There really isn’t anything more gorgeous and luxurious than a leather purse, well in my eyes anyway. But I’m not so keen on the price tag of a store bought number…….so I’ve given it a go making my own. I have ended up using mine for a make up bag but they really could be used for anything and would make a fantastic gift. All up it cost me under $10 to make…..now that beats $500+
I’ve noticed a trend recently of chunky knit cushions……..and I love them. So I’ve decided to give it a go making one. After mulling over whether to knit or crochet….I decided on crocheting. I love the look of crochet and I found it achieved the chunky open knit I was after a lot more than knitting. As it turns out making my own chunky crochet cushion cover was super easy and cost a fraction of the price of a store bought one….easy and cheap are two of my favorite things…so win win on this project.
Giving the gift of seeds is a pretty special gift to give in my books and a decorated jar of seeds is a cool way of giving them. They are low cost and super thoughtful, since all the seeds will be from your own garden. Someone once gave me a jar of poppy seeds when they came to visit a while back. This gift really stuck in my head, it was such a thoughtful idea. She had gone to the trouble of harvesting the seeds and giving them to me in a cute jar with beads wrapped around, I was touched. Ever since I have kept this idea tucked away in the “diy gift idea” part of my mind, to be trundled out when a) I had some seeds and b) I could find the perfect reason to give them. Finding a reason was pretty easy but I had to wait until the end of the growing season to get my hands on lots of seeds.
This gift wrapping hack is super easy. I came up with the idea of using an old scarf as ribbon for gift wrapping by accident when I ran out of ribbon recently and I ended up using an old silk scarf instead. Here’s how I did it.
This week I had my first woodwork class. I know zero about woodwork but felt I needed to learn a thing or two before we build our house next year. As I’m envisaging myself being quite involved with the build, especially the interior fittings. At the moment I come up with lots of projects and then pester my other half to make them….so I’m looking forward to being able to “do it myself”
I decided my first project was going to be a simple chopping board. I had visions of one of those gorgeous antique french boards with a paddle handle and lots rustic charm.