IKEA fashion hack – DIY Straw Handbag

Hellooooo Everyone!

Today’s video is another Ikea hack! I love a good ikea hack but todays one is extra special because it has a bit of a twist. It’s not just an ikea hack … it’s and Ikea FASHION hack! Check out my video to see how I turned some plain old ikea bits and pieces into a beautiful Straw bag. perfect for the beach or any casual occasion!






Testing Russian Piping Nozzles

Hello there lovely people of the internet!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and are looking forward to a fantastical weekend of fun and frivolities! Today’s video is all about me testing out Russian piping nozzles! I have been so curious about these for a while now after seeing them advertised everywhere!!! Surely they couldn’t possibly be as good as they seem? Curious? Then you best check out the video asap!

I’ve also included a few pictures of the piping nozzles and their corresponding swirly, buttercreamy design for your reference. If you’re eager to buy your own I have linked to the piping nozzles I used in the description of my youtube channel so head on over there to get your hands on some.


Putting Easy Watercolour Techniques to the Test

So I have taken up painting with watercolours and I am in love! Although I have always enjoyed painting I have never really painted with watercolours before aside from dabbling with cheap kids watercolours when I was much much younger. My favourite medium has always been oils. With oils they take days or even weeks to dry so I always felt confident that if i made a mistake it was always fixable. It was a slow process in which nothing was permanent straight away. For that reason the almost instant permanence of watercolours has always freaked me out. I will never forget a friend of mine deciding to use watercolours for his final art project at school and feeling like, “Woah, thats a bold move!” while I painted with my much more forgiving oils. HE painted a beautiful golfing scene and I always remember being super impressed with how he just painted with no restraint.

Fast forward ten years and I’m sitting on my sofa watching Makoccino’s¬†art journal Thursday videos o youtube. A series of videos encouraging the every day person to create art just for the sake of it, because they love it. Her brush strokes where so beautiful and so confident I felt a compulsion to paint … with WATERCOLOURS!!!! This has never happened before! So I hopped straight onto amazon, bought myself some watercolours and some paper and got straight to work, and to my surprise I didn’t’t suck! I had so much fun I thought I would keep going, practicing techniques I picked up here and there (let’s get real, mostly from Mako’s youtube channel) I swirled, swished and blotted, dabbed and flooded, gaining more confidence with every picture I did. I am still very much a beginner but I thought that I would share what I have learnt with you in some practical ways that you can use to customise any of your own paintings. Moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to try! Check out the video below to see how I made all these paintings.


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