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Sunday, December 11, 2011


based on a craft project by martha stewart living: teacup candles. the cups were all found at flea markets and charity thrift shops. the microwavable candle wax is soy based, which makes for a very clean smoke-free burn. i bought the wicks and wick holders - which are hot-glued to the bottom of the cup - in a diy store in belgium.

tis the season...

last year, i made a bunch of holiday stockings that were sold in a few local boutiques. the one i liked the most never sold, and i'm very happy about that. it was made from an unfinished piece of petit-point embroidery - le paysan d'apres le nain - and I left in the printed border as well as the color sampler.

more bangles

after the ones i made with leather, i wanted to try some with fabric, which turned out to be lot easier... in this case, the bangles are wrapped with selvedge clippings. it just takes a little hot glue to keep everything in place. again, the closure was wrapped and covered up with waxed jute twine.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


a great way to use up whatever bits & pieces you have lying around: these "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" bib necklaces. i love collecting vintage sewing notions & buttons, and this is a great way to use them. the base is a double layer of fabric, sewn together with the seams exposed. a ribbon makes the closure.