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Apartment Therapy must have liked my upcycled kids apron…

So much so that Apartment Therapy featured it in a recent post about buying or DIY kids aprons…Gran would be so proud to see her Liberty print shirts featured like this. If you want to read the blog post where they discovered my DIY upcycling kids apron you will find it HERE.

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Rusted wire fence and sewing patterns…..equals, artwork!

This upcycling project has dragged on for more than a year now…it is now on the wall and out of my head!

Some of you may remember my excitement in February 2012 (more than a year ago), when I stumbled across this bundle of rusted wire fence. It was in a paddock being cleared for development near our house.

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Babies, Persian love cakes, rosewater and macaroons…

Although I was up to my neck in dirty nappies and baby vomit (I had a week alone with the two kids whilst my husband traveled interstate for work), I couldn’t let the day come and go without making a bit of a fuss of Heidi.

So we had a small family afternoon tea, and Heidi and I did some baking… (I must add that Heidi wears her Liberty print apron every time she cooks… most of the time naked underneath!)

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Upcycling – Gran’s candle stick and plate become Heidi’s cupcake stand

If you play around on Pinterest (especially in the the DIY and crafty areas) you would most certainly have stumbled across the use of old plates or pie tins and candle sticks to make a cupcake stand.

Let’s face it, we all have old plates and candle sticks ‘floating’ around the house, that we NEVER use! And if you are lucky enough not to, take yourself down to your local thrift shop and you can probably pick some up for under $5 (or knock on your neighbours door and ask them to donate some of their ‘floaters’ to you!)

Ingenious was my first impression. You’ve probably noticed I get over-the-top-excited about a old upcycling project… So much so that I wanted to give it a go myself.

The two things I love about upcycling…

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Heidi’s first birthday party…(any excuse to sip on sparkling and eat honey joys!)

We made it…. our (not so little) Heidi is now one! The photo below was taken before all her buddies arrived for her party last weekend. Whilst I love this photo, I prefer the ‘behind the scenes’ shots that show you her true personality…  … Read More