Thursday, February 26, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes
In Germany the sweet potato gained the popularity only a couple years ago. Before I hat to drive to another neighborhood to get the sweet plant because my local store didn't sell it. If you live in USA it's probably hard for you to believe that something simple like a sweet potato could be a deficit product somewhere else.
Once I've discovered the plant in my market I lived on the sweet potatoes for weeks. I basically replaced the regular potato with it's sweet version in my cousin. During that "sweet potato period" I created some delicious and I would like to hope healthy recipes for lazy cooks.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
DIY Faux Rings Gloves
Rings over gloves are too decadent? I say they're awesome and stylish. Whether skulls, spikes or rhinestones- more is more is the rule here. How you decorate the gloves is totally up to you, but I suggest you choose your decoration based on the material of the gloves.
If you use leather gloves, like I did in this tutorial, I recommend you to go with bulky, metallic embellishment. If you pick knitted/fabric gloves I would go with something soft like pearls or rhinestones. One more thing- more is more but still try to avoid too many colors. Otherwise it might look clownish.
Friday, February 6, 2015
8 Original DIY Necklaces
[Collection of DIY projects]
Screw winter! Take off the scarf and show your neck some love with one of this handmade statement necklaces. From sleek neck chain to bulky statement creation - this collection of DIY projects has everything you need to dress up your décolletage.
Monday, February 2, 2015
DIY Bag Tassel Charm
Want you bag to match your nails? Easy-peasy! And this tutorial shows you how. Not exactly you say? I say close enough to make every one to fall in love with your "new" (updated) bag and the matching nail polish.
But the idea of using a nail polish as paint for wooden beads isn't just fashionably awesome, it is also very practical and very thrifty. To get beautiful beads in that size is nearly impossible. And if you DO - the prize will smash your little DIY heart! Natural wooden beads are available in diverse sizes in crafting stores for 15-50 cents each. Plus they are lighter than the PVC ones and have a beautiful structure, that you will see even through the color.
Crystal Candy Soap Dish
[Decor idea for powder room]
How to decorate a bathroom, that is so small, there is no space for any furniture whatsoever? You try to give it a personal touch with cool details like antique mirror, or an opulent chandelier, or a crystal candy soap dish with handmade soap.
I owe the idea of the hanging candy soap dish to the former owner of my apartment, who was to lazy to remove his old tumbler holder (without the tumbler), letting me no choice but to camouflage the holder with fancy cristal dish (2€ at flea market) and delicious looking soap.
Monday, January 19, 2015
DIY Tulle Dress
Winter or not- you will always cut a dash in a red queen like tulle dress. Hellooo fancy Valentine's Day! The amazing thing about this tutorial- you won't need to make the dress from scratch, which can be "painful" even for professionals among us. Pick you favorite, maybe way to short dress and upgrade it with 3 layers of fine tulle fabric. The short bottom of the dress turns into lining and the mini dress turns into an evening gown. Trendy and decent, sort of...
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Swiss Army Leather Keyring
[Tutorial + free pattern]
The system behind the Swiss Army Knife is rather genius. Various tools are stored inside a handle of the knife through a pivot point mechanism. The optimal use of the space inside the "body" create a super compact knife. Now take the Swiss system, a piece of thick leather, bolts with nuts and build yourself a perfect compact key holder. No more holes in pockets, no more scratches on the phone, no more rattling while jogging.