Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Fabric design is my new passion
November 5, 2017 – 5:24 am | No Comment

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How quickly time passes, one minute your little ones are learning to walk and the next thing you know they are going through puberty! Well not quite that quickly, a lot happens along the way.

For me things started to change when my son’s interests shifted from wanted to do crafts with mummy to sports. And when I say sports, I mean full on training at a young age. His passion for tennis took us all the way to Barcelona 4 years ago. Training everyday, weekend competitions and online school with Oxford Open Learning take care of his day, while mine, after the initial struggle of making sense of how everything worked here in Catalunya, was limited to driver stroke schoolwork coordinator. All that creativity which was awaken in me during my son’s early childhood started taking a different direction, not so much a learning through play but more home crafts and drawings.

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I started to draw and design patterns. Slowly I began to make a few things with my fabrics. Easy items, blankets,cushions and linen. I enjoy to see my designs on items around me and I realised the part I really liked is to design the fabrics and the products. I taught myself how to design repeating patterns with Illustrator and Photoshop and I started uploading my designs on Spoonflower. Initially just to see what they would look like but with time I got my confidence up and I made them available for sale. I also use print on demand portals like Society6 and RedBubble to upload the designs to products that go from T-shirts and bed linen to clocks, mugs and notebooks.

I have also started another blog where I feature new fabric design and product, come and have look at my new blog MaReDesigns.

 

 

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Personalised blanket
November 8, 2016 – 3:53 am | No Comment
Personalised blanket

A few months ago I discovered an amazing American company that prints fabrics and paper on demand, you can upload your designs and have it printed on your favourite fabric. Spoonflower offers a great …

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Crocheting with magazine paper yarn
October 5, 2015 – 6:37 am | No Comment
Crocheting with magazine paper yarn

I meant to have a go at making magazine yarn ever since I saw it on Pinterest a few months back, but I kept putting it off. Now that I have started I just …

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Upcyle project: denim rug
October 1, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Upcyle project: denim rug

This is my latest upcycle project, a bedroom rug for my son’s bedroom made of old jeans. It took a little working out, as many of new know I am still new at sewing, …

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How to use denim scraps
August 6, 2015 – 8:07 am | No Comment
How to use denim scraps

After my recycling projects using old denim I was left with a lot of denim scraps. True to my philosophy not to waste anything I have been thinking of ways to use the left …

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Zentangle inspired maps
June 12, 2015 – 2:19 am | No Comment
Zentangle inspired maps

This is the map of Italy¬†divided into regions and decorated with Zentangle Inspired Art. I originally drew the map for an education project, but I couldn’t resist to see what it would look like …

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Fabric upcycle: what you can make from an old dress
May 25, 2015 – 1:49 am | No Comment
Fabric upcycle: what you can make from an old dress

I love to find a new purpose from all things. My favourite materials to transform are cardboard boxes, newspapers and magazines, and fabric. These projects are the result of me not fitting so well into …

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Portrait with ZIA hair
May 5, 2015 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Portrait with ZIA hair

This portrait with hair in Zentangle Inspired Art style started off as an experiment, but I quite like the end result enough to share it here. I started by tracing a photo in Photoshop, …

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How to make a cutlery tray from cardboard containers
May 4, 2015 – 7:17 am | No Comment
How to make a cutlery tray from cardboard containers

I made this cutlery tray from cardboard containers, newspaper and glue. To make this tray you need 4 long containers, hot glue gun, newspapers, vinyl glue, brushes, decorative paper, decoupage glue suitable for food …

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Rabbit doodles
April 4, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment
Rabbit doodles

Wishing all our lovely readers a very Happy Easter with this special Rabbit doodles. To download the template click on here.

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Spring Zentangle Inspired Art
March 13, 2015 – 2:15 am | No Comment
Spring Zentangle Inspired Art

This is my latest zen inspired by Spring.

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Zentangle Inspired drawings: a rose
February 13, 2015 – 4:01 am | No Comment
Zentangle Inspired drawings: a rose

Another Zentangle with a Valentine’s Day theme. A rose with a tiny heart in the middle.

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Multiply with hearts
February 10, 2015 – 2:00 am | No Comment
Multiply with hearts

This is a two page printable with a grid of the two times table where hearts are used instead of numbers and another grid with hearts containing the answer. The answer grid can be cut …

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