As promised, photos of DIY projects completed over the weekend!
In a previous post I talked about the cool drawer organiser that I was going to try my hand at. Originally it was going to be an organiser for ribbon spools (as the inspiration was), but I have 3 drawers to work with and I decided the first was going to be a rack / organiser for all my Madly Deeply Jewellery (now re-branded as JUNO, read about it here), which can now also double as a pretty earring stand when I eventually get a stall at the Kingston & Handmade markets.
This is how it turned out:
3 drawer bedside table I picked up from Aussie Junk in Mitchell for $10 (top drawer is the one I used)
Before shot, kinda ugly
Painted white, papered on the side, hooks made from an old wire coat hanger, handle painted, and everything mod podged!
Pretty earrings on hooks
My new set up on the shelf in my study, much more organised than before!
You can find the whole set of images from start to finish in my DIY Drawer Organiser Flickr Set.
I also made a bunch of cute button magnets from some bright buttons I found at Lincraft in Civic (I thought there would be more cool buttons there, the range seems a bit limited…?) to sell at the markets also, but I’m going to keep a set for myself because I really like them =)
Other than that, the majority of my weekend was taken up coding a static html site for Just Details into a wordpress theme. I’m pretty excited about launching the site now! It’s going to go live before December =D
While on holiday at the South Coast this weekend, I was away from the computer long enough to get started on my Goose & Gander project. The first things I am making are mini canvases with the Goose & Gander characters on them. I only took 4 canvases with me, otherwise I probably would have painted more. These are painted with Chromacryl Acrylics.
Henry the Hippopotamus
Lulu the Panda
Squirt the Octopus
Mini Canvases for Goose & Gander
The other characters of the group are Charlie the Penguin, Penelope the Cat, Ralph the Crab, Barney the Bear, Oliver the Pig, Daisy the Cow and Oscar the Dog. I will post again once I’ve finished them.
Other handmade goodies that will be in the Goose & Gander range will be buttons, magnets, kids t-shirts and hand printed fabrics. I’m hoping to have a stall at the Kingston Markets to sell these, along with other handmade goods (cards, buttons etc) and earrings from Madly Deeply. My aim is to have a stall within 6 months. We’ll see how I go! More trips to the beach are in order so I can make everything I think =)
What do you think of Henry, Lulu and Squirt?