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Halloween Fancy Dress 3

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Happy Halloween! Do you need a last minute Halloween outfit? this outfit from Burda is easy to make and effective!

Happy Halloween

Halloween Recipe 3

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

My friend Carlotta gave me this wonderful recipe for Halloween from Allrecipes. These Halloween fingers are delicious!

They are so nice I could have eaten a whole hand 😉

 

Halloween Printables

Monday, October 29th, 2012

I found really cool Halloween printables on the web so I decided to put them around my house!!

Take a look at this cool one from Crafty ever after:

What about this Subway art from  eighteen 25?

Maybe you would like something more orangey? take a look at this one from Grin and bake it:

I love this banner is really vintage. It is from Yesterday on Tuesday:

I really like this spookie one from Moselle:

Junktion

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Have you ever though that what you might think is junk others can turn it into something wonderful?

This is what Junktion do. This is a company founded in Tel Aviv that they give a second chance to junk. They take every day objects that are not used any more and convert them into something wonderful!
Here there are some of their fantastic products:

These chairs are made with window frames:

This Hanger is made with an electric isolator!

Do you have an old stove top that you want to recycle?

 

Bushell

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

I must admit that there are plenty places in Ireland where to buy wonderful,  modern, and contemporary furniture. For example in Bushell Interiors.

Bushell interiors are a privately owned company that is involved in design, sale and distribution of lighting and furniture systems. They have a wonderful showroom in Parkwest that I have personally visited and I can tell you is brilliant! Drop in to check out their latest products!

Chair revamp

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

In my new job I moved to the same desk that my friend Alisha used to use when she was working in Ireland. She suffers from severe back pains so she always complained about the chair in her office. One day she found a high back chair in a skip and she brought it to work. From then on that was her chair.  When I moved to her office I got her chair. While I liked how comfortable the chair was I did not like the chair itself. It was looking tired and old fashion. So being me I decided to give it a make over.

This is what I did:

Bought IKEA fabric on the sale only 1.99€ the meter

Bought fabric studs only 2.99 in Woodies

Bought paint only 2.29€ in Woodies

I wanted to re upholster it by hammering the studs to the new fabric but the timber on the side of the chair was solid wood. So every time that I hammered the studs on the side of the chair they kept bending. Michael, my father in law, came to the rescue and he drilled the holes where the studs had to go. Justine, my mother in law, also helped holding the fabric. At the sides of the chair there was so much fabric that it was a 3 people job! thanks to them the chair is now finished and it looks great!!!

Here is the before:

Here is the after:

 

Here are some pics of the make over I gave to the desk:

Halloween Fancy Dress 2

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

More Halloween costumes! I always loved lego if I would have a boy I would most definably dress him up in lego!!!

Do you need instructions on how to do it? then take a look at the Country Living web site!

 

 

Halloween Recipe 2

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Do you want some more spookdelicious recipes for Halloween? what about oreo bats? This recipe looks easy to make, so take a look at the idea room for instructions!

 

Halloween Craft 2

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Halloween is all about pumpkins so I took a look at Martha Stewart’s web site and I saw she had some fabric pumpkins. I made 3 of them!!

Halloween is nearly here !!!

 

Caixa Forum Madrid

Monday, October 15th, 2012

I love to see initiatives like the one from Caixa Forum in Madrid. Most of big cities have very few spaces with green areas. So any space for vegetation is welcomed.

Caixa Forum is a sociacultural centre that was inaugurated in Madrid on February 2008 and serves as museum, auditorium, art gallery, and bookshop. What is the exciting thing about it? that it has a vertical garden outside the building itself designed by Patrick Blanc. What a wonderful idea! I would love to see more of these around the big cities!