A Little Hobby of Mine.

Following on from my love of vintage and reasons for shopping vintage, one of my pet hates is going out to find someone else is wearing the same thing as me. So developed a love for making my own unique outfits so this can never happen.

I am very interested in sewing and have borrowed machines off people in the past to make different garments. But have recently saved enough to purchase one of my own, so it’ll be sew sew sew from now on. I aim to upload pictures of the different garments and outfits that I have made in the past and ideas I have for the future. So stay tuned…

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Shabby Chic Bedroom.

So this summer, I decided to get the overalls on and paintbrushes out and do the whole room, exactly how I want it, no holding back and doing it all by myself.

I went for a shabby chic design to correspond to my love of all things vintage. I decided that I didn’t want to buy lots of new furniture and accessories from commercial shops, as this would be too easy and lots of other people would have the same things as I did. So decided to buy most of the things I needed from second-hand furniture shops and charity shops. Also to save myself some cash and add more personality to my room, I decided to give lots of my old furniture a shabby chic face-lift.

Through many of my post on this blog I go on and on about the wonders of recycling and making your own things instead of buying them brand new from shops. I truly feel that recycling old possessions is not only a great way of saving money but it gives something a more personal feel. I loved the idea that I could show people my new room and could say that I sewed the cushions myself or I painted and aged the furniture myself. Everything becomes more personal; it really is a great feeling of satisfaction.

So my bedroom is pretty much finished now, just a few more little things to tweak. But when I am done I shall take lots of pictures to show you how it turned out. I will also give you a run through of how I achieved my dream shabby chic bedroom, hopefully to inspire you to give ‘DIY’ing your bedroom a go yourself.

Union Jack Pillow.

This was just a little birthday present I whipped up for my best mate. I find personalized or made presents are the perfect way to show someone that you care for them. Plus you can make sure it’s absolutely perfect for them instead of searching and searching for something perfect in the shops.

Making a Basic Pillow.

I love recycling things and making personally made items to show off around my house. When someone compliments me on something I have, then I can reply saying, “I actually made that” it’s a really satisfying feeling. Or giving someone a gift, and then after him or her telling you they like it, saying that you actually made it for them, couldn’t be more impressive. So I’m going to be uploading some simple things you can make which creates a big impression.

Check out how easy a simple pillow is to make:

Making a simple Pillow – Flickr