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Baby hats

Friday, June 28th, 2013

I did a clear out the other day of tshirts and fabrics and I made these adorable hats.

I got the idea from Rockie Mums. You have the super easy tutorial here

In one of my hats I actually added 2 pom pons. I think it looks so festive I want to wear it myself!!

Veg Boxes

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

I just found a great idea on line that I felt I had to share with all of you! Veggie Boxes!!

Veggie boxes are full of locally grown, chemical-free, vegetables that can be conveniently delivered to your door or collected. The idea came from Green Home Farm. A farm  set up by Damien & Kelly Duffy in response to the demand from friends and family to source locally grown produce with zero air miles. They are based in Ballyglass, Turloughmore, Co.Galway.

Prices go from 10€ to 20€. It is totally worth it! I must find a supplier in Leinster!

 

Reimagine small spaces

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

We often like to read about big houses, beautiful large spaces. However, the reality is that most of us life in small spaces so all those ideas about big designs are not working for us.

Today I would like to show you an amazing design from Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture. They conceived the impossible an amazing space in only 46.5 square metres!

Baby book

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

When I went to the Crafts show on the RDS last year I found a really nice stand from Village fabrics.

I have to say that most of my money went for them!

They have really nice fabrics and they have really nice sewing kits is well. I bought a particular one to do a child’s book. The kit contained:

 

Really well explained instructions on how to do the book

Templates that you could cut and use to cut your fabric shapes for the book

Different fabrics to use in the book

 

I really enjoyed doing this craft was so easy and the best? Well I can do it over and over again because now I have the instructions and the templates! I only need to buy more fabric!

 

Here is what the finished book looks like:

 

Green roofs

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Green roofs are an important part of green infrastructure in urban areas or the country side. I really like how they look and I wish that there would be more of them around!

They are great for storm attenuation, biodiversity, noise pollution, energy efficiency,invertebrate habitat or horticultural therapy.

I found a great company in Ireland that creates them it is called Anú Green.

Here are some examples of their great work:

iTable

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Designed for the Milan Design Week, the iTables by Italian artist Mirko Ginepro is a collection of trendy coffee tables that resembles an iPod, giving a geeky look to modern living spaces.

The custom-made tables measures 120 x 75 centimetres.

Baby towel

Monday, June 10th, 2013

This was an extremely easy baby craft to do!

1)      I got in IKEA an orange FRAJEN towel (100x150cm)

2)      I cut the towel in half. This gave me two pieces on for each baby towels (but one ended being bigger than the other, because I had to cut in one of the two pieces the piece for the towel’s hood)

3)      In one of the pieces I cut a 30cm square. Then made a cut along the diagonal of this square which left me with two triangles. Each triangle was used for the hood of each one of the towels.

4)      Obviously then I had to fix the towel that I had cut the 30cm square because it was not the same length in all that side of the towel. What I did is that I cut the towel and I plan to use the left over for burping clothes.

5)      I bought in the last craft show in the RDS a beautiful fabric with whales. I stitched this fabric to the back of the big piece and then to the back of each one of the hoods.

6)      Then I stitched the hood in the big towel with the whales fabric out in the side where there is no fabric only towel. This ends with one towel

7)      For the smaller towel I stitched a piece of fabric around the edge of each sides of the towel (this prevents the towel to fray) and then I stitched the hood in one of the corners!

8)      Remember to stitch the hoods with the pointy each of the triangles up to the corner so it actually can work as a hood!

 

 

Cúl Green

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The Cúl Green initiative began in 2008; it is an exciting joint initiative between the GAA and Electric Ireland, aimed at making Croke Park a carbon-neutral stadium.

I think it sounds a really good initiative. What I really like about it is that it is an Irish one and that it is about an Irish landmark! If you would like to get more information about it visit their web site.

 

 

Urban Hardwoods

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

I was working recently in the Smithsonian in W.DC an I had the pleasure to be behind the scenes. I saw a lot of cool things in storage. One of them was a gigantic cut out of a sequoia.

It  was so beautiful. I really thought  it was a big waste to have it there accumulating  dust!

I actually started to think that it would be lovely to use it as dining table! So I started to look for ideas on line and I came across a company called Urban Hardwoods.

Urban Hardwoods is a company from Seattle that makes furniture from trees that would have been discarded.

Each piece is unique. Have a look!

 

 

Baby shoes

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

I have a confession to make! I am pregnant!!! obviously we are being cautious because of the previous precedents… However,  I started to make some crafts for the new arrival since I made it over the 20 week mark! yippeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw on line a post about adorable baby shoes that I had to made.

I think they are lovely, easy to make, and so different from the classic old fashion knitted ones!

I got the idea and patterns from Stardust shoes