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Tiny wooly kittens

Tiny wooly kittens

I know my stuff is a niche market. It’s limited edition, and off beat. It does not suit everyone, but it suits me. * Denise Litchfield A whole gang of tiny wooly cats are now rooming around in my Etsy Shop! It has been a while since I created any new characters, but as I […]

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 […]

Fabric Covered Ring Binders

Fabric Covered Ring Binders

My ring binders after a bit of transformation with pretty fabric and some glue… They turned out really darn pretty, don’t you think? Wanna do the same with your ugly ring binders or folders? Okay, this is a descriptive tutorial post for you then! Find a nice sturdy cotton fabric, take out those ugly ring […]

Scrappy me-messenger bag

Scrappy me-messenger bag

I’ve made myself a new bag, and taken it out for a walk. Its a very sturdy and nice bag with hand sewn edges, lace and imagery. I like the big lid and the chocholate coloured interiour. There’s also a pen holder – because I always look for a pen at the bottom of the […]

Vintage needle holder gets new life

Vintage needle holder gets new life

This is my needle holder, part of the makeover series before and after. I found a vintage needle holder with slots for spools around it, at a flea market one summer. When in painting and recycling mood I took the time to spray paint it white. Again, instant gratification craft, oh how I love thee! […]

Before & after: turquoise stool

Before & after: turquoise stool

While painting the table I also transformed this IKEA stool that I’ve had for a few years. Its simply made to be transformed and personalized. I always thought I’d do “something” with it, and now was the time. I turned it into a matching turquoise. Isn’t it awesome? I think so. I don’t understand why […]

Thread Nests Artist Trading Cards

Thread Nests Artist Trading Cards

I’ve embroidered a few Artist Trading Cards this summer. After a while even small pieces becomes quite a body of work. Little experiments. Artist trading cards as sketches. Thoughts that are not yet finished, and still they are finished work. I love that. Related PostsHow to Make Paper Cloth – a Tutorial Why Cutting up […]

Wallpaper on a tin can

Wallpaper on a tin can

Quick organisation tip today! I’ve got several containers on my desk that holds pens, pencils and paint brushes. I love using recycled glass jars but with pens and brushes it tends to look busy with all those items on a desk. With a recycled metallic can I get a container just as cheap and even […]

Recycled Wool Rose Wreath

Recycled Wool Rose Wreath

I can not believe I have not made a wreath until this year! It’s high time to craft something when you’ve been thinking about it for years, don’t you agree? :-) Ta-daa! As I made this one I decided to document the process and create a tutorial. I hope you like it. A wreath (dörrkrans) […]

Notebooks with vintage covers

Notebooks with vintage covers

When I walk around at flea markets I am really drawn to old book covers. Not that I want to read all those dusty books, but the illustrations are often… telling. They speak of another time, before the internet and blogs and all that… I used to turn these book covers into notebooks, spiral bound […]

Altered book tutorial

Altered book tutorial

It’s time for a tutorial on how to alter a vintage book and make it into your very own, personalized art journal! Altering books is easy and super fun, so let’s give it a try together. Most of my Art Journals have been altered books throughout the years. I use altered books for several reasons, […]