White Tee Mini Series: Invaders Love

Time for episode two from our white t-shirt mini series. This time I let my darling husband to create tutorial for you guys. It's not necessarily a men t-shirt, it can be done for ladies too. In this series I don't want to emphasize the design, but rather the techniques you can use to transform a basic t-shirt into a funky one.

Today we're going to use

1. white t-shirt; 2. cardboard stencil; 3. fabric paint; 4. paint brush

1. put a cardboard inside your t-shirt to prevent paint bleeding on the back side of it
2. cut out your stencil; create one for every color you are going to use
3. pin the first stencil onto your stencil and fill it with your first color; let it dry and remove it
4. place the second stencil in the same place as the first one and fill it with the second color
5. let it dry completely, than carefully remove the stencil
6. use the iron to set the paint, without steam

Episode two: DONE! Do you like it? Than show me your painted white t-shirts in comments, below.


Sunday Smoothie: Kiwi&Pistachio

I was looking through my smoothie collection and saw that I have so many pink/red/orange one, but just a few green. So I looked for some green fruits and nuts to make this Sunday's smoothie and came up with kiwi, pistachio and a hint of mint.

Ingredients: 1 cup sweet yogurt, 1/2 banana, 2 kiwis, 1/2 cup pistachio with their shells removed, 1 spoon honey, 1 handful fresh mint leaves

This is it, green-ish smoothie :)
Enjoy your Sunday.

White Tee Mini Series: Cutout Heart

The white T-Shirt is a key element in any wardrobe. It is very versatile and it can be worn with jeans, chiffon skirts, even black suit jackets. So it's a must that you have one in your closet. 
It happens that I have a few of them. And while it'a a key piece, one basic white t-shirt is enough. So I decided to give the others a little twist and create a mini DIY series with white t-shirts.
First one: a heart cutout back. This is really easy to make and it's it looks very very cool.

Here's what you need:

1. white t-shirt; 2. half a heart shape; 3. fabric chalk; 4. scissors

1. layout your t-shirt and draw the half heart on the back
2. draw the other half leaving a 1-2 cm space between the two shapes
3. with a ruler or freehand draw horizontal parallel lines inside the two shapes
4. cut along the parallel lines
5. pull each stripe to make the fabric edges roll inside

There you have it, the first episode of our white t-shirts series. This looks amazing over a black tank or an animal print bralette or even on bare skin.


Sunday Smoothie: Seasonal fruits

This Sunday took me by surprise, meaning I did't go shopping for new interesting nuts, berries or other interesting fruits to mix. But this became such a tradition in our home, that I couldn't start my Sunday without a smoothie. So I went to the fridge and grabbed everything I had in there that looked like a fruit and blend them together. Guess what? It was yummy as always :)

Ingredients: 1 cup sweet yogurt, 1 cup melon, 1/2 cup sour cherries, 1/2 blueberries

Enjoy your Sunday!

Sunday Smoothie: Gooseberries & Redcurrant

It's Sunday and we are back to berries. Remember the blackcurrant smoothie when I was amazed how many berries are in this world? Well I'm back with some more. I actually had a hard time finding how these are called in English but finally got it: Gooseberries. Funny name, huh? A few weeks ago my grandma brought me this plastic casserole full of gooseberries and redcurrant. She said their season is ending and it's the last harvest. So I ate a few right there because I couldn't help myself but then decided to freeze the others for what I knew it will be a yummy smoothie. If you don't have these in your own garden I hope you can find them at your local market because they are incredibly good.

Ingredients: 2 cups sweet yogurt, 1/2 cup gooseberries, 1/2 cup redcurrant, 3 spoons honey

Enjoy your Sunday!

Mono Stacks

I know it's summer and the weather is insanely hot and you're probably not in the mood to craft all day, that's why I'm keeping these days DIY's very short and sweet.
To my absolute pleasure, arm candies are still in this summer. Colorful, bold, big bracelets decorate every girl's wrist. But what if you don't have all the time in the world to put every single little bracelet on until you have a consistent stack, or maybe you're not that good at matching? I want to show you how to make a mono stack.

What I mean is by using this magical wire called memory wire you can create the effect of a stack with only one bracelet. But I'll better show you. Let's see what you need and get started:

1. memory wire; 2. seed beads; 3. pliers

1. cut three to as many as you want coils or hoops from the memory wire
2. using the pliers make a loop at one end to stop the beads
3. start inserting the beads, random or by following a pattern
4. when you're left with 5mm of wire make another loop from it

There you have it. You can try so many different things, like having different combos on each coil or different beads sizes or material. Just play around and make your own mono stack. And if you are bold enough, stack up the mono stacks for a real crazy arm party :)


Sunday Smoothie: Plain Ol' Watermelon

August must be the best month of the year for one good reason: watermelon season. I could eat tons of watermelon for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don't forget drinks: juice, cocktails, lemonades and of course smoothies. You did't think I was gonna skit watermelon, did you? Here it is, with some sour cherries add on just because I had them in the freezer.

Ingredients: 3 cups watermelon, 1 cup sweet yogurt. Optional: sour cherries and some honey if your watermelon is not the sweetest.

Enjoy your sunday!


Basketball Wives Earrings aka Spiky Punk Earrings

Today I am going to show you how to make a pair of Basketball Wives Earrings. WAIT!...what? What are those? They might be around for quite some time, but I just found about them. I was buying some spikes the other day and the seller asked me if I was going to make Basketball Wives earrings. I was like "yeah, sure I am going to..." and left the store wondering what he meant. So I came home, googled it and found out that they are just simple hoops earrings with beads on them, made famous by the VH1's show Basketball Wives (yeah, I'm not watching that either). So here I am showing you how you can make them, but I'm not going to call them BBW, but spiky punk earrings, because they are a lot smaller and e little bit punk.

To get started you'll need a few supplies and tools:

1. memory wire(you can use any type of wire, I prefer memory wire because it keeps its shape); 2. spikes; 3. beads; 4. earring hooks; 5. pliers and cutting pliers.

1. Cut about 12 cm of wire
2. Using the pliers make a loop at one of the ends and attach it to the earring hook
3. Add beads and spikes on the wire
4. Make another loop on the other end and attach this one to the hook

Looking good, right? They are not as massive as the original BBW earrings but they are still visible and they have a very rock'n'roll vibe. Leather jacket on and let's party!


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