Tuesday, 23 October 2012

lights, cameras, action

well, after finding my last camera with a shattered screen and managing to retrieve all the pics, i now have a lovely new camera.  i will have to take lots of lovely photos of all the interesting and crafty things that i enjoy....smile

Monday, 15 October 2012

extreme upcycling

we all like to upcycle as much as we can but this moves it to extreme (and it does look pretty cool too)


starburst wrapper bracelet tutorial!

good thing i like starburst lol

vintage love

Ok, i love the idea of a knockoff and i really like those vintage jewellery finds and i really like all my fabric stash (new, old, retro, floral,  i love it all) so now i think i can get the best of both. My last anthro knockoff is this beauty from http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/09/crazy-easy-anthro-knockoff-bracelet/

i now know i am a happy blogger

original above, knockoff below

anthro knockoff

this has to be the easiest necklace to make a knockoff from, but really don't we all have a stash of old charms, earrings etc that we need to use somewhere. i made a bracelet years ago from all the little charms and necklace pieces i had as a teenager, some were just too cute or sentimental to throw. Now i can make a necklace to go with it.

please go here for the tutorial http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/02/anthro-cameo-collage-necklace-knockoff/

anthro above, knockoff below

skippers necklace

Once before i showed you a twist on an anthologie dress. We do not hear much of this store over here but i have found a lovely necklace that you may like. The skippers refer to skipping stones on a pond. Please visit this site to find a very easy diy tutorial



anthropology above; and diy below

vintage brooches

I love finding lovely old vintage brooches and earrings, but sometimes they may be slightly not 100% perfect. I came across this idea for a beautiful bouquet using brooches that i think might be a way to use those lovely finds and have them on display rather than in a box.

Please go to this site for a very detailed tutorial to make your own:


this one is made with fresh flowers but i think you could also try good quality artificial or silk flowers. It uses large and small flowers, also leaves.

There are so many clever people