Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SNURK: Dressed Up Bedding


The Dutch label SNURK always has brilliant ideas when it comes to finding new prints for their bedding. From astronaut, dog or bra to princes and a sleeping cat you can find all sorts of fun images on blankets and pillow cases that make your bed unique and fun.

via SNURK

via SNURK

Their newest design is called 100% Wool and features two sleeping lamps on the blanket cover. And with it SNURK released a video on how they shot the little lambs for their newest product. Great idea, great video, great product. Love it!


Love,
Lela

Monday, May 27, 2013

DIY Inspiration: Dip Dyed Chain Necklace

This chain necklace is a great inspiration for an easy DIY: Just dip the middle part of the chain in paint or spray paint it (might be the better option). Hurray for spray paint again!

Love,
Lela

Sunday, May 26, 2013

DIY it: Stamp and Sew Your Own Pillow Cases


One of my favorite things to DIY are pillow cases. A new set of pillows can change the look of your couch and even the whole room in minutes. My latest pillows are all made from scratch, including the design and stamping the prints. They are all pretty simple to sew with no zippers and endless possibilities of stamping different designs. In this post I'd like to show you the different pillows and explain how I made the design. 

The dotted circles print is made with fabric paint and the eraser on the back of a pencil. Just dab the eraser into the fabric paint (I've put a little paint on a plate)  and dot around circles of different sizes you've drawn on the pillow case before with a compass.

I used the same technique with the eraser on this pillow case. Be sure to draw the circles with the compass before, it never works if you try to dab on the circles without any guiding lines.

I made this pillow case with blue and silver fabric paint and a cork. Dissolve a little bit of the blue dye in water and dip in the fabric about half. Add more water and dip again about three quarters. Let dry completely. Spread a little silver fabric paint on a plate and dab the cork in the paint. Use the cork to paint polka dots on your pillow case.

I carved my own stamp for this one. You can get special stamp rubber in the craft store that comes in various sizes. To carve the stamp I printed out the flower design    (I found it in photoshop) and pressed the rubber against the image. The image transfers lightly onto the rubber and makes it easy for you to carve out the design. For carving I used linocut knives. Once the stamp is done you just dab it in fabric paint and print away.

The fabric for this cloudy pillow is some left over fabric I dyed in the same technique than my pants in this post. Just follow the directions of the pants post to dye your fabric. 

To sew the pillow cases I've prepared a little tutorial for you. Let me know in the comments if you have any further questions. 
 

And now I wish you a pleasant time while stamping and sewing your brand new pillow cases.

Love,
Lela

Heavy Metal: Just My Kind of DIY


Hardware stores bare an infinite amount of possibilities for DIYers like myself. Chains, nails, shiny tubes, copper rings and the likes are great for jewelry crafting or projects for my home. Therefore it comes to no suprise that I really liked the hardware DIY the German Glamour magazine crafted for their blog. Find instructions and the full post here. The tutorial is in German but the pictures are explanation enough I think.

Happy crafting!

Love,
Lela

Saturday, May 11, 2013

DIY: Is It Raining Yet?

via Designlovefest
Head over to Designlovefest and check out their great tutorial on how to spruce up your ordinary umbrella. 

Love,
Lela

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Make it: Last Minute Mother's Day Card


Forgot Mother's Day? Make this DIY Card in five minutes. To make the hearts I used ink pads and my fingerprint. Just dip the tip of your index finger on the ink pad and dab it on the paper. Do it again in an angle to form a heart. And, done!

Love,
Lela

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY this: Spray Paint your Lamps

I know, I'm a little late to jump on the copper bandwagon but after I found a copper spraypaint at my favorite craft store I just had to turn something in my appartment copper. The best victim turned out to be the little pink lamp on my kitchen table. So I taped off everything I didn't wanna be copper and wrapped the post with paper. My spraypaint is by Montana and is called Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paint. I didn't have to prime with white first and only needed one layer. If your spraypaint isn't that strong, I recommend priming colored lamps with white first. Spray evenly in a well ventilated area, or outside if you can.


Any of these lamps should also be easily spraypaintable. Maybe even with a neon edge, in a lovely pastel color or a matte black.


Another lamp that I've spraypainted recently is my desk lamp. It was silver before but it fit better in my color concept in gold. And it turned out great, it really looks like I bought it this way.


Happy spraying!
Love,
Lela

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Photos for you: Have a Happy Spring

 

 
all pics by Lela Schön

Had my camera with me while enjoying springtime and the whole world around me in bloom. Enjoy while it lasts!

Love,
Lela

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Great Prints: Wise Words in Black and White

all images via Therese Sennerholt
I've seen these Therese Sernnerholt prints today on A Merry Mishap and instantly liked it. She has lots of black and white prints in awesome designs in her shop. Go check it out here.

Love,
Lela
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