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HILO!

In case you’re wondering where I am (or not, I dunno if you even noticed) I’ve taken a little break, I got my results back and I gotta resubmit an essay to get a grade. My essay is all about How To Become An Individual looking upon dress sence, sub-cultures and how to become a unique person in the world of fashion and trend. I will post my essay up soon as it’s complete so you can tell me what you think.

(not so) Happy writing (5,040!)!

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Delicious Doughnut Pincushion

Yummy yum yum! I lurve sugar and sewing so why not combined them and pretend it eat it! Here’s a How To make a doughnut pincushion! The bestest thing is that it can be much more than a pin cushion, it can be for pretend play for kids or for little bubbas that are curious with their tiny mouths (being that there’s no loose threads!). I’m doing all three but it doesn’t taste the same as a real one however its calorie free so yaaaayy me!

What you need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric and paper scissors
  • Pins
  • Something circle (plate, a massive cup or go mathy and get a compass)
  • Fabric (colours and patterns are your choice)
  • Needle and thread that matches the fabric colour*
  • Sewing machine*
  • Wonderweb (I call it “Hem”, I must stop because I could confuse you!…my bad)
  • Bugle beads (multi or one colour, size depending on your pref)*
  • Interfacing (lightweight or medium)
  • Stuffing
  • Coloured pins*
  • A happy spirit

*Optional

Well first you want a round circle for your doughnut with a hole in the middle (unless you prefer your doughnut without an whole with creamy white stuffing inthe middle...mmmmm I want one now). The circumfrance is up to you.

Firstly you want a round circle for your doughnut with a hole in the middle (unless you prefer your doughnut without a hole with creamy white stuffing in the middle…mmmmm I want one now). The circumference is up to you.

I had to fold the circle in half and then in half once more to find the middle. Then I made a circle in the middle measuring out 1cm from the middle (unless your a "no hole" doughnut kinda person then you can skip making the whole).

I had to fold the circle in half and then in half once more to find the center. Then I made a circle in the middle measuring out 1cm from the center (unless you’re a “no hole” doughnut kinda person then you can skip making the hole).

Should be looking like this...you won't need the small cut out middle bit.

It should be looking like this…you won’t need the small cut out middle bit.**

Now for the icing on top! Make the same circle you made for the doughnut in the begining, fold it once then once more and make a squggly edge when your cutting along the top as shown. You can make as small icing as you like however I cut down roughly 1cm away so I could see the contrast.

Now for the icing on top! Make the same circle you made for the doughnut in the beginning, fold it once then once more and make a squiggly edge when your cutting along the top as shown. You can make as small icing as you like however I cut down roughly 1cm away so I could see the contrast.

Unfold it and it should look like this...

Unfold it and it should look like this…

...and so I popped it on top of the doughnut to see if my icing contrast was to my liking.

…and so I popped it on top of the doughnut to see if my icing contrast was to my liking.

Place the doughnut pattern on your fabric (s), pin and cut out...

Place the doughnut pattern on your fabric (s), pin and cut out…

...then take the icing fabric and fold it once then once more making sure the edges are folded also...you don't want to cut it out and your icing has a split though it! Pin and cut out, be carefull not to cut the paper pattern!

…then take the icing fabric and fold it once then once more making sure the edges are folded…you don’t want to cut it out and your icing has a split though it! Pin and cut out, be carefull not to cut the paper pattern!

Here's what it should look like...if yours is patchworked like mine you can play around a little with the combo...

Here’s what it should look like…if yours is patchworked like mine you can play around a little with the combo…

...like so, I chose this arrangment.

…like so, I chose this arrangement.

Place iron-on interfacing on the WRONG SIDES of your fabric pieces to add a little substance to a flimsy fabric.

Place iron-on interfacing on the WRONG SIDES of your fabric pieces to add a little substance to a flimsy fabric.

