This is seriously what I need right now! If you’re tired of your bra straps showing, it’s time to add a strip of fabric with a snap to hold them in place. This is the best idea ever for those shirts that tend to slide off your shoulders. All you have to do is to sew in a simple clip to attach around your bra. Enjoy! Thanks for the awesome tutorial Sally Ann! Make sure you check out her blog here.
To make these festive Easter bunny napkins by A taste of home, start with well-starched square napkins. Fold the bottom third of the napkin up and the top third down, making a rectangle.
Step 1. Find the center along the top and fold the top corners down, making sure the bottom ends are even.
Step 2. Fold up the outside bottom corners.
Step 3. Fold left and right sides so that they meet in the center.
Step 4. Turn the napkin over and flip the top to bottom. Fold bottom point up.
Step 5. Fold the left and right corners to the back and tuck one corner into the other to hold.
Step 6. Hold the tucked corners securely and pull out the bunny ears on the other end.
He he he ok, sorry! Urban Outfitters did a similar stunt last year... they fooled me so bad that I just had to do it too! You have to admit Kate does look pretty funky in my Tsuru Bird design, right?! Happy April fools day everyone! You can however, purchase my T's here!
You will need:
- A white tank dress or extra long singlet
- Needle and thread
1. The first step is to cut the back out of the tank to create the crop, so measure a line a few inches below the bottom of your bra strap when the top is on where you will cut to. Then lay the tank face down and cut out the back, following the line of the seams and the horizontal line.
2. This is how the back should look.
3. Turn your singlet over and mark the very middle of the front. Cut a straight line down the middle, as if you are cutting the opening of a cardigan.
4. Cut all the way to the bottom.
5. This is the shell of your top, you’re practically there!
6. Now Mrs mannequin is going to demonstrate how to wrap the top. Simply tie the leftover fabric in a knot and let it hang down but you can also cut it short if you like.
7. Tuck the top edges of the singlet into your bra.
8. Finally, if you like the look of the gathered straps, use your needle and thread to sew a little dart into them.
Here is a commission piece I illustrated for an educational collateral in Borneo. I was given a huge list of vocab and my task was to put them all in one picture. Talk about a challenge! My inspiration for this piece was none other than the amazing Richard Scarry and his wonderful detailed illustrations I spent forever pouring over as a child!
If you would like an illustration done by moi, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I would love to work with you!
This makes a beautiful and extremely personal wedding, engagement, valentines, birthday or anniversary gift. Just print out the A4 sized pdf, and have it framed! This was for the gorgeous Ivy and her husband Chris - my Facebook competition winners.
Are you ready for a more 'normal' looking barbie doll? Much like Disney's female characters, Barbie has got flack for her unrealistic proportions. Thanks to her big hair, big eyes, teeny waist and ample breasts, she has been accused of being a bad role model for young girls. But this is all set to change due to Nicoklay Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist. Nikolay's 3D model of Barbie shows just how different the iconic doll's 36-18-33 stats compare with a more natural 32-31-33. Read full article here.
I am totally making these DIY ottoman's for my dream home via casa.com.br! You can also view the full English tutorial via Handimania.
You will need:
- A tire, MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) cut into two circles of 55 cm diameter, Six screws, a drill, a screwdriver, hot glue gun with at least 6 tubes of glue, 5m long and 10mm thick natural sisal twisted rope, a cloth, scissors and concentrated brush sealer.
1. Place one MDF on a tire, drill three holes and screw your MDF tightly.
2. With the hot glue gun, apply the glue on the board and secure one end of rope. Press the tip to adhere well and go round in a snail shape.
3. After you have finished covering MDF with a rope, do the same with the edge of your tire. Go around putting enough glue.
4. Turn the tire upside down and continue covering it with a rope until you reach the edge of the board
MDF base, as it will be lying directly on the ground.
5. Apply the sealer to the brush and cover all surface with it. Wait one hour before you put another coat on it. This sealer is ready to touch after one day but the complete drying takes two weeks!
