Saturday, 25 August 2012

Giant Granny Sqaure Blanket!

I am officially a crochet addict.

I made myself this beautiful giant granny square blanket, it seems I have progressed from hairbands, rounded motifs and buntings. I made Esra THIS blanket whilst pregnant, but I made it up as I went along, I feel much more advanced now and want to go crazy making something else and see how creative I can get.

And, PLEASE leave the stereotypes out there, not everybody who crochets is old! It's actually really fun and therapeutic! :)

I love the colours I chose, it's very refreshing and not your usual colour combination. :) I did a scallop border to finish it off!

I used the basic granny square pattern from 'Erika knight's' Crochet Workshop book, the key to a successful square is to use the same tension so that it doesn't twist.

Happy Saturday! xx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

New Makeup Storage!

A trip to Ikea a couple of days ago inspired me to have a makeup organisation revamp! I was using the acrylic Muji drawers but it started looking too cluttered, I preferred the baskets I was using but Esra kept grabbing them on the way out! :) So, here's my new solution!

The Ikea wooden 'Moppe' drawers, previously named 'Fira'. I contemplated on whether to cover them in fabric or paper, and went mental trying to choose a colour theme then decided to keep it simple. Less is more as they say!

I spray painted mine a matte white, sanded it a little after to make it look a tiny bit distressed, and added dymo labels to make finding my makeup easier.

Here's a side view, I love my single rose in a glass bottle that used to have Iced coffee in it. Recycling at its best!

I used cotton bud boxes as dividers inside the drawers to keep my lipsticks upright. I used a letter holder from BHS (very old) to store my palettes. I used a candle holder to store my everyday brushes, all the candle holders are from a local shabby chic boutique.

I crocheted a bunting not to long ago, and finally put it up this morning! I LOVE IT!

Hope you are having a lovely day!

How are you storing your makeup?