Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My handmade acrylic wall shelf boxes

My DIY acrylic fabric shelf

Earlier this week I showed you my inspiration shelf, well since then I have been busy making a bunch of them as great storage for my craft room and more...

I found a great sheet acrylic supplier Sheet Plastics, who can cut your pieces to size and if clear acrylic is not your thing, they also have a host of other colours including a great selection of neons. I attached the acrylic shelf to the wall using the Command™ Picture & Mirror Hanging Strips, which as well as leaving no marks on the wall also enable me to take the shelf on and off the wall as much as I like due to the velcro like technology.

Here's how I did it:

Acrylic box

You will need:
  • Tensol 12 50ML ( Tensol 12 is a single component cement which hardens due to solvent evaporation to produce a clear bond in cast/Xt acrylic acrylic Sheet.The product is quickly and easily used direct from the bottle.)
  • 3 sheets of 5mm thick acrylic cut to 260mm x 50mm
  • 2 sheets of 5mm thick acrylic cut to 55mm x 50mm
Acrylic box Steps 1-4


  • Start by carefully peeling off the protective film
  • Add a very thin line of tensol along the top of one of the long edges of the side pieces


Acrylic box Steps 5-8
  • Carefully place in position and hold for a few seconds, leave to dry
  • Repeat with the other side piece
  • Turn box so it sitting on its end.
  • Add a very thin line of tensol along the top edges
  • Carefully place end piece in position and hold for a few seconds, leave to dry
  • Repeat with other end piece

My DIY acrylic paint shelf

My DIY acrylic wall shelf for paint

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Easter 2013 Inspiration

My Easter Inspiration

This Easter I have decided to go for a pastel and neon colour palette with hints of metallic copper! Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you all my makes and sweet bakes from handmade paper honeycomb eggs to pretty chocolate bunnies, so stay tuned for a bright fresh fun filled Easter!

Bunny cake stand

My Easter colours


Easter colours


Here is what my previous Easters have looked like...

Easter 2012

My Easter Table 2011


Easter Table 2010


Easter Mosaic

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Monday, 25 February 2013

No 30 - Inspiration Shelf

Inspiration shelf

My Easter Inspiration

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No 28 - Paper Punches

Paper punches

Paper punches from Tonic Studios

Paper punches under my trolley

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Alice M. Wingerden's Pretty Easter

Alice M. Wingerden's Pretty Easter


This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you these pretty Easter photos from Alice M. Wingerden. To see more of Alice's pretty work check out her blog Thoughts from Alice that is full of her wonderful photographs!

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites:

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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Diary Date - Make it & Knit & Stitch 2013

Diary Date - Make it & Knit & Stitch 2013

With the Spring season fast approaching, there are plenty of wonderful events going on around the country to inspire and delight so first up in my diary is Make it 2013, based in Southern England. "Make it" is one of the leading consumer exhibitions in the UK for craft companies looking to meet and sell to thousands of paper crafters, card makers and home hobby crafters. Running alongside the established Make it papercraft exhibition for the first time is Knit & Stitch it 2013. Showcasing all aspects of needle, stitch and wool craft, the event promises to be a sure fire hit with needle crafters who have long been awaiting such an event.

So I am busy working away on this years Easter colour palette and theme so I can pick up lots of crafting supplies when I visit next month. I will of course be covering the event here on Torie Jayne and hope to introduce you to lots of new great craft suppliers.

"Make it 2013 - the exhibition for card and paper crafters 1-3 March 2013, FIVE, Farnborough

Opening times: Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd 10am - 5pm and Sunday 3rd 10am - 4pm (Disabled access from 9.30am each morning) Parking is FREE
Make it is one of the biggest and most popular paper crafting events in the South of England, attracting the most celebrated companies in the craft world and thousands of enthusiastic visitors each year. Make it 2013 brings you the best in paper and card craft from over a hundred companies and this year runs alongside Knit & Stitch it 2013, the new stitch craft event for southern needle crafters.

Indulge in three fun-filled Make it it shopping days and enjoy the best that the craft industry has to offer. Choose from thousands of fabulous craft materials and supplies, see some of your favourite exhibitors and enjoy the special show offers and discounts.

Watch a free stand demo, sit in on a free make 'n' take or take part in one of the exhibitor workshops and really get to grips with a new technique."


Two tone rolls of washi tape

Coloured eyelets

Victoria Glitters kit

"Knit & Stitch it 2013 – the NEW exhibition for all Needle Crafters and Stitchers 1-3 March 2013, FIVE, Farnborough
Opening times: Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd 10am - 5pm and Sunday 3rd 10am - 4pm (Disabled access from 9.30am each morning) Parking is FREE

Knit & Stitch it 2013 running for the first time alongside Make it has been introduced in direct response to visitor demand. Southern needle crafters can at last enjoy a dedicated exhibition showcasing all aspects of needlecraft, stitch craft and wool craft, all under one roof in Farnborough next March.

