Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Craft yourself Happy!

 After my holiday, last week, I'd had enough. I was miserable and it was time to change that.

Following on from yesterdays post, about time to change, today I'm talking about one of the things I did to change my mood, Saturday.

I didn't go anywhere, I was sat in the kitchen the whole time (at the breakfast bar). I put some Junior Bake Off on the laptop, it really is rather good!

Then I did one of my favourite things:

Crafting


Just fiddling about with some of the crap I have lying around the house.

I have never used Washi Tape before, but I had some in a goody bag, from one of the events I've been to. Did you know it can make anything look pretty?


Would you believe, that is a Ferrero Rocher container? It's now a pretty box to keep Mr. Ojo's pain killers in! Much better than random boxes lying everywhere.

Then I went to work on a jar. It's an old storage jar, that I bought from Ikea, a bit of quick drying nail varnish and some jewellery, from a set I was given. The result?


All I've put inside is a set of cheap, battery operated, flower lights. They cost me less than £2! I think this one will be going down the summer house.

Following on from that, and having reminded myself I had the jewellery set, I decided to attempt something. I really didn't understand the instructions that came with it, and I'm not one for following them anyway! 

So I decided to make a simple charm:


How cute is that? My mum now has it, dangling off one of her bags.

After an afternoon of doing that, I felt so much more relaxed. Almost as relaxed as writing on here makes me feel. So it's one of the things I'll be doing more of, why not?

I ended up cooking dinner, with homemade bread rolls. Obviously, that made everyone else happy. So did the, chocolate orange, cake I made, the next day:


This is what makes me happy. 
What do you do?
Do you fancy trying something like this? 
Or maybe you have some other simple crafting ideas I could use?

15 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great week. I definitely need to get my craft on too. Great inspiration here- thanks Jo. The sound of your bread rolls and cake has made me very hungry xxx

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    1. Other half is hoping I'm miserable again this week, so I bake more! haha x

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  2. That cake looks so good! Well done for taking time out to do what makes you happy :)

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    1. Thank you. I think everyone should think of themselves sometimes xx

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  3. hehehe! We have been watching Junior Bake off too....They are so talented!
    You have been very busy! Everything looks fab. Especially that cake x

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    1. I am really enjoying it Kim! Not even the boys, just me haha x

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  4. I love washi tape. That charm is stunning. You should be very proud. I bet it was all very therapeutic x

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    1. I think I'm going to make more charms, it was really therapeutic x

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  5. I love the fairy lights in the glass jar. That works really well. And the cake looks delish.

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  6. Lovely ideas! I do love some baking, knitting or painting to help relax xx

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    1. Crocheting is the other thing I do, to relax xx

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  7. I love the jar with the fairy lights inside. Little twinkly lights can make things so pretty can't they? And that cake looks amazing!

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  8. I rarely do DIY projects, but when I do I always find the result very satisfying, it is a shame that I struggle to find the time for them.
    I love fairy lights in jars, so effective!

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  9. Wow you've been up to a lot! I love washi tape and I really like your lights box too!

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