Friday, December 14, 2012

More labels

I'm running out of labels and had to print some more. Some time ago I did the stamp and bought the fabric ink. It's easier this way (and cheaper). And I like the homemade feel in it!

Friday, November 23, 2012

A chirpy pouch and a coupon code for Black Friday

There is a new pouch available on the shop. Check it out! Another fabric that I just love. The little birds are so cute and are from Michael Miller's collection.

And till Monday at midnight (CET time) make sure to take advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount code: BLACKFRIDAY12.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Yummy fruity pouch on the shop

There's a new pouch on my etsy shop. This is another one with Christmas presents in mind. It has a blank canvas where your kids can draw to offer to grandma or mum.

Monday, November 5, 2012

DIY: Polka Dot Printed skirt

Polka dots are quite whimsical but at the same time very romantic. And colourful polka dots are specially eye catchy.
I printed a white skirt I bought a big while ago. It has been lying around waiting for the right printing inspiration.

How to make your one polka dot skirt

Making your own is very easy and quite a fun project. Just buy (or make) a white skirt that you really like. This one I bought before we left London at a Gap store. I really liked the way it moved and how light it was.
Of course you can use this technique for whatever other fabrics, clothes or materials you like.
As a disclaimer, forgive me for the quality of some of the photos. That's the result of working late at night.

Grab some pencils with a rubber on top. Just grab as many as the colours you want for your skirt.

And now just stamp way. I started with purple. Put a bit of fabric paint on a paper plate and dip the rubber in it. 

Take the excess paint off on a sponge or a paper towel.

And print it on the fabric.

If you apply different pressures you'll get different looking dots. 

Just repeat till you think you have enough polka dots.

Move on to the next colour.

Distribute the dots and you can even overlap some.

Don't forget to set the colours after you finish printing your skirt otherwise the colours will fade away when you wash it. Just follow the instructions on the paint's label.

Now just wear your skirt proudly!

Have fun.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New line on the shop - Sweet Pouches

Finally I have some news: the first sweet pouch is now available on the shop.
These pouches feature a white canvas and include a set of fabric pastels. With these pastels your kids can easily make the pouch their own to offer to mommy, grandma, aunt, favourite teacher...

This is how they look! The pouch measures 27 cm (w) x 19 cm (h) and it is wide on the bottom and zipper opens wide. The model on the photo also includes an inside pocket. You can visit the shop to take a look at the pouch.

The included pastels are special for fabrics, very soft and easy to draw with. To set the colours on the fabric just follow the instructions on the package.

Some time ago, my son did one of these to give to daddy (which he proudly uses to German lessons). And the final look was very nice. The colours are really bright.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Bunny Available in the shop and new facebook page

Today a new bunny hop all the way to my shop :-) This one is blue and red and is oh!, so soft ;)
You can check him out here.
Take a look at my newly launched facebook page, where you will find all the latest news and photos of the projects I have in hands.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saffron Risotto with Purple & Red Carrots and Onion Rings Tempura

Last night dinner was a bit of best of two worlds. Since we've been to Milan and tried the Saffron Risotto it's probably our favourite risotto. And Tempura, well it's always Tempura. I had bought some purple and red carrots at the Jucker Farm last week and they were just asking to be eaten. I don't even like carrots that much, but in Tempura I just eat about anything even onions!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tutorial: make your own Rainstick

I find the rain falling quite a soothing sound. And for that reason I always wanted to have my own Rainstick. So this was a great excuse for a crafty afternoon with my little one.

This is how it sounds like:

So, if you want to make yourself one, these are the materials you'll need:

After you gather all the material, just hammer your nails in a helix pattern.

This is how it will look like inside the tube: 

Next step will be to draw and cut the top and bottom of the tube. Use one of the openings of the tube to draw on the cardboard.

Add a margin around and cut it like shown.

Add a layer of glue inside the opening. This will help keeping the lid in place once it dries.

Put the lid on and glue it all around.

Finally, just fill it in with whatever you have around: rice, beans, lentils...

And enjoy the sound.
By the way, some of the photos were taken by my little helper :-).