Ok, a little early to prepare for Christmas, but a few weeks ago I picked acorns and put them to dry. This weekend the kids and I had a little Christmas decoration workshop with the dried acorns. With glue and glitter we made the vainest acorns for Christmas.
If you want to make your own, I have a tip: Spray the glittery acorns with hairspray after the glue has dried, to fixate the glitter.
Thanks for the great idea, Sweet Paul!
With a string and a tassel from a DIY-shop you can copy the Saint Laurent tassel necklace in 3 minutes. I am very satisfied with mine, and inspired by The Great Kate I used it with a black jumper. Not very photo friendly, but if you take a really close look you might get a glimpse of it.
Photo of Kate Moss: Vogue UK
I have started a knitting project that hopefully will end up as a brown alpaca jumper. I am visiting my mother´s cottage this week, and she is such a great inspiration when it comes to knitting and needlecraft. She knits complex patterns, she knits fast, and the result is always perfect. Best of all, she is a safe backup if I should not make it to the end with my brown jumper.
Two beautiful jumpers knitted to me by my mother.
Wearing my favourite knit.
I like the structure of the tulle and the colours, but I have to admit that it did not work out totally after my plan. I was aiming for a tulip silhouette but ended up with an a-line shape. I think I made too many pleats, so the tulip shape gave the skirt too much volume around the waist. Not flattering.
Anyway – the whole experience inspired me to pick up the sewing machine more often, so I will hopefully get some spare time during the Christmas week.
/ Fake fur from Lanvin for H&M / Leather top from H&M Trend / DIY tulle skirt / Bag from By Malene Birger / Boots from Topshop /
I started my Christmas party dress project this weekend, inspired by the dress I wrote about last week. The reason why I even considered starting such a project was actually a book about modifying clothes called “Sy om” (alter) written by the Norwegian multitalented Jenny Skavlan. I bought the book after hearing Jenny Skavlan talk about it in a bookstore. She made sewing sound so easy!
The first I did was to pin pleated white tulle to a black silk ribbon. Then I did the same with the mint tulle. I sewed it on, and the started to work with double-layered black tulle.
I am surprised that it turned out this well, because I have only managed to sew curtains in the past. That said, I have some adjustments to do before it is ready for the Christmas party – but I think it will work. I´ll wear it with a black waist slip and a leather top. I´ll try to get someone take a photo of the ensemble on Saturday so you can judge for yourselves.