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Painting a pair of Shoes

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 two coats of pink). It was super easy to do, although not too durable I’m […]

DIY Fabric Scarf for Spring

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? But then I found this super happy and bright fabric in the fabric store that […]

A Knitted kind of Crazy

A Knitted kind of Crazy

I canít understand why people are frightened of new ideas. Iím frightened of the old ones. John Cage I think spring is on the way. We’ve got daylight a lot longer now, the sun is out more and the Crocus in full bloom. But yesterday it was actually snowing (!) when I was out walking. […]

DIY Skirt with a lot of Embroidery

DIY Skirt with a lot of Embroidery

Happy World Embroidery Day today! Whether you are celebrating with stitching on an old embroidery project or starting a brand new today in honor of this special day, I hope that you take the time to embroider something. Today on July 30, it is namely the World Embroidery Day, a day when we feel a […]

Glue Book with Ideas for DIY Fashion

Glue Book with Ideas for DIY Fashion

I love the idea of altering and making clothes, jewelry and accessories myself. I talked a bit about DIY Fashion inspiration a while back, and one idea already executed is dyeing clothes to alter them. Love that! This is the fashion section! And lately I’ve found myself looking through magazines to cut out items of […]

My first Apron

My first Apron

Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions… And there never seems to be any end to them – that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting. /Anne Shirley I have made my first apron! What a […]

Recycled Wool Sleaves

Recycled Wool Sleaves

I made myself “wool sleaves” this winter by cutting apart several felted wool sweater arms and sewing them together. I love to recycle wool! I sewed this on mom’s fancy sewing machine and decided to leave the selvedge on the outside for a grungy look. What do you think? Strange or fun? I thought I’d […]

DIY Fashion Inspiration

DIY Fashion Inspiration

I have a growing pinterest board called DIY Fashion. I love do it yourself clothes ideas! There is something for everyone, and so many ideas to try out. You can try anything, from embroidering your jeans to crocheting your own cardigan. For example you can try a handmade style or a painted, thrifted, mended, dyed, […]

Yet another knitted sweater

Yet another knitted sweater

Thanks everyone so so much for your happy wishes on my fourth blogoversery! I don’t know if I want to post anything else on this blog right now because I’m so enjoying reading your comments there! But we’re still going strong for a 5th year, no? Yes, let’s have a look at something knitted today […]

Round Skirt

Round Skirt

I have so many fabrics that are too beautiful (and too big) to just lay folded in my wardrobe. I thought that this spring/summer I would make some skirts for me out of some of this fabric. But it’s been slow, really slow. At least I haven’t bought any new fabric at all this year. […]