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Monday, 27 February 2012

Paper Cone Art

Who would've thought you could create art out of some A4 paper, well I did!  I seen this idea on a tv show called "Selling Houses Australia" but for the life of me I can't seem to find a picture of it on google.

All you need is some A4 paper, glue, cardboard, scissors and sticky tape.. I thought about adding a few colourful cones in there but then decided against that idea cos I don't know where I am going to put it yet.

I just cut a piece of card stock to a square shape I thought was big enough, then started rolling my paper into cone shapes, this is the time consuming part that feels like its never going to end!

Once you have a few start placing them around the piece of cardboard until you get the look you want, then stick them down with glue.  I also put sticky tape in the bottom of them to help them stick. Then I just kept layering the cones until i got my desired look.

My dilemma, I couldn't think of anything to put in the middle of it, i tried smaller cones but just couldn't get them to look right.  But like usual, Pinterest came to my rescue! A paper flower!!

So I got the general idea from Pinterest which originally came from A Law Students Journey. Just cut a few strips of plain white paper and stuck them together, and BAM! Now it has a centre :)

Now I just have to find a place for it, and figure out how to hang cardboard on the wall without it tearing.. Have you got any suggestions?!

P.S I am linking over at Debbiedoo's Newby Party and the DIY Show Off . Make Sure you go check it out!

The DIY Show Off

Friday, 22 July 2011

Nursery Dresser Decorated!

Geez I have finally got around to taking pictures of the dresser I decorated in Baby H's room! It only took me 2 weeks.. I guess that is what happens when all you do (Well i feel like all I do) is change nappies and make bottles :) But I wouldn't change that for the world!

Here is the before picture before I had anything on there.

(Pre-warning for the bad photos!)

I then added a couple of frames, a cute little teddy bear, a vase and some pretty peacock feathers! So now it looks like this....

I just used some pink scrapbooking paper, cut the peacock feather to the size I wanted and put it in the frame, I think it turned out pretty cute :)

I got this cute little printable from an awesome blog called "House Stuff Works" - Thank you so much Steph!!

Ahhhh I love this little baby. Mr P brought me it awhile ago, I just couldn't get over how real they look, sooo much detail! It looks alot more detailed and adorable in person. So now that I have a little bundle joy of my own, I thought I would pass it on to her :)

I couldn't be more happier with how this dresser turned out! And thank you to my wonderful mother in-law, she actually painted up this dresser for Baby H :) She certainly is the specialist little girl in all our eyes!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I Need Your Help Desperately!!

Ahhhhh please help!! We are christening Baby H in just a couple of weeks, and I really need your help with organising the reception after. I have no idea what to do, what kind of food to have.. anything!!

I have even tried looking it up on all those fabulous Party Planning Blogs, but I am guessing a Baptism isn't all that popular anymore?

We are having a joined one with Mr P's niece, and her baby is a boy. So we are going to have to try and incorporate girl and boy themes together..

If you have ANY ideas or websites I could check out, you would be my newest Hero!! Worst thing is I have to try and work all this out in just a couple of weeks!

I would really appreciate all of your ideas and comments :)

Thank you soooooooo much!

Fabric for some Cushions

You wont believe what a bargain I got on the weekend, I found these for $1.00 each, so I brought 4!

I know I know you are probably thinking "What the Heck - They are tea towels!" But I couldn't resist, they were the perfect colour I have been looking for to make cushions for my ugly brown lounge and at $1 each it doesn't really matter if it doesn't work out! Right? Don't get me wrong I love our lounge, it just isn't the greatest colour. But considering we have just had a baby, it made complete sense when we brought it!

You can't really tell in the photos, because I am such a bad photographer, but they are a really light mint green colour. Kinda like this colour:


I also think the textured pattern will add a bit of character to them? What do you wreckon?

A couple of weeks ago I also got a couple of fabric samples to try and decide what look I want to go for with cushions for the lounge... These are the ones I like...

I really love this piece of fabric, and it matches right in with the brown on it already!

This is nice and crisp and simple...

I am not too sure about this one, I really like it, but maybe not on the lounge?!

