Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a joyful yule! Thanks so much for your e-friendship in 2013.

Plush Rugs Giveaway: $400 Gift Certificate

You may have noticed that giveaways aren’t exactly common around here. I made the decision to be sparing with them because; 1) this is primarily a DIY decorating blog and the ethics nazi in me wants to keep the focus on just that, and 2) giveaways are pretty prolific in blogland already so standing out...…READ MORE

In Print

Once again, I am fortunate to have had a project of mine featured in Reloved Magazine! My DIY Customised Timber Knobs (from waaaay back in 2010 – an oldie but a goldie!) can be found on page 24 of the Autumn 2013 issue. A big thank you to editor Sally FitzGerald for thinking to include...…READ MORE

No Bake Candy Crumb Cake

I don’t usually post recipes on my blog. Well, actually, that’s not entirely accurate – I have never posted a recipe on my blog! Yet, here I am, posting a recipe that’s devoid of any actual cooking, and is for a cake that’s by no means an actual cake! You’ll all think that perhaps I should...…READ MORE

The Design Cookbook

A little while ago, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Kelly Edwards, who wanted to include two of my projects in her new publication, The Design Cookbook! My Hacked IKEA Drawers and Baking Canister Labels are both featured in this design guidebook which includes an array of inspirational DIY ‘recipes’. It’s still always a big treat to...…READ MORE

Hello, Remember Me?

My name’s Kristine. Apparently I’m the person who’s supposed to update this here blog on a semi-regular basis. Seems lately I’ve been a little distracted… …in a good way (I wish I could say Charlotte happily posed with her brother though the truth is I had to bribe her with the promise of a pink...…READ MORE

Reloved Magazine Feature

Recently, I was thrilled to have a project of mine included in the inaugural release of a new UK based magazine. Reloved is dedicated to all things upcycled (how awesome is that?) with an emphasis on bringing a practical, hands-on approach to the creative art of breathing new life into old, forgotten objects. Reloved can be purchased...…READ MORE

It’s a Boy!

Riley John Franklin arrived safely on the 24 March 2013 at 7.05pm weighing 7.7lbs (3.5kgs). He is absolutely perfect in every way (‘course I do have to think that though, don’t I?). I’ll spare you all the birth story (for nows, anyway :-) except to say that it was a 21 hour labour which all...…READ MORE

DIY Lifestyle Magazine Feature…and freebie!

I’m totally stoked to have had my IKEA Card File Drawers Hack project included in this months edition of DIY Lifestyle Magazine! Though, clearly there was some kind of editorial mix up, because not only is it featured within the pages, it’s actually on the front cover too! What the? If you have an iPad, as...…READ MORE

Charlotte’s Nursery in Little One Baby Magazine

A few weeks ago we were lucky to have a photographer from Little One Baby magazine at our house to shoot Charlotte’s nursery for an accompanying article in their now released summer issue. Thanks to editor Amy Doak and photographer Rebecca Gray for the feature. It’s lovely to have something in print to remember Charlotte’s first room...…READ MORE