Saturday 20 April 2013

And the winner is...............

After a very lllooonnnggggg prize draw where Lily took her time to choose a winner....
Hmm what do we have here?
I'll just pop them on the floor

This makes a great hat

Here you go Mum

the winner is Michelle.
Could you please email me at with your email address so Stuck on You
can get in touch. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read the post and comment.  Lily loves her
new room as much as I had fun creating it.  I hope I inspired a few of you to create a little girl's room of your own (for your little girl of course).

Tuesday 16 April 2013

I love blogging but honestly..........

What a weekend - Bloggers+Bunting+Bonding = A great blogging event!  
A few light bulb moments flashed before my eyes and things I had been thinking about already became a lot clearer. It was such a worthwhile experience as well as meeting some pretty cool people and also my blogging idols!  Also a lovely person told me that my blog was their happy place which honestly couldn't have come at a better time when things have been pretty crazy.  
I am thinking about changing a few things with the blog -  the design, the font, taking better photos, having a think about content and where to from here -  And honestly I would also love any feedback on anything that you would love to see more of, less of and anything that might bug you about the blog - after all you are the ones who read it!
So this brings me to my news - its time for a break from blogging while I figure it all out -it's that whole 'it's me not you' thing -  not just the blog but honestly I need to figure out the balancing act that is being a Mum and a Wife, working part time, the markets and not saying yes to everything else that comes along -this is my downfall (i'm also an active relaxer).  I need to find a better balance and look after myself a little better as I am officially burnt out. Apparently sleep and relaxing might help - I can't remember what these things are?
So while I work on fixing myself, figuring out what sleep and relaxing are, finding a balance, finishing my study and thinking about what blogging means to me let me know what you would like to see more of on the blog . 

See you in a week or two x


Friday 12 April 2013

Craft Love Festival - it's here!

 6pm to 9pm
 at Mairehau High School hall.

The day of the Festival has finally arrived!  Here is a wee sneak peek list of who is going to be there - Check out the Facebook Page and the Website for more details (and lots and lots of pics!)

Clay & Clay Doll
Denise Alty
Art by Ira3
Stone Artz
All Your Stars Are Out
Mosaica Group

justalittlebitcute will be inside - hope to see you there and make sure you come and say hello!  

Thursday 11 April 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Upcycling Plastic Bags

Who knew you could make so many cute things out of plastic bags?! Check out these super cute projects and pretty easy to make too.  I'm going to try making the bib - what about you?

Heart Garland
Braided Bracelet
Making Cooley Stuff: Recycled Plastic Bag Bib
Plastic Bag Bib
Recycled plastic bags to pretty bowls and cups!
Plastic Fantastics

Plastic bag flowers
Plastic Bag Flower

Pom Pom Gift Topper

Happy Upcycling x

Wednesday 10 April 2013

When Sweetie Pie came to Woodgrove - A Stuck on You Product Review and Giveaway

Once upon a time a baby was born and because the gender was to be a secret the nursery was decorated in neutral colours - red, black and white.  Then the baby was born and it was a girl! Then as time went by, pink (a lot of pink) was introduced into their lives however the Nursery stayed the same.  The room became a bit overrun with toys, books, more toys, more books and general baby stuff.   Then one day Sweetie Pie came along, a wall art sticker from Stuck on You.  Sweetie Pie decided her and Lily would like it better in a little girls room so it was decided a little girls room they would have.

Here is an overview of the room before we started....


DAY ONE....Changing the Wall Decal - Meet Sweetie Pie

Here is the wall art application - the process was super easy!  
It took me about 20 mins to apply the whole scene and what was great about the process was, that if you didn't quite like the position you could just peel it off and start again!

One little Sweetie Pie came along....

(Check out my levelling line! It's very hi tech I tell you!)

Then some other little Sweetie Pie's came along

Then it was a party!

 I really wanted to keep the original tree as its quite special, in that it was one of the things I remember from the time of decorating our little nursery and  I felt really sad thinking about taking it down I tied in the two decals together....

Lily also has a thing about bees - it all stems from the Bee Movie which she LOVES, really really LOVES.  So I added some bees to hang out with the butterflies.

So here was the BEFORE....

And here is the AFTER.......

It is a super easy process to order, you get to choose and preview your design before ordering.  There are lots of designs to choose from!

