Sunday, 29 May 2016

DIY | Crocheted Camera Strap Tutorial

As I am off on my travels this week, I wanted to make something that is not only practical but stylish too and this chunky camera strap is the perfect travelling companion. Not only does it keep my camera safe and at hand ready for those spur of the moment shots but it doubles up as a bright colour pop necklace too.

If you fancy making a strap like mine keep reading to see how I made this diy crochet camera strap...

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Recipe | Gluten Free, No Sugar Rhubarb Crumble

Last weekend some lovely old people from down the road gave us some fresh rhubarb from their allotment as a trade for some old slabs Tom had dug up from our garden. I have never actually tasted rhubarb, let alone made anything using it, so felt a little overwhelmed. Despite that I did a little research on how to cook rhubarb and decided to go with a yummy, comforting rhubarb crumble of my own creation.

As you might know I like my puddings to be healthy and nutritious as well as tasty. Luckily rhubarb is super sweet so I didn't need much help in that department, I decided to boil it up using honey and lemon as a natural replacement to sugar and I got the idea for the topping from Mind, Body, Green but gave it a little twist. Butter is a big feature in traditional crumbles, to make it healthier I have replaced butter with coconut oil and flour with ground almonds which are naturally gluten free.

So here's how I made my healthy rhubarb crumble...


Sunday, 22 May 2016

DIY | Customised Patch Denim Jacket

 The fashion world is having a bit of a flashback to the 90's recently and my favourite trend is the use of patches and pins to customise outfits. Found on anything from jackets to crop tops, retro patches are everywhere and are a super fun way to liven up old clothes. The good news is that it's so easy & quick to do at home, all you need is an iron. 

I love this DIY as you can choose patches that suit your style and personality, there's so many out there to choose from. I bought mine from Etsy, Ohh Deer, and a local haberdashery. Most patches are iron on and come with ready applied adhesive on the back, but it's best to double check before hand.

Here's my tips & tricks for applying patches and creating your own DIY customised jacket...

Thursday, 19 May 2016

5 of My Favourite Healthy Cookbooks

Although I have always enjoyed eating good food and living a healthy lifestyle, I have found since moving into my own house I have started to get into cooking a lot more and have been really enjoying it. I love the creativity that comes with making your own meal from scratch and its even better when I know what goes into it is good for me. 

I have picked up quite a few amazing recipe books over the past few years after being recommended by friends. I tend to look for books focusing on nutrition and health rather than diet or low fat as I like the idea of getting as much natural, wellbeing from food that in turn makes your body feel better rather than starving or dieting. All these books are filled with delicious tasty recipes that are filled with goodness, and that's why I love using them everyday. So if like me you love healthy eating and are looking for something new read on to see my top 5 healthy recipe book recommendations...

Sunday, 15 May 2016

10 Quotes That Will Make You Want to Travel NOW

It's just under two weeks until I set off an exciting new adventure to the other side of the world, so I thought I'd share a little travel inspiration with you guys. 
 Sources: Pinterest

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Interiors | How To Create A Photo Wall | Tips & Tricks

Photo and prints are my favourite things to have in the house, they can instantly add character, interest and depth to a blank interior or wall. By combining both in a gallery wall you can create a unique focus point in any room. 


Sunday, 8 May 2016

DIY | Customised Crochet Trimmed Bikini Tutorial

Summer is just around the corner and if you are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere gloriously hot this month you'll probably already be thinking about swimwear. There's so much choice out there, but one trend I have spotted that sums up summer for me is the crochet trimmed bikini. With its colourful and fun edging this style oozes holiday vibes. 

Good news is it's super easy to make your own version at a fraction of the cost! So why not upcycle an old bikini and add a little festival chic to your swimwear this summer with my easy step by step...


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Style | The Wide-legged Jumpsuit

 I haven't posted a outfit of the day on the blog in a while, so I thought it would make a nice change to talk about one of my favourite spring pieces at the moment, the jumpsuit.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

DIY | Shibori Cushion with Pom Pom Trim (Quick Zip Method)

Last week I wrote a post about my first experiment with shirbori dying, I loved the results so much that I decided to turn the fabric into a cushion for my spare room. 

I am obsessed with the Moroccan tile trend in interiors, seen everywhere from Homesense to Zara Home this summer, and this cushion fits in perfectly with the rich indigo colour pallets on the high street. The best bit is that this cushion is homemade at a fraction of the cost of the big brand names and really fun to make! 

Here's how I made my cushion using a quick zip method, which is super easy if you are a beginner at sewing or just a little impatient like me! You can use any patterned fabric for this or if you missed my shibori tie dying tutorial check it out here.

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