Hubby has been renovating my ‘art studio’ which is now painted, has a new bathroom and fully completed so I’m able to create again …
I’m in love with vintage 1950’s sweater guards at the moment. Basically they are little decorated clips that hold one side of your cardigan to the other so they don’t slip off/apart. Spoke to my nan and aunty who are both in their 70’s and they remember them fondly and had their own :)
So I wanted to make a few of my own as I’m a bit of a prude when it comes to my boobs and like mine covered and layered with clothes (especially boleros or cardigans). So it’s a perfect match really … I have loads of new ideas now that I’ve seen how easy they are to make. I will add a tutorial for them in the next post.
I went to The Rocks markets here in Sydney this morning. I love The Rocks for many, many reasons and their markets is one of them.
I bought this amazing necklace from a stall called AHW Creations. It comes with a long chain and is so adorable! It’s a little leather-bound book with a small non-working clock and an anchor pendant. The book is about 35 x 25mm and has yellowish coloured pages.
I also bought a cute fabric covered ring that has an adjustable band from a stall called Ruby & Crickette. They have some really great headbands too. I didn’t buy one today but I definitely will next time.
I really want to get into making my own cool little accessories like these. Hopefully I’ll be posting my own creations for you to see instead of my purchases!
Since I’m a total beginner to the world of arts & crafts I figured I’d start out with something easy.
I found this tissue case tutorial the other night while browsing the net and figured it would be the perfect first project for me.
I do have the minor problem of not having any fabric to create said project but that’s ok. I’m sure I can find some shirts that no longer fit my son or a shirt I don’t wear anymore that I have no problems cutting up.
I’m excited for my first project! I think I’m gonna start on this tomorrow.
Hey all … I’m JoJo (35) from Sydney Australia, married with an almost 6yr old girl. She has definitely helped to ‘soften’ up my tomboy tendencies and we currently share headbands, bandanas, hats and she gives me much needed fashion advice :)
I NEED to be more creative as it soothes my soul and helps maintain the balance I need. I try and do something arty as often as possible but mostly I’m more of an ideas and planning kinda girl than an ‘action’ one. I duck in and out of ‘craft interests’ quickly … so I have loads of the supplies on hand but just never get around to actually doing anything with it.
Blog: As Kel stated below we decided to start this blog together to spur on the inspiration and kick us into creation mode instead of just yakking about it (and seriously it’s years and years worth of talking here)! My sister and I are pretty much polar opposites in every way shape and form … obviously we have DNA and procrastination in common though! Variety is the spice of life so at least we will be covering a few different areas!
Creatively: I’m into painting / drawing / pottery / accessories / scrapbooking / card making / stamping / now I want to start making my own hair accessories, scarfs, boleros and sweater guards as well as altering clothes, shoes and bags etc.
Personally: I’m into bright colours / tie dye / swirls, spirals, circle patterns / indigenous everything / trees / world maps / libraries / stars / skulls / aliens / butterflies / dragonflies / owls / babushkas / peace signs / all 80’s stuff / movies / music / getting healthy / trying to be stylish and less of a tomboy :)
1st Project: to make my first sweater guard. I’m a modest cardigan/bolero lover as layering provides me with a false sense of comfort in my plus sized clothing. I want and need sweater guards to keep my cardi in place and they are just super cute and I’m just in love with them at the moment :)
My name is Kel. I’m a 27 year old mother with an interest in arts and crafts but have never bothered to do anything about it.
A few years ago my in-laws bought me a Janome sewing machine because they knew I wanted to start making my own clothes. I’ve used it about 5 times since I received it on that Christmas morning all those years ago!
So here I am. Roughly three years later and ready to re-learn how to use a sewing machine. High school seems so long ago for me so I’m going to go ahead and say that I am a total beginner with practically zero knowledge. I even bought a “How to Sew: step-by-step” book to get me started and am looking into taking a sewing class.
My sister and I decided to put this blog together because we are both great at being inspired to create but never actually get around to making the things we want to. We have completely different styles and preferences when it comes to most things, especially clothes. She is into tie-dye brights and I am into floral pastels.
I guess I would describe my personal style as romantic vintage inspired. I love girly, feminine clothes, jewellery and accessories. I love pastel colours, pearls, lace and frills. I love long necklaces, headbands and bracelets.
Along with items for myself, I plan on learning how to make things for my son and household in general. Cute boys clothes, hats and homewares are some of the things on my “learn-how-to-make-this” list.
So bare with me as I learn the ropes and become a mummy that knows how to sew.