Monday, 4 April 2016

It's not goodbye it's just see you later.....

Okay I've decided to hide a lot of my old blog post, just for now.

My husband and I are currently renovating our family home, and we are adjusting to life as new parents. So life is pretty crazy around here.

Once we have settled into our new home I'll be back. But who knows then that will be. Until then follow me on Instagram.



j
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

DIY // I think I saw you in my sleep, darling!!


(Lyrics // La Dispute - "Such Small Hands")
I love my travel pillow, it's an essential whenever I travel. Over the years I have had a few different one's but this foam one is my favourite. When I started packing some of my stuff yesterday I realised that my travel pillow, although so comfy it wasn't very pretty. So the quick thinker that I am, I decided to make a new cover for it.
I got some cute polka dot fabric from Spotlight and (1) using the old cover as a template I made a new cover for my Travel Pillow.

(2) Once you have a template cut out you can add a zipper. or If your not confident with sewing a zipper just go ahead and (3) sew the right sides together. But remember to leave a gap so you can turn it inside out, and place the pillow insert back into the cover. (4) Once the insert has been placed into the cover, you can hand sew the gap together. Or if you used a zipper all you need to do is zip it up. And That is it. Looks a lot more cute, don't you think!
 So, No matter what you look while your traveling at least one thing will look cute :)

By the way, I've been working on a DIY project for the last few weeks, which I will be sharing very soon, hopefully next week. I can't share it just yet, even though I have finished it, Because it's a gift for a friend and I want them to see it first. So please come back next week to check it out.

Jrae
xo

Thursday, 4 April 2013

DIY // Cotton thread Rack

I see myself as a well organize kinda person, generally. But when it comes to anything craft related my space becomes a crazy mess within minutres of any project, so any extra help I can get is always a plus.

I've owned a few different cotton thread racks over the years but they never seem to be the right size or shape. And about 85% of the time I end up throw it out after only a short amont of time. So after years of flight with my own cotton OCD issue I made the decision to make my own. Something that was useful but still pretty to look at when I wasn't working on a sewing project.
Here is what I came up with.
Okay, so lets get started. What you'll need is;

- Wooden plank [You could use a metal rod instead]
- Nails [I used Bullet Heads, but you can use any nails you like. Just make sure they a long enough to fit you cotton threads]
Making Pencil [don't use a pen, or marker, because you don't want your marking to stay forever]
- Measuring tape
- Hammer & Cotton Threads [duh!]

1. To make sure your threads are evenly spaced apart, measure your threads and measure your wooden plank. It doesn't have to be perfect, it's just helpful for when your nailing your nails later. I spaced mine 6cm apart from each other. But you might need larger spacing if you are using bigger cotton holder. 2. Pick up your helpful hammer, and start hammering those nails into your wooden plank. 3. Place cotton threads onto nails. 4. Hang your new thread rack. 5. Step back and look how pretty [and usefully] your new thread rack looks.

[empire strikes back poster are from an etsy shop called Handz]

Saturday, 19 January 2013

DIY // 'no sew' t-shirt make over

This mini DIY is a cheap and easy way to make an old t-shirt into something I like to call 'summer friendly' so lets go.
All you will need for this DIY is any old t-shirt, and a pair of scissors to create this look. I used an extortion shirt, which I haven't worn since my days of living in a mosh pit.
All you need is a t-shirt and a pair of scissors.
Step 1// Using your scissors follow the hem line, and begin to cut the sleeves off.
Step 2// Also, Just like step 1, cut along the outside of the collar hem.
Step 3// Put on your cut of mosh shorts, slip on your vans and hit the pit!!!! or not.

Hope you guys like this quick and super easy DIY. If you guys do, leave a comment below or send me a message, I'd love to hear from you.

And, Finally I thought I'd leave you with some extortion tunes.

Have a good weekend everyone, bye bye.

xo xo
jrae

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

DIY // "I think I saw you in my sleep darling...."

After seeing Elsie's piece she posted on A Beautiful Mess the other day. I was inspired to make my own piece, using lyrics from La Dispute song "such small hands"

It's the first time I have painted in 2 years. It was something so simple but so much fun. I am looking forward to painting more this year.

xoxo
jrae