I love online e-mags. They provide lots of inspiration that you can’t find easily on the net. Sweet Living Magazine happens to be a very inspiring virtual publication that promises to give you lots of cool ideas. It’s new & it’s free!
Issue 3 of Sweet Living is out. And it’s full of inspiration & ideas. Click here to read the issuu version. I particularly loved the homemade ice-cream recipes provided by the readers at the beginning of the mag. And I love the heart sachet (In the pic above – L).
And to view issue 2 of Sweet Living, click here.
On their blog, SL offer nice crafty ideas. Here’s one I really loved: A doll garland. Sweet, right?
I just can’t get over this Little chick tutorial! For full tutorial, go to Petite Purls. SO CUTE!
I leave you with these lovely color palettes & inspirations, wishing you all a very lovely Friday.
I’m not in the mood for words. So, today, I leave you with a few pictures from yesterday’s craft show.
Just a little note about these hand-painted pencils… I adore them. They almost sold out yesterday at the Shigh Ead Craft show. I made the pencil holder (display unit) in the pic above by upcycling a Pringles can.
And finally a general view of the table. You can see some of the new items I have been working on: Fridge magnets/towel holders, notepads, “My Inspiration” notebooks & journals, in addition to jewelry (rings, bracelets, and earrings) and jewelry trees..
That’s it for now, Take care,
Today, I’m going to share with you some of my most favorite chalkboard DIY projects. I am a huge fan of chalkboard, and I love seeing it on mugs, tags, and vases.
Here are my latest loves…
Chalkboard Mug DIY
Want to enjoy your morning coffee with some play time? The website in the photo-caption below, takes you to the easy-to-follow tutorial for adding a chalkboard touch to your porcelain mug.
I must add that I am a real fan of Pebeo, and I was really pleased to see that now they have chalkboard paint, too, used in the tute.
Source: witandwhistle.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest
Blackboard Coasters DIY
Turn tiles into chalkboard coasters in a heartbeat…
This is a fun project for outdoor coasters.
Source: westermanfam.blogspot.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest
Tutorial: Rope-framed chalkboard
I really enjoyed reading this tutorial by Messy Mimi.
Love the cute way the rope is hugging the chalkboard she made.
Vintage frame into cool chalkboard tray
A vintage tray, a vintage frame…
and a welcoming chalkboard breakfast tray. Lovely!
August 12 was a special day for me. That morning I made a doll from fabric scraps I had lying around. I named her Karboojeh The Doll. She is stylish, cute, and above all a realization of an old dream – i.e to be able to make my own fabric doll one day.
I didn’t use a template to make Karboojeh The Doll. I free-handed her figure using a small tailor’s soap, drawing lines on the wrong side of the fabric. As I started stitching her front-side to her back, I made necessary adjustments to the not-so-accurate arm and leg lengths. So… whatever didn’t go right in the freehand phase was corrected in the stitching phase. Of course, I stitched wrong sides together then flipped the fabric over to attach the head, but let’s not go there, I totally improvised on that front!
I used acrylic paint for her face, threads of silk for her hair, and a traditional Syrian fabric called “Sayeh” for her body. Her facial ‘skin’ is made of faux linen ~ or so the salesman at the fabric shop said. Stuffing is re-used from the insides of an old duvet ~ so a bit of recycling went in there.
Wondering about her stylish outfit? Here is what Karboojeh The Doll is wearing:
Dress: Old Moroccan sleeve. Bought mother shirt from a local Casablanca traditional clothes boutique many years ago. Sleeveless shirt is now used as vest by me. Linen.
Belt: Formerly known as my brown Egyptian bag’s strap. Bag is now somewhere in the world; I gave it away. Leather.
Bag: Crochet basket made by me. Twine.
Dress: Old Kookai sheer shirt.
Belt: Fabric scrap I found lying around. Tied from the back.