Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas shabby chic heart DIY

For Shabby chic Lovers I created this simple but so cute DIY. It takes minimum time but the resuld is absolutely amazing and romantic. You can use it to decorate your Christmas tree or just hang it in the house. I bought a heart, but we can do any other form, here the principle is important.

You will need:

  • Heart 
  • Ribbon (0.5m)
  • Pack of small cones
  • beads
  • Glue (I used PVA)

So, first make a ribbon bow in any way you like. Fire edges of the ribbon.

Glue the bow on the heart.

Then glue cones, I had to keep them pressed until the glue grabbed a bit.

Glue beads In spaces between the cones. Generally, this is optional , if you do not want, you can not do it.

Here's what I got:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Black friday Cyber monday sale!

Take the occasion! Black friday Cyber monday sale!

 You can receive 40% off in my graphic shop
30% off in Crochet vintage treasuries shop
20% off in jewelry and accessories shop!

Use coupon code 


at the check out.
Coupon code will be active from November 29, 2013 to December 2, 2013 only.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

New shabby chic digital collage sheets and wedding package

This autumn I made a lot of new collage. Most of them are backgrounds for scrapbooking that can be used also for labels, greeting cards and other projects. 

But there are also something new: place cards, thank you card and table numbers. 

I made even Shabby chic Wedding set with all designs you need for the wedding, in total 7 designs which can be customized with your information.
Invitation kit contains:
Invitation, Menu, RSVP Card, Save the date card, Thank you card, Table numbers, Place cards

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Handmade yarn feather DIY

Today I'll show you how to make a yarn feather. You can use it in a scrapbooking project or cards decoration, making earrings or....

You will need:
  • yarn (how many colors you want ) such as cotton crochet yarn, can be a bit thicker or thinner
  • Wire
  • glue ( to secure the ends of the thread)
  • PVA adhesive
Cut a piece of wire about 15-20 cm (length of the feather)

For beginning apply glue to the end of the wire. Starting  about 0.5" from the end of the wire, begin winding tightly the thread around the wire. 

When you reach the end, apply  glue (so the thread doesn't slip off from the end) and wind back for about 0.5". Make a little knot and cut off the thread.

Now you need to cut a lot of pieces of thread about 2-3" long. Length should be a little more than expected width of the feather.

Begin single knotting each piece of thread starting about a half inch from the end - where you cut the thread. This will hide it and will not let it dissolve.
Follow through all the way to the end. Here's what we got.

Now , dilute a bit of PVA adhesive about 2:1, to the consistency of milk. Dip all pen in adhesive. Then gently squeeze excess adhesive out of the feather.

Lay out on a piece of plastic shape or flat surface with your fingers and let sit until completely dried. It will take at least 24 hrs (depends of the type of yarn). 

So now take pair of scissors and trim to desired shape and dimensions.
Happy crafting! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas offers for Katrinshine Jewelry!


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