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DIY project list – June

Finishing my incomplete projects:

  1. the black pants
  2. the brown shirt
  3. finish my white crocheted pullover
  4. I have embroidered a tablecloth, I need some borders on it.
  5. Finish my crocheted hat (before this summer) – already failed lol
  6. Paint the jewelry box for my mother-in-law
  7. Sew a big ‘rug’ for the little one, where he can play
  8. Let’s make a zippered pouch for my crayons – done, but I don’t like it that much, so I didn’t make photos :p

Baby projects:

  1. Sew some pillows for him (denim patchwork) (4/2 done)
  2. Make some letters with felt – with his name – started
  3. Create a nice a book holder for all of his papers (hospital things, x-rays, etc)
  4. Create 4 baskets for his toys (denim)

New projects:

  1. Make my California scrapbook
  2. Get a place for the clothes, threads, etc… for all my crafting things. Probably it has to be a big bag
  3. Sew myself at least 3 tunics (0/3)
  4. Sew myself a LBD (little black dress)
  5. Sew 3 skirts for myself (0/3)
  6. I want to get at least 20 drawing projects done (1/20)
  7. Post a work on any craft challenge – I am changing it to: Sign for any craft SWAP thing – and it’s done
  8. Cook 20 new recipes (10/20)
  9. Organize my recipes, make an own cookbook
  10. Crochet some flowers, what I can wear
  11. Create a big bedspread for ourself (patchwork/applique)
  12. A crocheted bag for my mother’s mobile –> it was a felt one, but that’s count!
  13. At least 10 reusable grocery bags for me and my family members (0/10)
  14. Laptop case/cover – > created for a swap partner, will post pictures soon
  15. Create some ‘Hungarian style’ necklaces –> it was a felt one, but that’s count!
  16. Write a tutorial
  17. Sew a patchwork/applique style tabletop
  18. Sew some cushions for desk chairs in the weekend house
  19. Make 5 projects from my Burda magazines (1/5)
  20. Make 100 items to my shop – and sell something! (100/100 made, 1/1 sold)
  21. I want to make a family tree for my mom, as she will be 65 years old in this spring! – won’t do because someone just passed! 😦
  22. Let’s make some bracelets from felt as well!  -> wasn’t Hungarian style, but I think, that beautiful flower set has to count here. 🙂

Christmas presents, and some other projects for Christmas; here are some ideas:

  1. sew some flourish Red-Orange-Yellow-Violet pillows and a blanket for my parents (I think, this will be their 2013 Christmas present)
  2. I have started an embroidered tablecloth for my parents for Christmas – I will do my best to do it in time – I mean, in 2012 –> 2013 then :(
  3. sew a snake for my son
  4. sew a bag for the car to hold the baby toys there (coming as a claim from one of my swap partner)
  5. sew a kitty-style something for my friend, Detty
  6. sew a Sunflower bag for my godmother
  7. sew some toys (probably a dog, or something) for the babies around
  8. Christmas stockings for our-self, and for our friends
  9. create some gift boxes for Christmas, or at least a nice gift wrapping
  10. Create some polimer clay jewelries for family members
  11. Create the dragons for my friends (polymer clay too)
  12. Paint some cups (3/3) –> those were ugly, I didn’t want to post them :(
  13. Make a Christmas tree, or any ornaments. I don’t want to kill any more trees. .( –> 2013 then, decided to make a ‘real Christmas’ to my son!)
  14. Create a quilt project with my friends and followers (if there will be any): make something together.
  15. Create a definitive list for the presents (will upload it here, and track it)

And the bonus: Loose 4 kgs (2/4)

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Etsy · felt · jewelries

Another set of felt jewelries

Hello Guys,

I did not post any felt creations long time ago, so here are some photos about my newest ones. These are already in my shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/grabacoffee).

Leaves - handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves – handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves - handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves – handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves - handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves – handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee

 

Leaves - handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves – handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves - handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves – handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves - handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee
Leaves – handmade felt jewelry set by grab-a-coffee

 

You can find an announcement in my shop with 20% off coupon code, and I have lowered all prices! Go and get your favorite one 🙂

felt · gifts · inspiration · jewelries · swaps

Another swap package arrived to my swap partner

Hello Guys,

here are the creations what I have made to Amanda:

handmade felt owl ornaments
handmade felt owl ornaments
handmade felt pendant
handmade felt pendant
handmade felt zippered pouch
handmade felt zippered pouch

(The original zippered bags were here: http://theadventuresofbluegirlxo.blogspot.hu/2010/04/artful-thursdays-14zipper-purse.html, Amanda asked something similar. :))

Embroidery · felt · gifts · swaps

Another swap – some felt pins for a soon-to-be 4 year old lady’s birthday

Hello Guys,

I have made 2 claims this month again, here is the first one. One of the crafters has 2 children, and they will have birthday parties soon. I decided to make her daughter some pins, she asked me to use pink, yellow, and black colors, and she will have a nice princess party. 8 attendees (made 2 extra for the parents, or the uninvited ppl), and made one for the little lady as well:

