diy baby gift cardigan
Feb 07 2017

Easy DIY Baby Gifts You Can Make in a Weekend

I don’t know about you, but there seem to have a bunch of people in my life having babies right now. If you’re in the same boat and are looking for a sweet gift you can make look no further! Here are 5 of my favourite DIY baby gifts that you can whip together quickly:   Frontless Cardigan My #1 go to gift to make is this frontless cardigan by Kelly van Niekerk on Ravelry   It knits up ver quickly while binge-watching Netflix. You can use any fingerling/sock weight yarn. Pattern:   Tiny Baby Hat Leftover bulky yarn? This cute little hat is a definite stash buster     Photo and pattern from...

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dream diy home bucket list
Feb 03 2017

My Dream DIY Home Bucket List

Do you have a home bucket list? You know, a list of all the projects or changes you would like to finish in your home? I definitely do. Today I thought I’d give you a sneak peak into  a couple of the projects on my DIY home bucket list.   Short-Term Projects I have a few projects on my short-term DIY list - essentially things I would like to do in the next two years. They include organizing our laundry room, making a comfortable guest room and doing something about our tiny hallway linen closet. The short-term project I’m most excited for though is...

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Ikea chair cushions three years later
Feb 01 2017

DIY Ikea Djupvik Cushion Covers Plus Free Sewing Pattern

Three years ago we bought some Ikea Byholma chairs for our kitchen. Unfortunately the only option for the coordinating Djupvik cushions was white. Dying the covers was one of the first projects I posted on this blog (crazy right?). Well, three years later and my dye job has not been holding up very well:   The dark green colour has slowly turned to a khaki-beige colour with really uneven wear. Time for a DIY update!     I decided to create my own pattern and sew some new dark grey covers AND if you have some djupvik cushions that need new covers I have a free...

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White Kitchen Interior with Island, Sink, Cabinets, and Hardwood Floors in New Luxury Home
Jan 24 2017

Why it’s Absolutely Fine to Renovate a New-Build Home

Over the last few years when I start talking about the projects we’ve got going on at the house, someone always ends up saying something like: "Wasn’t your house only build a few years ago? Why do you need to make so many changes to an already finished house?"   I’ll be honest, this used to really upset me. I’d get defensive and feel the need to start justifying our decisions. Because to me, our house wasn’t finished - it was a big white box with no personality. Now, three years later, I don't take questions like this as personally. I understand that...

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Jan 19 2017

My DIY Winter Wardrobe Plans & My New Wood Watch!

This post is sponsored by JORD wood watches. They sent me my watch for free but all opinions and thoughts are my own.     As I mentioned in my last post, one of my goals for 2017 is to make more of my own clothes. I have a huge fabric stash that is just waiting to be converted into beautiful things. My goal is to make 3-4 items per season this winter I want to make a new coat, a cozy turtleneck sweater, a bodysuit and a blouse.   I’ve picked out all my fabrics and I’m super excited because check out how...

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