Hey Lovelies! It’s a few days later as my usual uploading date, but here we are with a new pattern! I had some troubles with the digital part (always the same haha, me and electronics just don’t go well together), hence why I’m uploading late.
I just love Autumn, if you didn’t knew yet. My new shop pattern will be those cute Mushroom Lady and Kid! Aren’t they adorable together?! I love discovering new mushroom in nature, trying to figure what they are. Nature can be so Beautiful and Inspirational!
When I was taking pictures in the nearby forest, some people walked by, they were like, that doesn’t grow here haha. I usually hate to get attention like that, socially awkward! But usually when I’m doing what I love, I act a bit easier around people.
Hey Lovelies! It’s been a long while since I posted something on my blog. I really needed some time off, and still, I can’t promise that there will be a blog next week or every week. We will see what happens. I try to let go of it more, and just see what I feel like doing/making. For today I wanted to make a pillow for my cat, since she loves to crawl under blankets etc. I hope she will use this pillow as well, where she can be cozy.
I tried to write this tutorial down as good as possible, but it might be slightly confusing since I forgot to take pictures often. If you have any questions, just let me know, I’ll try to help you out!
For this DIY you’ll need: ♥ Pillow. (Can be any size, as long as it’s big enough for your cat, mine is 50x60cm) ♥ Cotton Fabric in a color of choice. ♥ Coral Fleece in a color of choice. (You can also choose to skip the cotton fabric and make it out of fleece only). ♥ Zipper, about 30cm. ♥ Sewing Pins. ♥ Scissors. ♥ Sewing Machine. ♥ Iron. (Optional)
Tutorial Cat Bed Pillow
Measure the pillow you wanna use and maybe add a cm, so the pillow stays nice and fluffy ones you put the cover over it. Mine is 50 by 60 cm.
Now I wanted the “blanket” to be slightly bigger on one side so the cat can go in easily and have some space. And I wanted to flip a small part back, about 10cm, so it looks cute! Like they will be sleeping in a small bed.
Cut a piece as big as your pillow from cotton (Part A) and one out of fleece (Part B), don’t forget to add seam allowance, about 1cm! This will be the pillow cover.
For the blanket, make a template first, from paper. Or draw directly on the cotton fabric if you want to, make sure you do this on the wrong side. Draw the size of your pillow, measure 10cm down one of the short sides, and add 3cm at the 10cm mark to the width. As you can see in the picture one of the shorts sides will be extended a bit as well. But since you might be using a different size pillow, the easiest way to do this is to cut the bottom part with seam allowance already, up to the 10cm mark, fold the fabric on the 10cm line and trace the sides of the bottom. (I did this wrong myself at first and had to cut of that 10cm that you’ll flip back later, and add it with another piece of fabric with the right measurements). When you’ve drawn that right, cut the remaining out as well. The cotton sheet will be Part C. Cut the same from Fleece (Part D).
Sewing the First Part
Take part C and D, lay these on top of each other neatly with the right sides on the inside. Sew only the top side together. Flip the fabric, so the right sides are on the outside now, iron the seam if you want to, or make it at least neat.
Sewing a zipper to a piece of fabric is not something I seriously know how to do, so if you don’t know how, maybe look up a tutorial. Add one part of the zipper, with sewing pins, to one of the short sides of part A, center it neatly. Sew this on using the sewing machine.
The other side of the zipper is a bit harder, the other 3 layers go this part. Part C and D you’ve sewn together just now, you will add the zipper to the bottom side. But before you do this, you’ve to put part B on top of part D, with the right sides together, line it up neatly. I’ve sewn those 3 layers together first, so I was sure it was all attached. Now center the zipper as well with sewing pins, make sure the cotton fabric (Part C) is facing up just like the other side of the zipper, and sew it on.
On to the last part, the zipper is attached. Put part A on top of part C with the right sides together. The pillow should be inside out right now. The hard part is gonna be the blanket at this point, but just make sure that all the sides are lined up and the 10cm part of the blanket should be flipped back now. Take your time to pin all the sides neatly, so you’ll only have a rectangle shape left. Open the zipper if it wasn’t yet and start sewing around the all the edges but the zipper part. Take your time to sew it neatly, some parts have many layers, not all sewing machines like that. Just be careful. Trim the corners when you are done sewing, so it corners will look nicer after flipping.
