• Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

    Create a Christmas craft room

    by  • October 29, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    If you love Christmas crafts as much as I do, you’ll LOVE Ellie from HomeShoppingSpy’s top tips on how to create the perfect craft room, whether it be squeazing it into your home office, devoting an entire room to making crackers and Christmas decorations, or creating a Christmas gift wrapping station. Trust me, your friends and family will be all KINDS of impressed!

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    Friday's Fetish: Country cottage crafts

    by  • October 15, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Inviting hallways • 0 Comments

    I LOVE everything homespun style! It’s such a cosy and warm look and really gives your home a welcoming, ‘lived-in’ feel… as opposed to a home that screams ‘Oh this? I only use this to sleep?’ or ‘well it’s better than sleeping outside!!’

    The cottage craft look is a big country-style trend this year. It’s all about funky patchwork, eclectic embroidery and pretty knits in the latest feel-good fabrics.

    Check out these cosy decorating schemes

    Create a patchwork-effect feature wall using two different colours of a vintage floral wallpaper

     

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    Pretty up a bedroom with country-style patchwork quilts and colourful wallpaper

    At the table, lay a cloth hand embroidered in orange, turquoise and red, and stencil roses on to the chair…

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    Update your dining room with cosy country craft accessories

    Choose fabrics with decorative bobbles, ribbons and tassels, or add them to a plain blind. Complete the look with crochet towels and stylised posy patterned wallpaper.

     

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    Liven up your country-style bathroom with a colourful wallpaper

    Cheer up walls with a display of handmade needlework birds, alphabet tapestries and canvas signs…

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    Add colour to a neutral hallway with colourful homespun accessories

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    Weekend decorating idea – all work ALL play!

    by  • June 11, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Life doesn’t have to be about all work and no play (or vice versa) and neither do home offices! I LOVED this ridiculously cute and pretty decorating idea when I saw it in Ideal Home‘s latest mag, and STOLE the picture so I could share it with you.

    Here are their 5 easy steps to getting the look.

    1) Invest in an L-shaped desk for this dual-purpose space, so that you can tuck it into the corner, using one side for each activity. You could even share it with someone else – his and hers crafting anyone? (I will personally applaude anyone who manages to get their man to take part during the World Cup!)

    2) Keep it practical. Go for easy-to-sweep flooring, wipe clean surfaces and a swivel chair so you can move between your work areas easily.

    3) Use natural light. Position your computer where the sun isn’t going to reflect on the screen, and use a directional Anglepoise lamp for crafting.

    4) Wall-mounted storage is a great space-saving option. Mix open shelving, hooks, racks and cubbyholes so you can store everything from bulky fabric rolls to cotton reels – and don’t forget sets of drawers to keep tools and paperwork organised and out of sight.

    5) Think outside the box. Put items you already have to good use – food jars and vintage crockery are ideal for ribbons and cotton reels, and garden tool holders can be used as brackets for storing rolls of fabric. Fabric bags hung from peg rolls can keep brochures and swatches in order.

    And there you have it!

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    Craft ideas for the long weekend!

    by  • May 29, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Woooohoooooooooooo another May bank holiday weekend, time for barbecues, sunbathing and sitting in the park … only its due to rain? What a pickle! I’ve found some great country craft ideas for those of us who aren’t blessed with sunshine this weekend – they’re the perfect afternoon activity!

    Add coastal-style to your home with these summery craft ideas …

    roomenvy - coastal craft ideas

    roomenvy - coastal craft ideas

    Make a pretty apron … for the rest of your crafting!

    roomenvy - country apron craft idea

    roomenvy - country apron craft idea

    Make a box pleat tablecloth – it’s perfect for when the weather starts to pick up again!

    roomenvy - how to make a country tablecloth

    roomenvy - how to make a country tablecloth

    Make a cute cafetiere cover with this step-by-step guide. Breakfast in bed? If only!

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    roomenvy - cute country craft idea

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