Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Pintastic Week - 28.09.2014

Hi there!

I hope everyone had a great week! I did, although it was a bit busy.
Let's have a round-up, shall we?

1. With Halloween coming up, I thought this raven mask is just perfect.

Leather raven mask Tom Banwell Etsy

2. Kristina Bazan wearing a beautiful Elie Saab dress.

Kristina Bazan Elie Saab dress

3. How to make a patterned mousepad from a cork mat.

Curbly patterned mousepad from a cork mat how to

4. DIY bracelet display from IHeart Organizing.

IHeart Organizing DIY bracelet display

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A Pintastic Week - 21.09.2014

Hi everyone!

3 posts in 3 days, not bad huh? It is not going to stay that way unfortunately! But I must say that the more I blog, the easier it seems to keep blogging. The academic year starts again, and tomorrow and Tuesday I have to work at the opening events on two campuses of my university, so that is why I won't be blogging tomorrow ;) But I'll be back soon!

1. I love sunburst mirrors, and this is a great tutorial so you can make one!

K Sarah Designs - sunburst mirror DIY
2. I love how this looks like ice cream, but is actually all cake.

One Charming Party - ice cream cake

3. I don't think I'll ever get sick of DIY's with plastic animals.

Hank & Hunt - DIY plastic animal favor boxes

4. I'd love to have these Rebecca Minkoff earrings.

Shopbop: Rebecca Minkoff earrings

5. Perfect marbled earring backs on Fall For DIY.

Fall For DIY - marbled earring backs


Saturday, 20 September 2014

CASE Study Challenge #209: Feathered Card

Hi there!

As I promised yesterday, here I am to show you guys the card I made for my parents' anniversary!

When I saw this week's CASE Study Challenge, I just loved the inspiration card and knew it was exactly the inspiration I needed for this card.

CASE Study Challenge #209

And this is my card. The brown textured layer is actually leftover wall paper, hah! I then added a few sequins - I don't know if it really shows in the picture, but there are also some underneath the sequins and they shine lightly through, which gives a lovely effect. The feathers are cut freehandedly from a sort of polyester mesh fabric, then tied together with sewing thread. The wreath on the inspiration photo inspired me to heart-shape the wire to add some hardness with the soft feathers.

Pumps and Needles: CASE Study Challenge #209 feather card

I hope they will like it! See you tomorrow for my Pinterest round-up! 


Friday, 19 September 2014

PNP: Martha Stewart's Teacup Pincushion

Pumps and Needles: teacup pincushion 
Hi everyone!

I have been working at my student's job for a few days again this week (I am in the host group of my university, which means we help hosting official university events, which is very fun to do!), so I haven't had much time to think about what I wanted to post or to make something new to show you. But then I thought, why wouldn't I share things that I've made in the past but still use and love? So today I am showing you my pincushion! It is on my sewing table permanently, and I use it everytime I make something.

I was browsing one day and came across these very cute teacup pincushions that Martha Stewart had made on her show. I thought they were so adorable, and since I didn't have a pincushion back then but found myself in need of one, why not make one of those? For the full tutorial, click HERE.

In the picture up close, you can see that I added a little detail, and embroidered little stars around the edge of the 'saucer'.

Pumps and Needles: teacup pincushion detail

Pumps and Needles: teacup pincushion

Tomorrow I am making a card for my parents' anniversary and I plan to blog it soon, since I want to enter it in the CASE study challenge, so you'll probably find me here tomorrow afternoon!



Monday, 15 September 2014

A Pintastic Week - 14.09.2014

Hi everyone!

I have had such a busy week, and not much energy left at night to blog, but I didn't want to fail on this post, so here you have it, some of my favourite pins this week!

1. I love this Milly dress on Atlantic-Pacific!

Atlantic Pacific: Milly dress

2. Adventures in Fashion has a beautiful tutorial on these pearl knuckle rings.

Adventures in Fashion: pearl knuckle rings

3. These Nero Giardini shoes are on my wishlist!

Nero Giardini

4. A very useful tutorial on how to hem jeans with the original hem.

How to hem jeans with original hem

Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Pintastic Week - 07.09.2014

Hi there!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I finally tackled my pile of 'to mend/repair' clothes, yay for me! It were all small things, like attaching a button, or mending small holes in sweaters, but somehow those are the things that lay around for longer than I care to admit, until I find the courage to do it all at once.. Hah, anyway, there has been another week of pinning, and these are my favourites this time:

1. Stunning as always... A midnight blue gown by Zac Posen

2. What a beautiful burgundy coat!

3. The person receiving this birthday card is so lucky.

4. Sarah M. Dorsey made a tutorial for these geometric pencil cups.

5. I'm getting hungry again looking at these: cookie cakes by Oh Happy Day!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

PNP: Simon Says... STAMPtember Ice Cream Card

Hi everyone!

This week's challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is to use a rubber or clear stamp to create a card. So I made this card using a small ice cream cone stamp to create the background and coloured a few with pencil.
To create the look of a chalkboard, I picked grey paper and wrote the sentiment by hand with a white pencil.

Pumps and Needles: Simon Says... STAMPtember Ice Cream Card

 See you tomorrow for a round-up of this week's favourite pins!


Thursday, 4 September 2014

PNP: Thanks

Hi everyone!

I'm finally done with exams, and have some more vacation right now, yay!
There are a lot of things on my list to do, such as finally make my mom that dress that I promised her... It actually scares me, as it will be the first time I will sew something for someone that is not me.
I also hope I can take some pictures (or have them taken) of some of the things I've sewn over the past few months, now that the weather is finally good.

Today I want to share this card I made for someone that made the exam period more bearable for my friends and myself (we also bought her flowers).

The circle and the sentiment were cut with my Silhouette Portrait, the banners were cut freehanded. I used chalk to add some colour underneath the circle, to make it more contrasting with the background.

PNP: Thanks card - Pumps and Needles

Have a great day!