5th December 2013
Speaking of handmade gifts (see yesterday’s post), over the last couple of weeks I’ve been collecting ideas for presents made from second hand maps – the perfect little something for that person who has everything. Perhaps it’s the nerdy town planner in me, but what better way to celebrate a shared love of wanderlust than embroidering a map of the places you’ve been together, or illustrating a quote onto a vintage map? I particularly love the concept of making a simple wall collage of tourist maps of the places you’ve travelled and also covering notebooks in old maps.
Read on for a few ideas, most of which could be whipped up in under an hour. Now it’s time to head down to your local tourist office and stock up on maps and guides.
Make a collage out of old maps | Decorate your packages with map scraps
Illustrate a map with their favourite quote
Wrap with maps
Stitch out your journey
Pick your most memorable trips
Cover a few notebooks
1st December 2013
As the holiday season canters towards us in a blur (whaaatttt it’s Dec first already!?), I find myself unusually attracted to all things bright, glittery and girly. In general my evening footwear is black, simple and most often better suited to black mesh than black lace, but at this time of year – and for some unknown reason – I can’t help but covet bow heels in all shapes and sizes (ok I do know the reason, do I have to spell it out for you? c-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s p-a-r-t-y). This style with the big bow on the side has caught my eye over and over, and I’m obsessed with how one would recreate such a look . Ideas?
25th November 2013
And just like clockwork, the new season brings on an urge to make a new skirt. Every time I see a trend I love I think to myself – could I make a skirt like that? I wonder why that is…? I guess admittedly most of the skirts I make are of simple construction and are therefore an easy way to experiment with fabrics (hoping to master sewing a jacket one of these days!). In tune with grunge vibe I mentioned last week, tartan has be catching my eye of late. Lucky for me you can pick up some tartan at just about any fabric store, something I did recently. In case you were wondering I skipped making a skirt out of dollar store tartan bags a la Celine! Now, all I have to do is decide whether it’s going to be pencil or flippy. Thoughts? Slimline or fluted?