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Make Do Mend: Pretty as a Picture, for Grown Ups!

If you’re a little on the skint side but you want to put some effort into someones pressie so they know they’re spesh then you can whip up one of these little numbers or just give them a good snuggle… If they’re lucky they might get both! A few months ago I did a ‘Pretty as a Picture’ post about a cute kids picture, here are some ideas for the grown ups!

I’ve taken to picking up vintage kids books, poetry, novels and recipes from charity shops and placing them as a background and then stenciling over the top. If you want to save the books and not tear pages out then you can scan and print the pages.. somehow I like the idea that it’s an original piece of paper they’ve got in each one though.

Here are a few examples of some that I did…

I used pages from a vintage Elizabeth Barrett Browning book of poems as the base.  I also had a few little stencils that I got from Oxfam, a bird, stag, deer and then (surprise, surprise) added some doilies.

You could also use doilies as a stencil if you want over a nice illustration or to highlight some text you like.

In other news, and entirely unrelated, I am very excited that Bob Dylan has announced a new album, ‘Tempest’, coming out soon! Woot!! I love that man! He’ll always have a place in my heart and my … err, ears? That’s a bit strange but you know what I mean!

Drank a little pint under this poster at the Boot, a dirty little pub in St Albans… Perfect!

Happy Wednesday, innit!

– Celeste x

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Come Home to Me: Sophie’s

Us foxes have the good fortune of knowing some incredibly stylish, lovely and clever people. Though most of us don’t  own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

I have an exceedingly beautiful friend called Sophie, her flat is one of my favourites in the world because it just super glam, homely and vintage. She is a bit of a goddess! Here are some corners of her lounge room.

I am green with envy!

Beautiful collection of different frames.

You can see her gorgeous vintage wallpaper in the reflection of her laptop!

Routers are ugly  but stick them on a tray with candles, a lamp and an old phone and they’re not so bad!

Sophie loves her Wandering Dew/Jew she made a shelf especially for it.

Her uekelele (uh spelling?!) has it’s very own snazzy chair!

I’ve got quite the crush on her collection of antique mirrors.

Vintage music box, greenery and cd boxes.

Another gorgeous antique mirror.

I love this vintage, geometric wallpaper.

I have found similar ones on ebay when I searched ‘vintage wallpaper.’

We had a night of doing our nails, hence the nailpolish.

Hope you feel inspired and not just envious!

Have a play with your space and send us pictures?

– Celeste

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