It’s been quite a while since I did a Workspace Wednesday post!
This project started out strong, with grand plans and a gung-ho attitude, but alas – it’s ended in a stand-off. Me versus a big pile of pretty braid. I kinda messed this DIY up!
This lovely braid is the result of hours of sitting in front of the TV diligently plaiting strips of fabric with the idea of making it into a beautiful big rag rug for the baby’s room (like this one). I haven’t had much luck finding a nice, affordable, grey and white dhurrie rug here yet, so thought – why not make a rug instead?!
Because it’s crazy that’s why.
It was only after I’d spent said hours on this braid and was covered from head to toe in loose threads that my wonderful hubby (and I mean that, if it wasn’t for him, I’d still be going) actually calculated how long my braid would need to be in order to make the desired size rug, which turned out to be about 170 metres. 170 METRES!??!? I thought I was doing pretty well with about 17 metres under my belt, but the idea of having to still do 10x that stopped me in my tracks. Mmmm, yeah probably should have calculated the amount I’d need BEFORE I started. Silly girl!
SO. Now I have 17m of very pretty white and grey braid that will probably become a bath mat in the very near future :) Not a total disaster, but I’m just not willing to dedicate the next 3 months to braiding fabric in the hopes that it *might* make a nice rug (which definitely isn’t guaranteed even after all that braiding!). Oh well! :)
I’ve been playing around with these little flowers this morning, getting inspiration for a project I’ll be participating in in a few weeks. I always love working with flowers :)
I was lucky to even get this photo this morning, the storm clouds just rolled in and it’s become very dark suddenly!
Happy Wednesday :)
You all know I have a weakness for pretty screen printed goodies, so these gorgeous black and white notebooks from My Live Love are right up my alley!
Aren’t they lovely? Each cover has been designed and hand screen printed by the talented folks at My Live Love, in the coolest bold geometric patterns. I can totally imagine them displayed on my desk, or whipping one out of my handbag when I need a pretty notebook on the go…
You can find these and more over at My Live Love. :)
Hi again guys! I’ve got some exciting news!
I did a little Valentine’s related post for the Etsy Blog a week or two ago, and it’s just gone live! I’ve rounded up some of the coolest Etsy products in Red, Pink, and White.. so head on over to check it out! :)
Hi guys, happy Monday!
I’m currently still in Perth, recovering from an incredible wedding over the weekend! It was our dear friends Aude and Martin’s big day, and I was lucky enough to design their invitations a little while back! So I just wanted to drop in and show you the results, now that the wedding is over.
Aude is Swiss, and Martin is Australian.. so the right-hand side of the invitation was in French, and the left in English. They had the invites letterpressed, which turned out beautifully!
And what a day the wedding was.. ahhh. Can’t wait to share some pictures! :)