DIY Neon Word Light

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After making my cloud light last week I was armed with some left over copper wire and not liking anything to go to waste, especially craft materials, I started to think about what I could make with it.

I love those neon word lights and had been looking for one for above my drinks trolley for a while, but hadn’t been able to find one that was quite right, so it seemed like the perfect project!

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The Downstairs Loo…

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The toilet is the last room to do before we’ve finished the downstairs in our house. It’s a tiny little space, but you know me by now…that doesn’t stop me having big plans for it! (Check out my Pinterest board here)

I think, and it seems to be a shared opinion, that the downstairs toilet is the perfect space to create something that might be a little braver than your usual style. A place to be a little adventurous! I know I want to do something different in this room, but I just can’t quite decide how far I want to push it…

My ideas range from bold but stylish, through to ecelectic and quirky and then onto the downright mad!  For some reason I want my loo to be a talking point. Don’t ask me why!

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Bed Shopping

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen me moaning about the fact that although I’ve decorated my bedroom recently, I’m really not very happy with it.

I’ve now decided that a new bed is going to make all the difference! I’ve been bed hunting for the last couple of weeks and have found a few that I like but I really just can’t decide what style to go for in the room… and I’m hoping you lovely people can help me :)

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Let Me Introduce…Createaholic

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When one of my lovely readers contacted me asking me to do a post on macramé I got very excited! I have a bit of an obsession with it you see, and with one macramé genius in particular – Fanny Zedenius, otherwise known as Createaholic.

A while ago I started seeing all these beautiful woven wall hangings everywhere on Instagram. I didn’t know it was called macramé back then…All I knew was that I needed one in my life. A LOT of searching eventually led me to the super talented Createaholic’s lovely Instagram page.

It was tough to choose one from her amazing selection, but in the end I went for this beauty. As it turned out, I was the first person to order this style and so she only went and named it after me! That’s right, you can buy the ‘Kate‘!! Just because she’s the cutest Fanny names her works of art after the first person to order them – isn’t that adorable?

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Fanny is constantly adding to her range and always seems to be coming up with new ideas. I’m completely smitten with these large styles that are suspended from a branch. Wouldn’t they just be the perfect addition to a romantic, bohemian style bedroom?

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She is one talented lady. Imagine being able to make these? I don’t think I would ever do anything else! My house would be as full of them as hers is :)

And if I wasn’t enough of a fan already she recently sold these beautiful colourful plant hangers through Designhjälpen – an incredible service where desingers contribute items that are sold though their Instagram page with all profits going to the various charities they work with. The money from her plant hangers went to help the UN Women’s work in refugee camps, supporting women who have fled the war in Syria. What an incredibly worthy cause and a lovely thing to do!

 

 

Why I Love Instagram

(My first three photos on Instagram)

I remember sitting with my friend last summer while she nagged me about why I wasn’t on Instagram. ‘You’d love it’ she kept saying, ‘it’s so you, I can’t believe you’re not on it!’ But I just didn’t really understand it – which makes me sound a lot older than my 28 years I know! I had tried it before but I just didn’t know what to search for, and I’d always been too shy or nervous to ever actually post anything on any kind of social media. I loved Pinterest, but anything else seemed like you had to put yourself out there, which really just wasn’t very me.

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