After all the fun I had with my plaster roses I had just a little bit of plaster left in the tub and I decided to let it not go to waste and find another creative use for it. This is what I came up with: An old vintage crochet doily turned into … [Read more...]
All Craft Projects
Welcome to my gallery page of my craft projects. Most of my projects are decorations I use in my home. I use lots of different materials: paper, wood, plaster, clay, twigs, chicken wire…… and on and on. A special category are the craft projects where I use all kinds of threads: fabric, wool, old clothes, etc.
I also have a fondness for creating rather useless objects just for the fun of creating them. In those I usually use a variety of materials that I refer to all together as ‘mixed media’.
Oh and definitely lets not forget my Christmas craft projects. The past years I have made most of my Christmas decorations myself. It is simply my favorite season to decorate and I strongly believe that homemade Christmas decorations are not only cheaper and more personal than store bought, they are also more fun.
I hope you have fun, browsing through my collection of art and craft ideas.
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Today I want to share a number one frustration with you guys. I live in Holland and we don’t have Pottery Barn over here. Nope, no where to be found in the whole of Europe. No store, no catalogue, nothing. And looks what happens when I try to … [Read more...]
My plaster flowers in my black and white vignette where a big hit! And I am not surprised. Seeing them again through the eye of my camera made me realize just how fun they were. And how many uses they have. Well since I had some free time on my hand … [Read more...]
Do you agree that anything looks better under a cloche? Well I think so, that’s why I want a cloche so badly. I have been at the look out for one ever since I started thrifting, no luck so far, not even in the ‘this can be turned into a cloche’ … [Read more...]
Here is my first project of the year and it is so ridiculously simple that I am almost to embarrassed to show you. Almost, because it is also so cute that I can’t resist sharing it. I love me some labels. I would love to put a label on everything, … [Read more...]
Fabric Ornaments Garland on Kitchen Shelves Christmas has entered my kitchen too. Last year I experimented with some red and white accents in the kitchen and I loved that look so much that this year I took it a little further. You have … [Read more...]
Turn Thrift Store Finds into Vintage- Inspired Christmas Decorations I just want to show you two little Christmas Makeovers that where so easy that I am almost to ashamed to mention them here. But then again they are examples of … [Read more...]
Sentimental and Homemade Christmas Ornaments It is Party Time! Today is the day of Centsational Girl's Ornament party and of course I am joining in. I love ornaments, Christmas balls, tree toppers, all of it and I love to share my … [Read more...]
Red & White Christmas Wreath made with Fabric Strips Look at my first Christmas decoration: a ragamuffin wreath. (Of course heavily or should I say heavenly inspired by my first ever favorite blogster The Nesters Ragamuffin garland). Nice, … [Read more...]
Hi you guys, I’m back! We have been so busy! The preparations for the garage sale, the sale itself and then dealing with the late comers who decided days after that they wanted to buy something. But I am not complaining we did really well. On … [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the differences in home decoration style between me and My Love. I added an image of My love’s ideal living room. Ingrid commented that she was most shocked by the big orange sofa in the middle of the room. Toen … [Read more...]
Last weekend I visited an aunt and uncle of mine. My aunt is in her eighties and old age is not her friend. She lost most of her hearing years ago. She learned to cope with that. A couple of years ago she fell and hurt her shoulder so bad that she … [Read more...]
These past few weeks I have been busy cutting and gluing cards. I thought it was high time I showed them to you.If you follow Elly’s blog My Everyday Things, you might have already seen this card. If you do not know her blog, you are really missing … [Read more...]
Altered Couture. Vest Makeover I am 40 as of today! And that marshmallow heart with 40 candles greeted me last night when I came down into the living room just after twelve. I will show and tell more about my birthday later. Because … [Read more...]
Slim fitting black sweater with 'faux' white blouse I am not much of a fashion queen, but I do like my clothes to ‘do’ something for me. Preferably hide my imperfections perfectly. I love the look of a pullover or cardigan over a … [Read more...]
Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present: Marie-Louise I wanted a dress form forever, and I have looked for them everywhere. The really beautiful ones, the old antiques, were way out of my price range and I thought the new ones were still … [Read more...]
This weekend we had gorgeous weather. A beautiful start to the autumn holiday. I enjoyed the sunshine all weekend by throwing all the doors and windows open and doing my version of spring cleaning. Which means: when the good weather … [Read more...]