Just for the sake of it. And because it felt like a waste using those nice colors just for painting the Easter eggs.
My hopes for this project are not to high, but sure it was fun to play with it (not so fun to lose the zombie-like hands afterwards
The shirt you see is a future project in which I take a man’s shirt and remake it.
I tried to do a bit of tie-dye but it doesn’t seem to have worked very well. And these are the colors before washing, I believe I’m going to get pastel colors in the end.
All the pieces are lightweight cotton, any ideas of what I could make out of them?
S: (n) dehoodification, behooding (removal of a hood from a hoodie by cutting it off )
The moment I saw this fabric I knew it had to transform into a backpack. I waited for some time before actually having the courage to cut it, but in the end I was happy I did.
The fabric is awesome, it looks like cotton on the outside but it’s stiff and impermeable on the inside. Looks like cotton, behaves like oilcloth? Magic.
I made up the pattern looking at an old backpack I had in the house. I also reused the straps because they were in perfect state. For the back part of the backpack I used quilt batting.
Since the fabric was stiff enough I didn’t have to use lining, so sewing the whole thing was pretty easy. Way easier than I expected.
“Did you have a fight with your shoes?” A. asked me with a grin when she saw my newly painted canvas shoes.
What used to be chicken yellow was now messy green. My original intention was to paint green leaves all over them, but then I decided the messy paint was not bad at all. So I left them like this.
So, there’s no better time to make your shoes happy than these last days of September, don’t you think? (Or to welcome spring if you’re on that side of the Earth
So shed those raindrops away, put on happy music, fetch a pair of canvas shoes, a brush and some paint (I used acrylics) and play mad artist for half an hour.
I am looking for ways to mix techniques and media and today I felt like experimenting with embroidery and print. At first I wanted to embroider more of the design of this threadless t-shirt so the hack would be more obvious but I was surprised to see that embroidering only the outside of the design with floss of the same color as the tee gives it a 3d effect. Continue reading
If you’re a bit like me – fully capable of ruining sweaters the first day you’re wearing them – knowing how to fix a whole in your favorite cable knit might come handy. Needle darning is really easy and there is no need to prematurely say goodbye to your sweaters.
So here’s the how to:
This is not a happy story. And it wasn’t a pretty sight. (Actually there was so much smoke in the kitchen it wasn’t a sight at all.) And what you see here is the pot in which I was trying to make Caramelized Pears. The pot in the image is at its third scrub, after a night of soaking in hard chemicals.
So, in case you want to make Caramelized Pears (yum-yum), here is how to: (serves 4) Continue reading
Let’s just say that you have more than one pair of jeans that are almost identical. Yes, I understand the waist is 2 cm higher on one pair and the third is perfectly curved on your legs, but maybe, just maybe one day you’ll be in the mood to cut them. Hack them. Have fun with them:)
This project was inspired by a toddler hoodie I stumbled upon. I really liked the deer but I am not a big fan of felt applique (sorry). So I decided to embroider it instead. Christmas is almost here so I got a basic red hoodie and embroidered the deer with white cotton.
A tshirt blouse? Why not
For a long time I have almost hated purple. And would never ever cross my heart and hope to die – would I buy something purple. Except eggplants, plums and grapes, their purpleness was allowed. Continue reading