2013-08-25

2013-08-23

Storage box out of plastic Washing Powder Jar.




 1. Grab yourself a plastic jar. It has to be so big that you can get one hand inside the jar, for comfortable sewing later on.

Pull of any labels or paper.



2. Make a pattern and attach it to the jar and simply start pushing the pin down. Make sure you push the pin down in all four corners of every square. ( The plastic might seem hard but it´s actually quite easy to pin it true. )


3. Now you can start sewing.

And its up to you. You don´t have to go crazy like I did. A short name, or word and you have a rather uniqe gift to send to a loved one.



Leave it like this:
Or go crazy like me:

It was so mutch fun I couldn´t put an end to it, untill all was done...
Now you have a perfect storage box. Or put a glas jar inside and you have a summer vase.


2013-08-22

broken. and what to do with it.

 "The world breaks everyone
and afterward many are strong
in the broken places" 
- Ernest Hemingway
 

Thoughts on creativity...



... When starting a project, this is how I feel. Most times. Click it to hear it.

2013-08-21

Today I am doing a guest post about how to weave earrings...

Today I am happy to announce thatI will be a monthly contributor to the funny and creative Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! site. This means that once a month you can pop in there and check out brand new creative tutorials from The Bushcrafter! I´ll keep you updated!

The Swedish Bushcrafter

At Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! I am committed to explore different crafts that involves working and creating together with children. It will be so much fun for me to share my ideas with all you readers out there!


In this first post I´m sharing how to weave earrings:
We are going to do this by weaving our "fabric", this is a simpley and fun way for your child to get fammiliar with the weaving tecniqe. 

By weaving this we get the chance to choose colors and be there true the whole design process. You truly are designing your own earrings.

Here I show you how to make a simple weaving frame out of cardboard.  


This is Marigold at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! :
 


Go check her out!


2013-08-20

Making a personalized notebook cover.



Black notebook gone quirky and stylish with a new personalized notebook cover. I´ve started with a harlequin fabric and decorated it with embroidery. This is now “The Bushcrafter” notebook, a place where I write and doodle down all of my ideas. 

See my progress step 1 and step 2.

My unfinished project: Making a nootebook cover.



Remember my unfinished projects? Here is my attemt at making the pile a bit smaller. I´m currently sewing a notebook cover with this fabric.


2013-08-19

Rag rug finished


Earlier I was working on shrinking my pile of unfinished projects. I started with the hand woven rug I made this summer, and now It´s finished.

It was almost done, I just needed to fold the edges. Here you can see what I did

Now it is all done. It will have a special place in our home, in my creative corner. I like the orange and pink together. It makes my creativity go wild...


Working on my unfinished projects pile..

Working on my unfinished projects pile.. 




Getting started on my unfinished projects pile...

Getting started on my unfinished projects pile.

Folding in the two edges of my towel.

I double fold the edges and then make a seam on both sides.

2013-08-18

Big pile of unfinished projects...



 Embroidery...
                                        Cross-stitch...
                                                                                                                                 Weaving.....

My pile of unfinished projects are enormous. 
Were should I start?
 I dont know, I think I´ll dive right in to it, head first, that´s the only way to get something done.

                         Printing...




                                     Pillows...
                                                                                  More embroidery......

2013-08-15

How I know I am a Buscrafter? I look in the woodshed for DIY ideas.


This is why I know I am Bushcrafter: I look for DIY:s in the woodshed.  Coming soon @ the bushcrafter.

Scandinavian Christmas ornaments for sale on etsy


Scandinavian Christmas ornaments for sale on my etsy page.


These bundles of Joy contains smaller or bigger pieces of vintage fabric, buttons, laces and artifacts. It´s a small part of culture heritage from Scandinavia that is available for you.  All of these pieces have been cared for and treasured. That you hang in you´re christmas tree or use in your mixed media art work. 

Includes new and old Christmas ornaments from Sweden.
What you see in this picture and a few surprises!





Create an simple weaving frame out of cardboard

Create an simple weaving frame out of cardboard. For braclets, earrings and other small things.

 Seal it with a knot on the back.

2013-08-13

Bundle of Joy - "Granny"

Do you feel stuck in your creativity? Do you need inspiration, maybe some new fabric, texture to get your creative juices going? You can get yourself one of theese from my shop:


Theese bundles of Joy contains smaller or bigger pieces of vintage fabric, buttons, laces and artifacts. It´s a small part of culture heritage from Scandinavia that is available for you.  All of these pieces have been cared for and treasured!



You can use in your mixed media work, your patchwork projects or any textile artwork.
When you use anything in this bundle for your creations I would love to be a part of it, see it and maybe publish it on my blog with your permission.


 All wrapped up an ready to go...

2013-08-12

Bundle of Joy @ the Bushcrafter

Do you feel stuck in your creativity? Do you need inspiration, maybe some new fabric, texture to get your creative juices going? You can get yourself one of theese from my shop:


Theese bundles of Joy contains smaller or bigger pieces of vintage fabric, buttons, laces and artifacts. It´s a small part of culture heritage from Scandinavia that is available for you.  All of these pieces have been cared for and treasured!





You can use in your mixed media work, your patchwork projects or any textile artwork.



When you use anything in this bundle for your creations I would love to be a part of it, see it and maybe publish it on my blog with your permission.