Monday, September 24, 2012

My not so new obsession

I know that Pinterest has been there for quite a long time already and many people have discovered it already but because i'm literally OBSESSED with it i just have to make a post about it.
So Pinterest is a website where you can pin pictures from different websites or blogs or just from other Pinterest users. And the best part is that when you click on the picture you've pinned it opens the page where the picture originates. So you can always find the patterns, tutorials, recipes etc you have pinned.
I used to save pictures on my computer for inspiration and bookmark different websites with tutorials etc, but now i just pin everything to my Pinterest boards.
The bad side about it is that i can spend hours looking through pictures that other people have pinned ;P
If you want to go and check it out just click here.
And if you want to go check out my boards and things i've pinned then click here :))

Just to make it clear i'm in no way sponsored by Pinterest. I just really enjoy using it and find it quite useful for storing inspirational pictures, tutorials etc.
If Pinterest is something new for you, i recommend you to check it out :))
I wish you a beautiful day!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Crochet Baby Slippers

I had a baby about 3 months ago and when I was expecting i made a few baby things for her. One of the first things i made were some baby slippers.

 I saw this picture of some crochet baby slippers on Pinterest and it directed me to THIS blog-post where I found THIS tutorial on YouTube.

I followed the tutorial up to the part where she makes the strap and I'm quite happy with the result :))

I have to make some more of these slippers because these are already small for our little princess. Her feet (and everything else ;D) grow so fast :))

I wish you have a sunny autumn day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

TWA - The Dresses

This is the last wedding-related post I will write but I already have some next posts waiting and I hope I'm able to keep up with posting at least once a week :))
But on with the I made the crazy decision to make the bridesmaid dresses myself and on top of that i made an even more outrageous decision to sew my bridal dress myself also. The bridesmaid dresses weren't too difficult to sew because the cut i was going for was simple enough and also i used linen for the dresses which is a simple fabric to work with. The bridal dress on the other hand was a completely different story. I used very lightweight silk to make the dress and i can tell that it wasn't a forgiving material to work with so it was kind of stressful. And to tell you the truth if i had the chance to do it all over again i would definitely skip making my own dress although i liked the way it looked in the end, especially the beading on the dress (but that i could have just done to a ready-made dress also). It would have been just much less stressful to just buy a dress and make some alterations to that if wanted. But what's done is done and fortunately everything turned out great anyways and that is really the only thing i would have done differently if i would have known better ;P
But now... on with the pictures...

 I found this picture of a linen dress on the internet and thought it looked cute and that something similar would be nice for my bridesmaids also.

So this is the version I made for my bridesmaids. All three of them had the chance to decide how short or long they wanted the dress to be. And my sister (on the picture below) wanted it to be quite short ;D

 I wanted my dress to have a glimpse of red in it and for some reason i immediately imagined the dress with red beads made out of seashells so they have a really beautiful sheen to them. And that's exactly what i used to make the beaded part of the dress.

And here's a glimpse of the back of the dress.

Hope you have an awesome day!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

TWA - Buttons,buttons, buttons...and a little fabric

So for some reason i had an obsession with buttons last year when i was planning our wedding. I had seen some pictures of flower bouquets made of buttons and fabric and got inspired by that. So i decided to make my bridal bouquet, the grooms boutonnieres and hair accessories for me and the flower-girls out of some cute buttons and pieces of fabric. And here are the results...

Hair accessories for me and the flower-girls.

The boutonniere for the groom and groomsmen.

The bridal bouquet.

I enjoyed making all of these accessories and I think it's nice that my bridal bouquet is never going to wither and will decorate our home for the years to come :))

Have an absolutely fantastic day!