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!

Week 2 of Craftyness

Hi, everyone, its me back with some blogging updates, om my crafty situation ;) I have decided that each Sunday I will put up a blog about what I have been crafting that week, or maybe things that I have crafted before I started blogging. So make sure that you pop by each Sunday and it will make me really happy.

So for this weeks updated I have a few things I made this week, and a few things I have made before that I want to show yous.

Cute shoe makeover ;)

So I have noticed how Australians like their ribbons and This is such a easy way to pretty up your everyday shoes,  I just took out the normal shoe laces, and then measured how long they where up against some black ribbon, cut it off and inserted them to the shoe. You could use all kinds of coloured ribbons though, I think white would be quite pretty, or if its too cute for your style, it would defiantly be a thing to do, on little girls shoes. Make sure though you burn the edges on the ribbon, so that it melts and want start unravel.

Gift box

This little box I made a little while ago, as a gift wrapping box for my boyfriend. This is a very nice thing to do to personalize the gift your giving, particular when maybe the inside isn’t all that much personal. So I bough a pink ugly looking box, and found some old newspaper, printed out some of my boyfriend favourite things or things that reminds me of him, and just basically ripped and glued it on the box to cover it all up. Didn’t it come out quite nice?

Hipster straws

This was something I did for our housewarming party, we kind of had a Mexican theme going on, and I just had some black paper lying around, I folded the paper double, and cut out all different crazy moustaches, peers a hole in it and put the straw through and then I made everyone drink from a moustache straw. When you bend the from tip of the straw down, it makes you look like you have an awesome moustache. You just got to make sure that the moustache stay at the bandy part on the straw.

More shoes

I had some Photos of shoes lying around, from my introduction to photography that I had last semester and so I wanted to just display them somehow, and then I just though that how good would then fit just in the hallway, above our shoe rack. This is such an easy thing to do, and its kind of fun too, rather than having all portrait or “normal” pictures everywhere. Think of how many places you can do this with; – sitting on toilette photos in the toilet, or sleeping photos in the bedroom, or just coffee cups in the kitchen, whatever floats your boat.

In my version, the shoe pictures are not only random shoes but the shoes of some of my best Norwegian friend is Brisbane that all went home last semester, and so its kind of nice to have them there on the wall, to remember all the good times.

In the picture from top left: Trude, Kim, Silje, from the bottom left: Brock, Mia and Tine. I hope you all are having an amazing time <3 miss you!

Dads birthday card

My dad had his birthday on the 30 of June, and I wanted to make him a card, and send to him from Australia. It will come home late, but hopefully it will still be a nice surprise. I had the idea of making a card that you could interact with, and so I sketched some concepts, out from the idea that I wanted to display dad getting a tan, since it one of his favourite thing to do all year around, as long as it is sunshine going on. I made it so that the background, can be flipped into wintertime when you pull the black tag down. I also had parts of the front be elevated with small elevator stickers, witch you unfortunately cant see in the pictures all too well.

How to do it:

This whole idea is build on that you have a little paperfastner in the middle on 3 layers of circles, the middle layer 1 cm smaller that the two other once. Then you cut out a frame on the top circle layer that should be a above the paperfactner and this is where you middle circle will be displayed through. You make your 2 drawings on the middle circle layer and add a little tag so that you can pull it. Then you glue the top and the bottom circle together on the half left side along the edges. Then you stick things on the front to make it all pretty. If this was to hard to follow, pleas don’t hesitate to ask me about it :)

And yes everyone I am half black :P

Quick puff pastry desert

So my dear friends, if you ever have any left over puff pastry sheets, like I always have after making pies, then here is super simple way to make a jummy dessert out of it, All you need, is :

1 puff pastry sheet

1/2 cup sugar

2 tabs Cinnamon spice

2 small apples

You preheat oven to 150 degrees, and then you just slice your apples in thin  slices, shuck them in a bole with some sugar, cinnamon spice and stir (add some vanilla sugar, if you like vanilla ;) ) then when you have covered all the apples in all the goodness, and it has stared to kind of melt a little, its time to place them on your puff pastry sheet, that you have sliced in 2, Just make sure you overlay your apples a little, and in the oven it goes,

My oven is a bit screwed, I used 10 mins, but every oven is so different so just check, I had a little too much sugar when I made mine, and that’s not something you want, so I reduced the recipe to half a cup instead

Then you can serve it with either icing sugar, or with custard…Because your boyfriend is addicted to it. (?)

Love hands

So this is just something different to do for your nails, use any nail polisher you have and crate a hart shape on each nail. And then suddenly you got all love hands and. Make sure though if you have dark background on your nails, the top nail polisher need to be quite pigmented :)

Have a happy week everyone! And come by my blog next Sunday too, if you want to know more craft ideas.

See you then

xox

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