Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My mother has opened a brand new Swedish quilting store!

I'm so immensely proud of and excited for my mother who has the blog evas syrum. She has just opened her online quilt fabric store in Sweden. I know that most of my readers aren't Swedish but I just had to share this anyway, I'm so happy for her! =D

She's also hosting a giveaway with a chance to win 2 Moda Scrap Bags! These seem to be such an awesome thing, I really can't wait to get my hands on my first!

Please feel free to hop over for a chance to win (you can use the translation gadget if you don't speak Swedish)! I literally couldn't be more excited for my awesome mom! <3

She prices all her fabric the same, it's 155 SEK per meter, other then the Kona Solids that are 115 SEK per meter so it's really easy to shop there. She also has some really cute little FQ bundles and some other pre-cuts. You can order as little as 10 centimeters of a fabric should you wish.  =)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Pink Springtime Sami Bracelet

I've finally been able to get back to some crafting, and the first thing out was this macramé sami bracelet.  It's really very simple to make and the tutorials are already available here on the blog. I'm so happy to be back to the blog, I've really missed it!

The braid is the very same as the one in this old Macramé for Sami Bracelets tutorial of mine, but with double strands of pewter. So instead of one strand on each side of the calf, you use two.

The calf (center piece of leather) is made by taking a  1/2" wide piece of leather that is as long as you want your bracelet, cover the back side of the leather with a thin layer of glue and then fold it in on itself towards the middle so you end up with this. Let it dry before starting on your macramé.

Once you're finished with your macrame bracelet, make sure you tie it off properly with some sinew thread. You will then use the Katarina Bracelet tutorial to finish it off. Skip the braiding parts and just hop straight to the "Making the Bracelet" section to finish your macramé braid off with some neat ends and a button. Make sure you fasten your loop properly.

And you'll have your very own, springtime pretty bracelet!

Took my new bracelet for a walk and photo shoot in the lovely spring weather today, it really feels like spring is finally in Malta now!

It's so very good to be back to crafting and blogging! My life is finally starting to fall back on track which is such a relief. And I have some very exciting news coming up soon so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! =D