Little Kitchens day 3

When I say day three, it’s more like week 3, but you get what I mean. Visit my previous posts to see how the kitchen started (as an old bedside cabinet). i removed the door, nasty handles and hinges from the cabinet and filled in the holes with wood filler. I sanded the cabinet and … Continue reading

Little Kitchens day 2

So after dragging my Gumtree TV cabinet out of the car, I realised it was far too big for the space we had allocated for the DIY play kitchen I’m making for my daughter for Xmas. Oooops, lesson learnt….! It’s gone back to charity shop heaven. No harm done. I did some further research on … Continue reading

Little kitchens

In the run up to Christmas, I’ve started thinking about projects for Nina’s gift from Santa. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of the ‘Christmas in October’ mentality, but I also know that if I want to make her something decent and worthwhile then I need to start planning now. As today’s … Continue reading

Monopolising the Market

Monopoly board note book

How many things can you make from an old Monopoly set? 1) A hardback notebook or photo album from the board. The fold in the board makes an ideal spine! The cover is totally unique and as we all know, the Monopoly graphic is so awesome, meaning you have an instant classic design front cover. … Continue reading

Tynemouth market

Set up shop at Tynemouth on Sunday. Did OK, weather considering. Lots of interest in our products but people tending to buy the cheaper items. Hope to do more, later in the year, but have other priorities at the moment, ie the impending arrival of our first child! Sold a pair of booties -at last! … Continue reading

Addicted to thrift

I am off work this week, and the first exciting item on my agenda was charity shopping. My local haunts are amazing, probably because the local community have no taste so get rid of really great stuff. The problem is, my house is already full of random crap which I couldn’t resist buying for 99p, and … Continue reading