DAY TWO...Sweetie Pie said how about a book nook?


I added a blow up chair, cute cushions, some spice racks to hold books and a message to 'read'.

DAY THREE...Sweetie Pie said how about  updating those other walls?



So I changed her fabric photo board,  put up a dressing gown rack, put a height chart on the side of her bookshelf and popped up some bunting!

DAY FOUR....Sweetie Pie said how about tidying up some of those toys?


Tidying toys - this is where it got serious!  I grabbed some storage bins from the warehouse and popped her toys in those under her bed (which she found quick smart).
DAY FIVE....Sweetie Pie said how about updating the bookshelves?



Updated the bookshelves with some coloured hangers, fabric storage box changes and some of Lily's favourite things.

DAY SIX...Sweetie Pie said how about some lighting changes?

The lightshade cover is actually a tutu skirt from one of the dollar stores - it has an elastic band which fitted right over the lightshade - super cute!
And this cute little flower lamp will provide some light when reading to Lily at night before bed.
So what did Lily think about Sweetie Pie and her room makeover?
She loves her new 'stickies' and quite often I hear her talking to them when she is supposed to be asleep. The whole room is so much lighter and seems so much bigger with the light colours.  Lily also spends more time in there which didn't really happen before so that's been a win!

Lily with her 'stickies'

and some of her other faves, the lanterns and the book nook. 
A big THANKYOU to STUCK ON YOU for the inspiration behind this makeover!

For those if you who love to know where it all came from, here is the Room Breakdown -  I was also on a bit of a budget so tried to buy items that were a realistic price so if you feel inspired then you can buy them too.  If its not listed I already had it (but feel free to ask and I can try and remember where it came from!)

Sweetie Pie Wall Art - $49.95 (Stuck on You)

Check out Stuck on You

Google+ - Okey.
Instagram –

From The Warehouse -
Beanless Inflatable Chair - $9.95
Pink Storage Cubes - $4.99 ea
Plastic storage bins under bed - $10 ea
Flower light - $13.99
'read' letters - $17.95 (Typo)
Book Racks - $5.99 ea  (Storage Box)
Fabric to recover photo board - $9.95 (Fabric Vision)
Heart Cushion - $7 (K Mart)
Height Chart - $15 (Spotlight)

AND here is how YOU can go into the draw to win your very own Wall Art from Stuck on You -

Visit the Stuck on You Website and comment below which design you would choose for your very own room makeover or update.

Get yourself another chance by visiting the Stuck on You Facebook page and justalittlebitcute Facebook page and let me know that you have by leaving a comment here.

Lily will randomly choose someone out of a hat on Wednesday 17th April x

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Sad news and some good news....


Hi everyone, Sorry its been quiet here on the blog this last week, my dear old Grandad passed away last week so we have been away catching up with family and saying our final goodbyes to him.  I promise this week that I will make up for my absence with some great reads and a Product Review and Giveaway!  Product Review you say? Giveaway you say? Yep and it's an awesome one!! Can't say too much until the Product Review goes live, but a wee clue.... I'm stuck on you.....I've got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can't lose.....No it's not Lionel Richie bu every time I think about Stuck on You I start singing that tune (and most likely you have too now) but no, not Lionel Richie but a Stuck on You product! So keep your eyes peeled.
AND more exciting news its the Bloggers Conference this weekend which is super exciting AND also the Craft Love Festival is on this Friday night.  I will be there with my upcycled goodies.  So lots going on and lots to do..... so better get to it!

Friday 5 April 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Tyred out!

Here are some cool upcycling ideas for tyres - who knew you could make so many cute things with old rubber.   I LOVE the little rocking bench, I know a little girl; who would think that was super cute too !
Love this upcycle tire swing
Tyre Swings
Upcycled tires into planters.

Upcycled painted tire seats
Comfy Seats
Sweet rocking bench (Tire+Wood+nails+spray paint = AWESOME #upcycle #tire #repurpose
Rocking Bench

storage out of old tires. Love it, especially for outdoor toys.

upcycled tires into jungle gym - how cute is this and then it would be fun to plant with herbs, bulbs, annuals, or strawberries...when the kiddos are grown!!
Jungle Gym

Puff Made from Recycled Tires


For more ideas check out my Upcycled Tyres Pinterest Board
Happy Upcycling x