Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's not easy being green!

So we survived another weekend of minion infestation. Took 'em to the park, and a good time was had by all.
Who am I kidding? We had a blast!! The weather was awesome, the kids were on their absolute best behaviour, and it turns out that a walk in the woods is about a gazillion times more entertaining than the TV, the PC, and any random heap of plastic ever deemed a toy. This will be a (kinda) crafty post, but please let me show off the babes!

There were football hooligans, imaginary dogs, bear caves and ancient graves. Take that, Playstation, Wii and Cartoon Channel!


I figured that with my Mums' visit approaching fast, I better get my behind into gear and tackle the worst disaster areas in the house. Pretty much the first thing that come to mind is the fungus farm in the bathroom. It hasn't seen a lick of paint since we moved in, and mould is spreading like there is no tomorrow. There is pretty much nothing we can do about it- the house is old, the room is badly ventilated and the paint that graces the walls at the moment was, I suppose the cheapest on the market.
So we went all out and bought a bucket of "lime crush"- yes, "lime crush". My choice. In my first flat, I was still a teenager, I had a green "wet cell", and it sort of tickled my fancy. Wanna see the disaster zone I'm talking about? Behold- our poor bathroom!

I had a few brush strokes to test it, and I guess I can live with the colour. As long as it's not mould green, I'm all for it!

I intend to take down the shelves you see in the picture. All they do is steal light! Honestly, if I wanna slap on some make- up, I have to do it somewhere else because for the love of mascara I can't see what I'm doing in that bathroom mirror.
But that means the wall is going to be empty. And there is nothing worse than an empty wall, right?

Say hello to my new earring organizers!!

No tutorial needed for these bad boys. Have a look:

All I did was adhere some fabric to cardboard I cut to size to fit the frames (this way I can keep the original backing in case I get tired of organizing my bling!), added some wire to one of them, some crocheted flowers (please check Mandys blog for the super- easy tutorial, the green flower is my first ever and not at all bad, if I may say so!) to the other, stuck some of my shinies to them and there they are, ready to grace the new lime crush- coloured walls.

Unfortunately, the daylight disappeared before I could take pictures, so the colours look a tad (very) odd. In reality, they actually match, and I'm hoping they'll look ok on the wall, once it's done.
What I shall need now is a solution for my necklaces, but I think that a few twigs and white spray paint might help me out.

Stay tuned, I have a hunch my next post will involve paint, brushes and a lot of green!

Love y'all, hope you had a great weekend.


  1. Oh em gee, those are SO COOL! I love how the flowers echo the print of the fabric. (Your first crocheted fleurs? Good lord. Impressed!) The wire swoopies are so elegant.

    I seriously love these, Steff! TWO fab projects in one post, they're so different but so complementary. You know I have way too much jewelry and NEED stuff like this.

  2. Oh, and I can't wait for the green bathroom. And the kid pics: adorable, those two are seriously cuter than cute. And look kind of elvish in the forest.

  3. What a great idea! Love the fabric you used! Thanks for stopping by and linking. :)

  4. what a wonderful post,,great girly..keep it up..these flowers are really nice,i like the color scheming..well i will wait for your next awesome post..i hope it will be great as ever

    p.s is the little girl is that same borrowed girl you told about once??so cute smart kids..

  5. What scrumptious little minions you have! Amazing how much fun "outside" can be, eh?

    I'm looking forward to the transformation, as well as the organization as art.

  6. Isn't it wonderful what a visit like this will do for our housekeeping! It causes us to see things we have managed to keep shuttered out of our conscious!

    Looking forward to seeing the final results of your painting and remodel.

    And... do take the 'minions" to the woods more often!

  7. Popping by to say Hi from karima,
    now google following you from

  8. Looks like you had a great time with the minions! Must make a note to take my minions out more often.

    Bleh I hate cleaning the bathroom, especially when there are stubborn parts that are hard to clean. But those earring holders are just gorgeous! Have fun sprucing up the bathroom and can't wait to see what you've done!

  9. The earring holder with the crocheted flowers is wall art! I love it! (I can't crochet to save my life so... I bought *gasp* a couple of crocheted flowers from a store selling scrap book items)

  10. What a brilliant idea!! I love that you made wall art out of the flowers... super cute, and I'd have never thought to do that! :)