Laurel, meet IKEA

This top was a happy combination of some spare fabric I had lying around from Ikea and a much talked about new pattern from Colette patterns, ┬áLaurel. I wanted to practise the pattern before committing to a ‘proper’ fabric and this piece was the perfect size. The obvious stripes also meant it would be relatively…

Reading lights

A couple of weeks ago on a rainy afternoon the children and I made these upcycled light fittings. We took a quick trip to Ikea to buy the paper globe shade and dug out everything else we needed from our craft cupboard. One hour, 8 glue sticks and half a book later we had covered…