Mar

9

{ crafternoon stories }

By Brit

Spring is not only the revival of nature but also a new beginning for inspirations. So as me with my latest creation which represents a jellyfish made of a doily and different wool, linen and lurex yarns. The idea was born recently during a sunny day at the ocean discovering some jellyfish that stranded on the beach. I was always fascinated by jellyfish because they look so graceful with their long tentacles moving slowly in the water like a ballet.
I was just creating some stamped crocheted ornaments and suddenly I had a kind of flash in my mind : why not using a doily as the body of a jellyfish and some yarns for the tentacles ? Thought and done.
I loved to realize my inspiration and I was so excited to see the finished creation.
And the result was up to my expectations : a bohemian creation that reminds of the ocean and warm breezy summer days.
Have a look at my latest creations available in my Etsy shop :
www.etsy.com/fr/shop/myblackbook

Aug

23

{ sunday crafternoon }

By Brit

Today the weather was perfect for a cozy Sunday Crafternoon. I found a stack of old yellowed French books at a local flea market that inspired me to create something original and unique. I love creating with nature elements like driftwood, seashells, pebbles or leaves collected in different natural settings. I have so many of these little treasures tucked all over my home only waiting for being incorporated in a lovely craft project. So I rummaged in my odds and ends craft box and dug out some little driftwood branches, pebbles, lace and wire… No sooner said than done, here are the results.creat2Lace paper pebbles
Bird ornament with kraft paper covered wire
Lavender closet hangings printed with hand crafted feather stamp

***All available in my Etsy Shop***

Sep

27

{ handmade with love }

By Brit

The time has come, today I will open my Etsy store with some of my DIY creations. Summertime has been like fuel for my creative mind. Plenty of ideas are buzzing in my head since a long, long time and now I finally created some of them. It’s a new experience for me, a kind of challenge, something I always wanted to do. Curious ? Sneak a peek: MBB
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Jan

12

{ sunday crafternoon }

By Brit

I knitted and felted a little sleeve for my iphone that will keep it warm during winter time 😉
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Jun

3

{ sunday crafternoon }

By Brit

I love to personalize clothes and accessoires to give them that little something that makes things unique and original. Today I stamped a gray linen scarf with star motifs. Potatoe stamping is an easy way to realize wonderful projects. Use small cookie cutters, some good-size potatoes and dye-based ink. No sooner said than done, that’s what it looks like.

{ Method }

Place the cookie cutter on a table, cutting side up. Center the potato over the cutter and press the cutter at about 1/2 inch into the potato. Cut the excess potato flesh with a kitchen knife away from the cookie cutter. Once the excess potato is removed, pull out the cookie cutter. Before inking and stamping wipe each surface of the potatoe dry with a towel. If you’re working on fabric you have to use dye-based ink. Once you stamped your motif, let the ink dry. After drying, put a cloth on the stamped surface and iron over it to fix the color.

Apr

8

{ happy easter }

By Brit

Last Sunday Crafternoon I crafted some eggs with newsprint and tissue tape and created a little Easter nest in an old English muffins mold with some paper grass, chocolate bunnies and eggs. Here are my creations. *** Wishing you a happy Easter ! ***

Mar

18

{ sunday crafternoon giveaway }

By Brit

I just finished creating this garland with five little butterflies made from origami paper, old book pages and brown paper. If you like it, it could be yours, it’s my giveaway to celebate the coming spring. It fits perfectly in a kids room or wherever you will spread some sunny atmosphere. If you would like to participate, simply let a comment about your spring feelings. Deadline is next Sunday, 25th of March. Good luck !

Mar

1

{ flapped away }

By Brit

… like a butterfly. I will be away for new adventures in København. See you soon !

Nov

27

{ in the mood for x-mas }

By Brit

It’s time for Christmas decorating ! I always start decorating for this magical period during the weekend after Thanksgiving. A few days ago I were in my resourceful phase and created two Christmas trees with old wood lathes, one  painted in shabby white, that I  sticked together and added with some nails. After that I trimmed the trees with little  Christmas ornaments: the white tree in fancy colors, the raw one in a pure white and silver style. And that’s what my little trees look like! Are you already in the mood for Christmas ? What are your Christmas decorations and creations ?

Nov

18

{ fuel for your creative minds }

By Brit

Today, I went to the fair Creations & Savoir-Faire of the magazine Marie Claire Idées. There were so many stands with wonderful supplies to realize your craziest creative ideas. If you are in Paris, the fair runs until tomorrow. Get inspired !