Tuesday, 22 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
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!
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)
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
Friday, 15 March 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Hello there! I’m Pien Neve from Amsterdam and I am very proud to be the brand new guest blogger on Bloesem Living. Irene invited me to become the new DIY/craft contributor after seeing my DIY wall hooks.
For this first edition, I made a DIY notebook which is very easy to make ... just a few simple steps.
I got this idea when I caught my boyfriend using those horribly boring, cheap-looking and old fashioned school notebooks. Remember those? The kind you didn’t even want to use during college :).
About thime to give these notebooks a fresh look. I have to admit that my boyfriend is now going to work every day with a big pile of loose papers, while I am using his notebooks now. They have become to beautiful to bring to the office!
Read the steps and see the result by clicking here...
Step 01: Get rid of the staplers!
Be warned! Do not do this with your nails! I tried to do it 3 times because I was too lazy to look for another option. For instance, you can use tweezers to undo the staplers and your fingers won’t be bleeding.
Step 02: Sew the new cover
Fold your new cover (a beautiful color cardboard or a self-designed cover) and sew it with a needle and thread through the tiny holes of the staples.
Step 03: Stamp
To finish it off, I stamped words on the new cover with alphabet stamps.
If you want to give it as a present, this Is a nice way to wrap it up!
Thank you for reading my post, hope you enjoyed it! I am looking forward to sharing more with you in a couple of weeks! See you soon! ~Pien
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 by Irene Hoofs
An absolutely wonderful DIY idea from Pien ... just thought you would't want to miss these...
Photo credit: Pien
..Made by Pien
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I love seeing the homes of artist and
designers, there is something so intriguing about seeing the space created by someone who works with visuals
every day. This home is no exception and belongs to Hanne Berzant who mixes natural comforts with luxurious
accents and truly exemplifies Nordic style.
Hope you enjoy! ~Jennifer Hagler
..A Merry Mishap Blog
Monday, 12 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
... and we are liking this guest-post over at BKids today too. It's about a wonderful new magazine called KNOT from France. Thanks Jantine for the guest-post. ~irene