Friday, July 31, 2009

Fuse Beads Flowers project

After seeing this beautiful bracelet project (click on the image for the tutorial)

I decided to do something similar for a necklace. But to do the flowers I had to use a special board for fused beads with cats shapes as so:

Here is my necklace version

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crafts Beautiful magazine

I just received today my Crafts Beautiful Magazine, it's a very cool source mostly for paper crafting, here is there website : Crafts Beautiful website
and what I like the most about it is the goodies you receive with each issue - crafting material - that I collect and then can use for any occasion when I need to make a card, and who doesn't need to do that at least twice a year! - And I'm thinking about christmas and birthdays .....

Moreover they have a channel on youtube with Corinne Bradd, she is excellent at making video tutorials, check her out : TheCraftsChannel

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Panduro Lykkepose Challenge

Jeg købte mig en lykkepose fra Panduro. Der var mange varer til jul og så har jeg besluttet mig at lave nogle "jule-til-og-fra-kort" med en julekort-pakke:

Her er resultatet:

Hvad kan du lave med din lykkepose ?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Card out of paper wrapping scraps

Once you've carefully wrapped your present, what can you do with the scrap that's left ?

Here is what I did:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hello Kitty with fuse beads

I found on the internet, this really cute Hello Kitty made out of beads for kids from Katrivsor and reproduced it to embellish a boring H&M present wrapping

The numbers correspond to the number of beads

And the funny wrapping

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fuse Beads Bracelet

Fuse Beads Bracelet - self-explanatory tutorial drawing, I use an elastic thread

Friday, July 24, 2009

Long fimo necklace

Great Tutorials for the fimo cakes on GentlemannBunny's youtube channel

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Angel Care Blespand - billig refill - Angelcare Nappy Disposal System - cheap refill cassette-

Jeg har købt en angel care blespand og fandt på internettet en rigtig god billig refill ide fra ayl@ på "" forum, hermed deler jeg min måde at gøre det:

This is what an Angel Care Blespand looks like
I used an original empty refill and made an incision on the exterior layer (I stopped 1,5 cm from the bottom)
I used ayl@'s trick of the waste plastic bag, the ones that have the plastic straps to close them, I shirr the bag until it's closed as seen on the picture

And then introduce both straps in the incision, this will keep the bag in place

I then insert the opening bag all around the refill between the exterior and interior layer with my fingers (that requires a bit of practice to make it fast).
Here is the finished product
Then I insert the refill in the bin with the two plastic straps of the waste bag in one of the corners of the bin as shown on the picture.

Final result

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby tæppe

En dåbs gave
(patchwork and quilting)

Ideen kommer fra bogen : "Last-minute Patchwork + Quilted gifts" af Joelle Hoverson

Friday, July 10, 2009

Stroller bag

I love the Elodie Details StrollerShopper bag, it's so practical to use and carry on your shoulder or on the stroller but I was missing a special compartment to use as a handbag so I wouldn't have to carry around two bags, so I created this little zipper pocket attachable to the handle of the bag.

The tutorial can be found in this post

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Trip to Seville with a baby

With not too much preparation as usual... bought an a bit too old city guide the day before and off we go.... so first of all we didn't know there were direct flights from Copenhagen to Sevilla (with Air Berlin) so we travelled with SAS via Barcelona. We used a lift instead of the baby björn

and packed our stroller in an airshell bag (too bad these huge bags don't have little rolling wheels). I breastfed our boy at each take off and landing, seemed to work quite well.

Arrival to a nice little flat in the barrio of la Macarena - first buy on site : a sombrilla for the stroller, an indispensable

then a tour at the tourism office to have an idea of what tourist attractions were stroller-friendly which equals to say wheelchair-friendly -we found out it was ok to breastfeed in cafes – but I nonetheless used this technique to make it more private:

More about it on my "private breastfeeding post"

And here are the sites we could visit without any problem with the stroller:

  • The Cathedral : there is a changing room for the baby

  • The Alcazar though we could not visit all the rooms with the stroller

  • Iglesia San Luis del Gran Poder – there is a restaurant on the plaza ”El Sardinero”

  • Fine Arts Museum (sevillian painters)

  • Mercado de Triana, there is a ramp just at the end of the "Elisabeth II" bridge

  • We especially liked the atmosphere at the Plazoleta Bodega, C. San Juan de la Palma because there is a playing park for children and the restaurant was full of local families

  • The alameda de Hercules is surrounded by cafes and a lively, family friendly atmosphere in the evenings (22:00)

Our daily schedule was to visit in the morning from 10:00 to 13:00, eat at around 14:00 and if we were still in town at 15:00 take a taxi home as it starts to get really warm by that time. Then it was ”siesta time” and we were out again at 18:00 to enjoy the cool breeze before the sunset - some shops open until 21:00.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Private nursing solution - tutorial

When out, I used to breastfeed with a white cloth on my shoulder to hide naked skin but it often fell from there ... so to hold it tight I sewed a "two-sided" clip band that falls around my neck holding the cloth at the level of my chest.

Here comes an easy "drawn" tutorial:

You will need two "clips" and a "belt" ring

A strip of fabric twice as wide as the "belt" ring width (a) so that you are sure the strap made out of it will slide through the ring:

First fold the strip in half, right sides together and sew the open end (lengthwise), I usually leave 0,5 cm of seam allowance. Turn it inside out and press.

Then attach one end of the strap to the "belt" ring as so:

Slide in a clip on the strap-let it loose but pay close attention to have the top of the clip facing the same direction as the top of the "belt" ring, and then insert the strap again in the ring as shown on the figure:

Finally attach the second clip at the other end of the strap as so:

And here is how the final product can be used with any cloth of your choice: