Some glue and pearls

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I’ve actually finished something! In hind sight I might have chosen both another text and skipped the pink pearls but what ever. Had to use the paper glue to have time for the pearls to stick, the glue guns glue got hard too fast before I had time to fiddle the pearl in place with the tweezers.  (Originally posted in Swedish on previous blog the 25th of October 2014)

The canvas was first decoupaged with some napkins before the pearls where added. Bae still keeps this in his bookcase, don’t ask me why but love must be blind 😛 I still agree with my first note about changing content and colors ^^ The quote by the way is something the orcs say in Warcraft II.

 

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Yarn bombing!

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My grandmother hates black, I don’t know why but she does. However, she was in need of a new office chair so she got one of mine, unfortunately black… She would put a cushion on the seat and “hide” it but the wheels, tough call! As any good grandchild would do I tried to fix it 😛 Basically I just crocheted rectangles that I sew together around the legs, she got quite a lot of comments on that later, hehe. Could easily yarn bomb anything though to add some color, make something warmer etc. Oh I love yarn!

IKEA hack – upcycling RAST

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This is IKEA’s dresser RAST, simple untreated wood ready to be made into just about anything! What I did was that I coated it first with an adhesive paint and then just painted it white. For the drawers I also decoupaged them with some nice napkins. The knobs got a pretty purple color and the whole thing got a protective coat of varnish!

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Buttons buttons buttons

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I love all these different buttons! I had really fun buying them on Ebay for close to nothing as well 😛 Here I’ve taken another of those cheap mirrors from IKEA, painted it (they only come in black or white) and glued on buttons. Just make sure you keep the mirror right side up, I had to make a new hole in the back for hanging, if you have buttons ” a right way” that is ^_^

Keep track of your yarn!

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When I start using a new skein I always remove the wrapping, you know it’s in the way otherwise.. But then if I need to buy more or wash it I can never find the right wrapping again, so frustrating! So to organize and keep track of my yarn I simple cut a string of it and tape together with the wrapping, that way I can search for the yarn in my little folder and see exactly which skein it belonged to!

Crochet leg warmers

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My mom sent me loads of her left over yarn some years ago so I’ve been doing projects with these ever since. Here are some leg warmers I made that can be opened in the side with the buttons so you don’t have to remove your shoes to get them off. The downside is that the side becomes rather stiff so you can’t scrunch them up like but need to have them full length, which works too of course, they are rather pretty! I haven’t used a pattern for these, it just goes in rows and measured after my leg as I went.

With some mod podge and a glue gun

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In our last apartment our bathroom ceiling lamp was very bright and rather boring so with some mod podge and napkins we got some butterflies up there instead! Of course complemented with a butterfly shower curtain ^_^

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Thing with this was that we needed a 220 cm shower curtain for it to reach the floor from the rod and all curtains in Sweden are apparently 200 cm, ergo I got two cheap ones and with my glue gun I made one the right length.

Decorations for christmas

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An easy and fun decoration to make for either windows or the christmas tree is with hama beads pegboards. You can use any square pattern really, just make sure the beads are connected so that when you melt them they stick together. And don’t forget to put the baking paper in between the iron and the beads! Believe me, it gets very messy otherwise :/

Crochet your own pokémon

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So for christmas one year I made this pokémon for bae, it’s done complete on free hand so there is no pattern. And of course each pokémon needs its own card and attacks 😛 Say hello to Cuddles, the cuddly pokémon!

Easy and quick gifts

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The mirrors are from IKEA, cost like €2, they might have been on sale though. And then it was just gluing away! These I made for my niece and nephew in a hurry when I was told they where visiting, you can’t go see your auntie without getting something right?! I didn’t even burn my fingers that much in the glue ^_^