Category: DIY

July 2021

July 2021

Another month has gone and we’re now closer to 2022 than 2020. Where do all the days go?! Time flies so fast. Last month, I decided to post a summary of my highlights of June 2021. I feel like it’ll be nice to look back on in the future, so I decided to make it a tradition and write up an overview of July 2021 as well. In all honesty, things I did at the beginning of the month feel like such a distant past, I’m actually amazed with how much I manage to fit in one month. One thing’s sure – I’m really good at keeping myself busy all the time.

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DIY Botanical Watercolour Paintings

DIY Botanical Watercolour Paintings

It feels like forever since I posted any of my crafts. The truth is, I usually don’t spend much time on crafts in the summer. Warm weather and sunshine seem so rare and precious, I choose them over pretty much everything else. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have any older projects to share! This one came in two parts, and as it often is with my crafts, I started working on it around July last year and then life happened and I got distracted. When I finally completed it, it was… February this year, I think.

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Mandala Colouring Pages

Mandala Colouring Pages

Colouring pages for adults grew in popularity in recent years and it’s become a well-known stress relief method. I’ve talked you through the origin of mandala patterns before and over the past year I drew a good amount of mandala colouring pages. I’d like to share them with you today.

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Handmade Cards 2021 – I

Handmade Cards 2021 – I

It’s been a while since I posted photos of my handmade cards, but fear not! I definitely still make them for all family occasions! But just to have a record of them on the blog – for you, and for myself – I thought I would make a recap in two posts. This is the first of them, with cards I made for my dad’s birthday, my grandmother’s birthday and my sister’s birthday.

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Cat Pencil Sketch

Cat Pencil Sketch

A couple months ago I had that sudden urge to pick up a pencil and draw something. Even though I do a lot of crafts, I actually rarely sketch. A detailed sketch is usually quite time consuming and – having a rather short attention span – I get bored halfway through and drop the drawing unfinished. Nevertheless, I felt the desire to draw, for the first time in a couple of years, and I couldn’t resist. Here’s the process, step by step!

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Cat Painted Wooden Box

Cat Painted Wooden Box

October the 1st marks the start of Halloween season, even if the supermarkets make it look like it’s Christmas already. As much as I love Christmas, I do like to have an autumnal transition period between summer and Christmas. I can’t imagine any Halloween celebrations actually taking place this year, but it doesn’t mean I can’t decorate the house as if everything was normal.

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DIY Naturalistic Reptile Hides

DIY Naturalistic Reptile Hides

My list of interests and hobbies grows every day and it would cost a fair amount of paper to write them all down. However, there are two things that consume more of my mind than others – DIY projects and reptiles. So I thought, why not combine both in one endeavour?

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How To Clean Seashells

How To Clean Seashells

I’ve recently spent 2 weeks in Croatia on a miraculous family holiday. Miraculous, because we booked it in November last year and after the pandemic started for good, I  doubted it would go ahead. Luckily, I was able to see my family for the first time after 6 months and spent a fortnight in a small Croatian village, away from the crowds, which was certainly safer than living a normal life in London.

One of my favourite things to do on the beach is collecting seashells. I’d get bored to death if I was to just sunbathe for hours and I don’t particularly enjoy swimming in the sea, but walking on the shore or in the shallow water, looking for seashells and live sea creatures can keep me busy for days. Yet again I came back home with heavy bags of seashells, and I immediately proceeded to clean them.

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