I was asked by the deeply lovely Maria of Dinki Dots
to partake in a blog hop
, as the young people like to call it these days. I’ve never taken part in one before, so I figured why not.
It sounds like a good opportunity for a chillaxed blog post and something a little less ordinary to write about. You can check out Maria’s post here
[I’m afraid mine will be nowhere as colourful or interesting]. So here goes …
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
At the moment things aren’t as hectic as they were before our holidays
, so I’m finding it weird to actually be able to work on stuff around our apartment again. It seems like forever since I had a project to work on at home. For the moment I’m hoping to work on …
- A number of DIYs that I have in mind for around our home, but the majority of them are in the beginning limbo stages where aspects of my ideas are still a bit shit. But I’m getting there.
- Our bedroom is in a serious need of shzushzing. Which is probably why you don’t see many pictures of it. The lighting will play a key part and I have a pretty schnazzy DIY in store, so keep your eyes peeled.
- A couple of weeks ago I picked up a BEKVAM step stool in IKEA [below]. As it happens, it pairs quite well with our salvaged bar stool so I’m thinking they might make quite the kick-ass statement duo. I just have to think of how to co-ordinate and fancy them up … Any ideas? UPDATE: you can check out their mini makeover here!
- There are a couple of small things still to do for #PicadoMexican, but I’m not complaining [totally not yet ready to cut the cord].
HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?
I actually resorted to asking my husband this question because I don’t think my work differs from others at all. So I asked him the above, and he replied with –
“Your website is sassy“, he said. “It’s got balls.”
WHY DO YOU CREATE WHAT YOU DO?
For the most part, I create things out of necessity. I know, groundbreaking stuff. A huge amount of my projects stem from me needing something, so I decide to create my own version of it or just upcycle something to fit what I need. An example would be my fancy footstool
; I have quite short legs and I’ve noticed in recent years that because my legs don’t touch the ground when I sit on regular chairs, I get quite bad pains in my legs. I needed a stool for when I work at home so I kept my eyes [and my options] open, and I found an old, unloved stool in a charity shop and made it my own.
HOW DOES YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?
My creative process can be unpredictable which is something I really enjoy. I’ve been inspired by the most random of things – cheeseboards, leaves on a sidewalk, my husband snoring, putting away laundry, an episode of Murder She Wrote – you name it, it will trigger an idea. After that I’ll make note of my idea, usually just on a post-it in my agenda, I’ll think about it for a couple of days and after that if I’m still smitten with it, I’ll start a project.
So that’s enough about me. Onto my nominated blogettes! …
Pat of In My Wheele House
I actually can’t remember how Pat and I crossed digital paths, but it was about 3 years ago. She’s Canadian, creative, not afraid to call it as it is and has a penchant for upcycling therefore we got along like a house on fire. Pat has a keen eye for design and is currently on her way to motherhood for the first time and I personally cannot wait to [vicariously live through her and] see what baby designs she has up her sleeve …
Janine of Steeped in Beautea
I remember the first time Janine commented on my blog. She was the first person to have heard of me before from an IKEA hack
I had blogged about years before, and for me that was a surreal experience considering she was on the other side of the world. Janine and I had a lot in common [dainty stuff + crazy cat ladies]. She was such a thoughtful person from the start. Even sending me messages full of tips and tricks on getting through the pain when I got my wisdom teeth out …
Pat posted her blog hop blog post here
! And Janine will be sharing her blog hop soon so be sure to check back laters xx