It seems everything is a bit more back to "normal", and I have quite a few alternative markets coming up this year - both online and live in person. This post includes all dates I know of so far. I'm sewing something new to premiere for each one, and only what's not sold will make it into the Etsy shop. So, get your calendar and put these in; they're going to be fab!
This week, I'm showing you an outfit that has more behind it than being a basic jeans and band shirt combination. I've owned the striped and flared pants for many years, but it was time to make some changes (and repairs). The long-sleeved shirt is new but needed some alterations as well. Sometimes it's in the small details to make things work. Can you guess what I did?
Here's an idea for back patches that you might not want to sew to your jacket but rather display on your wall. This tutorial is easy and suitable for sewing beginners, but a sewing machine would be best. I have two different versions with Lots of photos, depending on the patch material and an optional tassel. Use a patch from your favourite band or any other cool print!
This week, I have a few new creations for you - yes, something I haven't offered like this before. I call it my mini winter collection because it is a handmade sweater and three beanie hats. I'm still working on reducing my stash and using what I have to create one-off pieces. This time, I dug through my sweatshirt and french terry knits to keep you warm in style.
I made myself a new dress! I've wanted to sew a hoodie dress for winter for a while now, but I hadn't found the right inspiration. Now, this one doesn't have a hood, but it's my new favourite nonetheless. The fabric is so soft, the cut is flattering, and the grey matches almost everything. I don't have many works in progress pictures this time - it's just too dark most of the day.
These three rows of bullets were my second ever screen printing design back in 2012, and I'm still using the same screen for the bullet back patches. They were designed with a photograph of a bullet belt that wasn't even my own - I didn't have one then; they were so expensive (well, still are). Now, I used it to create this new but original bullet print collection.
You probably know, I love to alter second-hand clothing for a unique punk look - upcycling from basic into favourite pieces - so why not do some for the shop as well? I love black denim skirts, and whenever I see one in a charity shop, I take it home. I ended up with a few too much and in need of some more products for the last market. I hope you like how these turned out a much as I do!
I'm currently filling the shop with all the new products I made for the markets. This is part one, introducing handpainted zipper pouches with new designs and an old style of handbags that I haven't made for a long time. Even the cut fabric was laying around for ages - no idea why - they turned out gorgeous. In the end, I also added a new homeware item. All of these make great unique gifts! ;)
A few weeks ago, I went on a day trip to see the Kilburn White Horse, Byland Abby, Rievaulx Abbey and an old bridge nearby. I have seen and blogged about the abby ruins before, so I'm focusing on misty landscapes, plants growing on ancient stones and autumnal colours today. There's no text in between this time, so sit back and enjoy!
As promised, here is the second part of the Halloween DIY projects from the last years now translated. There is a printable garland if you're into paper crafts or prefer something quick and easy. When you don't mind getting your hands dirty, try modelling a horror-themed candle holder. If you have more time and like needlework, be inspired by the cross-stitch towel project.