Hyacinth are my favorite spring flowers! This year I made a simple Easter table decoration with recycled glass jars, fresh moss and pink hyacinths. Continue reading DIY Hyacinth Jars With Moss
‘There are certain types of girls and women to whom violets seem to belong.’ (Ruth Wyeth Spears, 1920s)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make authentic 1920s ribbon violets and how to wrap wire stems with embroidery floss. Continue reading 1920s Violets – Ribbon Flower Tutorial
I love spring crafts with fresh moss! On our walk yesterday we gathered some moss to make these moss pots for Easter. Aren’t they beautiful? The moss looks so soft and velvety. Continue reading DIY Moss Pots – Spring Craft With Living Moss
‘A well-made rosette of two-toned double faced ribbon gives just the right touch at the waistline of the simple but smartly cut evening frocks so much in the vogue.’ (Ruth Wyeth Spears, 1920s)
Ribbon rosettes were popular dress accessories in the 1920s – they were usually worn at the shoulder or waist. A while ago I made a ribbon rosette for my 1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style and the dress looks much more finished with the rosette.
For this new ribbon rosette I used original 1920s instruction. The 1920s ribbon rosette is really easy and fast to make! Continue reading DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial
Buckram is a very stiff fabric, almost like cardboard. Buckram is used for millinery and historical clothing. You can buy buckram but buckram is easy to make at home: All you need is cornstarch and cotton or linen fabric – I usually use cotton canvas, twill or Aida cloth. Continue reading How To Make DIY Buckram For Millinery & Historical Clothing
Yay! My 750th blog post! 😀 To celebrate it, I’m sharing my 30 favorite blog post of 2017 with you.
My 30+ Favorite DIY Crafts, Recipes & Refashions + Why
Blog post are in random order.
I finally found a drink that isn’t too acidic to be colored with ph-sensitive natural red cabbage food coloring. Yay! 😀 Continue reading 750th Blog Post! + My 30 Favorite Blog Posts
I haven’t shown you pictures of my DIY Edwardian boudoir slippers yet. Continue reading DIY Stockings & Edwardian Boudoir Slippers
After turning old leggings into thigh-high stockings and a knit shirt into knee socks, I now saved old, holey tights and stockings. It’s an easy and quick refashion! Continue reading Save Old, Holey Tights & Stockings – Refashion Tutorial
In today’s tutorial – the second to last project of my Advent Calendar 2017 – I’ll show you how to make a pretty, non-wilting faux cranberry wreath with wood beads. It’s an easy and quick last minute holiday craft: It took me just some minutes yesterday to string and paint the beads. Continue reading DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament
Aren’t these icicle winter luminaries beautiful? They look great as christmas table decoration, on the window sill or as modern Advent wreath. The snow frosted candle holders are easy and quick to make with things you already have at home. And they’re a great holiday craft for kids because they’re made with natural “ingredients”. 😉 Continue reading DIY Icicle Candle Holders – Winter Luminaries With Snowy Pinecones