Now don't be a ditz like me and not attach the icing fabric on first, complete the cushion and then hem on the icing with great fussiness. NO! Hem the icing fabric onto the top part of your doughnut (if your having sprinkles on your doughnut then stitch some buggle beads before you hem it on) then place all doughnut pieces together and zig-zag or handstitch the hole all around.

Now don’t be a ditz like me and not attach the icing fabric on first, complete the cushion and then hem on the icing with great fussiness. NO! Wonderweb the icing fabric onto the top part of your doughnut (if you’re having sprinkles on your doughnut then stitch on some bugle beads before you hem it on) then place all doughnut pieces together and zig-zag or handstitch the hole all around.

....

….not so neat am I? (I trimmed the edges a little so I MADE it look neat-ish…

Zig-zag stitch around the edge leaving a little opening for your fluffly stuffing.

Zig-zag stitch or handstitch around the edge leaving a little opening for your fluffy stuffing.

Stuff baby stuff! (gently and carefully)

Stuff baby stuff! (gently and carefully)

Once stuffed to you're liking stitch up the hole. Unfortunalty the machine way wasnt working for me...

Once stuffed to your liking stitch up the hole. unfortunately the machine way wasnt working for me…

...so I went old skool and handstiched it.

…so I went old skool and handstitched it.

Looks so cute with muti-coloured pin heads...

Looks so cute with multicoloured pin heads…

...however this was my first attempt at making this so my cushion was looking like a sqishy bagel so the pins came out on the other side but it still works!

…however this was my first attempt at making this so my cushion was looking like a squishy bagel so the pins came out on the other side but it still works!

Ta Da! your yummy doughnut pincushion! (Designs may vary, this is the patchwork edition)

Ta Da! your yummy doughnut pincushion! (Designs may vary, this is the patchwork edition) Nom Nom Nom!

**For more depth in your doughnut (like it was planned to be in my head), when making the pattern pieces there should be THREE pieces each different, the BOTTOM part of your doughnut needs to be BIGGER in circumference than the TOP part of your doughnut. I’m going to try this How To once more to see the result and update it!

Hope it was fun and helpful!

Happy  Crafting!

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July Giveaway! part 3/3

Well…I’m  just going to keep  the prize. unfortunately this giveaway was a bust however there will be another as soon as a reach a 0′ number is subscribers and when it’s the end of the month! Better luck next time aye?

Happy day for a giveaway! (almost)

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90’s Retro Patchwork Scrunchie

I knew it! I did! I said that the 90’s fashion is going to come back instead of that boring overworked 80’s trend and look! BAM! In my face I see it! I was outraged so now every tuesday I’m kickin’ off a “TRENDIN’ TUESDAY'” with me kickin off the trend which that I feel that’s going to appear (I must work with Vogue…) and hopefully others will continue so we the people, the non-celebs will be the trend setters and celebs will follow! People are stealing my ideas out of my brain and my back teeth (that are growing on its side) are floatin!!! BLOODY DROWNING!

Now that I’ve ranted a little…let’s be trend setters today! And there’s nothing like being unique then making your own with your own spin. 90’s Retro patchwork scrunchie ya’ll! Make it, wear it, love it!

What you need:

  • Sewing machine** with matching cotton thread (same colour as your fabric)
  • Fabric in different colours (squares of 10cm x 10cm)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Safety pin (big or medium size)
  • Elastic (width depending on width of scrunchie)
  • Chalk
  • Needle *

 

*Optional

** If you have difficulty with the machine stuff let me know anytime and I will put up a video asap!

 

My poor old scrunchie has taken a little beating. So bored with the plain colours.

My poor old scrunchie has taken a little beating. So bored with the plain colours.

To begin the make your patchwork scrunchie first you need your fabric in the clours/patterns you want. I chose 3 diffrent and sewn them together on a stright stitch at 1.5cm.

To begin the making of your patchwork scrunchie first you need your fabric in the colours/patterns you want. I chose 3 different styles and sewn them together on a straight stitch at 1.5cm (RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER).

