Tag Archive: DIY

white on white on white

This summer I’m moving into a new house in London, and I cannot wait to get started decorating a fresh new place. Last time we moved I was all about the colour – I… Continue reading

Wednesday Scribbles

As we get into serious revision season, and the only sound to be heard is the scratching of pens and the soft weeping of several thousand students, I thought we could all use… Continue reading

Ways to say I love you – DIY Pennants

Since February is traditionally the month of love (Valentine’s Day and all that), I’ve been trying to focus more on spending time with my loved ones, and especially on sending lots of love… Continue reading

DIY – Leather wallets

Let me say right away ‘Leather Wallets’ is probably a bit of a fancy term for these lil’ guys. Maybe leather pouches? Or little card envelopes? I’m going to be keeping my store… Continue reading

DIY Christmas Table Runner

We’re midway through December and that means it’s nearly time for our Sunset Strip mini-Christmas! As Imogen is going to be taking on the huge task of cooking a roast for five people… Continue reading

Christmas Cards

What’s nicer than a Christmas card? (apart from a Christmas card that’s made of food) How about a sweet handmade card with a secret punch of glitter and a personal hand delivery service?… Continue reading

Gift Guide #2

How’s the present-buying going? Really really well? Well I hope you’re doing better than me anyway! It’s so stressful buying gifts – especially gifts for guys, right? What do they want? Because the perverse… Continue reading

Christmas Haul!

I’m so so happy that it’s finally December, and so excited to jump into all of the Christmassy goodness I’ve got planned! I’ve got a girls and guys gift guide coming up for… Continue reading

This is Halloween!

I thought I’d share some photos from the Halloween weekend since we had such a fun time getting dressed up and spookifying the house for our party! I’ve never really celebrated Halloween, but… Continue reading

Stencilled Wall Art DIY

Recently I heard that Abi (my sister) was trying out an ambitious stencilling project and I forced asked her to blog about it. She obligingly did, and it looks amazing! Here’s how she did… Continue reading

DIY Ombré effect duvet cover

I think I’m a little obsessed with this photo! I just love the colours, the brightness, the lush leafiness, it’s too much. I really want to get these soft pinks and bright greens into… Continue reading

Framed Quotes – DIY

Do you remember these super simple framed quotes which I was admiring a couple of months ago?   Well, I decided to go ahead and make myself a DIY version for my bedroom.… Continue reading

T-shirt to Crop Top DIY

It’s actually so hot in London I’m feeling the need to complain about it. Boooo. Anyway, I have this huge weirdly shaped t-shirt which, due to my hoarding tendencies, I have been hanging… Continue reading

Ten Minute DIY – Jewellery Display

Since I moved in, my jewellery has been sitting sadly in a tiny box on my bookcase, getting tangled and forgotten, so I came up with a quick DIY solution which means it… Continue reading

The Batcave

Gold polka dots is totally my new thing. [image source] This being said, I decided to use the same method I used to make my pineapple print curtains to make a gold polka… Continue reading

Pineapple Print Curtains DIY

Do you know what my room needs? More pineapples. Obviously. I realised this late one night while I was contemplating home decor (wild Saturday night, I know…) and the next day I decided… Continue reading

New Home

  We’ve moved! We had a crazy moving day but we got everything in, and we’re all very happy with our lovely new house. It’s a large mid terrace property with six bedrooms… Continue reading

Glitter Easter Eggs!

Glitter! I love glitter so much. Put it on birthday cards, phone cases, jewellery, your face, gifts, stationary, the faces of your loved ones, or basically anywhere that could do with a bit of… Continue reading

Smooth Talker: Delicious frozen smoothies…

(I feel like I should just take a moment to share how many awful puns I came up with for the title of this post: smooth moves, smooths like Jagger, and smooth criminal were… Continue reading

Summer Sugar Scrub

Hello, It’s sort of sunny. I like it. Sometimes I think it might nearly be time to peel back all those layers of tights and jumpers and socks and scarves and what-not and… Continue reading

(I love) Love letters

  I’m a massive believer in the idea that the greatest gift you can give somebody is your time (or maybe Oreos), but when you live far away from the object(s) of your… Continue reading

Super quick Phone Case DIY

  The lovely Rob recently gifted me a beautiful stripy phone case, and this set off an avalanche of phone case ideas in my little head. I love phone cases, I’m the girl… Continue reading

Simple Personalised Silhouette DIY

As you can probably tell, lately I’ve been obsessed with the kind of silhouettes which you find in vintage lockets and cameos. I think they’re just so elegant, and luckily they’re so easy… Continue reading

Twenty-Minute DIY – Window Decoration

It was actually sunny today, and yesterday! To express my incredible joy at this great occasion I decided to share a twenty-minute craft project to brighten up your windows and get them ready… Continue reading

Regenerate your workspace in sixty minutes…

Hello friends! February is kinda kicking my butt. Already. I have a ton of University work, the weather is just horrible and the tube strike makes travelling through London the equivalent of trying… Continue reading

DIY – Six easy ways to upcycle glass jars…

I always have loads of empty jars lying around, and at Christmas I used metallic spray paint to decorate a couple to store my pens and makeup brushes. Since then I have continued… Continue reading

Breaking Bad Cushions – DIY

Rob and I were obsessed with Breaking Bad this year, so, as it has become a bit of a tradition for me to make him cushions at Christmas, I decided to take the iconic element… Continue reading

Pair of Hearts Chopping Boards – DIY

I bought this pair of small sturdy wooden chopping boards from IKEA (these APTITLIG 24x15cm Boards) for £4 each. I wanted to upgrade them to a kind of whimsical-Jamie-Oliver-chopping-board affair, adding a simple design… Continue reading

DIY: You’re Pretty (Message Mirror)

I made this mirror for my sister as a cute addition to her University room. It was really easy to do and I love how it turned out. I used this mirror (the BERLEVÅG Table… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part Three: Fancy Food

I had to rope in Rob to help me with this one, seeing as I am a pathologically lazy chef. Boo. That being said, these little filo treats are actually very easy to… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part One: Lazy Days

 Christmas Coffee Cocktail Sometimes, all you want to do is snuggle up with some comfort food and watch Elf. I’ve never been very good at putting in the effort when it comes to making… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part One

Gone are the days when I could write a poem with a crayon, present it to my Mum with sticky fingers and call it a Christmas gift. So, so gone. Mainly because I’m… Continue reading

Have an Organised Christmas!

Have an Organised Christmas! Now doesn’t that sound fun? Doesn’t that sound like just the kind of lazy, eat-everything-you-can-find-and-never-leave-your-duvet festive season you’ve been dreaming of? I mean, probably not, but I’m the kind… Continue reading

Zombiestorm: Question Tuesday

Question Tuesday, the day when I answer topical and highly relevant questions… (Not really, what do you take me for?) Questions this week: 1. i. Is it okay to shoot people who deliberately… Continue reading

DIY — InstaCushion

While we were travelling, Rob took loads of awesome photos, and we were able to share most of them via Instagram. I have to admit to being a little obsessed with the app… Continue reading

DIY Tye-Dye Maxi Skirt

I leave for Japan on Monday, and I am excited! And when I am excited, I dye skirts. No, really. Okay, so just in case any of you had the urge to transform one… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft.

As you may expect, I did some crafty stuff for Valentine’s Day gifts. I’m going to do a few quick tutorials, to show you how easy it can be to tell the people… Continue reading

If this is love, love is easy…

…It’s the easiest thing to do, I know, I know, I’m spilling over a little from the designated Valentine’s time period, but this is the last one, I promise. Valentine’s day seems to… Continue reading