So i decided to make coin-purses for some of my female-darlings as gifts for xmas :) The idea popped to my mind because i thought that i would need one myself starting from 1.january, because our new course starting from that day is Euro (Goodbye our lovely Kroon) and that means a lot of coins-coins-coins in our purses. I bought these silver purse frames from a local fabric store and they were sew-ons so it was super easy to hand-stitch them to the
baggies i had sewn before. I wanted all of the purses to look a bit different but still come from the same "species" so i stitched some lace(-flowers) to decorate them.
I must say that the purses came out a bit large but on the other hand it makes them a bit goofy and that's usually the way i like things to be ;D
I didn't get the time to make myself one yet but i definitely want to but i will use some other fabric(maybe from one of my purses i haven't used for a couple of years now) because the fabric i used for these nice coin-purses i actually bought to make a new (bigger ;P) handbag for myself.
Noticed the new design of my Ticklish Fingers? It took at least half a day and a lot of help from my soon-to-be-husband (thank You so much honey :* ) to make it happen...but We did it!
I was wandering through different crafting-blogs (once again instead of studying ..argh) and i found this link where there are toooons of different customized fonts AND you may download all of them for free!! Amazing !! So of course i found many-many fonts i absolutely adored :)) Next i saw that they have tutorials for how to use those fonts for customizing blogs. Firstly How to create a signature for your blog and secondly How to customize Blog Titles etc . We had some trouble with the last one but thank god i've got a bit of a computer-nerdy Honey sitting next to me, so he helped A Lot. And I Thank www.kevinandamanda.com/ also A Lot because i got some fantastic fonts from there and the tutorials were also very useful.
Make sure you go and check out those Fonts(atleast if you want to customize your blog or need to make some cute invitations etc :))
Friday, January 7, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Since it is the beginning of a new (and hopefully a better) year i start by wishing everybody a Very Happy New Year!!
It has been a busy-busy time in school so i haven't had any time to even think about posting something here but now i will.
Although The Holidays are almost over I want to post this Very simple idea to decorate your home for Christmas (perhaps next year)- a snowflake curtain.
The last time i made snowflakes was years ago so i had to look for some tutorials from the internet how to fold and cut the paper that the outcome would be snowflaky..and not blaah-flaky ;D
First take an A4 paper...
Fold it as shown in the picture below..
Cut off the remaining piece of paper
This is what your paper should look after cutting the extra-part off
Now fold the paper in half as shown in the picture
Now you should be looking at a triangle like the one in the picture below
Now comes hardest part to explain.. you have to fold one side of the triangle little bit over the middle line of the triangle..
...and then do the same to the other side of the triangle, except that if the first side was folded towards yourself then the other side will be folded away from you. So one side will be folded to the front and the other to the back.
Now cut of the two tips...
..and snip-snip away.. mine looked this after cutting different shapes into the paper
..And this is what it looked after opening it :))
And I made a bunch of them with my boyfriend
And then i just took a needle and some thread and stitched them together to form a "curtain" and ta-daa a simple way to decorate your home :)
..And those oranges...just stick a bunch of cloves into the oranges put a thread around them and let them hang- a nice decoration and an even nicer scent of Christmas :))
I did a lot of Ticklish Fingers stuff for presents this Christmas, hopefully i will get some pictures of them up soonish :))