Browsing Category

Crafted

Crafted

Pom Pom Pillow

May 18, 2017     Like This Post!

A few months ago, I decided to embark on a frustrating journey to make a pillow with one side covered in pom poms. I had the fabric, I had the yarn, but I didn’t have the pom poms pre-made, so I had to spend the time to make them.

I wanted to make a generously large pillow, so I knew that it would need a big chunk of fabric and ton of pom poms.

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★


Crafted

Throwback Jean Jacket

April 19, 2017     Like This Post!

A few years ago, I remember attempting to submit a DIY project to this magazine. Can’t even remember which magazine it was, but it never got accepted. Along with passing due to my bad photography skills, I’m sure they also got loads of submissions. But I thought it didn’t hurt trying anyway. I try to remind myself what’s the worst that could happen? You shouldn’t hold yourself back just because you think you won’t get what you’re after. So I did what I could and submitted anyway.

Well, every so often I come across the folder on my computer with the pictures I took and I figured I’d share a throwback. Besides, it’s jean jacket weather and I’ve been wearing my jean jacket for a couple of weeks now, so this was a DIY that was worth it.

I remember buying this jacket with the intention of sewing something on the back. Just like usual, I gathered a bunch of material and winged it. I let the fabric guide me. 😜

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★


Crafted

This To That // Round Wallet Paint Job

April 12, 2017     Like This Post!

I’m all about little fix ups here and there when I can find opportunities. Especially with fabric paint. I really swear by this stuff. I’ve used it on clothes, shoes, jackets, wallets, and even surfaces that aren’t fabric. The paint lasts long, and the squirt bottle is so useful if you want to use paint right out of the bottle. The only time this paint let me down was on velvet/velour fabric. It makes sense because velvet has a raised fuzzy texture that causes the paint to crack. But besides that, I’m obsessed with fabric paint.

So with that said, I bought this round wallet a few months ago. I’ve been into round bags and such lately; they’re so visually appealing. I didn’t like the decoration on this wallet though. I wanted to put a patch on it but in the end, I couldn’t commit to a patch. I thought if I painted my usual squiggles and whatever, it would still look nice.

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★


Crafted

This To That // Menu Holder

March 18, 2017     Like This Post!

Organization is important. It’s so easy to get messy, making it hard to find what you’re looking for in your own home sometimes. I’ve been buying the occasional plastic container to store things, but truth is I haven’t been paying much attention to keeping the kitchen organized.

I was in the kitchen the other day and noticed the lack of free magnets on the fridge which made me realize we just had too many restaurant menus on the fridge. If they weren’t there, we’d have so many free magnets.

So, with that thought, I figured if i just constructed something quick with cardboard, I can use command strips to hang it on the wall. Luckily there was a cereal box in our recycling bin which made things so much easier.

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★


Crafted

Band T-shirt Pillow Case

January 24, 2017     Like This Post!

Last year I made the decision to really clean out a lot of my closet and, really, things in general. I got rid of loads of stuff. Every so often I had to made some hard decisions because I’m attached to everything I own.

When I was younger, I was way into collecting band t-shirts. I couldn’t stop. I had so much, but the thing is that I wore all of them so I didn’t feel right getting rid of any of them. So I had an excessive pile of band shirts.

Over the years, my wardrobe and style changed. I wore less and less of them and they just sat there taking up space in my closet. So I gathered all the shirts I couldn’t part ways with but didn’t wear anymore and set up some sewing projects for them. One idea was to making pillow cases out of them. I had the project set up but I didn’t execute it until recently. So I went for it making one pillow case to see how it would come out.

I gathered similar colored shirts. In this case I picked out my black and white ones. I took them apart, and compared measurements to a pillow case I already owned.

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★


Crafted

Taco Tuesday Embroidery Hoop Art

January 17, 2017     Like This Post!

After eight months of being in this apartment, I’m actually starting to feel settled and comfortable. Along with that feeling, I’ve been feeling good about the projects I’ve been getting done lately. Especially the ones that have been lingering for a while. Being halfway done with the first month of the new year, I’ve been feeling pretty accomplished so far which really gives my self esteem quite the boost.

Anywho, at some point past year I started collecting embroidery hoops without having any idea of what exactly I wanted to do with them. (I kinda feel like all my posts start this way. I just got hit with that groundhog’s day feeling) So, being settled into the apartment finally, I’ve been all about decorating the walls, but more like themed decorating. More so each wall has its own theme. I’ve been trying to keep the kitchen walls covered with food and kitchen related art. I recently was encouraged to make some of my own art, being that I’ve got all the supplies to do so. I guess you can say my excess embroidery hoops and the recent hoop stuff I made encouraged me to do so. In this case, instead of using beads, I wanted to actually do some fun embroidery art. I had a few ideas but settled on making some taco art because I love tacos.

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★


Crafted

Sliced Cork Bulletin Board

January 3, 2017     Like This Post!

I can’t tell you how long I’ve been working on this project. Probably for over a year? I recently just finished it and what better time to post about it but now in this new year?

So, basically, my brother had a batch of corks and I tried to come up with a simple project to use them. I decided to make a bulletin board.

I just felt it would be best if I cut the corks into thirds. It would make an interesting pattern, and I wanted a large bulletin board with an interesting pattern.

// READ MORE

★ Follow on Instagram @oddballera ✚ on Bloglovin' to keep up with this blog ★