A while ago I saw this amazing project by Anna at her blog Plan B. I wanted to make use of some fabulous multi-coloured pom pom trim I found in Satwa.
So to create this, you will need:
A cheap curb chain necklace (this one is from Cotton On), embroidery thread, sew on diamantes, pom pom trim, needle and thread, glue gun and magic tape.
You will need to match multiple colours together and they should be 4 times the length of the curb chain.
Begin by weaving the embroidery thread through the chain. You also need to cover the ends of the thread with magic tape to make the weaving achievable.
From here, measure a length of pom pom trim the same length as the necklace.
Glue it with a glue gun to the underside of the embroidered edge. Now sew the loose diamantes over the white edge of the pom pom trim to leave a gorgeous finish:
Continue all the way around and the finish product will look like this:
I was walking through the mall and saw these shoes in the window at Kate Spade and I knew I just had to try and make them.
Here are my version:
For this project, you will need: plain black pumps, wide-width satin ribbon, zig zag scissors, velcro in the same colour as your ribbon, iron, fabric scissors, needle and thread, visoflex and pins.
Begin by cutting the ribbon in 4 lengths, each the length of the diameter of your ankle:
Cut and pin the visoflex to the back of 2 of them:
From here iron the lengths together, the visoflex will help support the ankle straps and make it more stable:
Use the zig zag scissors to cut the edges of the lengths so they don’t fray:
Now it’s time to make the gorgeous “Grande Bow.” I learnt to create bows this way from that amazing Crate and Barrel workshop.
You then slice the bow ends on an angle:
Sew the bow on the end of the ribbon length:
From here, cut the velcro and then hand stitch it to the back of the strap:
Repeat this process on the other side and you will have your ankle straps:
The final product from all angles!
I have been looking at a few cool designers from my home town in Perth recently and absolutely loved the look of this piece by Sinclair Muse. I even remembered where to get the exact pom poms from because I used them for this project here.
You will need: Needle and thread, pom poms (mine are from Spotlight Australia), chain necklace (H&M), embroidery thread in various colours and magic tape.
Begin covering the ends of the threads in magic tape for the weaving:
Weave the embroidery thread through the chain like this:
From here you continue until the chain is done:
Now lay out your pom poms until you get a configuration you like:
Using the needle and thread secure the pom poms to the embroidery thread:
Once all are secured, the necklace is done!
Here’s a look at the necklace on at the DIY Workshop I held with Homes’R'Us:
On social media, a lot of you have been asking me to share with you a great Christmas DIY. I stumbled across this and fell in love!
These are from the Peter Alexander Christmas 2013 range, they are called the Xmas Pudding Scuff:
I adore them but being an Aussie based in Dubai, purchasing these is a bit tough. I think the idea makes a lovely Christmas gift.
To create this project, you will need: house slippers (mine are from Shoe Express in Oasis Centre), red felt, green felt, fabric scissors, fabric pencil, glue gun, needle and thread and bells.
Start by tracing 6 circular felt circles on the fabric:
Once these circles have been cut around. Use the glue gun to glue the bells in place into the centre of the felt. I had hoped these would jingle, but rather they just form the shape of the holly berries, the glue stops them from jingling.
Now bunch the felt around the bell and thread the red needle and thread in and out of the felt:
Draw the thread tight so that the bell is covered and stitch around the base to secure:
From here grab your green felt and with a fabric pencil draw the outline of the holly leaves:
Cut around these and sew onto the slippers:
Sew on the berries securely to keep the slippers machine washable. That’s it!
I hope you find these as adorable as I do. They will be a gift for my most beloved cousin Paula in Perth who always takes me to Peter Alexander when I am there.
A few months ago I was flattered to be asked to be part of TheCurve-me.com’s expert academy. The Curve is all about courses and learning and allowing learning to continue long after school ends. It’s so in line with my “self-improvement” philosophy.
Learn how to make fabulous, fashion-forward curb chain-based accessories using embellishments and simple crafting techniques!
This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, no prior crafting expertise is needed. All supplies come included with the course cost. Celebrity broadcaster and DIY maven of the blog Cheapnchic.net, Simone Heng, will take you through the class and punctuate it with her usual approachable spunk. Every participant will walk away with a gorgeous accessory to wear for the party season!
This class takes place at the gorgeous new Elken Community Cafe overlooking the marina and includes food and beverages for each student. Advanced online booking is required.
To register you must pre-pay, so do check out the site to reserve your place.