One of my hobbies is taking pictures, I especially enjoy taking macros of flowers. One day I was having fun taking pictures of a bouquet I had received from a friend the day before. Then I had an idea to stage the flowers with candies in search of interesting color combinations and visual interest. I went to the local grocery store, purchase LOTS of bags of goodies of all colours and shapes and for the next two days I took about one hundred pictures with different types of candies. Hum… I should of weighed myself before and after those two days of shooting,
View the other colour palettes part of this photography series.
I went to Paris the first time for my 50 ieth birthday. I could talk for hours about this beautiful city and its neighborhoods. I was fascinated by the craftsmanship of the door knockers. Ah! the color of Parisian doors. Here’s a Photoshop collage (Post card/ travel art) of my favorite door knockers hope you enjoy them too!
This DIY handmade bag from old jeans refashion is a step by step tutorial that demonstrate how to upcycle old jeans into a stylish handbag, sew boxed corners, add a rigid bottom insert, a simple closure and create a funky look with some hand sewn adornments. The transformation can take between 6 to 8 hours to complete but just break it down into 4 – 5 phases. You can do it!
Keep reading to learn how I used the animal print top to line the purse, make a key chain and a zippered compartment.
Why am I starting a sewing and DIY blog of my own?
After all we are now reading articles stating that the Millennial’s cannot sew and have stopped practicing this ancient skill (?!!). I also read that people are now born into houses that do not have a sewing machine for the past two generations. A phenomenon that I have also witnessed among my own family and friends.
On the other hand, we are also reading encouraging articles saying that sewing is revived, that home sewing is a growing trend and that the crafts industry is enjoying a resurgence.