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how to: inject a little fun into your wardrobe

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

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I love to see gorgeous wooden hangers in a wardrobe. They seem to make my clothes looks lovelier and make hanging clean clothes away less of a chore. I wanted to make my wardrobe more personal by putting some designs onto my wooden hangers, and here is my first attempt. I’ve always been partial to a polka dot or two! Why not inject a little fun into your wardrobe? I think I’ll be adding a different design to each hanger tonight to match the outfit that hangs from it!

how to: getting creative with an oversized t-shirt

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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When I first thought of this DIY for the blog, I intended it would be a step-by-step tutorial style post. But then I realised the best part of this project was not knowing the next step, and it is with this that you can be truely creative! If you are inspired by my little creation, please do go out and buy the biggest t-shirt you can find – the one I used here is from the Menswear department in Primark and cost £2.00 – the bigger the better as you will have more fabric to play with, and just have fun with it!

book club: knit and purl stitches 250 to knit

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

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It has been a while since I did my last book review/recommendation and I’m not really sure why as I still read, buy and borrow plenty of fashion related books. Lately, I have really wanted to develop my knitting skills before I return to University. I’ll not pretend I found basic knitting easy; my first attempts were disasterous! My only advice is to just keep practicing with different yarns and needle types to find what works best for you.

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If once you have mastered basic knit and purl knitting you want to enhance your projects with fancy looking stitches, I highly recommend the book ‘Knit and Purl Stitches 250 to knit‘ edited by Erika Knight. This book is great for anyone who just wants to know how to create intricate looking stitches in their work and are not looking for actual knitting projects and patterns. Each pages contains a different stitch with a clear photograph of the how the knit should look along with consise instructions. There is a glossary at the back of the book incase, like me, you are new to knitting and aren’t sure of the exact termnology.

You can purchase the book here, or why not see if your library has a copy. A good idea may be to photocopy any interesting stitches along with the instructions for future reference!

P.S sorry to any design students at Huddersfield University who are after borrowing this book – I have had it for about 6 months now but will be returning it in September!

a little something i made earlier

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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I’ve been meaning to put these photos up for aaages of this little DIY I did a few weeks ago… I’ll be posting how to make this easy peasy lace crop top tomorrow!

how to: handmade wedding card

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Hello everyone, hope you are all well? Sorry for my lack of posts last week, it was pretty hectic for me with work. I have been away this weekend in Scotland for my brother’s wedding! I decided to make a wedding card as they are so much more personal, especially for a special occasion such as this.

I bought the white square card and envelope from Paperchase, and all the other parts I already had in my box of random crafty bits! I used my trusty alphabet stamps (I don’t think I will ever tire of these..!), some antique-look lace, vintage pearl beads and white sequins. I used U-HU glue to attach all the parts. This style is so easy to make, yet the simple design is effective – why not try making a handmade card for your next special occasion!

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be inspired: daily photo

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Here is a little something I came across on a walk around Manchester last week. Something about old bicycles really inspires me, I think it’s the mix of childhood memories and that it’s environmentally friendly! I hope you like the photo. I altered the colours using Adobe Photoshop to create the 70’s feel.

This is so easy to do; I simply duplicate the image so that there are two layers with the same image, change the underneath layer to black and white and alter the brightness and contrast to get a really stark image. The second layer I adjust to about 30% transparancy, play about with the colour levels and add a warm photo filter.

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