ideas that I find on my journey around the internet.
Not just for walls, but for the whole kids room or nursery!

I’m on the hunt, so if you have a project you’d like to share, please contact me and tell me about it.
It may be just the thing I’m looking for, and in return I will bring you untold fame and fortune!
Ok that’s a downright lie, but I will post your idea and links to your blog or whatever you want.

Come on! I’m waiting

Thanks to for the painting above (Girl thinking)

January 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm 2 comments

DIY Children’s Headboard


An easy inexpensive  headboard idea you could make for your child’s room.

The idea could be used for a girl or a boys bedroom because the fabric you choose

Easy does it!

Cover an inexpensive artist’s canvas with fabric.
Just pull the fabric tightly across the frame and secure with a staple gun.
Prop the canvas behind your child’s bed

No power tools required! I like that

When you child wants a new look, simply re-cover the canvas with new coordinating fabric for a completely differently efffect.

Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for this headboard project

January 25, 2009 at 2:03 pm 4 comments

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