Sunday, March 16, 2014

Recent makes: One of a kind Beatles tshirt and a vintage book turned into 3 decorations!

Yesterday we celebrated our nephews 3rd birthday. It was very cute. He was very excited and stood waiting for me to hand him his present. This was good, because it meant he would actually take note of what he got, rather than just rummaging through a huge pile. He is a Beatles lover, thanks to his Dad, and we are delighted to encourage this obsession with him. I decided to make him a one of a kind Beatles t shirt, made from op shopped material and a Beatles patch I've had in my collection for about 10 years. We threw in a much loved Beatles album, Help, and I did some paper craft too.

tshirt material was from the opshop, I used a tshirt of my sons to get the size/shape.

I attached a tag, which I made by typing on fabric with my typewriter!

I've had this patch for so long. Am really happy with how I've ended up using it. Its an iron on, but I stitched it.

I also wanted to make a bunting for his room. I had a very old Norwegian children's story book with the best illustrations, so cut that up. My friends helped me with it all on Saturday night (while cupcakes were being consumed) so that was great fun! 

Mind the kitchen, but this is the finished product.

I wanted to try use all of the book so none would go to waste, so the left over pages still attached to the spine were turned into this tree shaped decoration, 

and circles of scrap paper were turned into this garland!

Have you been crafty at all lately? Anything you've made where nothing has gone to waste? It's always such a good feeling!

I've been baking this week, so I have a chocolaty recipe to share with you soon!

Taz xx 

P.S My vintage recipe swap is all happening now with partners chatting and maybe even making/thrifting and choosing favourite recipes already, so will keep you posted as we go along! If your joining and have not heard from your partner please let me know!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vintage Recipe Swap Update

Hi swappers and readers,

this is just to let you know that you should have an email from me with your partners email address too, so you can start getting to know each other. If you havent recieved an email PLEASE let me know so I can try help you get in touch with your partners.

Enjoy the making/thrifting/writing and I would love to know what you end up sending, so feel free to email me at

Ok, bye xoox

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Issue One of Hundreds and Thousands Magazine...out now!!

In case you had no idea that I make a magazine, I do. And if you did know I did, then I am pleased to announce issue one, is officially for sale and I am certain that my lovely readers of my blog, will love the magazine. Full of craft, baking, pretty vintage images, gardens, music, stories, handmade and more. It's available at or you can go via our blog which is

Thanks so much to everyone who bought our starter issue.

Taz xx