Sunday, 26 October 2014

A Pintastic Week - 26.10.2014

Hi guys!

Sorry I didn't post last week, I had been laying in bed all day because I was ill and couldn't even look at a screen... But I'm feeling a lot better now, so let's have a roundup :)

1. Love this dress by VILA.

VILA dress

2. This fabric is just funny, and the animals are quite subtle I think, until you take a closer look. Who wouldn't want a dress with dinosaurs?

Michael Levine dinosaur fabric

3. Classic pants + camisole = win!

who what wear outfit roundup

4. Let's all dress up as a Chanel bag.

halloween costume chanel bag 

 Have a great week!
- Birgit


Friday, 17 October 2014

Sewing inspiration from VILA


I was browsing the VILA website and came across a few of their garments that I think I might be able to sew, I'm sure there are some patterns in my pile of Burda magazines that would be perfect.

Which items would you want to add to your closet?


Thursday, 16 October 2014

PNP: Motorcycle Card and Cake Topper

Hi there!

I was browsing through pictures and stumbled upon the card and cake topper I made for father's day this year. Somehow I forgot to share it...

My dad is a big fan of motorcycles, he's been driving one for twenty years now, so I wanted to go that way when making him a card for father's day.
When I found this motorcycle card cutting file by Bird, I knew it was perfect (although not the type of motorcycle he drives).

For the cake topper, I used the logo that is used for the motorcycle part of the Brussels Auto Salon, as it is a vector and thus easy to cut out.
He loved it!

Pumps and Needles: Motorcycle card and cake topper
Have a great day!

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Pintastic Week - 13.10.2014

Hi guys!

I'm sorry I'm a bit late with this post! I had a busy weekend, but I didn't want to skip this post, so let me share last week's favourite pins.

1. Free crochet pattern for the Harry Potter Sorting Hat.

Ravelry free crochet pattern Harry Potter Sorting Hat

2. Sequin phrase sweatshirt DIY by A Beautiful Mess.

A Beautiful Mess sequin phrase sweatshirt DIY

3. Debbie made this awesome neoprene top.

Lily Sage & Co neoprene top

4. DIY these mini suitcases to keep your travel mementos.

Design Sponge mini suitcase DIY

Have a great week!


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Pin//Make : Relaxing gift

Hi everyone!

You know how you keep pinning things, thinking 'oh, I have to make this!', and then never make it? It's what happens to me all the time. I have pinned a lot of beautiful things (in my opinion ;) ) but I procrastinate making those things and instead just pin more stuff. So I thought it was time for a new series of posts, in which I make something that I have pinned. I will start with once a month, since I have to write a thesis too, and see how it goes.

Last weekend, I was invited at a friend's, like I mentioned in a previous post, and I actually made two things that I once pinned, so there we go!
I made her a 'relaxing' gift, which included a scented candle (not self-made, just store-bought), a sleeping mask, a bottle of wine and a personalised wine glass.

These are the pins:

- a clever, personalised wine glass by EtchedExpressions on Etsy

EtchedExpressions Etsy personalised wine glass

- this gorgeous sleeping mask by Ohhh Lulu

Ohhh Lulu white sleeping mask bow

And here is what I made (I'm sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, I took them in a rush with no natural light..):

I also made her a card. I adore the Magnolia stamp, so I decided to use it again.

I hope you like it!



Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Pintastic Week - 5.10.2014

Hi there!

By the time I finish writing this, we will technically no longer be the 5th October, but well, at this point we still are, so it's not really cheating, is it?

So here we go:

1. I love this look from the Mugler Spring 2015 runway show. Mugler Spring 2015 dress

2. A watercolour world map. So pretty!

watercolour world map design sponge

3. Debbie always makes beautiful cards, and this one is no exception.

Lime Doodle Design Christmas wreath card

4. I love the bit of cheekiness that this sweater has going on.

Fashionrolla Xenia Kuhn leather applique sweater

Apparently I'm getting good at my round-ups, I've never written one so quickly... Or maybe it's because I just didn't have such a hard time to pick this week. Anyway, I'm proud to say that when I'll hit 'publish', we're still the 5th October!

Have a great week!


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Magnolia Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

A good friend of mine is celebrating her birthday tomorrow, so I made here a card, obviously. I took it as an opportunity to finally use one of my Magnolia stamps I have laying around.

Pumps and Needles: magnolia birthday card

I created the background by painting pink and grey strokes with watercolour. I first drew some pencil lines so the lines would be evenly separated.
I stamped the Magnolia girl figure on a piece of white paper, coloured her with pencils, and filled in the background with chalk. I chose grey paper to form a bit of contrast with the figure, and added some sequins for a little sparkle.

Pumps and Needles: magnolia birthday card detail

Pumps and Needles: magnolia birthday card

I have another friend's birthday coming up on Saturday, for whom I am making a handmade gift, so you'll find that here in a couple of days!

Have a nice day!