The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make.
What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here just for you. Continue reading
I tried shopping for a chunky necklace today. Ugh. Has inflation just snuck up on me? Why is everything so ridiculously expensive now? Either way, I refuse to pay $30 for costume jewellery. Seriously. That’s an entire week of fruit and vege for our family!
Instead, it was time to get crafty.
I unfortunately can’t take credit for all these dolls. My friend Kris made four in the time it took me to make one! Her two are on the left and Poppet cried when I took the pink one away from her.
I recently stumbled across the incredible website “Dolly Donations”, which assists those who wish to make dolls for children in need. Continue reading
Burdastyle are a great source of patterns and inspiration. If you want to make something without buying a pattern for it, this is a good place to start. It’s also worth flicking through the “latest projects” at the bottom of the screen to see what others have done with the pattern too. Continue reading
Thankfully I saw this photo on Pinterest a while back. My jeans were worn through and the holes were getting bigger by the day. Continue reading
16 pairs of jeans and lots of fabric scraps = an heirloom quilt for Poppets first birthday! Continue reading
After making myself a pair of tights, I decided Poppet also needed some to go with her dresses. It was also a great way to whittle down the t-shirts in my huge “upcycling stash”. Continue reading
Who would’ve thought you could decorate a nursery using napkins? Up until recently, certainly not me. In fact, I would’ve pictured something tacky, flimsy and just outright laughable.
I’m proud to say that I think this project is far from that. But if you can’t bear the thought of using something so outrageous on your walls, you could use tissue paper just as effectively.
I love the texture and feminine touch it adds to the room. We definitely needed a girly touch in there.
Tutorial is found on Dana Made It.
We’re still waiting for the arrival of our little one, but it means I have a little time free to share this gorgeous upcycle project with you.
I found this clever tutorial on craftster.org about a year ago but haven’t had anyone to make it for, so it’s just been bookmarked on my computer for such a time as this.
You essentially take a men’s shirt, turn it backwards and chop the sleeves to make a dress. Then you create straps and add detail such as ruffles for a splash of contrast. Of course, the tutorial is a lot more thorough so be sure to check it out!
I love that no-one would suspect it’s humble origins too. I always like my upcycling projects to not actually look upcycled.
Photo courtesy of HowAboutOrange.com
I love blog surfing. It starts with finding a great blog that I peruse for an hour or so, before I get distracted by their exciting looking blog roll and I spend another few hours scrolling through all those blogs too.
A wonderful time waster but it’s so inspiring! There are so many talented people out there.
It was one such expedition that I found “How About Orange” and her wall decal post. At first it seemed quite astounding that you could iron stiffened fabric onto a wall. I mean, how did someone even discover that? Was it by accident? Yet, I’m loving the idea. How cute would an elephant shape or child’s name on a nursery wall look, cut from your favourite fabric. It’s genius!
It won’t damage your walls, removes easily and means you don’t have to spend big $$’s on fancy store bought decals.
Check out her post here for more inspiration and a full tutorial. I haven’t tried it yet but it has quickly made it onto my to-do-list! Not to mention the blog has become a new fav of mine too. Thanks Jessica!