This is what it should look like.

This is what it should look like.

Then i trimmed the fabric to get my desired width, the width is up to you. I made mine 6 inches width and about 25 inches long (honestly I cannot for the life of me remember the length but all i knew is that i wanted to make it long enough so i can double the scrunch...if that makes sence).

Then I trimmed the fabric to get my desired width, the width size is up to you. I made mine 6 inches width and about 25 inches long (honestly I cannot for the life of me remember the length but all I knew is that I wanted to make it long enough so I can double tie the scrunch…if that makes sence).

Anyway so when I fold it in half it's 3 inches!

So when I fold it in half it’s 3 inches!

Once folded in half sew down the edge LENGTHWAYS. Don't sew it all up...I made that mistake yesterday!

Once folded in half, sew down the edge LENGTHWAYS. Don’t sew it all up…I made that mistake yesterday! Mark each end 1.5cm from the egde and stitch from there because you want to have room to sew for step 8 (you’ll understand once you’re doing it…it’ll take a pratice…maybe).

Turn it inside out.

Turn it inside out.

Grab your ends of your scrunchie and with RIGHT SIDES together, pin in like so...

(*whisper* This is step 8 by the way) Grab your ends of your scrunchie and with RIGHT SIDES together, pin in like so…

.......

…….

...and carefully sew 1.5cm (if you can!)....

…and carefully sew 1.5cm (if you can!)….

....so it'll look like this once the pins are removed...

….so it’ll look like this once the pins are removed…

...and ready for your elastic!

…and ready for your elastic!

Your elastic should be half of your scruchie so when you stretch it out the elastic would be the same length. However if it's too tight or loose you can add or take away to your desired stretch.

Your elastic should be half of your scrunchie lenght so when you stretch it out the elastic would be the same length. However if it’s too tight or loose you can add or take away to your desired stretch.

Then you want to get a safty pin, pin it on one end of  your elastic and feed it thought whilst keeping a grip on the other end so it doesnt get taken in by the scruchie. When feeding though, try not to twist it (like me).

Then you want to get a safety pin, pin it on one end of your elastic and feed it thought whilst keeping a grip on the other end so it doesn’t get taken in by the scrunchie. When feeding though, try not to twist it (like me).

Then sew the elastic ends together and sew it well! (trim edges if needed)

Then sew the elastic ends together and sew it well! (trim edges if needed)

Lastly the finishing! There's still an opening...

Lastly the finishing! There’s still an opening…

....so pin and sew or handstitch (whatever you fancy for a neat stitch).

….so pin and sew or handstitch (whatever you fancy for a neat stitch).

Ta Da! Your 90s retro patchwork scrunchie!

Ta Da! Your 90s Retro Patchwork Scrunchie!

Now my hair lovely...in a bun would be better.

Now my hair looks neat and lovely…in a bun would be better.

See what I mean about double tie (scrunch)...no?

See what I mean about double tie (scrunch)…no?…yeah?…nevermind. x

Hope this was helpful! GO! and trend set!

Happy Sewing!

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July Giveaway! part 2/3

OK so this giveaway has gone on long enough and must end on the 10th (you got 5 days to holla at me before I forget completely and trust me I will forget). The prize will be *drum roll please*…..duuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

BARRY M POLISH BABY!

BARRY M! Nail polish! shock and aw!

BARRY M! Nail polish! shock and aw!

In four fab colours!

In four fab colours!

To create the fab vintage rose nails worth (get ready for it)...£11.96!!!

To create the fab vintage rose nails worth (get ready for it)…£11.96!!!

So be quick people and email me at lelelovesccavc@yahoo.co.uk with your full name and email address if you want it!

Happy day for a Giveaway!

