Category Archives: Tutorials and ideas

DIY Idea: How to make a fur capelet

Does your winter outfit lack something? Why not sew a fur capelet which reminds of fantasy style? Like in TV-series Game of Thrones and the Vikings. I bought a sheep hide from an interior shop (in was intended as a … Continue reading

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How to make a pink kitty ear hat in no time?

It is easy to knit or crochet a pink kitty ear hat, but it takes a couple of hours, and sometimes you just do not have those hours. I had an old, pink kids’ size wool jumper. Arms were already … Continue reading

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How to make small holes to leather

When you need to make some extra holes to belts, shoe straps, backpacks, and purses, using a leather hole punch is the easiest way. But if you do not have leather hole pliers with the right size of punches, you … Continue reading

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Whimsical table tags

When serving brunch, dinner, or any kind of meal in different occasions, you sometimes need tags to show seating, mark ingredients, and so on. If the occasion allows some whimsical elements, I use plastic animals from the collection of my … Continue reading

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How to fix a hole in the knee of your (favourite) pants

You love your old pants, but they are worn and now there is a hole in the knee. Fix it, and you will have some more time to wear your favourite pants. I will show you how how I fix … Continue reading

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Cast iron waffle makers from Norway

Cast iron waffle pan is not for everybody, but those who use them tend to have a passionate relationship to their pans. Cast iron waffle makers need to be maintained properly, but if you put some extra time and effort … Continue reading

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‘Klokkestreng’ bell pull tradition in the Nordic countries

Originally, ‘klokkestreng’ (= bell pull) refers to a thick, decorative cord attached to a lever and a bell which you could ring by pulling the cord. It was used in manor houses, country houses and bourgeoise homes to call servants … Continue reading

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