Thursday, 5 April 2012


Ever since seeing photo this photo on Pinterest I have been on the lookout for a suitable top and tie so I give  this idea a whirl. Last week I was lucky and found the grey top on the reduced to £1.00 rail and the tie came in a bag of donations I was sorting.

I have to admit to being really pleased with how it's looking, not being the most talented or patient crafty person around. It's all just held in place with pins at the moment as I don't have a sewing machine. The tutorial uses a button to secure the end of the tie, I may do this or perhaps use a brooch.

S was busy in her own creative way on Monday, first of all we baked these mini muffins. We used milk instead of buttermilk and golden syrup as we didn't have any maple syrup. The recipe made up 24 delicious bite size mini muffins which are best eaten the same day or the next but definitely no later than that. She also made this jellyfish, it was all her own idea to use a hole punch enabling her to thread pipe cleaners through as she wanted it to have ears.

Finally is a little brooch I made the other week. I bought the belt buckle from the Vintage fair I went to, back in February, for 50p. The pink material was from a baby dress I had bought ages ago at a jumble sale because I liked the pattern and the button was from my button box. Just noticed the colours match S's jellyfish, maybe we should attach it for a bit of recycled accessorising.


  1. Wow Lisa, I love that idea it looks fanatastic! What a brilliant way to use ties!
    Sally x

  2. Move over Kirsty! Lisa's after your job! xxxxx

  3. Wow! Such a cool idea!
    Lisa, many thanks for your email, will reply you as soon as I manage to switch on my home laptop.

  4. What a creative time you've been having, and great to see that S has got in on the action too. Those muffins look delicious, I don't think there'd be any problem eating the lot as soon as they were made.

  5. love the pipecleaner ears!
    And that's gorgeous!

  6. That's a great idea Lisa! Those muffins wouldn't be hanging around long in this house.I love S's jellyfish,and what a lovely idea to give it ears!
    Sadly I'm on a diet,so no chocolate eggs for me this
    Easter :0(
    Hope you all have lots of fun!

  7. Fab idea Lisa!
    Happy Easter to you and your lovely family.
    Lou xxx