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Knice Knitshop

So me and mum were driving around Lee (Lewisham) and behold I saw The Knitshop! I instantly left my mother in my dust as I quickly powerwalk towards this knitshop I never saw before. I love craft and one thing I’ve always wanted to do was knit and they have knitting workshops on Fridays (and Saturdays on the holidays but check with them for availability).  Here’s what the shop looks like….(like a big woollen heart!).

Look a cute knitted open sign!

Look a cute knitted open sign!

Outside

Outside

Lastest news last I chhecked but do look on the website for more up to dates.

Latest news last I checked but do look on the website for more up to dates.

Ready to wear (I think)

Ready to wear (I think)

WOOLS!

WOOLS!

Books, little stuffed stuff and such.

Books, little stuffed stuff and such.

Knitting equpiment and such.

Knitting equipment and such.

More wool!

More wool!

Looks like raw wool, possibly untread...can't be sure but all I know is that I'll be using it!

Looks like raw wool, possibly untreated…can’t be sure but all I know is that I’ll be using it!

The manniquin looks so pretty.

The mannequin looks so pretty.

The workshop!

The workshop!

And a closed sign too!

And a closed sign too!

So yesterday I took myself down to the workshop (an hour late but don’t ask me why! It’s always when I want to go somewhere, that’s when things go cray but when It’s the opposite then behold 3 buses at once!) and good golly in a trolley the class was full! So many people attended to the class which I’m not surprised coz “Duh! knitting is this seasons craft cool lol”, I parked my tardy booty on the seat to begin after the sweet teach Marcia (I hope that’s her name…i’ll correct myself later) introduced me to the rest of the craft comers and they were all so friendly and welcoming (some come to The Knitshop other than a Friday that’s how cool it is). They even had tea with all the trimmings, it was too cute just like I pictured in my head!

And so I began to (try) knit, a simple one to start off with as crotchet would have me there all day long and I can’t knit myself a square let alone a blanket!

Me knitting as if I have two left hands.

Me knitting as if I have two left hands.

I dunno what happened here...

I dunno what happened here…

...it was going well with the right side Knit...

…it was going well with the right side Knit…

...and the bumpy wrong side pearl but then I forgot in a short space of a minuite.

…and the bumpy wrong side pearl but then I forgot in a short space of a minute.

Don't ask how I made a hole in it.

Don’t ask how I made a hole in it.

I had to refresh my memory of the mistake I made on Berroco Design Studio: Ask Amanda;

http://blog.berroco.com/2013/03/05/ask-amanda-which-side-of-my-knitting-is-the-right-side/

I love The Knitshop workshop and now when I return I’ll be able to knit with a little more confidence coz now I’m knitting at home with giant beasts of a knit stick which I “borrowed” six years ago from a teacher. I urge you to go and try it out and have fun and turn up on time (giggle) for fuzzy fun!

There’s a website too (which do retail for UK and Abroad):

http://www.knitshop.co.uk/

And this is where to find it!:

Boutique Outlet:
The knitshop.co.uk Boutique Outlet is located on 326 Lee High Road, Lee Green (Lewisham) London, SE13 5PJ (South East London).

Soon i’ll be as good as NikkiM http://buzyday.com/  (Whispers) I already love her…

 

Happy knitting!

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July Giveaway! part 1/3

I love my blog and I’m so blessed to have followers follow and like the little things I do and create, it makes me want to make more things, bake more things and have fun and so I said to myself “imma do a giveaway” (exactly how it’s written is how I said it).

However I don’t know what to giveaway! Do I buy something? Make something or what? So I decided every time I hit a 0’s in followers I’ll giveaway what ever I done in the month of blogging (or maybe whatever post had the most likes and doesn’t cost the earth)…what you think?

Feel free to comment below and I’ll give away at random to whoever posts there name and email to me either in the comment box below or via email at lelelovesccavc@yahoo.co.uk!

Be sure to email me ASAP as I’m giving you FREE STUFF (as for the P&P we’ll work that out later). This giveaway is the July giveaway…stay tuned to find out what you got!

Happy day for a giveaway!
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