IKEA Hackers

January 22, 2012 § 2 Comments

I’m currently obssesed with having a proper crafting/sewing table – storage/cabinet/display corner. It has to fulfil two very important reuquirements: A. Should not cost much and B. Should not require me to get rid of any of the stuff I already have. Oh, and a third requirement: I must still be able to move around in my living room once it’s installed. To fulfil A, I thought my best bet was to get something from IKEA. But that’s a bit disheartening since I also want the space to be inspirational (read: NOT BEIGE). And then I found the IKEA Hackers. Granted, most of their projects are for IKEA stuff they already own, but I think, maybe, I could still make this work ๐Ÿ˜‰


Hoodie poncho

January 22, 2012 § Leave a comment


Hello craftyย  bodies. It’s a freezing day! Well, all right, it’s only 14 degrees centrigrade but in the desert that’s unexpectedly cold. Which brings me to today’s post, a very helpful tute on how to turn my college days (fine, fine I wore till last year) hoodie into a posh poncho (see what I did there? ๐Ÿ™‚ )Pic’s already got the how-to’s but you should also check out the P.S. I Made This blog for other stuff you’d like.


A bucket full of cute

January 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Where I’m from, you only used a galvanized iron anything if you were in the business of fresh fish. But for some reason I’ve always been drawn to the distressed/industrial look it brings to your home. I was very happy to see this ottoman made with a galvanized iron bucket online. It looks a bit tricky to do though since Beckie off at Knock Off Decor uses some hardcore crafter’s tools, but I’m sure we can get around this. Now I’ll have an excuse to buy those iron plant pots from IKEA my friend actually had to drag me away from.

Placemat clutch

January 4, 2012 § 2 Comments

I’m lazy. I’m bad with numbers and somehow my straight lines are never that. Disastrous for a crafter you might think, but I manage to surprise myself, if not other people ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I needed placemats since I get annoyed at having to clean my beautiful hardwood dining table after every meal. Being the cheapskate I am, I headed down to the 7dirham heavan that is Daiso and found what I wanted. But when I got home, I found it too pretty to use and kept it in the drawer. And then I found this videoย and the proverbial light bulb came on and I got to work. All I needed to do was sew two rectangular pieces of fabric together to form the lining and then sewed the placemat on top of that. Sewed in a scrap of lace for the button and voila!

Bear with me as my photography catches up on my projects and I can get a proper tutorial up and running. But for now I’ll just post the results. Thanks to Meagan for taking the pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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