{My Houzz Articles} Multi-Functional Furniture

I like to choose pieces of furniture for my home that can work in a variety of ways. For example – a stool can be used for seating or as a small stand for a plant. In my lastest artice on Houzz i look at 5 furniture pieces that i call magical multi-taskers! They are furniture pieces that i love to have around my home, because they get used so often and in so many ways. Click the image below to get the full story –

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Click on the image to read the full article on Houzz Australia

My Weaving Tutorial on The Interiors Addict

After sharing an image of my woven wall hanging during 7 Vignettes this month, Jen Bishop from The Interiors Addict asked me if i would put together a tutorial. Of course i was thrilled to be asked and the tutorial featured on The Interiors Addict earlier this week. Yay!

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Click the image to visit The Interiors Addict and see my weaving tutorial!

It’s an easy to follow tutorial for those who know nothing about weaving but are keen to have a try. I was also thrilled to discover a fellow Instagrammer was so taken with the idea of making her own weave, that she headed straight to Spotlight for supplies and posted her finished weave only 24hrs after my tutorial was published. Someone has definitely caught the WEAVER FEVER!

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An amazing for weaving project from Melanie @meldzam that she posted 24hrs after my tutorial!

{Girl Crush} Janelle from @awhitestyle

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Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

It’s been a while since my last girl crush, so i thought i would share one of my current favourites from Instagram – Janelle from @awhitestyle. I have been following Janelle for a while and i must say that i really LOVE her style. She shares pictures of her daily life everyday on Instagram.

shelf styling

Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

I love Janelle’s style simply because it feels so effortless. There’s no overstyling or obsessing about perfectly placed cups – well, at least it doesn’t appear that way. All of her images feel like real, unedited snapshots of her lifeโ€ฆ..and it’s a beautiful life!

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Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

She recently shared 20 facts about herself on IG which confirmed why i love her feed so much. She’s a real person! yay! You gotta love authenticity. She loves to knit, crochet, DIY, bake and craft. She’s a cat lover, coffee lover and WINE lover.

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Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

crocheters of instagram

Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

Janelle shares the most divine images of her cooking creations on IG and shares her recipies happily on her blog – www.awhitefarm.blogspot.com.au And while i kinda hate cooking, i do love eating and her bakes looking particularly inticing. I’m almost inspired to take up baking.

pink iced cupcakes

Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

Baxter and Lolly the cats star pretty heavily in her Janelle’s feed. They are seriously living the dream! Lolly in particular is Janelle’s little furry shadow. So adorable.

cute cameo kitten

Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

coffee and cute kittens

Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

I highly recommend a visit to Janelle’s blog and her IG feed. You won’t regret it. Thanks Janelle, for being my girl crush. xx

Cute fluffy kitten

Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

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Image Credit – Janelle from @awhitestyle

 

{My Houzz Articles} 15 Reasons to Get Addicted to Kantha Quilts

I seriously cannot get enought of Kantha quilts! Click on the image below to read my article on Houzz – 15 Reasons to Get Addicted to Kantha Quilts. It’s a great read for anyone with a few blankets or for those looking for reasons to justify purchasing a few more. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

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#7 Vignettes for April

vignettes interiors addictI haven’t played #7 Vignettes on Instagramย for a while, but i thought i’d jump on board this month and i am so glad i did! Hosted by Jen Bishop from the Interiors Addict, 7 vignettes is a fun game on Instagram, involving the creation of pretty pictures from a designated theme – one each day for seven days. Life Interiors was judging this month and i was chuffed to be chosen as the winner of Day 6 with my interpretation of the theme – Weave. I scored a $100 voucher from Life Interiors. Here are my images for the week –

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 1: Blush

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 2: Bloom

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 3: Light

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 4: Soft

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 5: Easter

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 6: Weave

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7 Vignettes with the Interiors Addict – Day 7: Gold

If you’re interested you can join me on Instagram here. Happy Monday!

