Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Buttons everyone in the d.i.y world has some of these waiting some where in a jar or crack...I love Buttons , as they are so vertisil. They are useful and pretty, can give any garmend the finishing touch and always look their best.
But have you ever tried to make some buttons?
No? Well its hightime.I will be trying out cool ways to make them yourself and sharing.In the Photo you can see them:Imade them out of FIMO.My mold was an old Bottlecap,Then i just pieked a 2-4 holes in and done!!!!
Friday, 20 March 2009
This week:SEW SUBVERSIVE
Authors: Melissa Rannels, Melissa Alvarado and Hope Meng
This was one of my first books i added to my collection, and it helped me with the drama of My New Sewinmashine and really got me into sewing .
The list of contence is as follows:
threading your needle
mending a rip in a seam
Sewing a Button back on
Patching things up
Hem it up
Moving on Up to the Machine
YOU AND YOUR MACHINE
How a Sewing Machine Works
Know why Machine
Finding the Perfect Machine
Learning to use your machine
Filling the Bobbin
Loading the Bobbin
Bringing up the Bobbin thread
Straight vs.Zigzag Stiching
Changing the Needle
Turning Those Curves
GEARING UP FOR YOUR FIRST SEWING PROJECT
Fabric 201: Shopping for Refashionable
Notions:The accessories of Fabric
Setting up your Sewing Space
Keeping It All Together
My First Sewing Project:Pillow Cover
MAKING IT YOUR OWN:EMBELISHING AND CUSTOMIZING CLOTHES
Make Your Printer Work For You
A Skirt That Is Sew You
Topstiching:Drawing With Thread
Bye-Bye Boring Stiches
Cut It Out ! Shirt
All Ears-or Hornes-Hoodie
From Big(plus sign)Baggy to Fit (plus sign)Flattering
Honey, i Shrunk the Shirt!
Un-Taperfy your Pants
REFASHIONING: THE NEXT LIFE OF YOUR OLD CLOTHES
Tie One On in this Skirt
Tote that TEE
The Hippest Hip Belt In Town
Get All Ruffled Up
Score Some Pillow Talk In This Pillow Tank Dress
Return of the Legwarmers
Summerize yur Sweater
Winter Sweater, Meet Winter Hat
Vintage Neckties: Cuffs and Collars
Im a Sleeve to Wine
So there is that big list, i always find it great when im searching for book info and i find the content:)
Friday, 13 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
First the biggest Q; What can i compost?
A Decor it Yourself episode with composting tips
Milk ------ No
Grass clippings Yes
Twigs,sticks and branches Yes!! when chopped!!!
Pine needles and Cones Yes
Cat waste and litter No
Shredded paper Yes
Dried flowers Yes
Pet bedding Yes
Dryer lint Yes
Toilet roll tubes Yes
Paper bags Yes
Brown paper Yes
Wrapping paper No
Nail clippings Yes
Fruit juice Yes
Egg boxes Yes
No Cooked FOOD!!!
All uncooked Veg can be composted
When is the compost ready?
After 2 months it can be used,but not tell its 6 months old has it reached its full nutrions.
What to do with your compost?
Use it as potting soil, to plant veg in or in any other way you would use soil:).
So what are you wating for start a Compost heap!!!!
Saturday, 7 March 2009
So here are some simple crafty ideas:
1.Crumple up some silverfoil into a ball and toss to your cat,Done!!
2.Fill a socktoe with catnip and tie or sew the end closed.
Cats seem to love things that rattle and make slight noise. A couple of small pebbles, bells or dried beans placed in an old film canister or small plastic bottle with a lid makes a great toy for your cat. Make sure the lid fits tightly so that the toy won’t come apart, leaving a choking hazard for your cat.
4.An old paperbag with some airholes in it is a fab quick toy:)
If you crochet, a great use for the bits of leftover yarn is to make crocheted mice, pillows, or balls for your cat. You can fill these toys with catnip, or plump with a little cotton batting or cotton balls.
Cats love things that hang and swing that they can bat and swat. Buy a bag of colored pompom balls at your local craft store, take a length of elastic cord and needle, and start stringing the balls on the cord. Fill about half the cord, knot one end so the balls don’t slide off, and make a loop out of the other end. Hang the loop over a doorknob, letting the string of colored balls hang down for kitty to swat.
We’ve all seen them…the plastic rods with string and usually feathers attached that you can entice your kitty with. You can easily make your own ‘cat fishing’ toy by finding a small twig, tying a length of yarn or fishing line to it, and running the yarn through one of the leftover pompoms from the doorknob toy, or even a ping pong ball.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
More buying and less scraping?
There are loads of fab scrapbook products on sale. But am i the only one that thinks, scrapbookers are coming of the acctual point? Scrapbooking is a fun project, to express creativity and to use up scraps from other projects.So surely buying so many supplies is `cheating`?
One of the reasons why i like scrapbooking is the fact that ist about recycling.in my twilight scrapbook i have tried to use recycled items from the within the walls of my House.Yes i did buy a thing or two but not my hole stock.With the Photos i will present you ideas of what you could use.
Please feel free to comment on your point of view on any subjects, i blog about.:):)