Category Archives: Crafts

CRAFT to me is making stuff by hand. I love trying new things, recycling, painting and mixing materials.

The Purple Table Runner

I’ve sewn together a very easy table runner for a friend of mine. I still adore the table runner we’ve got on our living room table right now, the polka dot one I made this spring. It really makes me … Continue reading

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Quilting | Sewing a Polka Dot Table Runner

Quilting – the act of cutting perfectly good fabric into little pieces and then sewing them back together again. iHanna Quilters are people who enjoy cutting new fabric apart to sew it together again. It sounds counter-intuitive and a bit … Continue reading

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Painting a pair of Shoes

On my list of things to try in my Crafty Lifetime, painting shoes is one item that I can now check off! I have altered a pair of fake leather shoes and painted them using acrylic paint (first white, then … Continue reading

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Video Tutorials | How to Make Fabric Postcards

Fabric Postcards are fascinating to me, maybe because they’re a bit more unusual than DIY postcards made from regular paper? I love the idea of fabric as a collage material. And I love the texture of fabrics. Some of the … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Syfestivalen in Stockholm

Syfestivalen is Swedish and means “Festival of Sewing”. These days it is actually called Sewing and Craft Festival, but I think I’ll just keep calling it the short and sweet Syfestivalen for ever. It’s arranged twice each year in Älvsjö, … Continue reading

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A Patchwork of Ideas | Inspiration en Masse

Hi my dear, the Inspiration en Masse with links to art, craft and creativity is back after summer break. This time it’s mostly about patchwork. Not all links are about patchwork – but all are from the patchwork of ideas … Continue reading

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DIY Spray Paint Crazy

I love DIY Spray Paint projects a lot, mostly because it is so much fun to personalize things with color. It’s my favorite repurposing thing to do with thrift finds! Plus it’s the quickest way to totally transform the look … Continue reading

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Repurposing an Old Embroidery

I am working on a fun Easter Project right now. I started it a bit late but I wanted to share it with you because it is so vibrant and eastery! This project is all about repurposing an Old Embroidery that … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Scarf for Spring

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein Sewing a fabric scarf is such a simple project that I hadn’t thought of making one myself… They’re so cheap and availible in every cloth store so why would one bother, right? … Continue reading

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The Crocheted Gray Granny Square Shawl

Almost a year ago my father’s mother passed away. I have her photo on the shelf, and plenty of her “stuff”. Using some wool found in her stash, I crocheted a granny square shawl for myself. I love it and … Continue reading

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