Thursday, 29 August 2013

one day...15671 views

...and another year, one week, one day...i am now blogging since 373 days and i still love it...really really love it.

thank you everyone for stopping by once in a while

...creating and crafting is a pleasure already...taking photos of every step, editing the pictures and adding the description is a lot of i wouldn't mind doing that blogging thing just for is so nice to have an audience and to be able to share my projects.

thank you...thank you...thank you

even though this is an anniversary still comes with a tutorial.

...there are so many concrete and cement crafts going on and it was very hard for me to resist the temptation to try it myself...too hard...which means, i could not resist.

i opted for the simple quick set cement and just added some glamour to the rough look.

this is what you need

- quick set cement

- water

- rubber or silicone bowl

- simple glue

- sparkling deco sand or glitter

- silicone ice tray

- swizzle stick

- spatula

- two glasses in the same size

this is what you have to do

- fill up one of the glasses with quick set cement and the other glass half with water

- place water and cement into the rubber bowl and stir thoroughly, the mixture should have the consistence like a cake dough.

- pour the cement mix into the ice tray and remove excess with a spatula

- let the cement set before popping out of the mould and let it dry completely

- the letters turned out dark grey, when i removed them from the mould, they developed some light spots, before they turned into a light grey.

- get yourself some simple glue and some sparkling deco sand or glitter to decorate the raw cement letters

- cover the entire top of the letter with glue

- springle the sparkles all over the glue overed letter

- let dry completely

- remove excess topping after the glue has dried

- another option to pimp you cement letters is adding some pearl like beads

my inspiration for the cement or concrete letters comes from here

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

padded jewellery storage

...being in desperate need of a necklace storage...i was looking for some elegant door knobs and drawer pulls...of course in black...and i was actually successful and started gluing, stapling, drilling and screwing.

after finishing the first board...i figured out that i could have made it a lot easier and cheaper, too. the end i did not i really like the result anyways. comes the tutorial...please ignore the canvas part...this is what you actually do not need at can easily use a wooden board on its own.

i hope you enjoy it...even though the photos taken are only temporary, as done during my vacation at my parent's soon as i get the chance i will post some pictures of the hanging in my own place with hopefully having room for all my necklaces.

so...stay tuned...

- on the wall of the guest room at my parent's house

 - a close up

- and even closer

this is what you need

- no canvas

- wooden board

- padding

- fabric

- door knobs and drawer pulls

- no glue

- ribbon

- stapler

- scissors

- saw

- drill

this is what you have to do

- no gluing of a wooden board into a canvas

- cut padding larger than the wooden board

- affix the padding onto the board using a stapler

- cut the fabric in the same size as the padding

- lay your padded onto the inner side of the fabric

- staple it tightly onto all four sides of the boards

- fold the edges neatly

- it should look like this somehow...or even better

- and like this

- cut a ribbon for the suspension

- staple one end of the ribbon onto the top of the board

- and onto the other end to create a loop

- arrange the door knobs and drawer pulls as you like

- mark where you wish to have your holes drilled

- it did not work for me to pierce a hole through the fabric covered side, so i had to transfer the marks to the back side of the board and drilled from there

- screw all pulls and knobs and tighten the same

- the tighter they are, the more you will get that upholstered look

- aren't they beautiful...???

- i really think they are

- you might need to saw some of the screws, so they all will have the same length and the board will lay flat on your wall

Monday, 19 August 2013

literally beautiful memories

photo albums and or guestbooks covered with fabric and marked with wooden there a better way to keep memories of an amazing happening or an unforgettable time...???

...quite obvious that this projekt isn't brandnew anymore...but nevertheless created with a lot of love.

to give the memories of the golden wedding anniversary of my parents and the most special moments of their life that very special something...i decided to make a photo album and a guestbook matching the colour scheme of the decoration. the way...eventhough i am in truly in love with the colour grey, i honestly considered the colours white and gold for the decorating...gosh, how i went back to grey and what can i say, everything turned out very elegant.

back to covering the books with is really easy...but the results are very old fashioned recipe books are also covered and just waiting for the letters...could not make up my mind yet, if they will be in german or in english.

here comes a little tutorial for you and i hope you do enjoy it as much as i did.

very best regards...silke

this is what you need

- photo album, guestbook, notebook or any other book

- fabric

- scissors

- spray-adhesive

- wooden letters

- gold paint

- brush

- super glue

this is what you have to do

- paint the wooden letters

-it should be sufficient to only paint the front and all visible sides

- lay your book open onto the inner side of the fabric

- cut out a rectangle larger than the size of the book

- spray the back side of the book with spray-adhesive

- place the closed book on one end

- press the book firmly down and ensure the fabric is smooth and adhered to the book cover

- flip the book over and spray the front side including the spine with spray adhesive

- cut out a smal rectangle on both ends of the spine

- wrap the fabric around the front of the book

- fold the fabric tightly over the edges and adhere the flaps with super glue

- if your fabric is rather thick, better cut out a triangle before folding

 - press the left over tabs of the fabric down into the gap between the cover and the binding

- cut two pieces of strong paper slightly smaller than the book cover

- that works out with scissors, too !!!

- glue one of each on the inside of each book cover to hide the fabric edges

- repeat with the opposite book cover

- affix the wooden letters with super glue onto the front cover

- enjoy your beautiful fabric covered book