REPAIR AND KEEP

More crafting has been happening, so this is what I have been doing lately. Also if there is any suggestions on what to make, please let me know and Ill have a go at it :)

I <3 MY SHOES

So my super comfy black shoes have been used a lot, and because of that I ended up with this hole in the fabric on the inner side of the left shoe. I didn’t want to just through away my shoes, so I thought why not try to stick it back up, in a cute way. I ended up with a bright big red heart, All I used was a needle and some read thread and just sewed back an forth until it covered and secured the hole all up. This is how the result ended up looking like:

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MEMORY CARD BOOK

This craft is for all us people that cant throw away sentimental cards and letters! Its not only a cute way to keep them but it makes sure you keep them all at the same place! So all you need for this craft is some kind of ribbon or string and a hole puncher. You can either cut two long ribbons/ strings or one long one! I cut two ribbons, so that I could tie it together on the front as well as at the back, this makes it easy to add new cards to the front and older cards to the back.  All it is, is making a hole through your cards and letters and tie them together with your ribbon! Cute hey! I think its an excellent idea you can even make for your kids, to collect all birthday cards and letters all through when they crow up, and then when their all grown up you can hand them over this cute book of memories.

kortbokThe front

middlecardThe middle

backside+toolsTools and backside.

SHORTS

My boyfriend hand these favourite pants he could not use anymore, because of a big hole on the knee. So instead of throwing them away I though I could try to make them into short! What a great idea right!? For this craft I used scissors, chalk, fabric glue and needle and thread. The chalk I used to draw roughly where to cut off the pants legs as my boyfriend was wearing them. Then I folded a nice edge that I glued down with the fabric glue. Witch Help to keep the fold firmly down as I was sewing it in place. If you can, its probably best and way faster to use a swing machine, but I don’t have one here in Australia so I just used my good old hands :P

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shorts

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MONÉ CARDS

I bought this Moné art book for $5, and with this book I wasn’t going to keep it in the shelf, I thought to cut it up and use it to decorate card. This craft is easy to do for everyone, as you don’t need to be particular creative. And if you have a favourite artist you can use his or hers artwork to decorate your cards. Sometimes you want cards that just nice motives that doesn’t have any specific occasions on it so that you can give them to any occasion. I did add a little bitt of glitter on the snow-landscape card, and 2 strips of sparkley purple paper to the purple card, this is how you can get really creative. But I found that they where just nice super simple too. All you need is some plain cars in the colours you prefer, a ruler, pen and a scissor, and ofcorse a glue, so you can glue everything in place.

MONETOOLS

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MARZIPAN DECORATION

This craft is an old one, and its not as relevant now as it would have been a months ago, but I though ill chare it anyway. I made this strawberry cream cake for 17. of may a few years ago. I wanted a cake to be “Norwegian” without decorating it with the Norwegian flag. So I got inspired by traditional rose-painting. I think a design like this could also work really well for confirmation parties etc.. All I did was to buy a marzipan roll, and food colours. Then just blend in the colours and shape the shapes your after and decorate your cake how ever you want. Its such a easy way to decorate in a very simple way.

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HELLO! ITS BEEN A WHILE

Okey so I have been gone for quite a while…but I am back again now for a while atleast, -and this time with a little blog makeover! yeeey! Hope you will enjoy some of these new crafts.

FLOWER CARD

These 3 cards I made a few weeks ago. I was inspired by some cute gift tags I found at a cradt store and I just had to make something with them. I chosed 2 different pattern paper, added a ribbon here and there and I also used a papercutter to make the lacie part in the middle on the first card benith. Hope you get inspired aswell

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BUNADSKO

The other day it was Norways national day and I celebrated it here in Brisbane. I have allways wanted a Norwegian Bunad, Witch is the name of several different norwegian traditional dresses. Since I cant affort getting one of those anytime soon, I desiced to decorate so black plain shoes I had lying arround. Here is the resolt I ended up with:

bunadsko1These where just made with some felt, nedle and thread and some silvery buttons.

 

MAKEUP BOXES

for this craft you need some kind of storrage system made of cardboard, or I am sure it could work with plastic or wood aswell. I got these super cheep and I thought they would be perfect to store make up an other things I dont quite know where to store. I personalized them by simply drawing on each drawer what was going to be stored in them with a permanent marker. This could be a super cute gift to someone or just something fun for yourself.

boxeslet me know if you want any more details of how to make any of these crafts. More crafts will be comming up soon :)

Thanks, see you soon!

crafty days

I bough a new coffee container the other day, and I could not get the sticker off it. So What I decided was just to make a little homemade label from what paper I had lying around in the house.  After gluing all the paper on to the glass container, I covered the paper surfaces with matt waterproof varnish, that you really can get in any craft store. Super simple, and just imagine how many things you can label like this.

A have been collecting leafs, that I thought had pretty colours, and then I just put them between some pages in a thick book, and let them be there overnight so they would dry flat, Then I covered them with matt varnish so that the leafs will last longer and not lose its colours. And with a peace of thread I just randomly placed them with tiny pegs, down the tread. Then I wrote small cute messages, to go with the theme : What makes winters cozy.


In this project, I just bough a few magnets at Bargain City and then used some nice paper I had lying around, to glue on top of them, and I also cut a few of them in smaller pieces, and stuck behind a pen, a peg, and a usb stick, Like that they will not be running around hiding somewhere ;)
I decided so make a card for my oldest aunt child, and so I went and bought some pretty paper and just, looked up a waterfall card tutorial on youtube. The waterfall is the little line of different photos, that will move like a waterfall when you pull the paper downwards. For the photos I just printed out some back white photos of my aunt child and made them look like tint Polaroid pictures. Then I added a little ribbon and a tag. For the backside I decided to make a pichock that had the ability for you to move the feathers around.

After making a card for one of my aunt children, I had to make an other one, for the other girl too, and this is just a really simple one, you basically just cut a A4 paper along the longest side about 8 cm in, and then fold it like a little stair, just make sure the step in the front is smaller than the step in the back. Then you glue different elements on the different steps witch will give the card a bit of debt, and it looks pretty. Just something different than the normal cards you see. Hopefully they will be liked!

This isn’t a very glamorous pice of work maybe, but it is a good way of recycling your plastic bottles. I basically didn’t have any pots left, and wanted to plant some oregano herbs, I ended up just cutting off the bottom of a little water bottle, pierce a few holes in the bottom, and fill it with soil. For the bottom, witch collects the leftover water, I used the bottom of a big coke bottle, it works really well, and it cost nothing :)
This is a necklace I made a little while ago, and I it was actually quite simple, This is just clay, that has been shaped and air dried, then painted, varnished and attached to a braided necklace I made out of some scarp thread. Would make excellent personal gifts to someone, and it is so easy to make.

This is all for this time, let me know if your tried any of this out, or if you have eny questions about something, or just even if you want to sag hi :D

see you!

xox