These cute little pillows boxes by Practically Functional are the perfect way to spread a bit of love on Valentine’s Day; fill them with candy, or add a love note, and pass them out! They only take about ten minutes to make and you only need an empty toilet paper tube, a strip of paper, and some string! Make sure you check out their blog here for their full tutorial!
What you'll need:
- Empty toilet paper
- Coloured paper
- Scissors and glue
Start by flattening the toilet paper tube, and press the creases on either side flat. Let the tube pop back open slightly, then push the top of the tube down in towards the middle, so that it creates a rounded fold.
Check out this gorgeous messy French twist tutorial by Oncewed. Perfect for weddings and any special occasions! For full tutorial go to their website here.
1. Start by prepping the hair with hair spray. Spray generously and quickly blow dry in cold setting and dry with fingers.
2. Take your comb and start teasing the crown section. Add a little bit of tease to the sides and lightly tease the ends as well.
3. With your fingers, lightly “comb” all the hair back as if you’re about to do a mid pony.
4. Follow through to the ends and start rolling the ends to the direction you want the twist in. We rolled to the left.
5. Keep rolling until you reach the head, this is also the part where you can “poof” out the crown a bit and loosen it up.
6. Now that you have the shape you want, go a head and pin the twist to the rest of the hair. Lock it down by spraying.
1. Place white frosting (icing) on cupcakes
2. Place ice cream cones upside down on top of frosting
3. Fill an icing tube with green frosting and start from the bottom and work your way up around the cones
Distressed denim seems to be so in right now but they are so pricey! Good news for us - the ripped denim effect is so easy to DIY! I found this great guide on Pinterest here. Grab an old pair of denim and DIY away!
Just grab a cheese grater, sandpaper and an unpicker and distress away!
Check out these gorgeous bath bombs by Idle Wife. Perfect for a last minute Christmas stocking stuffer don't you think? Make sure you check out her full tutorial here.
You willl need:
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of citric acid (or 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar)
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon epsom salts
- 1/4 teaspoon almond/castor oil
- 3/4 teaspoon water
- 2 drops of food colouring
- 6-8 drops of essential oil of your choice
1. Dump the dry ingredients (baking soda, acid, cornstarch, and salts) into a bowl and whisk together to remove lumps.
2. In a small jar, shake together the wet ingredients (oils, water, and colouring).
3. While whisking, dump the wet ingredients into the dry mixture. You'll see a slight reaction, but keep on whisking until the mixture has started to clump together and is completely dyed the colour you added. It should still be a little crumbly which is what you want.
4. Spoon the mixture into your mould and pack it in as tight as you can.
5. Allow to dry for at least 5 hours before trying to get them out of the mould.
Let dry for another 4 hours before plopping one in the bath or let them dry another 1-2 days before wrapping them as gifts or putting them into a storage jar!
I particularly love this DIY toilet paper roll advent by North Story. Just about everything she uses is upcycled! The treats are left over sweets from Halloween and ribbons from last Chritmas.
You will need:
- 25 toilet paper rolls
- 25 treats
- 25 numbered mini cardboard cutouts
- Foam board
1. Pinch one side of toilet paper and staple. Place a treat inside and pinch the other side and staple.
2. Tie the toilet roll with a ribbon and stick on (or tie through the ribbon) a number.
3. Repeat with all 25 rolls and hot glue gun onto a foam board.
Save money and the environment by using newspaper to wrap your presents this Christmas! This is all part of my movement for an eco and DIY Christmas that involves upcycling and crafting with things around the house!! Who needs to buy wrapping paper right? Links to these gorgeous examples can be found here.
This is sooo my kind of Christmas decor by Walther & Co. Pared down, organic and chic! Still very festive and you don't need to cut down a tree. Go for a stroll and pick up any branch that's fallen down! Too simple for you? What are your thoughts?
How gorgeous are these DIY giant tissue paper pom poms by Martha Stewart!? They would be perfect for birthday parties, weddings and baby showers!
Here's what you'll need:
- Tissue paper in desired colors (8 sheets per pom-pom)
- 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2 inch wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.
Make sure you view Martha Stewart's full tutorial here.