Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Inspiration: wood pallets

Love the idea of using wood pallets for home decor and furniture. Pretty and rustic. When I have a bigger home I hope to be able to do some of these projects for my hope. Get inspired!
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Price tags

I'd love to order printed tags since that would look a bit more professional. They are expensive and I usually have a hard time deciding on what I want. Since I'm running a handmade business handmade tags are also appropriate. So this is what I came up with.

1. Wrote text on word. 
2. Printed that out (multiple tags per page). 
3. Cut out each tag with a border enough to sew around.
4. Grab some thicker cardboard. 
5. Sew on the tags to the cardboard (no glue needed!). You can experiment here. Sew zig zag or straight, all the way around or  just two sides... Remember to use a old needle and don't use that one for sewing in fabric. And also I use my old sewing machine for sewing on paper. Don't dare to use by new one for that!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy birthday Assa!

Today is Assa's first birthday! Time flies. It feels like it was yesterday that we got her. She is still a wild and crazy puppy though.

8 weeks old at the beach. Swimming for the first time in her life.


She is a Portuguese waterdog by the way. We´ll see if she likes swimming this summer.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Like candy

Love these vintage candy-like cabochons! Made earrings from the colors I had two of and I had to make big candy rings of the ones that I have left. Since they are vintage I only have these left.

Soon available in my shop.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Neon fever

Neon is so in this summer, whether you like it or not. I'm really not sure that I like it. But yeah of course I'm a slave of trends and had to buy a couple of bottles of neon paint. This is the result.

 I actually like it this way. Neon details are bright and fun! I would never wear a neon top or dress but details are actually kind of pretty.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Testing my sewing machine

Well these guys are pretty much hand sewn but some parts are sewn on machine. And I still love it!
These guys are Ophelia and Od. Made from scrap fabrics found at flea markets and actually a pair of my old corduroy pants! New life for old pants!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time management

Oh if I could have at least a couple of extra hours a day!
These is a great post on A beautiful mess about time management.

I love to-do lists! You get SO much more done if you have a list with everything that you need to do. I usually have one to-do list a day and one for the whole week.

Monday, June 4, 2012

I have a new friend

I couple of weeks ago I got my new friend!
A Pfaff ambition 1.0. Its pink and I love it! I've been dreaming of a new sewing machine for a long time. I've only had a cheap brother machine that there is always problems with. A while ago I started my search for a machine and this one caught my eye. It has got a lot of extra fun seams (that I'll probably not use that much), it is pink, has got the pfaff idt system and well it has got a huge sewing space. The big sewing space was really why I bought this one. So far I love it and I'll probably be sewing a lot more now when I have a nice friend that really works.