Sunday, 2 March 2014

DIY - handy little pouch


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Hi everyone!!
here I am again with another DIY project! This time I've made an handy little pouch for my phone and my keys! Some time ago I've bought some fabrics on Etsy (take a look here) and I couldn't wait to use it to make handmade things! This is a very fast and easy project, you'll need:


Main fabric : 1 pieces (10x15 cm, 4x6 inches)
Lining fabric : 1 pieces (10x15 cm, 4x6 inches)
Zipper (15cm, 6 inches)

Put together the two pieces of fabric back to back (decor showing), then fold them on their short edges, with the main fabric inside and pin them. Sew the pinned sides and finally fix the zipper on the open edge and turn inside out the little pouch. Now it's ready for your phone or for anything you want to hold inside it!
I haven't any experience with this kind of handmade projects and after finishing it I realized that it would have been better to sew the zipper first, but I'm really happy with the result anyway!!


I hope you like it!
If you have any advice to help me get better please leave a comment!

Happy Sunday dears,

Michela

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Weekly Inspirations - I want to do


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Hello everyone!In this cloudy Sunday I want to share with you my "I want to do" list.
This is a strange moment for me, I'm totally absorbed by work and I really miss the time to make something for me. I love my job but sometimes I would like to have more hours in a day!
So this is my little dreams' list, I want to:

- HAVE NEW ADVENTURES : I want to discover new places, lose myself into the nature and take a deep breath. (The photo was taken by Ayaka Terawaka.) When I'm stressed I need to go into the nature, or look at the sea: they are like a spell that recharges my energy, and in this moment I really need it.

- COOKING CROISSANTS  : I love cooking, I love croissant, so why not cook some? I know that is really complicated to make croissants but I really want to try!!
I've found the step by step tutorial at this link!

- HAVE AN HANGING CHAIR : I've seen this wonderful hanging chair on Oh Happy day website and I've immediately fallen in love with it! Clik here for more photos! (you can buy it at this link )When I was a little kid I loved playing with the seesaw, my Dad made one for me! I was really happy that day!


- RIDE OUT MY FEARS : "Don't lose yourself in your fear". I want to remind me this phrase and try to fight my fears!!

- GO TO LONDON : One close friend of mine has moved to London with her boyfriend last summer. I'm going to London to stay with her for a few days!! I've never visited London before so I'm really eager to! I want to visit Harrods, the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Carnaby Street, the Big Ben, the London Eye and more!

(The funny illustration was made by Jim Datz)

What do you want to do? 

I hope your wishes come true as soon as possible.

Happy Sunday dears.


Michela

Saturday, 4 January 2014

DIY - Chalkboard fever


Hi everyone! I want to start this year with my first video tutorial! Making this video has been exciting and painting my little wall with chalkboard paint was really fun!
This project has been in my neverending to-do list for so much time (I've bought the chalkboard paint in July!) and during these Christmas holidays I've finally found the time to make it! Hooray!
The video's soundtrack is a song by Josh Woodward, I found his track on creative commons music.

I hope you'll enjoy the project and the video too!
Happy 2014!


Michela

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Weekly Inspirations - Eight


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Hi there! Finally Winter holidays have arrived and I've found the time to upload something new on the blog! I was really sad because during these last three months I haven't found time to invest here. I really love writing on this blog and making handmade things to share with you so I want to succeed in marrying work with "my daytime dreams" ! I'll do my best!
These are my weekly inspirations, let's be inspired:

DIY : Polka dot Umbrella! It's a really simple "do it yourself", take a look at this link on Design Love Fest website, there is a step by step tutorial. It is absolutely on my to do list, and it's a perfect diy for this rainy season!

INTERIORS : Love this bakery! The company name is Ou Meul Bakkery and it is in Cape Town.
I've discovered it on Lana Lou Style blog and I've immediately fallen in love with it. I really like the wood's use, the white tile's tilt angle and the pies too of course!

ILLUSTRATIONS : This is one of the beautiful drawings of Sarah Marino, she is a young illustrator, I suggest to take a look at her website, she will carry you into her world of magic.

WAITING FOR 2014 : This 2013 was a year full of changes, I've loved it...I hope this 2014 is reserving many surprises too! I'm ready for anythings!! 
"Make things happen"

Happy Holidays everyone!

Michela

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas everyone! In Italy it's the evening of December 25th and I'm ready to relax and watch a classic movie on the sofa with people I really care...I love moments like these!
This Christmas I've hoped to see snowing in Rome but unfortunately snow hasn't arrived...this is a photo I took two years ago when there was a great snowfall in Rome, it was a wonderful day!
Now I'm going to make a warm tea! I wish you all to spend a wonderful day with people you care.

Merry Christmas dears!

Michela

Sunday, 1 December 2013

DIY - Lunch bag for a little girl


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Hi there! here I am again with another DIY project! This time I've made it for my little niece Anna Sofia, this is a little lunch bag. I know, she can't use it right now (she is one year old) but I hope she'll use it when she'll grow up!
This time you won't need colors but you'll need fabrics, ribbons and a little bit of patience.
Let's start, Supplies:
- Sewing tread
- Fabric
- Scissors
- Ribbons

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Busy months

Hello everyone! It's been a while since my last post here! The last two months have been very important for me. I've changed my job. Right now I'm finishing my second training month at RPM Proget Studio in Rome. I've been missing my DIY projects so much because my weeks are really full of things to do and I didn't have time to make anything on my endless to do list.
Everyday I wake up early, I go to work and I come back late in the evening...It's really stressing! But I like what I'm doing, I'm drawing retail's interiors, some days it's fun, other days it's really hard but  I'm learning a lot so I've found my own calm and I'm carrying on!
These have been and will be hard times, but I'm going to find the time to do things that make me happy and to stay with people I love.
I really hope to upload new DIY projects soon!!

Michela