Saturday, February 28, 2015

Old Made New Again

I love Ikea as you can probably tell from all the Ikea mentions I've had on the blog, but we rarely keep our Ikea furniture as Ikea intended them to be. We pretty much hack everything we purchase from there but one thing I never got around to making my own, was an Ikea Ektorp Jennylund armchair that we bought in the as is section about seven years ago. It hadn't come with a slipcover but it needed one, so we just bought the plainest and cheapest one. I've been wanting to buy a light grey linen slipcover for awhile now and found ones here and here, but we really couldn't afford the price tag. So when Ikea came out with an affordable linen fabric, I decided I'd take the leap and make my own slipcover. For a step by step and before and after pictures, click below. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Nothing says I LOVE YOU like a...

Racking my brain trying to think of something to make the bears for valentine's day and this popped into my head. Giant anything is pretty cool, but something giant you can eat is the best! This is a great novelty valentine's day treat and it can be personalised with fun messages like "without you I'd crumble" and "your so cute I could eat you up". For the really tasty and simple recipe click below.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sweet & Easy School Valentines

Even though handing out valentines at school doesn't seem to be a common thing in Australia, I still make them for all the little bears classmates each year. I remember being so excited when I'd get a valentine as a child. Granted, every kid in class got the same mass produced paper notes with snoopy or some other cartoon character on them and they very rarely had a lolly attached, but it still made me feel special. Last year the bears gave out these DIY heart crayon valentines. Since my oldest started school very recently, I thought a photo valentine would be a good way to introduce her to her new classmates. For a quick how to, read on.