Hello! Welcome to my little cottage for vintage projects & shabby chic DIYs; ideas and projects

Hello! Welcome to my little cottage for vintage projects & shabby chic DIYs; ideas and projects

Vintage projects & shabby chic DIYs; ideas and projects Vintage, shabby-chic, shabby-vintage – whatever you like to call it, I love the ‘lived-in’ look here in my little cottage in Cornwall. This site is just a way of sharing a few photos and thoughts of some of my favourite, but…
Upcycled child’s hoodie

Upcycled child’s hoodie

Well, I wasn't quite sure what to call this: Enlarged? Recycled? I chose Upcycled child's hoodie purely because this was an old favourite, therefore it was also well-worn, scruffy around the cuffs and virtually useless. Until I came across an equally well-worn, scruffy pyjama T-Shirt with 'peeling' pictures... Ideal.  …
Felt Hearts with Flowers, easy Christmas decorations or gift bags

Felt Hearts with Flowers, easy Christmas decorations or gift bags

Valentine decorations, easy Christmas decorations, home decorations, Valentine gift bags, attached to ribbon or string as an advent calendar, lavender bags, wardrobe fragrancers, gift tags, storage bags for jewellery... These have so many uses, you’ll be making them over and over.     We are able to hang these on…
Vintage Brooch (Vintage style/shabby chic style!)

Vintage Brooch (Vintage style/shabby chic style!)

Don't you love vintage brooches? I think these look equally great on a summer dress, woollen coat, or your favourite hat! Using wide lace and sticking to just one colourway gives them a lovely shabby chic/vintage look which I love. They’re also a great way of using up (and therefore…
Shabby-chic curtains – Add lace to transform plain curtains

Shabby-chic curtains – Add lace to transform plain curtains

Want shabby-chic curtains? Easy! I pinned these lace panels to the front of our bedroom curtains many moons ago. Christmases and birthdays have passed but they remained pinned, not sewn. Now this hasn’t bothered me – not one little bit – but my husband will insist on finding the pins…