Last is to flip the pillow cover inside out and put the pillow inside! You are done! You made it, I hope your cats will love it a lot. Luna has sit in it for a few seconds and left again, I think it’s not cold enough yet haha. Anyway, if you decided to make one as well, show it to me on Twitter or Instagram, I’d love to see how yours turned out!
I’m sorry for the lack of pictures, I was just in the flow and then I just forget things oops. I hope you don’t mind too much.
Have a wonderful day!
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Hey Lovelies! As you probably noticed, I completely disappeared from here and wasn’t really active on social media either. I feel like I am on this cross road and need to make a decision to where I will go. It’s amazing how something/someone, either positive or negative can flip you whole world upside down. I have an idea of what this might be, but I will keep that to myself, no need to share everything with the world, life is allowed to be private as well.
All of a sudden I feel the urge to meditate a lot and be in nature all the time, reading the power of now by Eckhart Tolle. I’m not interested in materialized things anymore, while before I wanted to buy books and craft supplies all the time! Just like my interest for Asian drama’s and music has been almost to a zero point. I still listen to ATEEZ, a Korean group, and sometimes some other groups, if I feel like. But I prefer to listen to meditation music now or listen to like, true spiritual journey related videos/podcasts. It’s odd, but it also feels good. Just focusing on what feels good for me to do.
Time for Change
For some time now, I don’t know how to continue my blog. To be honest, I don’t enjoy making amigurumi’s anymore, well I sometimes do, but when it is for my blog it often feels more like a burden instead of joy. It’s draining me. I am trying to figure out what to do. I feel like my heart is more with dragons, miniatures and art-dolls. But how do I use those subjects to make blogs out, that’s still inspiring and makes you wanna craft as well. (Those blogs won’t be a tutorial, more like the booknook (Part 1, Part 2) I made some time ago).
Since those things also take more time to make, I’m also not sure if I can keep up a blog a week. I still wanna make amigurumi and other things for you, like I do now. But, something really needs to change or I just end up abandoning this site and that’s not what I want. I hope you can understand that as well. This has been my struggle for most of the year now. And since everything feels messed up already, better get this sorted out as well.
I wonder where I will go with my blog. I need to find things that I enjoy making and how I can translate that to blogs. Do you have any suggestions for me? Comment below or email me or send me a message on social media.
For a long while now, probably since my teenage years, I wanna write a book. Most likely (YA) Fantasy. I love dragons, and that will be the subject, I just haven’t figured out any story line. I kinda hope I will one day. Not sure what it is with me wanting to write a book, but it sound just fun. Maybe I just need to start.
There’s also this idea I have for a bit now, to possibly make a Amigurumi book, but it’s not gonna be only Amigurumi, not gonna say how or what, since it’s just a vague idea that I have to figure out soon. I’ve also no clue if people would be interesting in it. I have a lot of figuring out to do!
Need to share some positivity with you! I recently got 2 kittens!! Finally! It’s a boy, named Diamond and a girl named Luna. It finally felt good to adopt some kittens, after losing Silver, past December. They are 14 weeks old now and doing very well. I’ve them about 3 weeks now, they are really cute, but also wanna try everything and make a mess. XD Well, that are kittens for you, they need to learn what they can and can’t do.
Luna is very cuddly, Diamond a bit less, but he comes to me for cuddles more and more. So maybe one day he will be as cuddly as Luna.
They are growing so fast though! Diamond a bit faster as Luna, but that maybe has to do with that they sterilized her already, before I adopted her. A bit soon if you ask me, but I get them as well. They don’t want their shelters full with cats without a home.
Anyway, here are so cute pictures of them;
I hope you’ll have a wonderful day, stay happy and healthy.
PS. I will try to resume post blogs every Thursday from now on. Not sure how they will look like, but I guess you will find out.
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Hey Lovelies! I love playing around with bleach on clothes. (Yes, I take precautions, don’t worry!). The only thing is I hate the smell of it, so I prefer to do it with all windows open and escape my room after or do it outside. It really depends on the project I’m doing. Have you ever used bleach to alternate clothes?! If you have or not, doesn’t really matter. I’m here to give you a idea what you could do. My brain is already like, I can do this and that and THAT. Yeah, way too many ideas. I really hope I can inspire you as well!
