Thursday, 19 January 2012

Pretty Crafty Home.........

This morning I clicked on This Blog.......Cherry  Heart, which is one of my absolute favorites.
Sandra the author of the blog has started a new group
The Pretty Crafty Home group, course my curiousity was sparked straight away.
You can find all the details if you click on the button in my side bar....its all about crafting for the home & decluttering among other things, well since my house needs quite a bit of decluttering & could do with some pretty touches, I thought HEY i'm in for this.
Just think you get to do all this & be inspired & encouraged by other groupies along the way!!!!
So today I started with a few bargains to brighten up my kitchen dresser....

New cups & saucers from Meadows & Byrnes at Bunratty. I spotted them as soon as i walked in the door & to my surprise they cost only E3.50 each. I bought two, but will def drag my sweet husband out there on sat to purchase two more & maybe even some side plates, if i'm lucky :D
Also found the lovely Willow plate at our thrift shop last week E1 BARGAIN!!!!
Aren't the colors pretty though!!!!!

Next up is this.....

Have had this cube thingy for years,,,,,the yuk stripey fabric is what lurks beneath the gold cover I made when I first bought it in a sale, again at Meadows & Byrnes.
I don't really have  aproblem with the gold cover except i want to bring more creams & white into my home .
So I rooted out an old pelmet from my sitting room. I had kept it as the fabric is really good quality, Sanderson, & no I did not pay full price for that either.
A new cover was the order of the day..........

What do you think.......I added a new cushion cover trimmed with a cream satin cord which by the way i got for free from a curtain shop i do some work for :D
Total refurb cost........... NOTHING.....Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Am chuffed with the result & even more pleased at the cost :D

Also over the last week I've been trying my hand at costume making.
One of the girls is going to an anime convention on sat & wanted to dress up as a character from the Final Fantasy games.........Tifa
Here's the result, just a try on session, will def take proper pics when she's going with the hair & stuff all done

It should be leather but hey there aint no way i'm shelling out for real leather so this is done in leatherette, along with some satin I had & some buckles I cut off an old cost E17 ....these things cost over 100 to buy online. Phew thank God I can sew EH!!!!!!!

Anyhoo must fly, a new crochet project awaits, will show you soon.
Do leave a comment & let me know what you think of my first Pretty Crafty House makes
See you soon lots of love 
Karen xxxxxxxxx


  1. Gorgeous post! I am so jealous of your fabulous purchases hon. Stunning!!! Have a fab weekend.

  2. Love your new cups so pretty! Your cubey thing looks beautiful too, Isn't it great when you can use some of your stash it makes you feel justified in keeping it!

  3. Great transformation on the cube thingy and pillows. Love the fabric. Dishes-lovely! I bet your daughter is going to look fab! How lucky she is to get a custom made costume!

  4. I LOVE the new cups, so pretty! You have been very crafty and inventive with your money saving making, Karen. I do admire the way you can make so many different things so well! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

  5. Oooooh! I love the "cube" makeover!!! It's so pretty!!!! And good luck with the cross stitch!! Cute sampler. Have to check out Pretty Crafty House. I need some decluttering here too! Happy weekend xoxoxo Debbie

  6. Thanks so much for giving my site a lovely mention! Also I love your recovered cube, this is exactly the sort of thing I'm talking about - re-vamp for nothing. What could be more perfect!

    S x

  7. Everything looks great, well done! I admire what you've done :)
    ps There's a giveaway on my blog, would you like to join? :)!