It’s easy to turn store-bought hook and eye closures into hook and bar closures. In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to make a DIY hook and bar closure.
Hook and eyes and hook and bars are a great way to fasten your garments: I use them on
skirt waistbands, as vintage dress closure together with snaps instead of a zipper closure (picture below) and as secure and historical accurate closure for my Victorian bodices. Continue reading Bend Eyes Into Bars – DIY Hook And Bar Closure
Growing wheatgrass at home for fresh wheatgrass juice is really easy, cheap and so much fun! In this post I’ll show you how to grow wheatgrass without soil: All you need is wheat grains and water!
Continue reading How To Grow Wheatgrass Without Soil
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
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.
Here you can see the
top 30 most popular post of 2017 and my 10 favorite post from last year.
My 30+ Favorite DIY Crafts, Recipes & Refashions + Why
Blog post are in random order.
All-Natural Blue Banana Milk – Dairy-Free
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