Come and indulge in three fun-filled Knit & Stitch shopping days and enjoy the best that the needlecraft industry has to offer. Choose from thousands of fabulous materials, kits and supplies, see many of your favourite exhibitors and enjoy the special show offers and discounts.

Watch a free stand demo, sit in on a make ‘n’ take or take part in one of the exhibitor workshops and really get to grips with a new technique."


Artistic kettle dyed yarns

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Baking cupboard labels

My gluten-free flour jars

A while back I showed you my baking cupboard, and since then I have had a few requests for the pink labels I used on the jars. So today I am sharing the labels. Please feel free to print them out and use them on your own jars for a pretty organized baking cupboard.

Here's how I did it:

Baking cupboard labels

You will need:
P1 address labels
Book covering roll
Shape-mates circles
Shape-mates carriage
Glass cutting mat
  1. Click below labels to open in separate window, ready to print
  2. Print labels onto P1 address labels
  3. Carefully cover labels using the book covering roll.
  4. Place plastic covered label sheet on glass cutting mat
  5. Cut out using the small shape-mates template and carriage (video instructions here)
  6. Peel off back of label and carefully stick to jar

Making herb jar labels

My kitchen labels

My kitchen labels

Small glass jars


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Monday, 18 February 2013

No 24 - Left over Paint

Paint

Paint pots

Mini bird house on Molly's playhouse

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Dreaming of Spring

Dreaming of Spring

When I discovered the fabulous Dutch website 101 Woonindeen, that is full of great craft tutorials, I spent the next few hours pinning loads of gorgeous ideas to my Pinterest boards! But my absolute favourite was the gorgeous convenient side table with rotating blades that you can make in 8 steps! I just adore the colour palette of peach, coral and chartreuse with hints of lilac and grey. So fresh and new for Spring...

So perfect for a new craft project I am working on, and Superlovely has some great washi tape that would be an ideal fit !

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Victoria sandwich cake hearts


I am just popping in to today to wish you all a Happy Valentine's day and share my good news...

Yesterday I went to see my publisher, so I am very excited to finally be able to tell you about my secret project I have been working on and will continue to do so over the next few months. I am writing a book about crafting and so much more! It will be published here in the UK and the USA and they are currently firming up the details on it being published else where around the world! I will of course keep you all updated on how it is going.

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Monday, 11 February 2013

No 23 - Pens & Pencils

Pens & Pencils

Wall storage for pens & pencils

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No 22 - Sewing

Sewing

Sewing box

Needle tin

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No 21 - Magazines

Magazines

Magazine storage

My craft room Jan 2013

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No 20 - Pantone Cards

Pantone Cards

Pantone post cards

Wooden butterfly

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake

This week I'm reviewing Bazaar Style: Decoratiing with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake, from illustrated lifestyle publishers Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books. Selina Lake is a freelance interior & lifestyle stylist based in London, and has featured in many magazines and catalogues. Selina is also the author of 'Romantic Style' and best selling 'Homespun Style', both shot with photographer, Debi Treloar. I chose to review this her first book as it has recently been re published in a Paperback version and I love Selina's style!

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds is a about mixing vintage and retro home accessories and furniture, re-purposing objects, textiles and furniture to create a fantastic home that is full of colour, texture and charm.

The book is split into two main broad chapters, starting with how to combine the "Elements" of the style to put the look together. In this chapter Selina covers furniture and storage, textiles, colour and pattern, lighting, wall art and collectables and display. In furniture and storage we learn that Bazaar style is about finding furniture that has seen a bit of life and has the personality to prove it. In textiles we learn the trick is to team a variety of textiles together to create a visual and sensual mix and how to use colour and pattern beautifully.

The second chapter "Rooms"shows how the achievable style works brilliantly in Cooking and Eating Spaces, Living Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Sleeping Spaces and Outdoor Living. This chapter is full of insightful ways to build rooms so they are fit for purpose in the mew modern way we live our lives. Take the kitchen for example that used to be purely for cooking and the dining area only for eating but nowadays busy families and confident cooks prefer to gather in one place to eat, chat, work and relax. It is about simple taking the things you love and creating a home that is truly yours.

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake is a lovely paperback book full of bright and beautiful, unique, inspiring decorating ideas. At a recommended price of £14.99, I think this paperback book is a great buy as the textures, patterns and style of each room is just so inspirational and is full of little details and useful tips !

Some of my favourite shots:

Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


Please note that my opinions are my own and I am not paid for these reviews (apart from receiving a free book, of course!).

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