Friday, 4 April 2014

Friday Favourites #9

I have been terrible with my spending lately. Really bad. I'm unable to work due to my ongoing recovery and effects from cancer treatment and so my only income is a measly £72 a week in benefits. I'm usually pretty good at controlling my bank balance, but the past few weeks I've been racking up the purchases. I think the stress of my scan is what set me off. 

Anyway, in an attempt to rein it back in, I've approached this week's Favourites a little differently; I stuck to fewer and more affordable items and have a paper/home décor theme running through my selections. I'm very pleasantly surprised with what I found!...


This scalloped wrapping paper is so pretty and reminds me of mermaids. Instead of wrapping gifts, I'd use it for a multitude of craft projects.


Pastel scalloped paper - M&S


I love Jaclyn Réhe's tattoo artistry and I'm thrilled that she's opened an Etsy store selling prints of her work. So beautiful. 


Giclee art print - Jaclyn Réhe (on Etsy)


I posted a mint, scalloped cake stand last week, but you can never have too many cake stands, right? Plus, this one is two tiered and half the price. I'd use it for displaying and storing pretty jewellery pieces.


Cake stand - H&M


I have a bit of a washi tape addiction - I just can't resist a cute pattern! Currently lusting after these Cath Kidston beauties, especially the bird one.


Craft tapes - Cath Kidston


How cute is the design on these paper cups - it reminds me of bunting. They'd make a sweet addition to BBQs and garden parties (or any party!) this spring.


Paper cups - H&M


And lastly, this papercut by Sarah Trumbauer is awesome - cut entirely by hand, my mind boggles at the skill and patience that must be required for such intricately detailed work. It would look so lovely framed, with a contrasting background. Many more designs can be found in Sarah's Etsy store.


Handmade papercut - Sarah Trumbauer (on Etsy)


That's all for this week's Friday Favourites - which do you like best?

xx


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4 comments:

  1. That papercut is just amazing! I would love that with a yellow or green background and a painted wood frame. So delicate..

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    1. It's fantastic, isn't it?! So pretty and detailed :)

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  2. Oh my that cake stand and wrapping paper is just too beautiful!

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    1. I really need to win the lottery so I can buy all my Friday Favourites! It's kinda torturous compiling them each week! xx

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