All posts filed under: crafts

Here’s where I put myself at risk of death: scissors, glue, knives, fire, wax, sprays, punchers… I will try to replicate things I see online, as well as things I ‘see’ in my mind!

Pinterest fail, a Christmas tale

As I promised in the last post, and the one before that, I’m going to show you my very own Pinterest fail, because it can happen to everyone, and I don’t want you to think it’s just you. It’s OK, we can talk. This is a safe place. Pinterest, that land of amazing stuff where everyone is some sort of Martha Stewart, and everyone seems to have the most incredible houses, kitchens, children, pets, etcetera. I spend quite a lot of my spare time on Pinterest, not as an addicted person (OK, maybe a bit… a lot, fine) but mostly in between stuff I’m doing. For example, while waiting for the pizza to finish cooking, I might steal a cheeky look at different boards. Or waiting for the bus to arrive, or during my commute. Actually, my commute is the time when I catch up with all the blogs I follow, so not really, but you get the idea. There are many things I love that I’ve pinned (bookmarked) as inspiration for future projects. Some …

A Pinterest experiment – make up brushes

You have probably heard me talk about Pinterest quite a bit. A lot of my inspiration comes from there. It’s a great place to browse ideas for DIY, outfits, recipes, or even knitting and similar. Many of the projects there require skills that I would normally not possess, but that doesn’t deter me from trying. I‘ve tried a few tips I’ve found on Pinterest. For example, I practised with my mum on how to make a candle out of a clementine once, I made a Harry Potter wand for a friend, I got inspiration to make a dream catcher (you can see mine here), I made candles in a cup from this example, and even attempted a bauble Christmas tree at a friend’s flat once. It didn’t look like the one on that link, I’m afraid. I probably learnt how to crochet and knit thanks to Pinterest too. If you know anything about it, then you’ll also know the Pinterest fails. Those are basically when people see amazing stuff on Pinterest, attempt to replicate it, …

Too many ideas, not enough time

It’s been a tough week at work. By the end of it, I wanted to get up and go home, in the middle of a Friday. I didn’t because, well, it wouldn’t have been professional, but also because I had lunch plans with a friend in the area. At least, the week is now over and the weekend is here. This weekend I have a few ideas I want to pursue (look at that, big words and everything!) and might take me longer or not. For example, I want to change my blog theme. I am a bit tired of the blog’s aesthetics, so I’m thinking of re-jiggling it a bit. Of course, my knowledge of WordPress is limited, and the amount of customisation I can do isn’t much either, but I’ve seen a couple of themes I like, one of them even free! Now, don’t get all excited. You won’t see the change happening this weekend, probably not next week either, but keep an eye out! Tomorrow I need to go on a mission. …

Homemade weekend

Not being able to run about is tedious. Sure, I can walk, but I would rather be hopping here and there. Since I have to rest the knee as much as possible, and I’m in a bad mood about it, I decided to be an indoors cat this weekend, and take it as easy as possible. Good thing about being indoors is that you realise how much you miss the outdoors, I guess, but also, you catch up on projects. To be completely fair with all of you, I haven’t caught up on any of the projects I mentioned on this post, unfortunately. However, I have done a few other things. I’ve finally fixed my brother’s rucksack. It’s not perfect, I’m afraid, and I didn’t manage to insert the top handle again without having a crisis with my sewing machine, but it’s usable again. I wouldn’t put too much weight in it though… just in case. I’ve also done project #1 from Love at First Stitch, the book from Tilly, at Tilly and the Buttons. …