Friday, 6 October 2017

Crafty Creatives Subscription Box Review - Autumnal Woodland Garland!

I am a huge fan of anything crafty and always have been, so when I saw a tweet from Crafty Creatives asking for bloggers to review their monthly crafts subscription box, I had to get involved! The idea behind this box is that every month you get an exciting box filled with everything you need to craft away! As well as the supplies, they send detailed instructions on what you need to do. I love browsing Pinterest for craft ideas, but a lot of the time it involves a little bit of a lot of materials, which can get expensive. That is why I love the idea of being sent just enough of everything!

This months box was a woodland animal garland. I was over the moon with this - it looks like something I'd pick up in Homesense! They provided more than enough felt and stuffing, as well as buttons, little black clips for the eyes and numbered templates to cut around.

This also wasn't a quick craft as such. Each individual animal doesn't take a huge amount of time, but it isn't a craft that is over in 5 minutes. This gives you a months worth of crafting time - plenty to be doing until you receive your next box!

Another thing I like about this craft is that you can make it personal to you. It is so easy to change a few things! I decided to split mine into two separate garlands to fit onto my book shelf and I think they add the perfect Autumn touch to my room!

I think my favourite animal is the badger, it's one that I'd never have thought to make on my own! Which is your favourite?

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Friday, 15 September 2017

I Have A Problem and That Problem is Mugs

About a year ago, my best friend Emily told me about her Pinterest board dedicated to mugs. I'm not even going to pretend that I thought anything weird of it, because I straight away set up my own mug shrine. There is something soothing about a perfectly round, cutely designed mug. Maybe you disagree - but I think everybody has a favourite mug they search the cupboard for every morning when making that first coffee. You know the one!

* Bambi mug from Primark *

Mug storage, however, is a problem. There are only so many cupboards that can be dedicated to mugs. I have started using mine as pen pots and even plant pots. They pop up all over our home! I also think that if you are even in search of a gift for someone, mugs are ideal. Fill it with hot chocolate sachets or sweets and you're good to go!

Here are some (okay, a lot, a huge amount) of the mugs I have been coming across online. ENJOY!

Which mug is your favourite? Let me know! 

Kate x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Little Look Inside My Bedroom

For the first time since I was about 12 years old, I decided that it was time to redecorate my room. I wanted to make it look minimalistic, half because I like the minimalistic look and half because that's quite an easy option when you hardly have any money to put towards it! I got to work on painting, which took two attempts after me somehow messing this up and having to get my dad to sand the walls down, covering everything in white dust. After finally having all white walls and getting rid of my horrific black wallpaper I'd hated for years - I was off to ikea! 

One of my favourite parts of my room is now this stool, I love sitting on it to do my make up. The stool was only about £3 from Ikea and I just attached a white fur look rug to the top - making it the perfect seat for a comforting bedroom. It matches the rug on my wooden floor, and I love how the light white rug and stool contrast with my wire basket filled with blankets and pillows ready for the colder seasons.

I went very Homesense happy for my bedside table, where I picked up a candle and the adorable leaf dish which I have been using so much. I picked up a frame from Tiger for about £2 and put a cute Paperchase postcard inside. This little illustration makes me so happy whenever I see it! (Also note my cute Sighh designs x booksandquills pin!)

Hope you enjoy looking at these pictures & let me know if you have any more ideas on what I can add / do to my new room!

Kate x