Monday, 30 December 2013

NYE: hair

Hi all!

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, so there is still time to figure out what to do with your hair! Let me share some ideas that I really like:


You can also have a look at my festive hair post from last year.

Have fun prepping and I hope you will have a great evening!



Saturday, 28 December 2013

PNP: Make-up Brush Holder


First of all, I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! I had a lovely time celebrating with my family (and got some great presents haha), it was also a nice break from studying (I have exams in January...).

In between studying, I found the time to get a little crafty, and this is the result: a make-up brush holder! I was in need of one, since I used to just put them in a little cardboard box, but that proved to be not sturdy enough...

Enter an empty tea can!

Further supplies needed:
* gold paint
* a cotton swab (or something with a round end)
* black sheet of paper
* glue
* scissors 

Steps to follow:

1. Cut the black sheet so it has the right size to glue onto your can.
2. Use the cotton swab and the gold paint to put the polka dot pattern onto the paper. Let dry.
3. Apply glue all over your can and cover it with the sheet of paper.
4. Let dry, and tadaa!

I think the whole thing cost me about 10 minutes to make, drying time included. Ofcourse you can also use any patterned paper that you have lying around, which will even shorten the process, but I didn't have anything that was close to what I had in mind.

Happy holidays!



Saturday, 14 December 2013

PNP: Leather Pencil Pouch

My boyfriend's birthday was last month, and one of the things I bought him was a sketchbook and some sketching pencils and an eraser. I didn't want to just wrap the pencils and eraser though, so I made him a leather pencil pouch to put them in.
I was inspired by this pouch over at Jenni Bick:

This is what I made:
(sorry about the first pic being a bit blurry, unfortunately, I don't have another one...)
I cut a rectangle out of a piece of dark brown leather, folded it and stitched up the sides, as you can see in the second picture. I softened the corners of the part that folds over and punched a hole on each side. I then cut two strips of a lighter brown leather, put them through the holes, wrapped them around the pouch and knotted them for closure.

He liked it, so I am happy :) Hope you like it too!



Saturday, 7 December 2013

PNP: 'Shine bright like a diamond' cards

I made two diamond-themed cards lately. The first was for my neighbours' diamond wedding anniversary (60 years, can you believe it?!), the second one for a friend's birthday. Hope you like them :)