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Minerals Zipper Purse

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Hi everybody! Today I show you a really cute and up-to-date little project. As minerals are popping up everywhere these days, I was happy to find a great pattern in issue 48 of Mollie Makes (my favourite magazine, as you all know). The original design was made for up-styling a plain jumper. This looks really great!

For I don’t have any jumpers for upcycling at the moment, I decided to sew a small zipper purse with the minerals design. I chose a white cotton fabric and embroidered the design first before sewing the purse together. For a cute finish, I attached a pompon at the zipper.

I’m so happy with the result. Mollie Makes always inspires me in the greatest way. If you don’t know the magazine already, give it a try. If you love comtemporary crafts, bright colours and cute and quirky things, this is the perfect choice for you. It’s sometimes a bit complicated to get the current issue outside UK, but it’s worth it. I finally found a dealer here in Germany in my hometown, who gets it on stock- although almost 3 weeks late (seems a bit strange in 2015, but anyway, I’m happy to get it).

A great and crafty Sunday to you all. Have fun and happy moments!

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Gold Glitter Pompon Bag

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Hi everybody! This is my contribution against winter depression. Tomorrow I start my new job and I wanted to have a new bag to carry my lunch every day. It should be bright, colourful and a real eye-catcher in all this grey and unpleasant January weather outside. I decided for a white cotton bag and painted it with glitter polkadots. Yay! For extra brightness I attached small pompons in my current fav colours. Didn’t it turn out cute? I love it very much.

So here’s how you can make one for yourself. You’ll need:

– white cotton bag
– fabric painter in gold glitter
– circle stencil or something similar as a big button
– pencil
– piece of cardboard
– for the pompons: yarn, pompon-maker and Bakers Twine

Let’s get started:

– First iron the cotton bag. Then lay it out flat and insert the cardboard.
– Draw the circles onto the fabric with thin pencil lines. I used a big button for it. If you’re not sure where to draw the circles you can make circle- templates out of coloured paper first and lay them out onto the bag. So you can play around with the positions before you finally draw the circles.
– Paint the circles with the fabric painter. Let it dry completely an iron it from the backside. Now it will be fixed and washable.
– If you like, make 3 pompons and attach them with Bakers Twine on your bag.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. Have fun and happy moments!

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Pompon Brooche

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Hi everybody! Yesterday evening I made this pompon brooche with some leftover yarn in bright neon colours. Really, I like pompons so much. They remind me of my childhood, they feel fluffy and in my favourite colours they’re a total eye candy.

If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s how:
– Make 3 small pompons and cut them in shape for a neat look.
– Tie the pompons together so that you have a small bouquet.
– Attach a brooche pin on the back.

It’s the easiest thing, isn’t it? I intend to wear it with a black outfit when I start my new job next week. Have fun and happy moments!

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Pompon Key Charms

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Hi everyboday! For it’s the last day of the year, I wanted it to end colourful. These pompon key charms were the result. Aren’t they cute?

All you need is a bit of leftover yarn in candy colours to make the pompons. When you have three of them, cut them in shape for a nice and neat look. Attach Bakers Twine, in matching colours if you have at hand, and add some beads. Tie everything together – and that’s it.

I wish you all a very happy new year full of inspiration, creativity and fun. Making beautiful things and following your inspiration is a great way to enjoy life – so keep on being creative and enjoy the new year as much as you can. Read you in 2015!