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Make Do Mend: Lyric Art.

I had a day when I knew, for the good of my little heart, I had to do me some making!!!

For about a year I had saved this Lyric Art tutorial from A Beautiful Mess on  my desktop but I just couldn’t figure out the perfect lyrics to use. On my way home from work I was listening to the beaut band ‘The Head and the Heart’ and it jumped out at me.

‘Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways.’

So without even putting my bag down I went straight to my ‘craft cupboard’, which also happens to be where we keep everything else… and where a friend occasionally hides in order to scare the crap out of me, and got out my old ‘Frankie’ calendar.

I took a Rob Ryan picture and another picture, stuck the letters on (some improvising was necessary for the ‘&’), painted, peeled and this is the fun little result! Yay!

Happy days! I love it!

Here is the video of the song ‘Down in the Valley’ that I love.


If you like this idea, then check out the tutorial by A Beautiful Mess.

I got sticky letters from Amazon.

I used the Frankie calendar but you can use anything for the background, art magazine, newspaper, wrapping paper, a painting.

Just grab some paint… and then away you go! 🙂

AVOID eating whilst painting… I am a bit ditsy, and as I had the paint on my saucer in a blob somehow I thought it was ketchup and I dipped my sausage in it. What a ‘stickhead‘.

Here they are all framed and lovely ready to go up with my map from ‘Not another Bill’ and my 1922 map of Australia!

Happy Making… it is good for the soul!

xx Celeste



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Make Do Mend: Inspired by ‘A Beautiful Mess’

A Beautiful Mess is a gorgeous cyber corner that I frequent for inspiration and escapism. I crush on their lives, houses, clothes, shop and tattoos.

This weekend I got all a bit excited about some fun little DIY projects from this blog that I could do in the sun/whilst watching Dexter.

I got involved with some bleach, paint brush and some old t-shirts…

I didn’t have any chalk so ‘free handed’ it. . hence the ‘ropey-ness’. It is a fun little idea with step by step instructions here.

I also made this foxy creature out of an old tweed skirt, buttons and felt I had lying around. I look forward to making him a little gang of friends. Check out all the different ideas there are on ‘A Beautiful Mess’.

It was a productive day, I also managed to do almost an entire season of Dexter. It is rocking my world. I am obsessed. Don’t judge me.

– Celeste


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