mandag den 29. september 2014

torsdag den 25. september 2014

CopyKate

When I visited Paris I fell completely in love with this fantastic clutch from Kate Spade:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial
A racing car clutch! But alas, it was way too expensive.

So I thought I might be able to make a "copy" myself. I had a metal box with a hinged lid, which Dear Hushand drilled a lot of tiny holes in the edge:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial
He dryly noticed that it is the strangest things I ask for.

First I made a paper pattern, before cutting the fabric:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial

The check patterned fabric is an eighties dress I would never (!) wear again:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial
Take care the pattern fits the checks before you cut.

I chose to sew the fabric to the box, therefore all the tiny holes:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial
And of course I sew with both black and white thread. You can also glue the fabric on, but I was afraid that it would neither look nice nor be durable.

The clutch also needs a lining inside. I chose green that matches my little car:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial
Again I have made paper pattern for lid and bottom. The sides are just a straight strip.

Here I have pressed tape that is sticky on both sides, which I have cut into small pieces and distributed evenly:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial

And done the same at the lid:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial

And here is the finished result:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial
Which I think is quite nice and usable.

And here is the inside of the clutch:
Kate Spade Marcelle clutch tutorial

My clutch holds my cell phone, lipstick, comb and a tiny purse. I decided to spray it thoroughly on the outside with silicone spray to avoid it being dirty.

mandag den 22. september 2014

torsdag den 18. september 2014

Jewellery Glasses

I've got new glasses. Three pairs with reading field. I've always thought that you were old if you needed reading fields and when your dentist bills were expensive. My dentist bills are fortunately still payable. Hmm. I fell completely in love with these beauties from Louis Nielsen, which is more like a jool than glasses:
Louis Nielsen

Look at these lovely side bars with rhinestones:
Louis Nielsen

I could not resist the white mother of pearl side bars, and they even had a rhinestone at the end:
Louis Nielsen
Perfect detail when I'm wearing an up-do.

There is even a rhinestone at the case:
Louis Nielsen

The second pair was these nice titanium glasses in a dark copper colour:
Louis Nielsen

They have a nice butterfly detail at the side bar:
Louis Nielsen

The third pair is exactly like a pair I have had for year, but that were worn out. I love them because I almost can not feel I'm wearing them. But how is it to wear glasses with reading field? Fantastic! I love it, and I am already saving to have the lenses in my other glasses changed.

mandag den 15. september 2014

torsdag den 11. september 2014

Nail Night 5.0

In the middle of August it was time for another nail night with me female colleagues. It has fortunately become a cosy tradition. And with my Partner in Crime it is easy to make nice nails on all of them in one night. We decided to do it a little different this time, with pre-made themes, which we had given names that were not easy to guess: Kiss Kermit, Niagara, FlowerPower, Ladybugs and Summer.

Previously, we have laid a lot of things on the table for inspiration, but since it takes such a long time for them to decide and since they are not that willing to try something new, we thought it was time for them to try something new. I had made stickers with the theme names and put them under the coasters, so we didn't know who got which theme. Here are the colours we used for all the manicures lined up on a tray:
Nail night

Here I am making ladybugs (please ignore my double chin):
Nail night

We talked and laughed and had such a cosy time - and some studied the process intensively:
Nail night

We also talked about some serious subjects:
Nail night

Hanne had some spare time, so she offered to help me. So she put SIXTY black rhinestones in my ladybug manicure:
Nail night
When I got the idea of the black rhinestones, I didn't gave it a thought that it was SO many.

Here is Hanne making Niagara, which of course is the waterfall technic which she masters, in summery colours:
Nail night

A happy ladybugmanicureowner (yep, it is a word):
Nail night

Hanne's Niagara theme:
Nail night

 Hanne's FlowerPower theme:
Nail night

My summer theme (lots of holo, texture-glitter and rhinestones):
Nail night

My Kiss Kermit theme - green polish with dark green dots:
Nail night
I loved it so much I made it on my own nails the next week.

And the ladybug theme with the 60 rhinestones:
Nail night

Hanne and I met the day before to finetune the themes, find the polishes and tools we needed for the manicures and for once I got my nails done:
Nail night
Hanne made newspaper nails on my nails, and I LOVED them all week. Thank you so much, dear. :)

And thanks for a really lovely night to all my great colleagues. We'll definately do it again.

mandag den 8. september 2014

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