Which ones do you think I should use to make cushions for our lounge? All of them together, just one of them maybe? Also don' t forget it has to match with the mint green tea towels I just brought as well.

I am also in desperate need of a good tutorial to make these cushions! I have a brand new sewing machine sitting on my desk, and have only ever used it once! I'm hoping they will turn out half decent enough to actually show in public! Ha!

I would love your help and your opinions :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Design Services

I have just started offering my Services for helping you with your design issues! I am studying Interior Design at the moment and would love to use my new found skills to help you out with any and all of your design dilemmas that you may have.  I will be offering my Design Services for FREE! Just email me to find out more information. 

You can find my new Services Page at the top under my heading! This is what I will be offering:

E -Design Services:

If you enjoy decorating but just need a plan and/or inspiration for a specific room in your home this service is definitely the one for you.

Included in your package is an online consultation (This will be done via Email), inspiration board, floor plan, and written explanation as well as DIY Tutorials if needed.  This way it allows you to re-create my design all at once or in simple stages as your time and budget allows.  

Design Questions:

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If you have any questions please email me at srdesignfiles@gmail.com. I can't wait to hear from you!

Monday, 11 July 2011

I Love you ....... This Much!

I came across this fabulous idea on Pinterest the other day (that site keeps stealing my life by the way - does any one else have that problem?) I only just joined like a week ago, and have been addicted ever since!

I thought this was a brilliant idea, it originally was from 'A Day In My Life" blog. So i tried to re-create it for Mr P, from Baby H :)

First off I just started with some pink scrap booking paper (I thought it was probably a bit girly, but Baby H IS a girl so Mr P will just have to love it anyway :) lol) a pair of scissors and some glue, which I then changed for sticky tape cos it was easier, and Im lazy!

That was the best traced hand i got - so I had to do some photoshopping haha - Have you ever tried to trace the hands of a 3 month old baby, almost impossible!! These cute little fingers are time consuming

So then I just traced two of them onto the pink scrapbook paper

After that, just cut a strip of long paper (I used 2 strips as I wanted mine longer) and sticky tape each side to a hand.

Fold the strips accordion style

Write on the strip of paper, I wrote "I love you ........ This Much Daddy!"

And I then put it in Mr P's work shirt for a little surprise tomorrow morning when he puts on his shirt!

This is a great idea for Father's Day. Although I just wanted to make something sentimental so he knows just how much we love and appreciate him, on any given day! :)

Have you made anything crafty lately??

I am also linked up to Creation Corner Friday Link Party :)

Friday, 8 July 2011

10 Tasks in 10 Days - Finale

Oh my goodness! Can you believe that 10 days has passed already! It went so quick, I dont even know where the days went, but I can tell you they didn't all go to crossing things off my list :(

You know this list I am talking about.. Over at Cha Cha's awesome blog - "Sit, Relax and Read' she has been doing a challenge called '10 Tasks in 10 Days'.

Ten Tasks

She got heaps crossed off her list as well, you should definitely go on over and see everything Cha Cha got done :)

So last week i completed 5 things off my list, and this week I have been REALLY slack - and for no apparent reason! No excuses this time! HA

1.   Re-decorate shelf in dining room - Done

2.   Paint my ugly coffee table - Half way there

3.   Create storage bins from boxes
4.   Re-decorate my bedroom tallboy - Done

5.   Decorate Baby H's dresser - Coming Shortly
6.   Make art for bedroom
7.   Make Pom Pom's for Baby H's room
8.   Paint Bedside tables (Work out how to paint laminate)

9.   Plant my Herbs into pot plants Done!
10.   Create labels for Herbs
        (Need to buy some chalkboard paint)
11.   Weed the backyard
12.   Do Hand and Foot Prints of Baby H and Make into art?? - I made some art not exactly what i was planning though, photos to come soon :)
13.   Complete scrapbook for Mr. P - Photos to come soon!
14.   Make twine balls

So really, I only done one thing on my list this week, and it's not even finished yet. But I promise I will pull my finger out and eventually cross every little itty bitty thing off my list shortly...

Have you done anything interesting lately? Decorating, painting even maybe some crafting or cooking?? I would love to see :)