Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

This year I created a Christmas wreath for our home from puzzle pieces.  A friend of mine had some children's puzzles with fairly large peices, which made ideal building blocks for this circular decoration. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to cover all the coloured...

Paper Terrarium DIY – Full Instructions

Paper Terrarium DIY – Full Instructions

It's been very pleasing to see beautiful angular terrariums in so many places lately.  The vibrant geometric shape softened by the fresh green leaves of the resident plants makes a great decor item. A paper terrarium is an innovative variation of the original -...

Refreshed and Painted – Vintage Cutglass

Refreshed and Painted – Vintage Cutglass

My granny loved cut-glass.  I remember her visiting our home, and as a huge favour to my mom, she would wash the cut-glass collection that decorated the sideboard in our diningroom. I remember the sense of pride we all had as the pieces were placed back all bright and...

Sari Tarpaulin – Simple Event Decor Idea

Sari Tarpaulin – Simple Event Decor Idea

My passion for collecting saris is no secret.  I have a huge collection, neatly coiled into shelves in my studio.  I have used saris to make bags, to create furoshiki wrapping, to make necklaces and brooches, tablecloths, cushion covers...

Crafted Book Art Vase

Crafted Book Art Vase

This week, I am going to show you how to fashion a vase - not from clay, but from a book!  A bibliographic vessel - A Crafted Book Art Vase! It's a fairly quick to make, and quite attractive.  Good for storing water-less flora like dried grasses and flowers.   These...

Home Studio Love

Home Studio Love

A studio is an artist's or worker's workroom.   The word studio is derived from the Italian: studio,  from Latin: studium, from studere, meaning to study or zeal. Wikipedia I love my home studio space - but I adore it all that much more when it's tidy.  Putting our...

Garden Wall Stencil – DIY Bright Leaf Pattern

Garden Wall Stencil – DIY Bright Leaf Pattern

How I finally got to do this DIY leaf stencil Project! I can verify the truth of rumour I've heard. Putting your house on the market suddenly means that you make time to do so many of the tweaks that you've been meaning to do for years. That's us for sure. It's been...

Botanical Vases – Upcycle Glass Soda Bottles

Botanical Vases – Upcycle Glass Soda Bottles

We have made a huge decision - to put our house on the market.  With that has come a mix of emotions  -  the heartache of leaving a much-loved home full of memories behind and the excitement of the adventure of finding something new. It has also resulted in action,...

Chalk Painted Proteas – Dried and Re-invented

Chalk Painted Proteas – Dried and Re-invented

Proteas from a couple of gift bouquets I received were left to dry for a few weeks.... - and then brought back to life again with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I painted the petals with Emperor's Silk Red and then dipped the centre stigmas into a thinned down...

Book Art Logs – Fireplace Decor

Book Art Logs – Fireplace Decor

The story of of our Book Art Logs - The phrases: 'Book Folding' and 'Folded Books' are right up there in the top 10 search keywords that bring people to the Freshly Found blog. We have done a fair bit of book work over the years at Freshly Found. With life being...

Wooden Collection – the Same yet Different

Wooden Collection – the Same yet Different

Wooden Collection Story - There is something so pleasing about having collections of similar things - Similar shapes, Similar sizes, similar uses and similar colours.   For a while I have been collecting wooden goodies - spoons, apples, egg cups, bowls, knife handles...

Tapestry Yarn Crochet Cushion – Pattern

Tapestry Yarn Crochet Cushion – Pattern

 Crochet owes it's widespread appeal to the fact that it is easy to do, and lends itself to so many delightful interpretations. The simplicity and adaptability of the basic stitches tempt the novice to try her hand, and the expert to outdo herself The Complete Book of...

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