I’m always looking for excuses to make Kumihimo braids. The soothing repetition and super fast results are a winning combo, but there are only so many colourways you can make/wear/pull off right? So I wanted to try something a little different with my latest ones. Lets add a little sparkle eh? For an in depth tutorial into using a Kumihimo board and making the braid used in this DIY see this tutorial. Instructions: 1. Tie one end of your embroidery thread around one end of your kumihimo braid and glue that end into a bell closer/cord end. 2. Position a… Read More
With autumn fast approaching I wanted to make something warm and snug. (Faux!) fur is always a big deal in the winter and updates a jumper and jeans into something a bit more…. classy? This snood is so easy to make! My material cost around £10 for half a metre, which I think is about the going rate, but I have a bit left to play with, and it’s totally worth it! Instructions: 1. Measure out a 1m x 40cm rectangle of faux fur fabric. 2. Fold in half lengthways with the right sides (fur)… Read More
A little bit of good news this week, we have our new flat! (hopefully, fingers crossed, touch wood) It’s been stressful enough. We’re only renting, but with our work schedules and other commitments we just seemed to be one step behind everyone else at all times. With the new flat comes the new office. This is where is gets good. I get to have a space dedicated to the blog. Everything in one place with space and light. Almost makes things too easy…. Anyway, here’s the latest DIY I’ve been working on. It’s another polymer clay based tutorial (I did… Read More
Here is the first of my holiday DIY posts. I’m a big fan of ‘the jumper’ and I’ve had this one for quite some time now. The only problem with it is the bottom which is a bit too snug, rides up and gives me a look I remember from the shell suits of my childhood. Not very flattering… So to combat this problem I’ve come up with zips. Yes not the most original idea, but if it ain’t broke and all that. I love the result and have already worn this jumper more in the past week than I… Read More
At the end of October we're on our way over to the U S of A for a little holiday and I get to spend my birthday in New York… Yes, I'm a lucky girl. Yes, I'm excited. It's been 10 years since I was last there, and I've been pining to go back ever since. We've booked our flight, got our hotel, found loads of places we want to see/eat at/drink cocktails in but I'm lacking one thing; my new winter wardrobe… uh oh. What makes this even more tricky is that after New York we spend a week… Read More
I’ve had this post in the pipeline for a while now. All dressed up with nowhere to go.. my bad. It’s essentially a great spring/summer post, but I’ve missed the boat completely for that! (maybe you southern hemisphere lot will appreciate it!) but for the rest of us, I say forget dark autumn colours. Let the summer fun live on and keep things playful. Here are some of my favourite pastelly stuff from around on the web that do just that.
I’ve had these blue Lapis Lazuli chips for a long time now without knowing what to do with them. When it comes to DIY I hoard everything I can get my hands on, which can sometimes works out for me, but sometimes leaves me with a lot of useless junk. So it always makes me happy when I use up something that has been living with me for some time already. This bracelet is perfect for using beads or chips that have been in your life for a little too long! Instructions: 1. Thread the stone chips on to an eye… Read More
If you’ve found yourself here it’s because you’ve come over (forced redirect by myself…) from my older blog Teahab. I wanted to bring all of my tutorials together in one place and concentrate on making Fall For DIY a great source of information and creativity. So please, take a look around. If there’s anything you can’t find drop me a line at email@example.com and I’ll make sure we’re all up to date!