In general, I do not consider myself a great painter. However, I really enjoy illustrating letters and greeting cards. My little crafty project of the week was drawing a birthday card for Ale. As she is the real artist of the two of us, you can imagine that I was a bit nervous and in need of help.
I found inspiration in one of Sachiko Umotos books. They are sooo sweet!!! Her instructions are really easy to follow and I was pleased with my Japanese-Style-Birthday-Card, I hope Ale will like it as well and it will make her even more excited for her upcoming Japan travel.
So far, I only have one book of Sachiko, but an Internet search revealed that there are at least four. I definitely have to get the others as well…
I just wish there would be a English version of her web page. Tomorrow, I am flying back home. I already miss Zurich!! But as my next crafty idea has to do with London, I am also looking forward to return to UK ground :-)
Some time ago I made the ornament for the Christmas three with some IKEA colorful straws. Since the straws are something really easy to handle and cut and they makes every kids room a bit quirky, I had a look on the blogosphere and found some ideas that can be made by your self.
But first I wanna show you my own straws frame that I simply made with a white IKEA frame and a bunch of colorful straws.
Tools and material: Scissors and glue, straws and a frame.
And here I show you some amazing DIYs that I’ve found in pinterest. Actually I’m kind of in love with the plant hanger!
DIY: Himmeli Ornaments
DIY: How to Use Neon Straws and String to Make Easy DIY Hanging Planters
DIY: Letter made by Straws
DIY: Another Straws “Squared” Frame
Happy Crafty Weekend!
Last days were laaaazy. I wish I had the energy of Antje! J
I don’t crochet a lot nowadays but I had a couple of things finally done and finally wore by whom I wanted to give them.
I made a couple of scarves with pompoms and I really like the effect they make with children. They are fun and really easy to do. I just used a double stitch.
SIMPLE TUTORIAL: I started with a 3 chain stitches, then slip stitch, two double crochet in the next two stitches, and then coming back I always added a double crochet in every row, till I reached the width of the scarf that I wanted. At this point I had just to make rows with the same amount of double crochet stitches. I ended in the same way I began, obviously in the other way round.
One is a scarf for my niece, which I sent it through my mum and now I had finally a picture of her with it!
I made also another one with different pompom colors.
I love pompoms.
Somebody has any suggestion for further ideas with them?
I’ll be so happy to get your tips!
Happy second half of the week