It’s been a little quiet around here lately, but I’m back today to let you know that I’ve found a solution to my jewellery storage!
A while ago I sorted my jewellery and started the search for the ultimate solution.
The criteria was:
– it had to be pretty to look at but functional
– simple to use and keep tidy
– easy to see at a glance what I’ve got
– a way to keep everything untangled
Finally, after much thought and many Pinterest searches, I found the perfect solution.
These square frames were leftover from a unfinished project from many years ago. The finishing touches are lacking in the frames as they were originally intended to be covered in fabric, but the odd coloured timber adds a kind of dimension and the staples add to the rustic charm.
I simply screwed in some hooks evenly spaced along the inside of the top edge and hang my favourite necklaces on them creating a very practical and effective solution and as a bonus has provided some functional art to the blank wall.
We all have those days I’m sure… You know the ones where you get to the end and can’t remember what you managed to do to fill in the hours since you got up that morning, or the ones where everything you do seems to go wrong, or the ones where you just want the day to end and your eyes are falling shut but are still up at 1:30am willing the baby to go to sleep, which is what I am currently doing.
Days like these I celebrate the small achievements. For me things like having freshly washed and blow-dried hair and a hot cup of coffee makes all the difference and can turn an average day into a great day, after all who cares if the floors get vacuumed or if there’s a thousand photos to be edited.. They will still be there waiting for another day.
I was reminded earlier today to frequently take deep breaths; to discover the benefits & pleasure of breathing fully. This made me think of how little I pay attention to the small things like breathing; ensuring I take deep breaths and also enjoying the sounds of my baby girls little breaths as she tries to go to sleep in my arms.
These days don’t last forever I am told, although right now it is hard to see beyond this moment. Time to enjoy the now and the fact that I get to cuddle Olivia once again tonight…
These delightful sunny winters days are the best. It’s the perfect reason to get out and about and make it extra special by exploring somewhere new that you’ve never been before. On Saturday we decided to take Garth’s mum, who was visiting, for a drive. It was far too beautiful weather to stay inside. We decided to go to Denman for breakfast at Tartuka, a cafe that serves yummy coffee and Italian food. Then we wandered up the street to visit the local markets and peruse the many craft and food stalls. Hollydene has been on our ‘must visit list’ for quite some time. Seeing as though we were enjoying the day and soaking up the sunshine we decided it was the perfect occasion to visit and try it out. It had such a great atmosphere filled with lots of happy chatter from other diners who were out enjoying their leisurely Saturday afternoon like ourselves. Looking out over the vineyards as we enjoyed our delicious meals I couldn’t help but notice the cute chairs scatted around the manicured lawns just begging to be sat on while enjoying a coffee, I think we might need to plan another visit soon and make that happen. I am so grateful for the wonderful area that we live. It continues to amaze me the beautiful places that surrounds us.
Have you explored somewhere new recently? Did you enjoy the experience? I best go clean my camera lens right away! Clear blue skies can make the dirty specks really stand out!
Born on the 30th of May 2014 Our baby girl is 4 weeks old today! This past few weeks have been filled up with baby gazing, listening to her little newborn sounds and enjoying the sweet smell of her little head.
If you follow me on Instagram you will discover more adorable photos of this gorgeous girl.
I enjoyed every moment of knitting this baby jumper. It was only on the knitting needles for less than a week and was a great simple pattern to follow. If you want to make one yourself you can download the pattern for free from here.
My latest sewing project has been to make these flannel baby wraps. They are super soft and snuggly, perfect for a new baby coming into this world at the start of a very cold winter.
I purchased some coordinating flannel fabric in lovely charcoal and cream tones, with a duck print thrown in as I have been known to be a little duck fan in the past.
Often the wraps for sale are around 1 meter square, but from what I have read and heard from others the more generous sized wraps work the best. As the fabric was 110cm wide I went a little longer and got 130cm of each piece. I then placed the front sides together of two coordinating prints and sewed around the edge, leaving a gap to turn them right sides out. I then pressed the seems and sewed another top stitch around the edge to keep it sitting flat and to give it a nice finishing touch.
These are now hanging patiently on the blanket ladder that my talented husband made for the baby room, waiting for the moment that they will be needed.