Thursday, 26 March 2015

DIY Memo Board

 Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to share this post with you - when the lovely people at Laura Ashley asked me if I'd like to do a memo board tutorial using some of their gorgeous fabrics, I jumped at the chance!  As you know, I can't resist a floral print, so I chose Francesca Apple Green Linen Mix with it's gorgeous turquoise hues, and Orchid Apple Green Linen.  I gathered some vintage postcards, antique letters and vintage brooches to display on my memo boards - why not make one to display jewellery on?  These are super easy to make and take no time at all, although it is worth spending some time working on the positioning of your fabric, especially if it's a large print like I used.  Head over to the Laura Ashley blog here to see lots of lovely interiors and craft ideas!

See the tutorial after the jump!

Tamsyn x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Little Vintage Lamp

Hello everyone!

I found this lamp on Sunday at my local car boot fair.  It's fair to say it's seen better days, but I couldn't resist it, especially as it has a little leaping deer on the base!  And of course I adore old chiffon lampshades, this one is the perfect shade of pale vintage pink.  

My post tomorrow is in collaboration with Laura Ashley, a little DIY craft tutorial for you!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Styling The Seasons - March

Hello everyone!

I hope you're having a good week!
Work is pretty crazy for me at the moment, but I have the next few days off, and it's so nice to be able to catch up with the house and plan my next few blog posts!
I really loved putting my March Styling The Seasons post together - I wanted to go for a carefree, whimsical display using a couple of car boot fair finds from the other weekend.  The sweet flower prints were from a battered old book about wild flowers.  The prints were salvageable but alas, the book was not.  They make a pretty wall display when taped up with washi tape.
The beautiful framed print was £3, and I love the frame with all it's imperfections - that for me makes it even more beautiful.  I was going to add some mini bunting, but then I had the idea of making a garland out of my pastel cotton reels!
Pop over to Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots to see more Styling The Seasons posts - or why not join in on Instagram by using the #StylingTheSeasons hashtag - how will you style your surface?

Tamsyn x

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Pastel Cotton Reels

Hello everyone!

I went to my first car boot fair of the year last Sunday with my Dad.  (I get my car boot fair addiction from him!)
To say I was excited would be an understatement - I was like a child in a sweet shop!  I only popped out to have a mooch round the stalls but ended up coming home with so many lovely things.  These plates were from a 'fill a bag for £1' stall.  I love the blue patterned one - I think it's imperfections add to it's beauty.  I paid £1 for these candy coloured cotton reels, their pastel hues are just so pretty.

I found lots of other lovely things which I will share with you over the next week.  I'm also putting together my Styling The Seasons post for March, so please do pop back!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Still Life of Hyacinth, Roses and Cotton Reels

Hello everyone!

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last week - I have been working hard behind the scenes at Norwich Fashion Week!  It's been a crazy ten days with finalising models, organising call times and ushering models out onto the catwalk, but I feel proud to be involved in such a fab event.  A little rest and recuperation will be very much needed this weekend!

My parents came up last week to look after the children whilst I was working on the fashion shows, and I'm very excited because whilst he was here, my dad fitted some cupboard doors in my kitchen that he made from reclaimed wooden pallets.  They are gorgeous, and I'm going to paint them this weekend - I will take some before and after snaps to share with you!

Tamsyn x

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Photo Wrapping Paper

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a fab week!

I'm so excited to share this with you - my photo wrapping paper from Wrap Me!  I came across them on Instagram after some people I follow posted their own creations, and I knew I had to give it a try.  This little parcel is winging it's way all the way to Australia, for another Instagram project I am taking part in called Springtime Surprise.  I'll be sharing the contents with you once I know it has arrived safely!

Tamsyn x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Springtime Wreath

Hello everyone!

You may remember the wreath I made before Christmas from twigs and ivy foraged from my local woods, and some of my dried hydrangea heads (post here).  It has been waiting by my back door for weeks, as I was going to put it in the summerhouse for a bit of rustic prettiness, where I also had some roses drying.  So I thought, why not add the two together to make a spring wreath!  

You can see my dried hydrangea wreath tutorial over on Apartment Apothecary blog here, and you can use the same idea for any dried flowers for a more seasonal wreath.  I might even try making one entirely out of dried roses next!

Have a lovely day!

Tamsyn x