Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Decorated gift bag.

This particular post was done by my wonderful mother. I get to see her in 3 days time, for the first time in 15months!! I let out tiny yelps of excitement every few seconds. 
Here is her tutorial.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tutorial: Vintage ‘Alice in wonder’ hairband

I am really excited about today's post. Claire is a friend that I made while living in Cape Town. She is super talented and well known for her beautiful hair accessories. 
Here we go:

Make this exquisite vintage Alice band using bits of trim found in haberdashery or fabric shops. Better yet, rummage through your gran’s sewing box to find all sorts of treasures to embellish with!

Use colours like ivory and off-white for an olden-day feel. And if you use coloured satin ribbon for the hairband, stick with pale lavendars and lilacs, or light sea greens and translucent honey yellows.
Made by Claire of Bella Chiara

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monster Mittens

(Tutorial no.2 . Come and visit again next week for no.3 of 11)

I'm excited about today's post. It was done by a good friend. I will be ever grateful that our paths crossed while we were both passing through Korea. She has a blog called Ovenless Chef, and not only is she a great cook and mom but also a super inventive crafter (she will deny this.)
Over to her:

“Monster Mittens”
What you are about to witness may be a little scary for regular crafters/creators…
Step into my laboratory… aka bustling household with two boys (a four year old and a four month old) and my big boy, lovingly referred to as my husband.
I typically stick to the food blogging over at Ovenless Chef, but every now and then I stray into the sewing/crocheting arena of creative talents and pretend that I am as good as Gabi here on Bee-inspired and well… I am an amateur wanna-be, beginner. That is all. So don’t judge.