Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A Short Goodbye

Hi friends. I've decided to take a little blogging pause for a few months. I need to concentrate a little more on my House of Nicnax business as this is keeping me very busy! Hope you understand! 
It will only be for a few months- but in the mean time if you miss me you can always pop by my Facebook page or Etsy page as I will still be updating these! 

So bye for now and see you soon! Xxx

- Nicole 

Friday, 5 July 2013

Weekend Project- Chilli Garland

So a little while back I told you all how overrun with chillis we are in our house! Yes we have millions of chillis. I have been handing them out to family, friends, neighbours - anyone that will take them really!
I used a whole batch for some awesome Sweet Chilli Sauce, and now as the chilli seasom is finishing up, I thought I would make a Chilli Garland with the last lot from the trees - yes Trees, my plants are HUGE.
So this will be my first post in my new Weekend Projects series. Here's how I did it!

First I filled my bowl with an assortment of the chillis. Red- green - and orange, and all the shades inbetween.

 Then I used some embroidery thread and needle to string them all together

I like to thread randomly. The colours are amazing. They are so autumn-y!

And finally I have strung it up in the garden. It looks great as it spins in the wind! I know technically a garland is usually draped, or a circular shape - but I'm still going to call this a Garland as that sounds better than "Hanging Thing"!! 

**** BIG hint..... Don't touch your face whilst threading the chillies!!! And be sure to wash your hands well after! 

Here's some others I made as well. These ones are with some herbs from the garden. These smell so devine! 

So this weekend why not make your own garland? Maybe a herb or flower one?
Have Fun!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ticking Off the To-Do List

Ta Daaa!!! My daughters room is finished!!!! I can tick it off the to-do list! I've had the curtain fabric for over 2 yrs now (I bought it 6 months before she was born) and finally I have finished making the curtains! I'm pretty please with them so I thought I'd share a pic with you!
Overtaking the dining room...