Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bleach pen fashion

If you are looking for an easy and quick way to style up some clothes this is it! Just use a bleachpen and draw or simply spread some droplets on them. It's super easy. The longer you leave the bleach gel on the garment the lighter it gets. Dark fabrics won't usually turn complete white though.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A quick skirt

I just made this skirt with elastic waistband for my daughter. I simply copied one of her existing skirts for the pattern. I absolutely love the UNIKKO pattern from Marimekko. Originally I had bought it for my ERGO baby carrier. I used it to make strap covers. But there was quite a bit left over and so little one has a new skirt and the boys have stylish strap covers!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

DIY: Sammy Snake

2013 is the year of the snake. So here comes an easy DIY project for a big snake plushie. You need a knitted scarf and a rectangular piece of fabric in the same size for the inner cushion. Just fold the scarf double and close the seam on the long side. I have turned the sides of the scarf into half circles and closed the seams like that. If you want to wash the outer shell separately it makes sense to have a zipper in the long seam. Follow the same steps for the inner cushion but leave a small part of the long seam open for the filling. You can use either soft cushion filling (buy a few cheap cushions from IKEA) or beanbag pearls. Decorate the outer shell with big buttons for the eyes.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Too many ideas and not enough time...

Do you have the same problem? Too many things on the list but way to little time? And I am not even working! Plus I have someone to help me with the kids. BUT! Daycare is not the same here in Hong Kong as it is for example in Germany. So I am happy that from next week on my toddler daughter can start preschool. Meaning she will be in school five days a week but only for three hours each day. But never the less it's a start. Once the boys turn one I will also sign them up for some activities. But since each child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian we have to make sure it overlaps with my daughter's school. So and I hope that finally I will get some projects done soon. Let's see...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DIY: Triangle bib

This is another t-shirt recycling project. Since my boys are still bringing up a little food now and then I was looking for some bibs that would also look a bit fashionable. But I couldn't find anything. I only digged up one triangle scarf made of jersey that was alright. So I decided to make similar ones out of old t-shirts. I just cut triangular pieces of jersey out of the t-shirt. They are just as long to fit around the neck and be closed with a simple knot. I used zig-zag stitching on all three sides and decorated them with name tags I had bought earlier at www.namensbaender.de . Now they can drool along without me having to change their shirts three times a day!
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