This Christmas I’m fully going the DIY route. I’ve got bath bombs chilling in the cupboard (lime, bergamot, and orange scents). There’s cross stitched images waiting to be turned into ornaments. But the banger is the light box. Working in layers you cut card stock to reveal an image is simple or details as you want it to be. I, of course, jumped into something a bit more detailed (I’m looking at you, spruce tree).
There’s so many instructional videos, photo tutorials, and pictures for inspiration online that if you’re so inclined you could figure out how to do this in a day. Here is a great tutorial that gives you a step by step. If you’ve got an evening to spare I definitely suggest giving this a try.
I LOVE HALLOWEEN. So Much. Treat bags are made (and slowly disappearing, let’s not talk about it..) but I needed more.
Wreaths are all over, for every holiday and every season, and I love it. I needed it. I got it.
This bad boy cost a whole $6.50 Canadian when all was said and done, so I thought I’d share.
A wire hanger, loop bend down or broken off, and formed into a circle
Bubble wrap and tape to give some more thickness to the hanger
2 feather boas from the dollar store, one black, one orange
A spool of spooky spiderweb ribbon, also from the dollar store.
This is the easiest wreath in existence.
Wrap your hanger in some bubble wrap, taping it on along the way. Wrap your boas one at a time around the hanger, then add your ribbon on top. My boas had loops on either end so I put that over the hanger loop to secure it, but more tape or a needle and thread would also work. Then I tied some string around it and hung it on a hook.
I know, I know. Who are you? Where did you go for months? I’m sorry. I’ll try to not let it happen again, haha. I’ve moved twice in the past few months, and am only now finally working on updating my online shop, though I have been crafting many goodies lately, I promise I’ll share them with you soon. I’ve been speaking to a few shops about wholesale and consignment and have had a few bites, so I’m also preparing for those. It’s been a pretty exciting time back in Canada!
I’ve been sewing non stop for the past few weeks and it feels so good. Combine that with hiking and discovering a new area, it’s been super exciting. Plus, getting to speak English everywhere, that’s something special that I’m still not all used to.
I’ve been hoarding these two pieces of fabric for quite some time and finally combined them into super soft, super stylish cowls. I made two of slightly different sizes, but personally this wider one is my favourite.
100% wool outside, 100% cashmere inside.. It’s just so soft! I’m definitely going to need to go through my stash soon and make a few more of these. And maybe find some more cashmere because that’s all I had left. It was a dream to work with and feels oh so snug around the neck!
Here they are, the finished pieces! All chained up and beautiful. I also finished the first few of my Cape Breton Island necklaces. I’m so pleased with how these look.
This one was made with a white back, but I added some shimmer to the white so it has a really interesting look. I accidentally over-poured just a tad so this one is mine🙂. I’m so happy with this photo especially because that lighthouse doesn’t exist anymore, and it’s where I got my wedding photos taken.
This one already found a new home, but I’ve got some others in the works to drop off at a friend’s store, plus hopefully I can show off these around town and find a few more shops to carry them!
I’ve had this idea in my head for ages and while most of the pieces I’m working on are curing upstairs, I couldn’t wait to share these almost finished pieces with you!
These gorgeous pendants are made using my own photographs and are my first try at Little Windows resin. Let me tell you, I’ll never go back to Crystal Clear after this! It’s a fantastic resin that makes me sad about all the pieces I’ve wasted bad resin on. Oh well, live and learn…
These ones are totally transparent as you can see, though that means the image isn’t showing up very well over dark colours… I’m trying a few more ideas so that I’m not doomed to wear white every time I want to wear one😛. I’m itching to get the others finished but resin takes time and you cannot rush it! So tomorrow I’ll get to take a look, flip them over, and finish the other side. Fingers crossed everything works out or I’ll be back to the drawing board.
I’ll be sure to update with the finished pieces as soon as they happen!
I just wanted to share a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on. These just need a bit of cleaning up and assembly, and they’ll be ready to find new homes. I can’t wait to see these all finished, in their colour shifting magical glory!!!