Bedroom Room Reveal: One Day Makeover

tufted headboardI love a good room makeover, especially one that doesn’t cost the earth and has maximum impact. The Block room reveals have sadly been postponed until tomorrow night, due to the cricket, so i thought i’d try and fill the void with my own room reveal. When we moved into our new home in January of last year, we couldn’t afford a proper headboard for our room. I was happy to hang our New York City print from IKEA over our bed as a temporary option as it looked fab. I was so pleased with it in fact, that I haven’t really looked for anything to replace it, until now.diy wall pennantWhile the NYC print looked great, it was pretty impractical as it provided no support while reading or crocheting in bed. Still, I didn’t feel moved to replace it until I saw the perfect headboard at one of my local furniture and homewares shops. SOLD! Hubby and I strapped it to the top of our prado and carefully drove it home. We only had to stop three times to adjust the ropes – clearly we aren’t brilliant at tying knots!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย Tufted headboardI bought a few bits and pieces to help tie the room together, but most of the items I already had on hand. Shopping at home is the best!! Overall, I’m pretty stoked with how the room has evolved. Hubby said it’s not the manliest bedroom, but I did I include a couple of skulls to keep him happy. ๐Ÿ™‚bedroom ideas and decor

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Love Show Cushion by Kezz Brett from Jumbled

Tufted beadhead

Gold Mirror from Freedom Furniture

Bedroom ideas

Marble cross – Freedom Furniture

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Pillow styling in bedrooms

Striped rectangular cushion from Big W

Side table styling

Framed card by Ali McNabney-Stevens

Bedroom ideas

Bedroom cushion styling

Gold Heart Cushion – hand stencilled and sewn by me.

So, what do you think? I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a winner! #craftastherapy

@oliveandpickles crochetWe have a winner for the #craftastherapy gratitude giveaway. A big congratulations to Ryane from @olivesandpickles for her entries into the giveaway. Ryane regularly posts beautful crochet images under the #craftastherapy tag and is a worthy winner. The following two images are Ryane’s entries in the giveaway –

granny squares“I use the #craftastherapy hashtag because crocheting is my escape. Because some days the constant worry, the endless trips up and down the stairs, his crushed hopes and the never ending feeling of wishing you could do more to relieve his pain, takes its toll. Taking care of a loved one is a difficult task but I love him for better or worse, in sickness and in health and I wouldn’t trade my life for anything in the world.”

Crochet for #craftastherapy“I use the #craftastherapy hashtag because of the creative community I have recently discovered. So many people share tips, tricks, opinions and ideas. I am constantly learning and inspired by others tagging their photos and I hope to be able to do the same for someone else.”

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@olivesandpickles on Instagram

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Your beautiful images made it extremely difficult to choose a winner.

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@olivesandpickles on Instagram

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@olivesandpickles on Instagram

#craftastherapy on instagram

@olivesandpickles on Instagram

 

Gratitude Giveaway for #craftastherapy

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I have put together a gift of thanks for one lucky crafter who posts to the #craftastherapy feed on Instagram this week. One crafter will be gifted everything you see in this image – all you need to do to participate is – 1: use the hashtag when posting your crafty imagesย โ€จ2: start your post with “I use theย #craftastherapyhashtag because….” Your reason could be a simple one such as craft being a stress relief or for more serious reasons like illness and hardship. You can enter as many times as you like. There’s no obligation to follow me as this isn’t about increasing following, but more about building a bigger community under the hashtag – and saying thank you.

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{Top Left – @deborah.brandon} {Top Right – @_riaparamita_}{Bottom Left – @melissablankets} and {Bottom Right – @coachhousepictures}

Old and new posters to the hashtag are welcome. I will choose a winner at 10amย next Sunday the 1st of March and will base my selection on the image and/or the reason for crafting. Everyone is welcome – I will post to anywhere in the world. The package includes – 3 balls of Patons Cotton Blend, a sewing tin, 1 large and 1 small notebook, red and white bakers twine, stamp stickers, pretty envelope, Brittany crochet hook, 2 crochet flowers and 5 wooden pegs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•Have a great week crafters ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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{Top Left – @daintyanddevine} {Top Right – @lilychezmoi}{Bottom Left – @oliveandpickles} and {Bottom Right – @littlemittenvintage}

craft as therapy

{Top Left – @gigglemay} {Top Right – @byvintagedaisies}{Bottom Left – @melinda.szente} and {Bottom Right – @toni_edge}