“Greta” T-shirt

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We were invited to the birthday party of one of my friend’s daughter, so what’s better then a semi-home made present???

All I had to do was going to the shop and looking for a cute simple T-shirt. (Which was actually NOT easy at all, as almost every T-shirt has either a drawing or something written on it…But in the end I managed it 🙂 ).

So, this was what I bought:

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My idea was to add the kid’s name, so I printed it and cut it our (buy the way, if you like the font I used it’s called “Chilling” on Microsoft Word). Then, after giving a piece of thick paper in between the two pieces of fabric, I filled the stencil with white fabric painting by using a piece of foam. Once dry, I ironed on wrong side in order to fix it on the fabric (just follow the instrucion you’ll find on the painting color).

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Then I added a faux papillon because I thought it looked well with the writing… Kind of “jazzy”!!!

(Plus I LOVE papillons… on the girls too!!!) 🙂


Beach glass necklace

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This past summer I went to the seaside. The weather was not really that good but who cares, my daughter was always busy by discovering the world and somehow me too. I love being on the beach and looking for treasures: shells, wood sticks, stones… and glass pieces. 

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I have to say that I started collecting them because I didn’t want my kid (or any other) to step on one of those, I was afraid she could hurt herself as they were A LOT everywhere. My purpose was to throw them away in the garbage later, but I had an idea: “what if I try to make a necklace using them with DAS (air drying modelling clay)?” So I did.

Here the steps about how I made it:

1. Work and press a ball of DAS.

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2. Shape the form you like (I used a cookie mold).

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3. Make a hole for the string.

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4. Press the glass pieces on the form. Press it well because DAS is kind of hard. Leave the cookie mold while doing that so it won’t loose its shape. (If you leave the toothpick as well as I did please don’t sneeze!!!)

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5. Take off the mold and let it dry for one day.

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6. Finish your pendant with sandpaper.

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7. Add a string and a bead.

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8. Here I put some iron thread to make some funny spirals.

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What do you think about it? I found it very pretty and love the colors. I like that on some glass you can see numbers or some kind of decorations.

If you are looking for other ideas about how to use glass pieces here you can find a couple I like:

– necklace from “Diario di una creamamma” HERE

– decoration from “Diario di una creamamma” HERE

Earrings in a frame

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This is a simple project, but very versatile and of a big impact. 

I was looking for a place where I could keep my earrings orderly, and then I found this brand new frame I bought some time ago.

What I did is easy and fast.

What you need:

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Take off the back of the frame and place your pieces of string on the back side using a tape. Be careful to push it a bit following the design of the frame, otherwise when you’ll set all the pieces together it will pull and tear out.

Choose the distance you like according to the size of your earrings (I choosed 7 cm from each string).

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Then put the frame back together adding on the front a coloured sheet. My sheet is a light pink one made out of recycled paper.

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It is versatile because you can either place it on a forniture or hang it on the wall!

Do you like it?

Smeralda and Martino


A few days ago I felt like sewing a doll for my daughter and I found this free pattern from Martha Stewart which I think is super cute!!!

I like the drawing of the girl hair, but my daughter wanted a boy, that’s why I sewed two!

(Actually they are so funny to make that I could go over and over and make thousands of them…:) )

By printing the pattern Martha says to enlarge 150%, but I did only 120% and I suggest you not to print it smaller otherwise the arms and the legs will be way too difficult to turn inside out once sewed.

My daughter of course choosed their names (and put them to sleep in her doll bed as soon as they were ready :D).

Here you are…





For the boy I modified the pattern myself, by drawing the inside of the pants and by erasing the hair sides of the girl.

Welcome home Smeralda and Martino!!!

Bookmarks – Animals

What do you think about these bookmarks???


Actually I made them a long time ago, but I still find them very pretty (and funny looking too).

I used wood waxing sticks (yep, waxing ones, but I promise, they were new :P) and acrylic paint for the basis.

The animals are made of polymer clay, the type you must put in the oven to make it hard.

Ahah maybe Pac-man in the end doesn’t have much to do with the other ones, but that time I was kind of in love with it so I made it (and I have to say it was the most difficult to make because I didn’t use any tools for the clay).

Do you like them?

I cannot decide which one is my favorite. The starfish? The owl? I dunno.

How about you???