Hello world. Hello blog! Wow it’s been a while. I didn’t mean to stop writing on my little blog. It kind of just happened. It was very close to expiring and disappearing forever until my credit card came to the rescue to sort me out.
We’re still living in our small-but-perfectly-formed flat and I continue to ask myself ‘how can I make my home really super amazing just like on Apartment Therapy?’ Daily.
Some days I feel like I’m in a constant battle with myself over wanting to make some amazing (yet, temporary) changes to our home yet not to spend a fortune in the process. There’s still that little niggle in the back of my brain shouting out ‘but you don’t own this place. Stop spending money on it!’ Finding a compromise between the two is usually what I end up trying to do.
(believe me, there are some)
I wanted to write about the benefits of renting because these days it’s easy to forget that there is more to life than saving for your dream home. I forget this all the time so it’s nice to be reminded every so often.
My beautiful garden, and with thanks to renting, I do not garden!
My latest DIY project has been to create a bathmat out of old t-shirts. A very simple idea with great results. Mine is still a work in progress as I am slowly working on it, but I think I’ve done enough now to show you.
This Easter I decided to try something completely different and make easter eggs for my family instead of buying them. If this is new to you like it was to me, I would absolutely recommend doing a practice run a few weeks before Easter. I tried a few different techniques before deciding to keep things simple.
I have decided I would like to be more crafty. ‘DIY’ crafty – not deceitfully crafty. I studied textiles at school and created all of the usual projects such as a cushion cover, a bag with The longest over-the-shoulder strap which surprisingly I wore a great deal and my GCSE masterpiece – a purple and green table runner with Shisha Glass galore. Continue reading