Friday Fix-It : 02

September 30, 2011 | Miscellaneous

Yipee it’s Friday!

I’ve got another Fixer-upper for you today.. I hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend, see you Monday :)


This was me attempting to take a cool ‘in-action’ photo of my new travel wallets. I was on my own, so it was just me, the tripod, and the 10 second timer on the camera. Here’s how it went down: Set the camera, press the button down, frantically run from behind the camera, throw oneself on the chair, try to look natural and relaxed like you’re in an airport waiting for your flight.. all before the click of the camera. I must say, it’s a lot easier if there’s someone to help you!

Recipe (using RadLab):

Lights On 46%
The 600 81%
Divine Light 37%
+ Contrast 42%

Feeling it

September 29, 2011 | Inspired by...

Do you guys know The Cool Hunter? It’s a fantastic design blog that posts the most beautiful and inspiring images of all things cool and design-y.

One of their latest posts was about getting back to nature. As I scrolled through, this compilation really spoke to me. On such a cloudy morning as I look out my window into someone else’s, I’m really feeling these photos…

Images found via The Cool Hunter

Workspace Wednesday 05.

September 28, 2011 | Workspace Wednesday

Ready to be appalled? Disgusted? Shocked at my total disregard for cleanliness? Well today is your lucky day!

Ta Daaa! This is a small portion of my office at the moment. I’ve been trying to style some photos for the shop, and apparently need every single thing I ever owned thrown all over the table at the same time. By the end of it I couldn’t even find a patch of space to take the actual photos on.. yep it was that bad. (still is actually)

I think the photos will be worth it though :)

Sweet DIY Votives

September 27, 2011 | DIY

Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Measure the height and circumference of your jar, and cut strips of fabric to roughly fit (approx. 1cm wide – doesn’t have to be perfect).
2. In your small cup, pour in some glue and dilute it with a bit of water (about 1:2), mix well. It should be the consistency of slightly thicker water.. yes, I know I’m being vague but it shouldn’t make much difference to the end result.

3. Submerge your first strip of fabric in the glue. Once soaked, lightly run your thumb and forefinger down the strip to get rid of any excess glue.
4. Place the strip into your jar (pattern side facing the jar) and position it. Use your paintbrush to push any air bubbles out from between the fabric and the jar.
5. Repeat with the rest of your fabric. Allow to dry overnight before using.

Note:
- I find that it’s ok to have fabric going above the top of your jar because it can be easily cut off after it’s dried.
- I don’t mind the look of the overlapping lines of fabric once the candle is lit, but if you do try not to overlap the strips in the gluing process.

** Please only use only battery operated tea-lights (not real candles). If you do decide to go with real candles, you do so at your own risk. Make sure your jar is big enough that the candle has plenty of room around it (the bigger the better), with no chance of the flame touching the fabric. Make sure the glue is dried overnight before using the votives, and keep an eye on them - if you see any signs of them starting to burn, stop using them immediately! **

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** Please only use only battery operated tea-lights (not real candles). If you do decide to go with real candles, you do so at your own risk. Make sure your jar is big enough that the candle has plenty of room around it (the bigger the better), with no chance of the flame touching the fabric. Make sure the glue is dried overnight before using the votives, and keep an eye on them – if you see any signs of them starting to burn, stop using them immediately! **

Loving… Pintameldia

September 26, 2011 | Loving...

Good Monday morning all! Ready to start your day off with something pretty?

I’ve had this delightful Spanish shop bookmarked in my etsy favourites for a long time now. I absolutely love everything in it, and the more I look at her artwork, the more I want one.. I find them so joyful.

Even better? You buy the actual artwork, not just a print! And then there’s the super funky paper dolls.. I could just go on and on really! What do you think?