Archive for August, 2013
During the summers, I’ve created two plant hangers of hemp. It’s quite fun to tie the project until a result. I bought some old magazines from the 80s on Ebay to begin with. Rings, hemp and beads I bought at a hardware store. To the first, I made beads myself of salt dough, but they did not quite hold the shape when they were roasted in the oven.
One is with 4 x 4 strands and the second is with 4 x 3 strands.
The plan is that the climbing wild flowers fill the living room window along.
If you want to do a similar plant hanger I found a very good DIY over at another blog.
I think I’ll I want more interordesign in my blog. I love making things, often with my husband and this is one such project. I made squares with my Silhoette. My husband made the frame and cut out the letters with his scrollsaw.
I always wanted a family monthly plan but the cost some firms take to make one is a little to much so why not make one myself.
If you want to create something like this one, you need:
- A plexiplate, mine was 80 x 120 cm bought at the hardware store
- A frame that fits or a nice husband who can make the frame
- Scrollsaw to create letters and a thin plywood
- A piece of fabric a little larger than the plexiplate
- Glue. I used E6000
- Silhoette cuttingmachine
You can use a silhoettemachine to cut out the squares, mine are 13 x 13 cm. You can also use a stickerpaper if you don’t have one.The plexiplate comes with a thin plasticfilm on both sides.Choose a frontside and mark up were you want the stickers to go. Remember to make space around the edge for the frame. I also cut out Monday to Sunday with the machine. Stick them according to your marking now on the backside, remember to cut the letters inverse. Then remove the plastic from the front side.
Cut out the fabric a little bigger than the plate. Cover over the backside with the fabric and glue it along the frontedge. Wait for it to dry
Now print out the letters you want as heading and glue it to a piece of thin plywood. Mine was 80 x 17 cm to fill the top. Cut it out with a scrollsaw like my husbanddid with mine.
make a frame around the whole thing. The plexiplate build 4mm and so did the plywoodplate so on the top we had to make a deeper track. My husband is kind of weryhandy so that was no problem. He made the frame with 4 pices of wood, then made a 5 mm track along the side like a slot. double so wide on the top. Slot it toghether and glue it in the corners. It makes a very stabile frame.
Then hang it on the wall and enjoy! Write on it with markers.
Last summer I started this skirt.(finished this summer shh) And it was so lovely to wear. The yarn was bought at a cheap shop for about 5 $/ piece. The pattern was very easy to follow, but mine was a bit tight so I should probably have crocheted with a larger hook size.
With a crocheted skirt you’d need a petticoat and since I go could not bear to sew myself I bought two skirts from a skilled lady on etsy named Myolygirl that sew them. My crochet skirt was much shorter but since I wanted it to go below the knees I kept on for a some extra rounds. I invented the edge myself and it is not as described in the pattern. Pattern can be found here: Jolimar skirt
From the patternsite:
I think it turns out just fine!