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We had some renovations...

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We all need some renovation once in a while I had mine when opening the Bloesem Space and typepad did last week ... they were attacked by a hacker which caused both my blogs and many others in the world to be down for almost a week ... all they could do was put some serious kit on their server walls!! And it worked ... we are all live and on our feet again.

We get lots of questions about the displays and furniture in the Bloesem Creative Space. So here's a little about them. There was alot of doing-it-myself, especially for the shelving in the studio. I spotted this bag of small wooden sticks in the art store one fine day and thought they would create an amazing display and create some kind of dimension to otherwise boring planks of wood. A bottle of wood glue, a plank of wood and a few bags of wooden dowels later.. tah dah! We have our one of a kind shelves and wooden displays we use throughout the Bloesem space.

Don't these trays from Fine Little Day look wonderful on them!

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Another DIY project (and now product, which you can find on Bloesem.co) are the leather straps together with our trusty wooden dowels (aka. wooden rods). They have come in very handy both for display as well as storage. Other than hanging items, we have used them to secure mats so that they don't all fall down and create a big mess. 

Our display tables are held up by our favorite master and master trestles we have mentioned here.

And our shelves are none other than the well-known ikea ekby shelves. We love the clean look they give and also how they some what match our trestles.

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 Vintage copper from the Netherlands that I used to collect when in Amsterdam. Ideal for props in photo-shoots ... if you want to see more pop by our space in Tiong Bahru! It would be lovely to meet you ~ Irene xoxo

 

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Leather Love

Bloesem Living | Leather Love DIY

Leather, what a classic material. And like how we expressed in the title of this post, this is all about why we love leather. This amazing material isn't just beautiful, it's sturdy and wears well, so basically there's just alot of potential for it. 

Recently, the Bloesem Creative Space had a little dose of leather love with the addition of these leather handles through out the store, which are great for hanging everything from plants to accessories and other beautiful products we want to display.

But we didn't want to stop there so we did a quick google search and were just shocked at how many wonderful leather DIYs there were already floating around on the interwebs! So we had to include some of our favorite after the cut.

Plus, bonus links for some products we love using this cow hide natural leather that you can get your hands on!

Bloesem Living | Leather Love DIY

Bloesem Living | Leather Love DIY
Bloesem Living | Leather Love DIY

 OR if your not the handy man treat yourselves to one of these items and be part of the leather trend

{1. Strap Tote Bag By AMt  2. Caroline Gomez  3. Deckle&Hide  4. Bottles and Decamters from Simon Hassan

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2. DIY Tutorial 

We found this lovely leather handle DIY over at The Brick House. Simple enough to do and totally makes over your white cupboard! What a few pieces of leather can do..

and just in time for Valentine ... 

Bloesem Living | Leather Love DIY

These Leather Conversation Hearts are so creative! Much better than just a simple card. Gets the lovely message across while still being a usely necklace/keychain. Oh how practical!

Image Credit: Top 3 images by Bloesem

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Make a Word Catcher for a present

Bloesem Living | DIY WORD CATCHER

 Véronique has been a regular craft contributor for my other blog Bloesem Kids and every time I am thrilled to receive her DIY projects in my inbox. This lady lives in Africa where art materials are not the easiest to find but with simple tools and materials she teaches us how to create amazing things. Normally I only share the projects on BKids only but today I wanted to make sure you wouldn't miss this one. 

Think about some words you would like to give to a friend or family member this year for Christmas? 

 - How to Make a DIY Word Catcher -

 

 

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DIY Golden feathers

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers

Hello Bloesem readers, this is Nancy from Nicenancy and I am excited to share a little craft tutorial with you today. 

I’ve got a thing for feathers at the moment. They are so tactile and beautiful I could look at them forever. And once you start painting them gold, you’ll want them even more. I used mine to decorate a package, but they are best friends with interior decorators as well. Put them under a glass and let the pretty things shine!

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers

What you’ll need
*Textile painting (I used Royal Talens Decorfin gold, nr 801)
*Water color for any other color
*A small brush
*A match (if you want stamp dots)

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers

Bloesem Living | DIY Golden Feathers 

Well, this is probably the easiest DIY you’ve ever seen. Just grab those lovely feathers and start exploring your favorite patterns. I like dots and graphic lines. My 6 year old daughter Josi painted just the upper part blue (like a dip-dye) and I loved it. Just follow your heart and it will turn out beautiful!

All images by Nancy

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A Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

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No you are not in the wrong place and yes i normally don't write about 'wedding-things' ... but I don't mind making an exception today for this stunning Paper Flower bouquet handmade by my friend Nora Vrba ... told you she is extremely talented!

You can read her story  about the why and how she made it right here on her blog. Would you consider a paper flower  like this for your wedding or perhaps any other party? I would I thing it is PerFect!

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All images by Nora

.. A Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

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Wear it : Make an Apron

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 pssst... did you know Nora is sharing a great Apron pattern and tutorial over at BKids ...

 

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