Wednesday, 27 March 2013

5 Minute Ring

Rings made from metal wire and buttons.

These are not made to stay with you for ever and ever, but they are fun to make and you can make them fit any outfit you have.

All done in 5 minutes

Look for some button combinations that you like with two button holes

Wrap some metal wire around a, let´s say a watercolor brush, but you can use anything you have that fits your size

Leave enough to wrap around the ring shape and pull it tight

Slide the buttons over the extra wire and these ends around a pincer

Make sure the buttons are secure but don´t pull it to tight……
With mother of pearl you need to be a bit more careful!

Experiment  with different ways to secure the buttons
Or use some beads.
I tried to give it some more color with adding nail polish to the metal.

Again these are not gonna last forever! 
But they are so easy to make and all done in 5 minutes.

Have fun Chicas!

Carol XX

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013


My dear old cat Lucky has a new bed!

She needed a new spot to hang out during the day now the sun is back. 
So I made her this cute little bed out of a fruit crate.
Painted it grey, stamped it and added handles.
Gave it some feet made from drawer knobs and made a little mattress and pillow,
all washable.

She hopped right in and started grooming, a good sign!


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 22 March 2013

* Fashion Friday *

holland america line   

I bought this  simple sweater today for more then one reason

1. Love the color
2. Love the sweater style

2 reasons that attracted me to it, but on a closer inspection it has a sentimental reason.
The text on it: Holland America Line on top
and Rotterdam Amsterdam on the bottom

Many, many years ago my mother, father and brother left Holland, Rotterdam with this Ocean Liner on a trip to Australia. It took them about 6 weeks to get there, my brother was 2 years old.
My parents started a new adventure on the other side of the world.
7 years later I was born.
Yes, I was born in Australia, in a small town called Whyalla, Adelaide the closest big city a day traveling away.
2 years after I was born my Mum, brother and me headed back to Rotterdam with this same Ocean liner.
My dad took an airplane back to get back early to get everything organized.
My father got homesick and wanted to get back.
I know absolutely nothing about this trip but this sweater is a big part of my family history
and I just had to have it!

Have a FABULOUS weekend Chicas!

Friday, 15 March 2013

*Fashion Friday*

see a bit more of this here

In  the light of the Craft Challenge over at Craftbotic
I started a little project that I had on my mind for a while now.

But although it is not the same as one of the contesters PJ from Planned in Pencil 
It has the same starting point….Part of an old pair of jeans

So started to look for something else and turned to internet for inspiration.

And lately starting to wonder about this, maybe it´s time I start with looking everywhere BUT internet.
Because there are some AMAZING people out there.
They make it look so easy to make your own stuff or just pimp up a t-shirt or a pair of jeans!

here are 2 of my favorites


But be warned!
EVERYTHING that you ever could think of these girls have already done and then some!

And that right here is the problem with internet for me at the moment.

What ever you have dreamed up there is somebody out there who has already made it, took pictures and put it on the World Wide Web it seems.

I am making a promise to myself to try to keep it as authentic as I possible can. Staying true to myself and try to make the things that I come up with a bit sooner then I do at the moment.

So it´s back to the drawing board  for me and hope that I will come up with something else,

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, 8 March 2013

*Fashion Friday*

Missing pieces

This week has gone by sooooooooo quick! I can´t believe its Friday again.

And somewhere around wednesday I noticed that I completely forgot to post for 
Fashion Friday or What is she wearing!? last week.

We had a lot going on at the house this week, lots of people, lots of rain, lots of storm
and because the last 2 we were without internet for 3 long days :-(
And while not having internet my blog was full of spam comments :-(((

Here are three looks I really like!
And the fun part is that yesterday I bought the Denim Shirt, the Grey Sweater and the White Jacket.
And this are some ideas of how to rock them!
Since I not heard a single peep out of the folks and Object I turned to H&M this time ;-)
To find more details you can look here

Denim Shirt
Denim Shirt

grey sweater
Grey Sweater
White Jacket
White Jacket

The only three things that are not so easy to find are the black little clutch in the top one, the mustache ring in the middle one and the striped top in the bottom one.
All the other stuff I already have somewhere in my closet or are not that difficult to come by.

Next week when I drop of HB at the airport I will be on the look out for the missing pieces.
I make sure I have a list to not get confused and come home with something  different….

Hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend, may the sun shine upon you all!

XX Carol