DIY projects/ before and after

Do you have loads of spare potatoes left over since starting that low carb diet? Well here is another DIY painting idea using potatoes.

I love this DIY from Jordan from Oh Happy Day. She is a very talented DIYer and her blog is amazing.

Also if you like Damien Hirst’s dot paintings then you will like this –

Recently my skin had a nasty reaction to a new conditioner.

Its scary when you look into the crap they put into your shampoo and conditioner.

So when looking for a natural alternative I discovered castile soap.

Now my hair is looking a little crazy right now after two days of using castile liquid soap but I am still working out the right combination.

Click here for recipes on how to make your shampoo.

But if it doesn’t work out as a shampoo I can use it as a facial wash or a bodywash or as a floor cleaner or as a laundry detergent.

Well I finally finished the first armchair cushion cover. It’s quite clear I am no upholsterer and my sewing machine has decided to confirm this by blowing up. I have a new-found respect for upholstery and will pay someone else to do mine in the future. Life is just too short people.

The fabric is Sofia from Ikea.

I am in the process of making covers for my armchair cushions and let me tell you I am not enjoying it one bit!

For some reason I have choosen a fabric that requires extra effort to line up due to the pattern. Then to make matters worse I decided to go with piping!

Now I spent several hours last night cutting, aligning, swearing, stitching, un-stitching, re-cutting and its no where near finished! And I ran out of piping so I can’t finish it until I get some more! And I don’t have a zipper foot for my sewing machine as it is a cheap brand from Littlewoods!

Well I think the running out of piping might just be a blessing in disguise as I think (time will tell) I found an easier way thanks to the Easy Peasy DIY piping tut on the Little Snoring blog.

Now if you are crazy enough here is a tutorial for covering a whole sofa. I am following part of it for the cushions (except the piping bit).

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