Thursday, 29 May 2014

Pineapple Lamp Shade DIY!


I was planning on making a tutorial post on a great DIY project but I've been so busy with college work that I haven't had anytime.

I do have some great things planned though so keep an eye on the blog and on my facebook page!

Here is a little DIY project I picked for you guys. I didn't actually make it and I don't know where it's originally from but I thought it was a great idea.

It also seems pretty easy to make, so please give it a go and let me know how it went! I'm definitely having a go at it as soon as I've got time!

As I've said, I haven't actually done this before but It seems really easy and it only has a few things that you will need to make it. 
From what I can tell all you need is a medium sized plastic bottle, a couple of packets of plastic spoons, green card paper, yellow paint and some glue. 

There's a simple trick to paint plastic adding pva glue (standard white paper glue) to an ordinary water based paint (for paper like gouache or even acrilic). This will make the paint stick to the plastic and will create a nice effect. But you can always use spray paint or any other type of paint that will work well with plastic.

For the glue is important that you use something that will work with plastic and metal, as you might want to glue the pineapple to the base of the lamp. I would think that using a hot glue gun would be the best option but make sure that it will resist to the heat once the light is on. I'm sure that any type of strong glue ( for plastic and other materials) will do, but I'd ask a staff from your craft shop when buying it, they might help you choosing the right one.

It's super fun and quirky and it will definitely brighten up your house!

This will look amazing in your office space or even in your bathroom for a quirky look.
It's the perfect project for a themed party! It shouldn't take you too long to make so you can even do        
    it the day before! haha

I hope you guys liked it!

Leave a comment to tell me what you think and send me some pictures if you make your own! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun!

If you have any ideas of fun projects or if you would like to learn how to make something, please leave a comment!


Sorry about the quality of the images, it's not very good but I think you can get an idea of that to do and I'll pick some better ones next time! 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

My Kitchenware Collection

I'm sorry for abandoning the blog for the past couple of weeks. Things have been a bit crazy as I'm getting closer and closer to my deadline for my final major project at college.

I'll show you all a little bit of what I've been working on. I'm still on the process of finishing everything, so they're not ready. But have a look!

I'm working on a kitchenware collection at the moment, so here are some of my final tea towel designs. I really hope you like them, please leave your feedback!

My first tea pot cosy! Designed, hand printed and sewn by me!

These will become a little oven pads! 

I hope you all liked my collection! It's not ready yet but I will make a special post when I have everything done!

Please leave your comment below and let me know what you think of my work so far!

I'll do my best to keep posting some nice things, so come back soon!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

More fruit and vegetable patterns!

Hello (:

Some more little drawings and patterns that  I created for my final major project at College.

I don't think that I will be using these for my final piece but I quite like them, so I hope you do too!

They are all pencil and watercolour drawings (:

Keep an eye on the blog for more updates on my art work and little craft projects that I have been working on.


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Inspirational Photos: Indoor gardens and pretty plants!

Hey guys! It's Wednesday again and it seems like there's another inspiration mood board coming up!

And here it is!! haha
Some great "indoor gardens"!
I love being around nature and I wish I had a garden! I can't wait to make a beautiful little space at home with some pretty plants!

Some of these photos are beautiful and really easy to do. It will make your home look so cosy and absolutely amazing!

Have a look at what these guys created! Really simple idea but pretty genius! I want one!This is the Volet Végétala great way to have vertical garden in your window! Great for small spaces! It was created by the french designers Nicolás Barreau and Jules Charbonnet. It's a great invention so click play and have a look!  


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014

Strawberry patterns

Hello there!

Here goes some more little patterns and drawings that I have been working on lately.

A little Victoria Sponge drawing to sweeten your day!

Hope you all like them and feel free to leave a comment!


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Cute and Crafty Inspiration!

Hey there!

I brought you all some pretty and inspirational crafty photos!

These are all really easy to make!
It's the perfect weekend project, very easy and simple to make and really pretty!

You can go wild with your creativity! Use your plastic animals and some spray paint to create some great products!

I will definitely be making something like this very very soon! So keep an eye on the blog for a cute tutorial!

This is such a great idea! I found this picture on Pinterest!

Have you got any other ideas?
Send me a message or leave your comment below!

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Hope you all liked it!
See you soon x