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

magazine-thread

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 can’t stop. This is my version of the yarn, not quite as fine as the one I originally saw but still very manageable. I made a couple of bundles to take some nice photos, but then what? What could I make out of it that was useful and pretty?
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In the end I thought it would be kind of cool if I could use it for crochet, only the basic crochet knowledge acquired during my early teens when my mum insisted I’d learn (oh I wish I listened!) is rusty to say the least. However I put into motion the little I remembered and I ended up with the first round coaster.

paper thread

I soon ran out of yarn, so back to making some more for the next coaster. So far I have three coasters and a little basket, which could hold a few sweets, I put a little decorative bottle in it to complete my set on the small coffee table. Once I finished the coasters I coated them with vinyl glue to protect them from any spillage.

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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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Valentine’s Day ZIA
February 9, 2015 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Valentine’s Day ZIA

This is my latest Zentangles drawing.

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How to make a heart shaped lavender sachet
February 4, 2015 – 8:28 am | No Comment
How to make a heart shaped lavender sachet

I have a lot of fabrics scraps left over from bigger project, which I wanted to use to make something new  so this week I bring you a heart shaped lavender sachet. To make …

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