Making isn’t always straightforward. A lot of my projects (especially the ones I design from scratch!) are bumbled through. It’s a journey, not a process. There’s always more to learn, even if some things are easy to pick up: take it slow, measure twice, and check colours in daylight!
Here are some of the other lessons I’ve learnt from crafting.
This bread bin (which may or may not have been stashed in my craft room for well over a year while I figured out what to do with it) was in desperate need of some TLC.
When I spotted the bread bin in its sticker-covered, scribbled-on, and scruffed up glory I knew it would be perfect for a makeover. It is pictured here after most of the cleaning and sticker removing had been done.
But this weekend I got off my bum and figured out what to do with it. I needed something quick, easy, and most importantly gentle on my shoulder. And it turned out, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® was the answer! Take a look at the photos below to see how it turned out.
(And let me know what you think about my super professional painting set up!)
Can we officially say it’s summer yet? Nature seems to think so.
Changing seasons are so inspiring to me. When the view from my craft room window is different from day to day, it’s so much easier to really pay attention to things and dig into enjoying the moment. Looking through my stash there are just so many possibilities!
The Sizzix Big Shot is an embossing, cutting, crafting machine. It’s the perfect tool to get your craft on this summer! Tweet and comment for your chance to win. (Details below.)
Disclosure: The Sizzix Big Shot is courtesy of Hobbycraft. Giveaway is UK only.
This spring I have been addicted to these three shades. Warm yellow, emerald green and sky blue are absolutely everywhere at the moment, and I’m not complaining a single bit. Usually colour trends don’t connect to me much, but I am lovin’ these! (Radiant orchid? Meh.)
Baker’s twine is a craft room staple nowadays, and when craft shop The Homemakery came out with its line of cotton twines I was quick to snap up these colours. And let me tell you, the thick twine and bright colours are so much fun to work with.
If you’re a fan of rustic, country style don’t say no to baker’s twine, either. It looks absolutely scrumptious when it’s crocheted. (Not too twee at all!)
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I'm Anna. Handmade is a bit part of my life and here I'm sharing tutorials, techniques, and a hefty dose of opinion about crafting in the modern world. Read more about me here.
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