{etsy update} a new little item...

Hello all,

Firstly, I do hope you're all well and had a lovely weekend - apologies for the lack of post yesterday, I received some very sad news, so blogging was the last thing on my mind. You might also find that posting in general over here for the next few days is a little sparse too, so apologies in advance for that. 

I thought I'd just share a little one with you today...I've designed this teeny tiny cake stand for your enjoyment! He's now listed over on my little Etsy shop and would make a lovely little stocking filler for the baking lover in your life! 
He's a mere 12cm in diameter, making him the ultimate stand for a little cupcake OR one of these or even a mini version of this OR a wee pile of these.
The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy...
xo.







{inspiration} what to make?

Hello all,

Just a little one today, I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend - usually I like to plan my week day posts at the weekend, but I must say this weekend was rather manic! I worked both days and it was pretty insanely busy - I'm sure people have started getting the christmas shopping done!

So, please accept my apologies if I don't manage to get as many posts up this week as I usually do - I haven't even had a chance to think let alone be inspired. So today, on my first day of for what feels like an eternity {don't get my wrong I do love my job} I've pulled together a few little bits to try and strike up some inspiring thoughts! What do you think? Any suggestions?
Thanks to the wonderful Claire of Clairebellemakes who sent me a little parcel of leather scraps - it's all rather exciting actually - they are so soft! 

Please tweet me some ideas {my brain is a little fried} to @ohnorachio - thank you kindly!
xo.

{DIY} neon ♥ iPhone case

Hello all, happy Friday!
It's that time of week again, I'm sharing a little {DIY} for you guys to have a go at over the weekend - yay {I hope}!

I love changing up the cases on my beloved iPhone, my baby in fact. So I thought I'd have a crack a revamping a cheap one into something a little more unique!

All you need is a rigid plastic iphone case in any colour really - I bought mine for £2 in Primark {bargain!}.

This DIY is totally customisable in a million ways depending on what you like! Plus it takes no time at all to do so it's well worth a go...

{here's what you will need}
//. a hard plastic iPhone case
//. a piece of paper/card
//. scissors
//. a pencil and paintbrush
//. paint 
//. mod podge {wonderful stuff} 
or 
//. PVA/varnish
1//. Easy - just take your paper and neatly trace exactly around your iphone case {back against the paper}. Make sure you also trace neatly around the camera hole. Cut it out.
 2//. Take your Mod Podge or adhesive and apply a thin even coat to the entire back of the case. Then carefully take your paper back and apply it very carefully onto the case - making sure you particularly line up the camera hole. 

3//. Smooth out any creases/bubbles gently with a credit card or something similar! If the paper is a little see-through then you can always coat it with a layer of white paint {I did this!}.

4//. Draw your design onto the paper you have left - you can trace the case again if you like to make sure your design will fit, and paint your design {the neon heart in my case}.

5//. As soon as your design is dry you can cut around it and apply another thin layer of adhesive to your now white case. Then place your design onto the case and again smooth it down. 
6//. Then take your adhesive and carefully start to brush it over your design to seal it in.
7//. Coat your entire design with adhesive and leave to dry.

8//. TA DA! you're totally done - snap it onto your phone and bask in the glory of your newly customised super cool iPhone case. yay.
If you do have a little go at this yourself then please do share you creations with me {@ohnorachio}

xo.

p.s. apologies - can you tell I love neon pink hearts and hand written typography? oops.