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Fashion and lifestyle from a mum of 4 from Nottinghamshire.

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Home Made Easter Bonnet...


My daughter has been waiting patiently over the last few weeks to wear her Easter bonnet. Pictured above she was so excited to get it made up. We decorated this hat in no time at all and then saved it until Easter for her to dress up in. Now we have lots of other crafty bit to finish off quickly today for Easter Sunday. Easter baskets, glittery eggs and Easter cakes to name just a few.


Don't you just love the pound shops? We always find something crafty and cheap in these shops. Everything above was only a pound each, the little sets of nest and the set of chicks all from the pound shops apart from the ribbon. I picked up this sweet lemon reel up from Lidl but still only £1.00 a roll.


What you need-
  • A Easter hat
  • Some ribbon
  • Little Easter chickens
  • Little Easter nest
  • Coloured feathers ( I picked ours off a fancy scarf, picked up at the £1.00 shop!)
  • Strong glue



What to do-
  • Measure a nice big length of ribbon, enough to go around the hat and to tie a nice big bow up.
  • Glue the ribbon to hold in place.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Make a pattern you like with some of the nests and chicks.
  • Glue in place.
  • Leave to dry. 
  • Easy eh!!




All ready now for the Easter egg hunt tomorrow...


Monday, 17 March 2014

St Patrick's Day Creative Mondays And Features...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays blog hop...

What has got you creative this week?

Me~

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week...

This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs have all got green in and fun for St Patrick's Day-

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Refashioned : Sleeveless Jumper Upcycled...



I love these little jumpers my daughter grown out of years ago.

So I refashioned a sleeveless jumper I picked up from Primark on the sale rail last year for £1.00.

I never yet wore this jumper as I love the colour but it just needed something more.

A princess logo to remind me of my princess when she is at school!! Perfect...

Monday, 3 March 2014

Up Fashioned Ruby Slipper Style Glitter Shoes...


Have I created the perfect pair of shoes?  "No"

Have I created the perfect ornament?  "yeah!!!!"

I love love love this pair of shoes, think Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz's shoes with heels!!

But this was a pair I brought years ago from the car boot sale that don't fit....

I brought these shoes cos the were brand new, I didn't really like them but for a £1.00 and new they were a bargain.

I might have liked them , if they fit but...

I got them home but they were to small.

Stored..

For years in the garage...

Ahh "these can be my modge podge glitter shoe test pair right!!" "I thought"

Modge podge, glitter, a wilkhow tutorial and a pair of unused shoes, simple eh?

Oh and some red nail polish to change the brown bit at the toes...

Might not fit me but they look amazing on my widow, catching the sunshine and shining glitter..

Great for a photo shoots though!?!







Mad Blog Awards, Creative Mondays Blog Hop And This Weeks Featured Blogs...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays, what has got you creative this week?


MAD Blog Awards

Yeah last week I found out I had some nominations in the Mad blog awards :)

I would love a few more if you have a little spare time to vote for me???


Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week...

This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

Glitter Shamrock Button Covers - Crafty Journal
Crafty Journal
Auteur Ariel
rainbow poke cupcakes
Sweet Pennies From Heaven

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Up-Cycled Valentine Shoes...




I am loving my newly up-cycled/re-fashioned Valentine shoes. 

Polka dots, sparkly heels and heart shapes all over. 

What better things to have on your Valentine shoes? 

All of my favourite shoes things together!!

And my new and exciting shoes was re fashioned from a pair of old shoes.

 These shoes were loved years and years ago ....

Then hide in the wardrobe and not worn for a long long time.

Until now!!


Old shoes with lots of marks on ...


What you need
  • Old shoes
  • Polka dot material
  • Glitter
  • Heart buttons
  • Large foam hearts
  • Ribbon
  • Strong glue
  • Modge podge glue- gloss finish
  • Pinking sheers
  • Scissors
  • Paper 
  • Pegs to hold the hearts on the front until dried 


What I did
  • Unpick bow at front.
  • Make a pattern with paper for material for toe.
  • Brush modge podge glue all over heels.
  • Sprinkle with glitter.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Glue heel again (modge podge) and sprinkle with glitter.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Check all heel cover in glitter, (modge podge) glue and sprinkle any missed bits.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Brush some Modge Podge gloss/glue over heel glitter to glue and seal heels.
  • When the paper pattern is a good fit, use pattern to cut material out for the toes area.
  • Glue material down with strong glue.
  • Wait to dry.
  • Glue ribbon up one side and down other side. 
  • Wait to dry.
  • Glue the heart buttons  on the sides.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Glue the bows on the heart.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Glue the hearts on the shoes.
  • Hold the hearts on the shoes with pegs until set.





What do you think to my Valentine shoes?

Monday, 27 January 2014

27/01 Creative Mondays Blog Hop And This Weeks Featured Blogs...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays, what has got you creative this week?

Me a 5 minute shoe re-style and some vintages style diy jars covers.

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

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This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Quick And Easy Shoe Re-Style...

A quick re-fashion for Valentines day...


All you need is love...


On my quest to re-style, re-fashion and up-cycle my old shoes to make me wear them more project took me less than 5 minutes to design and glue.

Monday, 20 January 2014

20/01 Creative Mondays Blog Hop And This Weeks Featured Blogs...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays a blog hop where you can have fun inking up all your creative post each week.

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week...

This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

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