Thursday, March 5, 2015

GROW YOUR OWN HERBS FOR COCKTAILS

A few weeks ago I wrote some tutorials for The Debrief. See below how to grow your own herbs!

Things you will need: various packets of seeds (mint, basil, rosemary, chilli), compost, planting pots, ice lolly sticks, decorative masking tape and a shallow wooden tray.

Lay out your planting pots and fill two thirds of the pots with compost. Sprinkle some seeds into each pot, about three or four.

Remembering which pot had which seeds in, fill the pot to the top with compost. Tap the top down so the compost is secure.

To make some labels for your plants collect some lolly pop sticks and cover the ends with decorative masking tape. Make sure to write on the masking tape which herb is which!

Water your pots. Not too much, you don’t want to drown the seeds!

Place on your windowsill or somewhere that gets a nice amount of daylight. In a week or so you will see small little sprouts of plants. Make sure to keep watering them, following the instructions on the back of the seed packets.

Ta da! After a few weeks or so you will have a bunch of glorious herb plants ready to adorn your cocktails! 

I may have cheated a little on this image. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

With love...

I recently illustrated some Mother's Day wrapping paper and tags for What You Sow and its free to download here! My favourite thing is to draw is plants so I was in my element! The lovely photo above was taken by Messy La.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Propagating succulents

Using this article/tutorial I decided to propagate one of my succulents. This is one from my best friends wedding which I pinched from the table decorations in the Summer. This tutorial is great, I really hope it works.

I'm hoping in a few weeks these will start sprouting little pink roots. Fingers crossed!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Blue love

From left to right -
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

Lunchtime bag

I made myself a little lunch bag for work these past weeks. I made it from this tutorial here. I sewed some fabric together to give it some pattern. Even started my fabric stash from Japan!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BTN Etsy Blog Hop


Recently I was nominated to answer some questions about my Etsy shop, hmmm my Etsy shops closed... but I will open it soon again!

1. What inspired you to start your business or Etsy shop?
I started my Etsy shop a fair few years ago where I sold my illustrations and various fabric items. I think I made fabric tea bags with faces on! It's funny looking back at them now and how my style and skills have changed. I was quite new to the blogging world back then and fresh out of University and was excited to set up my shop. At that time I found it hard to keep it updated with new projects so sadly it just got forgotten about. I am going to reopen it up in March with some new items I have been working on.  



2. We’re looking at goals in the Brighton Etsy Team this month, can you share one of your goals for the next six months?
Oof I have so many. I have a constant unrealistic To Do list and I guess I will just try to work my way through that. Here are a few on the list:
- redesign my blog and website
- sell at more craft fairs in the Summer. Mainly Brighton ones.
- re-open my Etsy shop
- and make more things with wood, oh and fit in more weavings.



3. What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on a massive list of things I want to make for the next Art Junky which I have a table at, at the end of March. I am also pretty obsessed with making plant leaves out of fabric. I recently made a cheese plant leaf and have a few more on the list to make. I think they would look great all hung on the wall. Oh and my giant pretzel, really enjoyed making that.  



4. If you could give other sellers or someone looking to start their own craft business one piece of advice, what would you say?
Make sure you're doing it for yourself and not to expect big mega things a first. It really shows if you are trying to please trends and people so just do things that you will enjoy and it will shine through in your work! 











Thank you so much I Like Cats Shop and Georgie St Clair for nominating me! I'm new to the Brighton Etsy group so lovely to meet you in the blogging world. I would like to nominate Yuk Fun, Yellow Bear Wares and Oh Someday Jewellery ..... However I have just noticed that these ace bloggers have already taken part so maybe just hop on over to have a look.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Another cushion

I've got a rather large stash of fabrics now... I mean there's even more still at my parents house but these are my favourite ones. These ones in particular! Last Saturday I was just picking them out and looking at them and thought they would make a nice patchwork style cushion. I had a spare inner pad thing so I made a cover. I like it a lot.



Monday, February 23, 2015

Plush plants





I made this last weekend on Valentines day, we had a day or just 'making stuff' my favourite kind of day. I'd this in mind for a few weeks now, since making the pretzel I reckon. Think I'll make some more large plush things. Any ideas?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Debrief

A few weeks back I got asked by The Debrief which is an online lifestyle website that was launched nearly a year ago by the same people as Grazia to come up with some tutorials for them based in their Cocktail theme they have online this month. I worked on 2 for them, the first one:

How to decorate your rubbish glasses so their cocktail worthy
Check out the tutorial here. I will post it up here in a few days too.

The second was, Grow your own herbs for cocktails
Check out the tutorial here. It was great working with the ladies from The Debrief, I hope to be working with them again soon! 



Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday feeling

New chair, new rope. We found this chair on ebay for £20! Its really comfy and a perfect corner to read or do a bit of drawing! Below is some new rope I ordered for the next batch of necklaces. I love the colours.