For this DIY you’ll need: ♥ Clothing of choice, but make sure it’s of a natural material like cotton. ♥ (Thick) Bleach. ♥ Plastic bottle with tiny nozzle or brush with a small cup. ♥ Spray Bottle. (Optional) ♥ (Pastel) pencil. ♥ Paper. ♥ Scissors. ♥ Plastic Sheets/Trash bags.
Warning! Make sure you are allowed to work with Bleach, if you are under age, ask your parents. It’s aggressive stuff. Take all precautions needed, like a well ventilated area, gloves etc. Read the label well.
Tutorial Bleach Shirt
First off, is to prepare your clothes, I used a t-shirt. If you bought it new, wash it. There’s always something on there that makes it sorta water resistant and that will make it a bit harder to work with. Let it dry.
Make your design
While your clothes are drying, think of your design. I chose to do various leaves. I drew the shapes on paper and cut those out. But of course, feel free to make any design.
When your shirt is dry, start laying out the paper leaves on your shirt. Make any composition you like and trace these on your shirt with a pastel pencil. I chose pastel since that grabs better on a t-shirt and it will wash out later, I am not sure if graphite will wash out. You can free style your design as well, but for the tutorial it’s easier to explain it this way.
When you are happy with the line art on your shirt. It’s time to start the bleaching process. Make sure to take all the precautions, like wearing gloves, open all windows or work outside etc, protect surfaces and probably most important, put plastic in between the layers of your clothes that you are gonna bleach. You don’t want your design leak through to the other side, right?!
When you’ve done that, fill a small bottle with thick bleach, which has a small nozzle. This makes it easier to make details. Also fill a spray bottle with bleach. Make some test on paper or a scrap piece to see how it comes out the bottle and get the feel of it. If you don’t have any bottles I mentioned, a brush will work as well, just will take a bit longer to trace all the lines.
I sprayed the shirt with bleach first, carefully, just to distress the shirt a bit. This part somehow took longer to bleach for me. Then I started tracing the lines I made with the small nozzled bottle. It might take a bit of practice in the beginning. Also try to make the lines as thin as possible with tracing, they most likely will expand a bit while it works in. For me it took just seconds to see it work, especially when you use fresh bought bleach. Sometimes it will get less strong over time.
You kinda wanna work quickly, once the bleach has done its part, there’s no use to keep it on there longer, it will only damage your clothes. So, when you finish tracing all the lines, make sure all lines are bleached the way you want. Just a small note here; when you use a black t-shirt, those won’t bleach white, those will turn out orange-ish.
When you are happy with how it looks (it will lighten a bit more after washing and drying). Then it’s time to rinse your shirt. Use cold water and rinse it thoroughly. After that, throw it in the washing machine immediately on a full program. Some say to wash it without any soap, but I tested both ways and it doesn’t really matter.
When the washing machine is done, all you have to do is to wait for it to dry! I know, waiting is annoying, but just be patient, you can soon show of you own one of a kind t-shirt or other clothes you decided to alternate!
I hope you liked this tutorial! I think this is quite fun to do! Just making your own style of clothes! Who doesn’t want that?! I also made some mistakes with this shirt, one of the leaves is not as detailed, that’s where I started, I figured the lines needed to be thinner by then. Oh well, I still love how mine turned out. And if you decide to make one yourself as well, please show me on Twitter of Instagram, I’d love to see what you create!
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next week!
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Hey Lovelies! It’s time for a new shop pattern today! I made this pattern a while ago as well, but never did anything with it in the end. I found it back and decided it’s time to work it out! This little one I called River. A tiny little creature with wings or without wings, he’s cute either way.
These creatures love to be around you, often wanna sit on your shoulder or on your hands. Totally loves to cuddle. I hope you are ready for that if you wanna bring a River inside your life.
The pattern can be found over at my Ko-fi shop, as usual, you can pay there with Paypal. I still don’t have another place you can buy from for now. I’ll keep you updated if anything changes!
I hope you’ll enjoy those shop patterns, they are easy to make. Just have fun! You wanna make this too!
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next week!
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