Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ring with freshwater pearls

Handmade ring with freshwater pearls 

A quick post today showing you a ring I made a while back. 
Don't think I've shown it on the blog so here it is.
It's made out of differently colored freshwater pearls. 
It's a perfect way to use up any leftover beads in different colors you might have.

Handmade ring with freshwater pearls

 So what do you think? 
Would you wear it?
Let me know if you'd like a tutorial on it.

Until next time: Keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Thrift store bunny repaint using 3 chalk paint techniques

Hello again my dustbunnies.
Link to my latest youtube video:
Easter bunny repaint using chalk paint look 1
Today I have a very eggciting post for you just in time for easter.
One of the best part of thriftshopping for me is to be able to find something "ugly" or unfinished and transform it into something "new". Sometimes I'm happy with the result, sometimes it looks even worse than before, but at least the potential is there. 
I love that feeling of a diamond in the rough 
that no one else can see.
What is your favorite part about thriftshopping?
Easter bunny repaint using chalk paint look 2
I have made a youtube video tutorial where I show three different looks you can achieve using chalk paint. 
Which one is your favorite?
Easter bunny repaint using chalk paint look 3
Easter bunny before repaint with chalk paint

Until next time: Keep crafting! 
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Crocheted kitty amigurumi for charity

Hjärtekatten amigurumi kitten

Hello my lovely dustbunnies and welcome back to my blog.

Today I have a very special friend to show you. 
Meet "hjärtekatten" (="heartcat").

The heartcat is made for children that are hospitalized due to heartconditions. The pattern is free and you can send your finished cat to the charity (pattern is in swedish):

Hjärtekatten amigurumi kitten detail

I've implemented a new rule in my crafting life lately: 
finish a project within a year or get rid of it. If you haven't finished it chances are you never will. Do you have the same problem with half-finished things around the house?

So the parts for this cat have been done years ago. All I needed was to assemble it, but never did. I finally got around to it and stitched the pieces together. He even got a cute scarf to match.

Unfortunately since I used plastic pellets for the bottom and end of paws I couldn't donate it to children. Instead I gave him to a relative that have had serious healthissues lately. She had actually knitted a cat and gave me so I thought it fitting that she should get one back. You're never too old to get cheered up by a friend like this, am I right?

Hjärtekatten amigurumi kitten side

Do you have the same problem as I do with unfinished projects?
Comment down below and let me know.

Until next time: keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Organizing box for teas tutorial

(You can find the whole tutorial and vote for me)

Hello my fellow dustbunnies.
Are you ready for another free tutorial?

This time I was in desperate need to get my loose tea sachets organized. And as luck would have it, instructables had a competition in categories "papercraft" and "cardboard" so I got motivated to make a tutorial and entered both contests with this project.

Organizing box for teas made from cardboard

If you like this project, take a minute to vote for me. Click the orange "vote" button in the top right corner on my instructable. 
You need to have an account on instructable to be able to vote. Having an account enables you to vote, save your favorite projects and make your own tutorials. There are tons of great tutorials on all kind of subjects so it's worth checking out.

Organizing box for teas made from cardboard - detail

This tutorial can also be adjusted and work as a jewelry organizer. 
I have used a sponge for the earrings and two foams from hairrollers for the rings. Comment down below if you would be interested in seeing a jewelryorganizing tutorial.

Organizing box for jewelry made from cardboard

Until next time: keep crafting!

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Beaded heartlocket tutorial

Beaded heartlocket tutorial

Hey and welcome back. 
Today I want to share with you a tutorial I made for these cute reversible hearts made from beads. 

The locket is made by making two hearts (for example I made a dark blue and turquoise one for the big pendant). Then you stack them on top of eachother and sew together on the side using smaller beads (I used some silver ones).
You can add a lock of hair or a secret message before you sew them together and no one will know it's there until the heart breaks (literally).

Beaded heartlocket tutorial

I have seen some tutorials on youtube making these, but I find them hard to follow. It's confusing sometimes which bead you're supposed to go through and from which angle.
 So I made a tutorial where I've made charts to better understand how the hearts are assembled. It's not difficult so I hope you give it a try. If you do, please let me know.  

 I have entered instructables' Valentine's contest with this tutorial. 
If you have an account there, please vote for me. 
See the tutorial here:

Beaded heartlocket tutorial step 4

You can also see the videotutorial on youtube. However, I am going to edit that video and include Dusty. 

Don't know who Dusty is?

He's my trusted sidekick and the star of my youtube channel.
Check out some videos with him on my channel:

  Until next time: keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

DIY highlighter rose, petal blush and eyeshadow roses

DIY makeup flowers

Check out my latest youtube video on how to make some awesome makeup DIY. Who wouldn't want to have this on their vanity?

Link to video:

Petal blush:
DIY makeup flowers blush

DIY makeup flowers eyeshadows

DIY makeup flowers highlighter

And as an extra bonus: behind the scenes of filming...
DIY makeup flowers behind the scenes

Until next time: Keep crafting!

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