Ooh, I Like That – Some DIY Inspiration

I don’t know about you but lately it feels like I never get the time to sew. Or enough time anyway. Tracing the pattern, cutting it, making the muslin, it all takes a lot of time. My future fall projects are all new patterns, new techniques (I want to learn to make shirts and to finally sew a coat for myself) which means they need a lot of time to be brought to life (so to speak, not planning any Dr. Frankenstein adventures).

Yet sometimes I feel there’s nothing better at bringing back the sewing mojo than some instant gratification quick DIY projects. Here are a few that inspire me right now:

For the Home

Have you seen this bundt cake inspired pillow tutorial from Craftstorming? I love the grey linen, the pleats, everything. I want to make a couple for my living room sofa!

a pretty pillow

A touch of sparkle

I don’t wear much jewelry and almost never wear necklaces so this embellished pearl shirt collar from Transient Expression looks like the perfect way to give a simple outfit a bit of glamour. I think I would try this with smaller beads though.

I also have two other bead projects in mind that I will share in the next posts.

beaded diy shirt collar

This clutch purse rules!

I love it when people find new ways to use otherwise common items, like this ruler clutch purse from Hands Occupied.

If you can’t find a way to cut a wooden ruler you could make the pieces from polymer clay or paint it directly on the fabric.

wooden ruler clutch purse

Let’s go dancing

Is color-blocking a summer thing? Even if you use fall hues? I’m not sure, but this vintage looking colorblock circle skirt from Simple Simon & Co sure looks dandy. You could wear a neutral color for the body of the skirt, like black or grey and add a bright fat hem in purple, green or mustard.

fall swing skirt

Veggie to conversation piece

October is the month of the pumpkin. I’ve seen amazing things on blogs lately: pies, smoothies, soups, chips; I want to try them all. A quick pumkin DIY are these pumpkin candles from the Free People Blog. Easy to make and so pretty if you can find pumpkins of different colours and sizes.

pumpkin candles

What about you? What inspires you lately?