11 August 2014

5 Things to Do with Your Leftover Print

Are you an avid collector and keeper of bits and bobs? If you’re sitting with beautiful scraps of unused fabric, the team at Betty & Walter have some great DIY ideas for you that require minimal technical savvy. Keep busy this summer with these fun projects:

A-Frame Tent

Make the most of the current warm weather and make your very own A-frame tent. Perfect for taking a snooze in your garden, these tents look pretty and provide enough shade to protect you from the afternoon sun. If you’re a little nervous about trying this out without instruction, here’s a guide: tent making.

Customized Shoes

Stand out from the crowd and decorate your plain pumps with unused printed fabric. Remember to bear in mind that neutral colours work best with most outfits. Sometimes clashing patterns work - just be mindful of what colours and patterns you have in your wardrobe. This idea is also a great idea for kids. All you really need is a pair of scissors, some fabric & super glue.

Woven Necklace

This is a very simple idea that requires no sewing at all. Simply cut your pieces of printed fabric in long strips and weave them into multi coloured necklaces. If you’re not a necklace kind of gal, this idea works well for bracelets too.

Quilted Blanket

Inject a little vintage flavour to your soft furnishings with a hand-made quilt. Although this type of blanket can take a lot of time to make, in the end you’ll be glad if you use a lot of small pieces of fabric instead of large pieces. There are a range of patterns for quilted blankets, from zig zags to squares, so you can really let your creativity run wild! Here’s a nifty guide to quilt making: ‘How to Sew a Quilt’.

Vintage Bikini

This idea is one of our favourites at Betty & Walter. You might have seen one of these on Andrea Ursula in 1960 films. Now the design has become popular again with the current surge of the vintage fashion trend. Here is a pattern for sewing your own gathered bikini top and high-waisted bottoms to match.

Betty & Walter is the brainchild of Lisa Levis (previously Stickley), a British textile designer, who created the brand in 2011. Inspired by her loving aunt Betty and uncle Walter, Betty & Walter designs reflect practicality, value and quality, with a fresh take on modern print. The Betty & Walter collection includes an array of products ranging from bags and purses to kitchen accessories.

*this is a guest post written by Betty & Walter.

8 August 2014

350 gfc followers giveaway!

It's been a wonderful journey here on LOVES PRETTY WILD THINGS, and I have wanted to do a giveaway as a big thank you ever since I reached 350 followers. I rounded up some of my favourite makeup products from nails, to eyes to lips. So to find out what you can win, and how to enter, just keep scrolling!

Manhattan GO BIG Eyeshadow Pen in Amber Rose
Rimmel Scanaleyes in Rich Russet

Rimmel Apocolips in Apocoliptic
Rimmel Apocolips in Across the universe

Astor blush in Juicy Peach

Royal Press on nails

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pedal to the Metal (metalic silver)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Frutti Petutie (hot pink)

W7 In the Buff (dupe for Naked 3 palette)
If you would like to be in with a chance to win all this, just enter with the rafflecopter form below!
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This giveaway will end in 7 days time! Remember to come back every day to tweet for another 5 entries! This giveaway is international! GOOD LUCK! 

5 August 2014


The Magnitone Lucid has been one of the best things about my July. I love reviewing skincare and all things that claim to help with acne, scarring and overall skin appearance. The Magnitone Lucid is the new fashion series. It comes in four colours, aqua, hot pink, yellow and cobalt blue. It has two speeds and a self timer that turns off after 1 minute. It claims clearer skin after just seven days. So I took the challenge to see if it was true!