Thursday, 29 October 2015

DIY Fabric Bookends

I wanted to share a little DIY with you today that will be our first post for Cellardoor magazine's blog. We are working with them and creating some lovely little blog posts to share with their readers. This is a super easy DIY and it only took me about 20 minutes. They would be a lovely little gift for a book worm, or just to keep for yourself to brighten up your book shelf. You only need 1/2 yard of fabric, cotton, rice and toy stuffing. To see the full tutorial and instructions on how to make these fellas, just head over to the Cellardoor blog. Let us know what you think!

Monday, 5 October 2015

DIY Round Up

I've been so inspired by the incredible online craft community recently. There are so many amazing people creating and sharing beautiful things, so I thought I would tell you all about my current favourites. First up comes from one of my all time favourite blogs, 'Studio DIY'. If you need a quirky and fun fancy dress outfit she's your gal, she also provides the goods on the crafty front. I absolutely love this rainbow dog lead. I think I know what Olive is getting for Christmas...

I've also included a DIY from the lovely Caroline at 'Burkatron'. Her blog is full of great DIY projects for the home. I've also tried her DIY clay planters recently and they went very well. She's got amazing style, and I could scroll through her Pinterest all day. I love this vinyl clock, I've been looking for a good DIY clock for a while as I've got a big blank wall in my kitchen that's calling out for a new creation. 

I love this funny little tote bag from 'Fall For DIY' and definitely need to give it a go. Along with all her unique and style DIY tutorials Francesca from 'Fall For DIY' has just launched 'We Make Collective' which is an online trend materials kit and creative community. Definitely check it out if you are crafty, or looking for the perfect gift for a creative friend. 

Last but not least, are these knitted planters from Mollie Makes. They are featured in their new book and I think they are super cute. I'm currently propagating about 15 succulents so I'm going to need plenty of these beauties when they grow big and strong. 

What are your favourite craft projects at the minute? Leave me a comment and let me know! I love finding new blogs and ideas from like minded people. Happy Crafting!

Friday, 2 October 2015

DIY Paisley Shirt

From left to right: River Island, Miss Selfridge, Topshop

I have been absolutely loving paisley print recently and it's been scattered all over the high street. Above are some of my favourite pieces that I found, especially the mustard skirt! I wanted to add a little paisley number into my wardrobe and I found some lovely fabric down at my local market so I thought I'd give sewing a shirt a go. 

The shirt was probably the most complicated thing I've made so far. There were about a million pattern pieces to keep in order, but with a lot of time and concentration, I managed. I learnt lots of new sewing techniques, like sewing a collar, sleeves and cuffs. It is a bit of fiddly garment to make, but totally worth it if you fancy a new challenge. I've actually gone on to use my shirt pattern to make a mustard cord shirt too. Lovely stuff! 

Has anyone else sewn a shirt before? Leave your links below if you have. I'd love to have a nosey!