Friday, 31 May 2013

This is Me - Me Time

Hey Guys,

I'm joining the lovely Amy from While Wearing Heels again this month for the year of self portraits (even though I missed the last two months, (Sorry Amy) and the theme is Me Time.

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So the things I do when I have a few moments to myself as follows

A cup of tea..I like them hot, sadly this doesn't happen much throughout the day!

My weekend wine...mmmmm wine!

Playing with my power tools and wondering what the heck I'm doing!

Crafting and when I know no ones around I like to pretend I'm one of Charlies Angels and now I have my fab new wall I can really pose.....can't believe I photographed it!

I'll be linking up tomorrow for the self portrait party which happens the last Friday of the month.

Thanks for reading Mel xo

Awesome Fathers Day Gift!

Hey guys,

Quick post to let you all know that my newest sponsor Easy Canvas Prints is offering all Mellywood's Mansion readers a whopping 50% off their photo canvas range.....and FREE SHIPPING!!!! 

Woo Hoo!!!!

They even have an easy Instagram program for all you snap happy peeps.

There's a catch though, you need to order today 31/5/13, so if you want to cash in on this little ripper of a deal head over to Easy Canvas Prints

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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Glitter Washer Earrings

Morning guys,

Remember my glitter bracelet? Well using the same idea I made a set of matching earrings. Loving them!

I pretty much followed my Bracelet tutorial but only made one hole per washer and added the earring findings.

I love them like my bracelet so DIY delight for sure.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Monsters, Aliens and Yarn Art

Morning All.

It's about that time...a DISASTER!

So on my many hours spent pinteresting I kept coming across all these lovely decorative yarn art projects and I really wanted to incorporate some into my craft room decor.

So I grabbed some yarn from the stash a polystyrene ball and some knitting needles.

Loved the idea of the needles in the ball of yarn

Hot glued and wrapped the yarn around the ball

I was so thrilled with this simple project but wanted to bling it up a bit and add some detail to the needles....and I thought ooh pretty

Then Jules came home and I saw it, he says "ooh something for the kids room?" I said "what do you mean?", he says "isn't it one of the little monsters from Sesame Street." Highly offended I replied "No, it's yarn art, it's a ball of wool with knitting needles in it."

At this point Samuel the eldest child comes in and says "Cool an Alien!"

DIY Delight or Disaster? Well simply put, now all I see is this little monster/alien thing staring at me and it's creeping me out...back to the drawing board!

So what do you think, art or do you see a funny looking monster...don't worry I think it's hilarious now I certainly won't be offended! Where did I go so wrong??

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Flower Hooks

Hi All,

So while I was cleaning down the wall, I had to remove the spice rack I had been using and it fell off the wall and shattered into a million bits. However the top was okay and it just looked so nice I decided that I would keep it. There it sat taunting me, because I couldn't figure out how I was going to use it.

Then when I made my quilting and knitting organizer I needed some where to hang them, enter the remains spice rack.

So I spray painted her and added the vinyl and a few hooks.

And because everything must be decorated to within an inch of it's life, added the flowers.

But doesn't she look pretty!

So DIY Delight or Disaster, I'm delighted, although I am started to notice I am having a real thing for red at the moment. Which surprises me because I have always been all about the pink.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Great Wall of......

The Craft Room!

You know that moment when you realise that you truly have done something amazing! Well this wall is it for me, I am serious when I say lovingly gazed upon it's beauty more than once a day since I did it. It's currently my favorite DIY project to date!

So here's the ugly old wall and so far I have white walled each room, but I wanted to try and push myself a bit. I had the beadboard wall paper, used in the kids room and my faux beadboard boxes. I told Julian my plan he wasn't convinced! (Hence why it's in the craft room)

I was a bit sick of plain white walls and wanted some colour but because of the poor lighting it would need to be in small doses. I chose red polka dot contact paper and put it at the top of the wall.

Then I spent an hour making my own DIY wall paper paste which cost nothing to make but I was in such a rush I don't know where I got it from. I do remember my arms hurt like nothing else, from whisking it though!

Then a bit of molding trim I cut and painted it white. Oh yeah and I did right first time Suck on that Bob The Builder!!!

DIY Delight or Disaster? I am not kidding when I say I love this wall. I know it's really hard to see why from a photo but this wall in the flesh, it is beautiful. Every time I have tried to describe what I am doing I got the screwed up face. When Julian saw it finished he loved it. My Dad said "Brilliant!" and my Mum was impressed. None of them had looked convinced when I told them my plan. It truly is beautiful and to date it is my favorite project!

Okay what's your verdict, if you hate it well.....I still love it!!!!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo.

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Inspiration Cafe - It's A Steal

Our new series, "It's a Steal" is in full swing right now.

It's a fun series where we "steal" or "knock off" a 
fellow blogger's idea and show you what we come up with! 

At the Inspiration Cafe, we are stealing ideas from each other...
so much fun!!!

It's Danni's turn this week and she has stolen an idea from Mel over at Mellywood's Mansion

Click on the Cafe door to check it out!

Inspiration Cafe is looking for guest posters. If you would like to guest post, please let us know, we would love to have you.  If you would prefer a feature instead, feel free to drop us a line. New or old posts welcome.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday

Hey guys,
I'm co hosting Let's Get Social Sunday, woohoo so come on let's get social!
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Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday!

This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and it increases traffic to all your sites.  
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(1) Follow your hosts and co-hosts in as many ways as possible.


Diane @ Mamal Diane

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Michelle @ Bean Counting Mommy


Mel @ Mellywood's Mansion

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Tape..but it's not Washi!

Hey Guys,

So the good folk at Wholeport sent me another fun package this month with a few tapes to try out. Now this tape is not washi tape but printed sticky tape. It has a glossy feel and finish. I am sure you all now how to stick on tape so rather than a tutorial I thought I'd show you a few of the things I made using the tape.

Cuppa on the go anyone? I love this isn't she pretty and getting quite a workout too!

A pretty wipes container for my friend who has recently had a little girl, personalized of course!

A quick trash chic project, a drinks carrier for Miss Elizabeth to put her various bits and bobs in.

Then I covered one of those ikea book shelves for the craft room, you know how I love to have a project I can change out easily.

And full of a few of my favorite things.

Wholeport has a lovely range of tapes, you could also use them for their intended purpose pretty gift wrapping ideas. I seriously just love this stuff go and check them out here!

Russian Dolls  $2.99 for 2 rolls
Checkers        $2.99 for 1 roll but this one is bigger

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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GIVEAWAY - Win a Silhouette or $200 Gift Card to either Target or Amazon

Morning Guys,

I'm super excited to be celebrating with a group of lovely bloggers our friend Amy at One Artsy Mama reach 4000 followers. and the best part is one of you could win BIG!!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open to entrants ages 18 and over and ends at 12:00am EST on May 30, 2013. Approximate retail value $200.00. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with the product itself is directly responsible by Silhouette America. Winner will drawn by from all verified entries, contacted by the email provided when entering, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. One Artsy Mama is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or undeliverable emails. All prizes will be awarded, no prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to One Artsy Mama, not to Facebook, and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook, Target, Amazon, and Silhouette America are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Amy of One Artsy Mama. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting; tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. International entrants are not eligible to receive the Silhouette Portrait unless they provide a valid US Shipping address.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Good Luck and congratulation Amy

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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