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.

blotekake

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