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  • Unicorn Birthday party
    Made, Other Creations

    Unicorn or Licorne

    If you have a young girl you will probably know that unicorns are everywhere at the moment. So it wasn’t a surprise when my eldest asked for a unicorn themed party for…

  • Une bouteille de lavande
    Made, Other Creations

    Une bouteille de lavande

    My mum taught me how to made bouteille de lavande (lavender bottles) when we moved to Provence, France when I was 9. Apparently I then stole some lavender from the local field, made…

  • macramé wall hanging
    Made, Other Creations

    macramé

    Macramé wall hangings are a massive nursery/ kids’ bedroom decor trend. So when I discovered the Jersey Be Good yarn from WOOL AND THE GANG (this unique t-shirt yarn is made from…

  • Teacher present coffee cup COSTA
    Made, Other Creations

    thanks a latte

    My girls are counting down the days until the summer holidays (I’m not 😂). So it’s time for teacher and childminder end of year presents. I am in complete awe at what…

  • Sonny Yellow Bench Crate and Barrel
    Made, Other Creations

    Sonny

    A few years ago, in Dubai, my husband and I fell in love with this Sonny yellow bench from Crate and Barrel. Like kids in front of a candy shop, we used to…

  • Plant hanger
    Made, Other Creations

    Plant hanger

    I went home to France at the weekend and had an unexpected crush: a senecio radicans (or string of bananas). The crush was so hard, that I brought it back in my carry…

  • IKEA EKBY VALTER
    Ikea Hacks, Made

    EKBY VALTER 3 WAYS

    EKBY VALTER what? The IKEA EKBY VALTER is technically a shelf bracket, available in birch or black and in two depths: 18 or 28cm. But it is perfect for moonlighting as a…

  • IKEA AINA Linen curtains
    Ikea Hacks, Made

    AINA

    I don’t know if it’s growing up in the South of France with flowing curtains that did it, but from quite an early age I knew what linen was and that I…

  • Blue velvet sofa IKEA EKBY VALTER
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    Cool blue velvet

    A cool blue velvet sitting room design? Yes please. I love turning an up-cycling project into a staging exercise. Here is a sitting room design I staged – in my kitchen! –…

  • Ikea Kallax mid century hack
    Ikea Hacks, Made

    Mid-century Kallax

    There was a corner of our landing calling out for some attention. I had been looking on eBay for a mid-century bookshelf for a while but nothing suitable or in budget came…

  • IKEA MARIUS stool hack
    Ikea Hacks, Made

    Marius with a lion on top

    I am currently putting together an Indian Nights bedroom and wanted an affordable bedside table. So I decided to hack an IKEA MARIUS stool. Super affordable and easy to hack into a table.…

  • metal bed frame
    Made, Upcycle Projects

    This old bed

    My mum kept the bed frame I had as a child. It started off light pink and she painted it black somewhere around my pre-teenhood. Here is a photo of it in…