Thursday, 12 December 2013

Homemade Christmas Door Wreaths.

As part of our Creative Wednesday I decided to make my own fresh door wreaths. 
The basic foliage wreath was purchased from Morrisons with a tacky bow which I removed immediately. I the added silver ball around the first wreath with a glitter bow, pine cones and small feathered birds.

For the second wreath, I wired in gold glitter fir cones and real sprayed cones, fresh rose hips from the garden and some jolly robins.

I am so pleased with the results. They are so easy to do, just pick your colour scheme, some decorations, wire or ribbon and get creative! 

Merry Christmas! 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sequinned Camera Strap

I recently got a new Canon Eos M Compact System slr style camera for my birthday and have been teaching myself how to use all the different functions and features. It's a great size to take everywhere and so easy to use.
It came complete with a sturdy Canon strap which to most people would be perfect, but it just wasn't doing it for me and my 'magpie' eye for detail!

I took at trip to John Lewis haberdashery section and purchased some silver sequined tape.

 Attached the tape to the thick strap


Then very carefully sewed the tape to the strap

Thus creating my own homemade sequined camera strap! I love it and am really pleased with the final results. It's only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish, but you just need to set aside time to fully appreciate what you can achieve. My husband and I have now turned Wednedays into 'Creative Wednesdays' where we read, talk, make and do things with no tv all night! It's really good fun!