I found this air-drying clay in a craftshop and I can’t stop making new little items with it, it’s such cool stuff! I cut out these droplets from a flattened piece of clay, punched a little hole in them and hung ‘em in the window with thin fish wire. This clay is paintable, but for now I like them plain as they are.
Luckily, these are the only droplets we’ve seen the last weeks, the weathergods have been very kind to us!
Look for the tutorial here.
Enjoy your Sunday!
I’m quite fond of succulents. I am in fact a bit of a plant lover (not to be mistaken for a tree hugger) and I’m the happiest girl on the planet if you let me dig in dirt, preferably in the drizzling rain. Which is strange for a girl who usually washes her hands about 40 times a day and in whose home you could eat from the floor (without getting sick). Psychologists will definitely have an explanation for this behaviour, but that’s not the point of this post.
A while ago, some people gave us succulents in a very very ugly flowerpot as a present (with a risk of sounding ungrateful, but it really was beaten with an ugly stick*). Since I wouldn’t even think of throwing away the biotope in it (and hey, the flowerpot might also look better if I painted it green!), I pulled those out and put them in my lately thrifted bowl, together with some stones I took home from our trip to Denmark. On Pinterest (my latest addiction) I found this great tutorial for a table runner made with vintage doilies. I love that the doilies made by our beloved late-grandmothers are now united in one contemporary piece of home decor.
After all, much better!
*) Must thank mister Austin Powers for that fab line.
No…still ain’t got a better, shorter name for that one! But here it finally is, the tutorial which results in something like this:
This is a wall panel made of vintage embroideries, the ones I always take home with me when I find them at a thriftshop. (It always makes me sad, that all those hours of needlework end up at a thriftshop.) So, if you too have a pile of embroideries you want to join in one big piece, here we go!
You’ll need: some nice (a bit matching) vintage embroideries, some strong thread, a needle, a wooden lath and a tacker (a hammer and nails will do too). The cardboard can be used to stretch or tighten embroideries, I’ll explain that part of the project seperately.
Sew the touching sides of the embroideries to the ones that are attached to the lath and to each other with strong thread and a sharp needle (be careful you won’t puncture your fingers like I did…five times).
Remember, it’s the back, you won’t see it once it’s mounted to your wall, no one will know it’s a bit messy. (I had to write this on a mirror and humm it every day before I got to this point.)
The back looks like this:
If there’s anything that’s just completely incomprehensible in this tutorial, please leave me a note. If you want to share your result, please do! Good luck!