Categories : DIY
So happy I found this great idea!
My old beloved cashmere sweater had aged to a point where it started to decorate itself with holes at the elbows.
And even if the sweater is anyway no longer suitable for out and about, I still love to wrap myself in it on early chilly mornings.
So comforting and the day is off to a good start. Kind of a ritual thing, I guess...
These needle felted patches are so quickly done and so fun to make.
Since one sleeve had a larger hole I had to put the clover leaf petals closer together on this side to fill the empty space. It worked well - you can see it on the picture which shows the backside/inside of the sleeve and where it's visible how nicely the wool closed the hole.
Sprinkle a bit water on your finished design to set the patch.
My mornings got color... and luck! Love it!
Categories : DIY
Could someone PLEASE rescue me???
I have so much fun weaving these leather bracelets that I can't stop it!
In fact - I have so many by now that I'm happy to give some away.
So - If you like to have one let me know!
(They are all gone - have fun wearing them...)
But if you rather get your own infection, here is how I made them:
(Don't say I haven't warned you....)
I got 1 meter long leather cord and cut it in half. This length fits my wrist nicely but you might want to start your first one with a longer piece to figure out your personal perfect length.
Next you need some sort of colored string and a bead with a large enough hole to fit all endings through. I got all supplies at my local crafts store.
Start folding your leather in an exact half. Tie your colored string around it with a knot to form a nice loop. Wrap around a few times making sure you tuck the endings. Cut off the rest of endings.
Now start weaving in a figure-8 pattern around your two leather cords. Stop a few inches from the end.
Again wrap a few times around tightly and secure with a knot. Place a drop of glue onto the knot and cut the string ends.
Add the bead and another knot - you are ready to go!!!
Another one, right?
You can find my jewelry on Etsy!
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