I know I’m not alone in loving a good DIY project. The truth of the matter is that I hardly ever get around to actually achieving them, but I love finding them and planning to do them! Actually, my friend Anna and I did talk about doing regular craft weekends, and we have actually done a couple! I made a knitting needle case a few weeks ago, as Anna has just bought a new sewing machine, and last weekend she made herself a pin cushion to attach to the aforementioned sewing machine.
Anyway, DIY is big across the blogosphere, and I’ve been collecting up links for things I want to do.
This is my favourite DIY that I have found recently. I just love it! I have often wondered the best way to write a slogan or a quote on a top without it looking rubbish, and this is it! And it’s so simple! It was featured on A Beautiful Mess (one of my favourite blogs of all time – I’ve featured it before and I will be again, within this blog post no less), and it was guest written by Jill from Lune.
Terri-Jane over at twoninethree puts me to shame when it comes to DIYing – she posted about a jumper that she liked last week, and then posted the DIY tutorial for a homemade version this week! I wish I could be so organised as to actually get DIY projects done! Anyway, this was a Topshop jumper that she found for £45, and then created her own version for less than a tenner! Wowsers! So it’s something that I would like to try myself, if I can get a jumper for cheap enough.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love notebooks. I love all stationary, but notebooks hold a special place in my heart. So when I saw this tutorial to make my own, I was, of course, completely on board. Also, I think that they would make nice gifts, because they are easily personalised. I also have an excessive number of magazines hanging around the house, so I figure I should probably make good use of them.
Another ombre project! I’m not in love with the idea that this emulates a Kanye West look, because I’m not a fan, but I do like the finished result! I desperately want a nice denim shirt, because I like wearing them them over dresses in place of cardigans in the summer. I need to invest in one this summer! Actually, maybe two, so that I can have one normal, and one ombred version (or one normal and one ruined version when it inevitably goes wrong).
Another A Beautiful Mess tutorial (seriously, if you are a DIYer and you haven’t checked it out, you should), this one is a cute cushion! I love it, and it doesn’t look too hard either. I like the idea of a set of them in different colours!
Have you seen any fun tutorials lately? I think I will try to make this a regular feature, because I do love finding tutorials! If I ever get around to actually making any of them, I’ll let you all know how they turn out.
I have only used photographs where it was made clear that it would be OK to do so by the blog owners.