Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Pretty Little Pots

Last year I was a little bit obsessed with candles at the end of the year I was left with loads of burnt out candles covered in wax so I decided to remove all the useless wax and give the jars a bit of an up-cycle! I just used a boiling water method like wiki-how says, it was a little messy.. but worked. Now onto how to make your empty jars beautiful and useful again!

All you need is your empty jar, spray paint of your choice and masking tape!
Start by thinking of the design you want I went for a 2 stripe design, so started by masking of my first small stripe (I wanted to cover a ring that the wax had left!) and once you've done that start spraying.

Wait for it to dry and peel the masking tape off, I then did the big stripe at the bottom in the same way.

And then you're done! So simple and easy, up-cycling at it's finest.

Let me know what you think and if you'll be giving it a try!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Welcome to Puzzlewood

Set in the heart of the Forest of Dean is a magical place called Puzzlewood, full of rock formations, secret caves, huge trees and mazes of small paths. Rumour has it that J. R. R. Tolkien and JK Rowling may have taken inspiration from Puzzlewood for Fangorn Forest in Lord of the Rings and The Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter, and an episode of Doctor Who was filmed here too... making it a very magical little spot indeed. 

Aaron and I choose one of the last sunny days in September to give it a visit. 

We started the day by having a picnic in the sweet little picnic area they have before making our way into the forest.

I swear these photographs do not do this place justice, it's just breathtaking. We could have easily spent all day there (even though it's a bit exhausting with all the walking and singing about hobbits!) I would highly recommend this place if you are ever in Gloucestershire, just make sure you pick a sunny day as the wood was a little bit muddy even when we went.

Friday, 5 October 2012

hello again,

I have definitely been lagging in the blog stakes, oh dear! I've been working a lot and haven't had much drive to bake or create anything (minus my new desk which I'm currently sitting at, post to follow I'm sure) now it's time to get back into the swing of things. Now my new desk is in place, I'm finally mounted my blackboard that Aaron made me on my wall. I love it, can't stop writing on it now.

I love it!