How to make buttons from plastic beads

One of my problems lately was fining really special buttons. I have a lot already, various colours and shapes, some with I am so in love that I cannot decide on what to use them. I bought a big bag of plastic beads and I made some coasters and pins, then I made some buttons from them. This is an example. If you like it, please  see the tutorial below:)   Watch my video!

Bookworm session – How to use Google for your crafty needs

You might not be surprised to find out that The Mighty Internet is actually a good resource for sewing info and tips. I remember my own excitement a few years ago, when I discovered I thought I have reached heaven. There was not other place where you could ask silly sewing or crafting questions like: how do I build the bottom of a messenger bag whitout using interface:) Buuut, today we will be talking about google books. Exactly. Put those glasses back on, because there are some craft books that you can read without going to the library and…

Mindful living: what matters most to you?

That moment when you have a lot of extra work to do and you’re wondering: why am I doing this? And moreover, am I doing the right thing? I’m cuddled on my white sofa, covered in the soft, baby blue blanket smelling of shampoo and I am procastinating. I find this story: I’m usually up around 7am-ish checking my emails, going over my to-do list for the day and reading my daily blogs and websites while sipping some tea and munching a light breakfast. The rest of the morning is usually spent packaging orders while picking up around the house.…

Another type of craft – brewing

Wine glass with beer, originally uploaded by jamarre. Often people think of things that are obsolete, about their grandmother’s attic, about witches and about artisans when they hear the word craft. But the world is full of people who need to give more value, more depth to the simple things surrounding them. I read this post about a brewer in Italy, trying to change the vector and make his favorite drink, beer, as fancy as a stinky, old cheese. I am now enjoying a simple glass of beer and thinking of Mr Musso’s delicatessen. Mmm.

Free Embroidery Patterns

These last few days were cold and rainy. Even though they were the perfect time to enjoy the smell of hot roasted chestnuts in yout chicken :D, i felt the need to do something to cheer me up. So I started doodling and made this embrodery patterns for you to download and sew! This is an original artwork by SkyTurtle so please don’t use this pattern in any commercial purposes. Do use it to give a personal and happy feeling to the objects around you 😀 I specially reccomend them for pillows, scarfs, or tshirts. So I present you: The…

Girls and Tatoos

One thing I noticed in the last few weeks living here, is that Barcelona is full of beautiful, sexy, tatooed girls. And I’m not talking about a 4/4 cm tatoo, of tribals or (fake) chinese symbols, I am talking about BIG tatoos. About floral, colorful, arm-dressing, neck-covering, back-loving allegories. Some visibly floral, art deco like, other more abstract, but mostly just nice to look at. tatoo, originally uploaded by nelo2006.

Monotone wordpress theme is not good for craft blogs

Or at least for mine. I’ve been testing it for a month and a half now for the shop blog and now I am convinced that if you need a simple design, to show the best pictures of your arts/ crafts, this is not it. It does not adapt to the width or height of your screen so you can find yourself scrolling just to see the whole picture. Linking between objects is almost limited to next next, previous, which starts to be disturbing after a while. Even the background color change is strange for me because the color chose…

The Turtle Has Landed

Hello. The turtle is in Barcelona now. The weather is delightful and ideas come from everywhere. My sewing machine stayed home and the separation has become almost unbearable. Sniff sniff. There are some shops I want to visit that I heard of from Craftster. Mrrr. The turtle has to party now. See u soon:)