Saturday, 30 June 2012

DIY: Driftwood Jewelry Display Branch

Lately, I've been making alot of necklace pendants, and I've been trying to think of a use for this piece of beautiful driftwood I've had sitting in the corner of my room for ages- this is what I came up with!

Driftwood is such a nice thing to have around your house- it's beautiful, and smells like the beach, which in the middle of Winter is a comforting thing! Also, this jewelry hanger is so easy to make, it literally took me 10 minutes- so why not have a go yourself?? Instructions after the jump, chums!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Show & Tell: When I Should Be Doing My Schoolwork...

Hey guys! It's officially school holidays- YAAAY!
Since it's the end of the semester, I brought all my school books home. I've been looking through them, and I've come to a conclusion: I'm a serial doodler. Seriously, almost every single page has some sort of decoration or design down the margin. I knew it was a habit, but I've only just realised how much of my book it takes up! Anyway, in this 'Show & Tell' I thought I'd show some of my better procrastination creations- because that's what all normal people do, right?

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

DIY: Wrapped Gemstone/Seaglass/Seashell Pendants

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while; it's been one busy end- of- term rush for me, I tell you! But the holidays are within reach, and with them will come some sweet new DIY's- promise!

Anyhow, here are some wrapped pendants I made a few days ago. I had some fine copper wire left over from playing with soldering irons, so I decided to use it up by making myself some indie bling! It's surprisingly easy- kind of like wrapping ribbon around a gift, really. Instructions after the jump, kids!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Show & Tell: 70's Inspired Magenta Halter Top

Hey guys! I thought I'd share a Show & Tell post with you all today. This is a halter top I made about 3 months ago, but I'd never completely finished  it... till now, that is! It's cut off a pattern I found in our pattern box- it's a true retro one too, because the print date is 1976! I used three hooks- and- eyes to close up the front, which I think worked pretty well. Here are some photos I took:- enjoy!

Friday, 15 June 2012

DIY: Circle/ Skater Skirts

You like?? I've been wanting to make one of these skirts for AGES, and I've finally got around to it! I had a bit of a thrifting rampage the other day, and I picked up this fabric for a dollar. ONE DOLLAR. I even measured it- I got 4 and a half metres! FOR A DOLLAR! Yeah, I think you get it. It's this crepe-y kind of material, and works really well as a drapy circle skirt.

I've written a pretty comprehensive tutorial too, so you can all have a go in your spare time if you like! It's really easy, I promise! If you're game, continue reading- instructions after the jump!

Monday, 11 June 2012

DIY: Decorated Brown Paper Bag Envelopes

I think these are the sweetest little envelopes- and so simple to make, too! I think they'd make the perfect addition to a handmade birthday card, or maybe even a Valentine's Day surprise, but that's just my opinion!

See the tutorial for these envelopes after the jump!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

DIY: Steampunk- Inspired Watch Pendants

Hands up who wants one of these? I've had this watch face sitting around for years- literally! It was a cheap $10 watch, but within a week I'd accidentally submerged it in water, and that was the end of that one. I'd kept it, knowing I'd one day find a use for it- and here it is!

Steampunk accessories really interest me- the whole metallic, clockworky, quirky feel of it just sucks me in! This is a quite simple DIY project, really- all you need is a few materials and a bit of patience when it comes to unassembling the watch face.

Want to make one of these for yourself? (or someone else, for that matter!) Just keep reading- instructions after the jump!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

DIY: Swallow Print Tights

How sweet are these printed tights?? I've been wanting to do something like this for a while now, and I'm so happy with the finished product! Believe it or not, they're actually so simple to make. All you need is a little fabric paint and of course some tights!

Want to learn how to make some of your own? Instructions after the break!