Sunday, 20 April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

3 e-reader cover tutorials

I have been thinking of making a cover for my Kobo, so I've been looking around and I found some very nice tutorials.

I can't wait for the weekend to start making my own!

These are my three favourite tutorials, I will try them and let you know how it goes!

The first one is a beautiful Kindle case tutorial from the lovely Mommy by day crafter by night.
kindle case tutorial

The second tutorial is an ipad/kindle sleeve, you can download the Pdf here but you can choose the version you prefer on the beautiful Ann Kelle's blog.

ipad sleeve tutorial

Last, but not least is this super cute Patchwork Kindle Cover tutorial from Elizabeth's Whimsies:
Patchwork Kindle Cover Tutorial

I will soon post the pictures of my own Kobo cover :)

Good night!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery London

Good afternoon!

This weekend an amazing even is taking place in London. It's the Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery Show!


There are so many workshops you can attend to that it's very difficult to choose just one...


I am going tomorrow and I hope I will have a great time and will be super inspired!



Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery

Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery


You can check the schedule of the event here:

http://www.creativestitchesshow.co.uk/london/


Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery London

Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery London

Creative Stitches + Fashion & Embroidery London


Enjoy your weekend!

xx



Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Winter is not gone...yet! New handmade wool scarves

Hello!
Two good things happened in the past few days: 1) We found a new beautiful home and 2) I got the job I interviewed for :)
Anyway, this is not what I wanted to talk about today, today I will show you my new, beautiful handmade scarves.
These beauties are handmade with 100% Italian wool of an amazing quality. They are warm and fluffy for the cold days still to come. Judge for yourself :) 
They have a felt embellishment as closure and the colours are just beautiful.
The closure of the first scarf pictured is a magnet while the other two closures work like a button.


Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

Handmade woolen scarf

These beauties are on sale for £25, send me a private message if you want one, I could make one with the colours you want :)

Enjoy the rest of the week! I will spend it packing,


Friday, 28 February 2014

Book review #3: The busy girl's guide to sewing

Book review: The busy girl's guide to sewing

Happy Friday!

The weekend is starting and I am getting ready to move...again!

But before putting all my stuff in the middle of the room and starting to pack, I am taking the time to review yet another sewing book.
This time I am writing about "The busy girl's guide to sewing. Unlock your inner sewing goddess: projects, advice and inspiration for a creative lifestyle".


Book review: The busy girl's guide to sewing

I bought this book a few months ago and I was very excited about it, the graphic is truly beautiful!
Despite looking very cute, the book itself didn't really work for me. It doesn't have as many projects as I was expecting and I found some sections too wordy. 
What I found very useful though, is how the author divided the projects depending on how long it will take to realise them. That's a very good idea and I wish more books used it because you can fit a project in your day depending on how much time you have. Of course, if you are a beginner it might take a bit longer to get the project done, but at least you will know if it's an hour project or a 4 hours one.
This book is intended for beginner/intermediate. It explains the basics but then it moves on to slightly more complicated projects.

Well, I think that's about it for today, I hope you enjoyed it! If you have any book to suggest, please do so, I am always up to purchase books about sewing!


Have a great weekend,



Thursday, 20 February 2014

Book review #2: A little course in sewing

My book collection is getting bigger, so I thought I should write a weekly review post.

This week I am going to write a review on one of the first books I purchased: 

A littke course in sewing.


Book review: A little course in sewing

This book is part of the serie "A little course in..." by DK and is intended for absolute beginners, who have never touched a sewing machine before.

It starts with the basics, such as essential equipment, how to thread a needle, how to sew a button and so on and it contains some very cute sewing projects that are easy to follow. 

I like it because the tutorials are very clear, step-by-step and there are many pictures to help you out, although you could find it a bit boring if you are already familiar with a sewing machine. 


Book review: A little course in sewing

The book contains more than 20 tutorials: from an eReader case to a tea towel and from a cushion cover to a tote bag, you will learn the basics of sewing from these super useful and very well written tutorials.

If you are a complete beginner and would like to make some easy sewing crafts than this book is perfect for you!


From this book, I have learnt how to make the beautiful drawstring bags I showed you in my previous post.


I hope you will ebjoy it!