Sunday, 25 March 2012

Given Enough Tea I Could Rule the World

Here are some of my latest treasuries of things that are inspiring me lately...

Tea always inspires. Without tea we would be mere machines... I cannot decide on a retro tea print for my kitchen, such beautiful choices!!
My favorite colour at the moment is MUSTARD and I love how well it goes with my favorites pink and aqua. Shout out for Norwich's own Colman's  Mustard!
 Hope your all enjoying the sunshine!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

30 Second lavender bags

Add a touch of spring freshness to your draws in 30 seconds...

I've been telling myself I'm going to make some lavender sachets for months but could not bring myself to drag the sewing machine out for such a little project, so today I decided to make some no-sew sachets which take no time at all and use up all those lovely little vintage scraps that are too small to do anything with but too pretty to throw out! 

This is all you need: Dried lavender, vintage fabric scraps 20cm square maximum, ribbon, a tea cup and if you want to add some extra punch then some lavender essential oil too.
Place the center of your fabric square in the tea cup to stop the lavender escaping! Fill with one or two tablespoons of lavender and a couple of drops of oil.
Gather up the corners and tie up tight with a length of ribbon and tie a pretty bow or a hoop to hang them in the wardrobe.
Slowly realise you've made more sachets than you have draws!
Enjoy your fresh clothes

Friday, 2 March 2012


I've decided to give in and allow my page to become a 'Timeline'. At least this way I can make it look the way I want it to before the switch over... I have a handy little hint for all of you who have pages that will be switching soon....

The cover photo dimensions are 851px wide x 315px tall. Simple as that! If you're far more creative and have more time on your hands than I do, you could do something very unique and a little crazy like this...

As I have had to design a new graphic for my cover photo, I have decided to start the grueling but necessary task of re-branding Polka.Button... starting with this blog! What do you think? I felt like the old branding didn't reflect the direction I am now going in, focusing on vintage much more... 

Etsy banner

But I must stop faffing on the computer, I need to go get stuff organised for the vintage fair on Sunday!


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