Monday, 31 January 2011

The De-Clutter Begins!

Remember this post about me being desperate to have an early Spring clean? Well, it has begun!

I started by listing 5 unused items 6 days ago on eBay, and this gave me the bug to continue and sell more! So tonight I have spent four, yes FOUR (phew!) hours listing items for sale. I now have 22 items up on eBay, so fingers crossed most of them sell!

If your feeling nosy - here's my eBay shop with tons of things for sale, mostly bags and shoes! Here's a few things that are going as part of the big Spring De-Clutter!

The items I am sending out with the big declutter are either too small, no longer used or are unwanted gifts. Are you going to join in with the big Spring declutter?

Luna x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Don't Lose Your Tesco Pennies!

I don't normally re-blog things - however I think some people may have been missing out here!

It turns out that you can find your 'lost' Tesco points - points you probably didn't even know were there! I found this out after reading this blog post by The Felt Fairy - go and read it to find out the instructions! Don't lose out people - you could be rich without even realising it!

I found out I had £16.50 just sat there waiting to be spent! Yay!

Luna x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Spring Clean

I have been having a uber (yes, I did just say 'uber') urge to spring clean recently. Well, not clean exactly, more of CHUCK EVERYTHING OUT!!! After the wonderful but cluttered Christmas decorations being around, and now just a general everyday mess which no-one ever seems to sort out, I am craving a lovely welcoming and warm, yet clutter free living space! When I have chance to get this spring clean ball rolling, if its not useful, practical, loved or decorative then its GOING!

I dream of living in a space where I have been let loose to create my own design on. We live in a rented property currently, and there's only so much of cream walls I can take, and also only so much wall hangings we can put up.

I just LOVE these living rooms I found, eugh, they make me drool with lust for them!

I love that green wall paint!

I wish I had a wall of photo's and artwork!

Hmm....anyone else have the same urge??

Luna x

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

It's Been A Long Time Coming...

My word - Christmas really did take its toll on me, its been a while since I graced my presence here! It has been lovely though :)

And so, with all the Christmas gifts, decorations and food out of the way (well, nearly all the food!) I have found my crafty bug itching away at me again. I feel I was getting a bit bored with trying to craft items I could sell or give as gifts for Christmas and I have been after something which I could just do for me. Something which didn't matter how it turned out, it didn't matter how much it cost and it didn't matter how long it took.

Then I remember my Wreck This Journal which I bought last summer. This is a book by Keri Smith whereby each page is fairly empty, except for an instruction. These instructions are quite vague - and most can be interpreted in different ways, but they all require creativeness to 'destroy' the journal. I had started a few entries when I bought it - starting in a random order, I had number the pages, started filling out the info page, and completed a page of circles. But then I think I got a little protective over the rest of it, unsure of what to do but still creating a an artistic entry.

And so, with my creative itch scratching away at me again, I have pulled the journal out again. And taking the bull by the horns the first thing I have done with it is follow one of the weirder instructions, I took it in the shower with me! And you know what? I'm so glad I did! I really feel that by doing this I have wiped away that 'blank page' fear I think I had. Once dried (partly using a hair dryer to separate the wet pages!) it has left the journal with such a lovely 'used' feeling to it which I just love!

Following my journals shower, I have begun on another entry which requires you to doodle on the cover. This instruction has interpreted slightly, and I have instead decoupaged the cover using vintage style papers. This had made it look so pretty - which of course I love, however I haven't really 'wrecked' it by doing this! Maybe with time I'll end up doodling over the decoupage, we'll see.

I'll be uploading more images as I go along to my Flickr page, so take a nosy when your around....

Luna x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Baby Brooke

For a change this week, and quite frankly because its the biggest thing happening around here right now, I would like to introduce you to the newest addition to our family - my absolutely gorgeous and beautiful niece, Brooke!

Brooke was born on Friday morning, 3rd December 2010, weighing in a mere 5lb 11oz, shes so tiny! She was pretty much full-term (only 6 days early), however the hospital had to put her in premature clothes, bless! I can't wait for more cuddles....

Brooke with me and my beaming grin!

Tiny Brooke with Daddy (my brother)

There's no better Christmas present than cuddles with Brooke this year :)

Luna x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Head Over to 'A Thrifty Mrs' for a fantastic giveaway!

A Thrifty Mrs is having a FANTASTIC giveaway over on her blog. She has a Sound Asleep Pillow to giveaway - you can plug it into your iPod and listen to whatever you may play, without anyone else hearing it! This does sound lovely :) 

I won't lie - I am absolutely writing this blog post to nab myself an extra entry into the competition. But a little more competition from others won't hurt, just of you to fight my way through to the winning spot! ;p

Luna x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Handmade Christmas

Well this year sees me creating a huge handmade Christmas. Due to my current job situation (and therefore lack of pennies!), alongside my revival of the love of craft this year I've been getting my creative brain in action and thinking of ideas which were also cheap for me to produce.

So far I have completed the handmade Christmas cards as above and also these hot chocolate pots - just add all the ingredients to hot milk and stir with the candy cane! (Ingredients: Hot chocolate powder, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, mini candy cane).

I have some more idea's up my sleeve yet, plus there is always the gifts that have to be bought - unfortunately for some people handmade doesn't always suit (console games etc!).

I may also dig into the brooch supply also for some of my female friends. These can also be found in my Folksy shop.

So what handmade gifts will you be giving this year?

Luna x