SEQUINS AND LACE

MASQUERADE MASK

I made this mask for the Christmas party at work las year, and it was so fun to do! I basically just bought a black mask, and then glued on some lace, ribbon feathers and sequins. I also added a few pink flowers to match my dress. These where just flower hair bands I bought for $1. And to top it of I glued on a butterfly that used to be an old necklace of mine. To make something like this, I recommend getting a glue gun, just so you know everything will be nice and secure!

maskedressmaskThe dress I used with the mask, and the masterials i used.

TABLECLOTH

I made a cute table cloth from some scrap fabric and black lace, I used Fabric glue to glue the edges and the lace in place, and then secured with needle and thread. This tablecloth is washable, and if you have a favourite fabric you could make your tablecloth out of that. So simple!

DUK

duk2The materials I used to make it happen :)

FAMILY CANVAS

I made this canvas as a birthday gift for a friend. She is all about her family so I based my idea around that. I used a permanent marker to draw on the text and the outline of the frame. Then I used some watercolours to make a flowery background. I glued on 4 different pegs, witch I drew black and then on top of that I glued white hears witch spelled LOVE. The idea is that she can put her favourite photos up on her family canvas. Then I added some glitter and some gold paint.

familypic

SEQUIN DRESS

Last Christmas I was going to a Ball with my boyfriend, and I struggled so much with finding a dress that I loved, I ended up with just a plain dress for $35. I though I could bling it up myself, and so I did! I sewed on a ton of sequins, (took Forever) I didn’t do it in any particular pattern, I just wanted heaps of them in a messy way, and I also wanted the sequins to go from darker silver from the sides into a bright light silver in the middle. Just a visual trick to make the waste look smaller.

sequindresssThis is how it ended up looking :)

Hope you enjoy this weeks post ! Inspired yet?

Thanks for reading, See you again soon.

xox nani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The big week of bookmarks

Hi again :) so just a little quick update, It’s not huge amount of crafts this week, but, i though id share with you guys a few. I am doing a few christmas gift, that I might or might not show to you in the few coming weeks.

Bird Necklaces

This is a cute little thing you can do right now. These seeds can be found everywhere at the moment, and their perfect shape for birds. I used white paint, and black marker to draw my little birds. If you have white marker pen, that would probably be easier to draw with. :) Then I just used transparent nail polish to cover them up so they want come off with rain. I also hot glued on some circles so they can be connected to a necklace chain. On the little owl, I also added a ribbon.

 

Birthdaycard

My Best friend Gyda had her birthday on the 9 of september, and I was hoping this was going to turn up in time, but it came a bit late. This card had a little crown that you could slide off the card and put on your head, to celebrate yourself ;)  I made this by measuring head size, and then staple it together , cutting little pyramids that I glued circles on. Then I covered the paper with glue and poured glitter on top. This was not the best idea, because the glitter didn’t stick well. I suggest you buy a paper that already has glitter and you save yourself and the birthday girl for a lot of mess :P sorry Gyda <3

Book Marks

PandaPolar bearRed fox

Raccoon

All the bookmarks together

If you want to make your own design using my template, this is how I did it, This is offcors not the only way to do it.
On number 6 I have flipped the fox arround so that your gluing the background on the back. Just though id make that clear, if its anything else your concern or wonder about, just ask. And also if you really like these little bookmarks, you can jump online at Etsy and buy them for $3 there :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/109054940/panda-bookmark-for-your-favourit-book?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=panda+bookmark&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=AU&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=panda+bookmark

Tooth Fairy

With this little necklace I tried to make it look like a white stone was a tooth and then I made a little tooth fairy in illustrator, printed it our and glued it on top of the stone. Then I hot glued the little norwegian coin to the back of the stone. So it’s bascically suppose to be a little tooth fairy transforming the tooth into a coin. the problem here is that the stone don’t look that much like a tooth and that the fairy is so tiny and you can’t see her very clearly. It was just a try, sometimes it work sometime it doesn’t. though id show yous anyway :)

See you again soon

xox Nani

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