Handmade felt crown pins
Handmade felt crown pins
Handmade felt pin
Handmade felt pin
Handmade felt crown pins
Handmade felt crown pins
Handmade felt crown pins
Handmade felt crown pins

And I’ve made a felt pendant for my swap partner ofc.:

Handmade felt pendant
Handmade felt pendant
book review · Christmas · felt

My new beloved book: Fa la la la felt

Hello Guys,

I promised to upload some pictures about my denim creations, but unfortunately you have to wait a bit. Mainly because I have made 2 pillows, then my free time just gone. We have hot (!) weather here, near to 40°C, which is high enough to my son to not sleep well… Hard days… and the summer just started.

In my last post, I shown my new jewelry holder. It’s gave me some luck: at the last weekend someone bought some hair-clips from me, and today, I sold 2 pendants too. How can I be more happier? Maybe with a good book! 🙂

So, here it is: this book was my No 1 on my Amazon wishlist, and finally I have got it from a friend!

Okay, maybe it’s not the best time to start crafting for Christmas, but who can say no to these cuties?:

Fa la la la Felt ornaments Fa la la la Felt ornaments Fa la la la Felt ornaments Fa la la la Felt ornaments Fa la la la Felt ornaments Fa la la la Felt ornaments

 

I can’t! This book is a huge inspiration, I definitely waiting for this year’s Christmas! :-))

Craft fairs · Home projects · inspiration · projects

Repuposed suitcase as my new jewelry displayer

Hello Guys,

I’ve got an old suitcase from my father, as I saw this picture in the web before, and my friend has started using something like this too… so I really wanted to make something similar to it:

 

Actually, the bottom of the suitcase is simply holding my all jewelries, which could not hang, but it’s a good start:

My old suitcase as a jewelry displayer
My old suitcase as a jewelry displayer
My old suitcase as a jewelry displayer
My old suitcase as a jewelry displayer

 

I’ve used black fabric with 3 line of lace sewed on those. Kinda cool, I think.
I am going to a craft fair today, wish me luck! 🙂

 

denim · Home projects · inspiration · jeans · projects

Recycled denim inspiration for those, who want to create HUGE, awesome things!

Yesterday, I dig into the Pinterest boards, and found a lot of useful tutorials, and inspirational photos about what can you do with your old jeans. Then.. I found these:

So? What do you think? 😀

(I hope, my next post will show some of my new work – but those will be more simple! :))

denim · Home projects · inspiration · jeans · projects

Home projects with a huge inspiration

Hello Guys,

Last time, when I’ve checked my project list, I realized that there are a lot of items, what I should work on already. One of these is my son’s room. Actually, I hate that room, and as we would like to move to a house soon, we don’t want to pay too much for renovation and furniture. The base shape of this room is silly (have like 8 corners) no windows, only at the top (our flat is a studio-apartement, so our main windows are at the ceiling). It’s a bit cold…

The first thing what I have to do, is to throw out a bookcase (to the anteroom, or just trash it, did not decided yet). Then I hope, we will trash soon our changing table as well, that can be put off from the other bookcase – that bookcase contains 4 plastic boxes with all of his toys. That has to be changed as well, my son always spilling his toys out. … Then, we have some space.

 

So, first of all, he needs a new bed. But… with the small spaces and silly corners, we cannot buy an ‘ikea’, or any other type of bed, and we don’t want to pay too much for it. So, here is the deal:

He will get 3 big pillows (same size, from jeans fabric ofc):

During the day, we can use them separately, but for the night, they will collapse to one longer bed (between the walls, then it cannot slip).

Then… I have to create some pillows – we have a lot of pillows already, but all of them are different sizes, different fabrics, different colors. Most of them are too old for a kid’s room. I have to renew then. There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest, here are some ideas:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… some letters will be created too:

 

… these were, which can be imagined in my son’s room. Let’s see some other inspiration for those, who want to create (or buy) something more… ehm … difficult? 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… simply awesome! 🙂

Then I have to make some simple boxes, where he can put his toys:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… that’s all for today. If it wasn’t enough for you, tomorrow, I’ll put up some fantastic inspirational pictures, what can you do with your old – recycled – jeans! Let’s go, and sew something!

 

felt · Giveaway · hair clips · jewelries

GIVEAWAY – Felt hair clips – colorful flowers

Hello Guys,

I am working on some new colorful flower hair clips, here is a shot from the first ones. What do you think? 🙂

GIVEAWAY Handmade felt hair clips - colorful flowers
GIVEAWAY Handmade felt hair clips – colorful flowers

Soon to be ready at my shop, where you can choose your colors 🙂 Until that, YOU CAN WIN ONE! Check my Facebook page for more info!