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Studio Snapshots

Ive been wanting to start a new feature on my blog that shows a bit more of my daily life and what goes into the work behind Clouds of Colour blog and Shop. So welcome my new feature- Studio Snapshots! I will be showing photos of pieces im working on, what my studio space looks like and what inspires me. Hope you guys enjoy this! Im excited to show you all a bit more of ‘me’ :D If there is anything you would like to see or know about just let me know, xo Bec

Yes these are toe socks, its sooo cold here at the moment that I wear them allll day!

DIY: Simple clutch

Hello hello! Today Im sharing a few images of a clutch I made with the help of my mums cousin. She is extreeeeemely talented in the sewing department and has designed and made the most amazing quilts. She is also one family member that has always been interested and encouraging towards my creativity. So I was excited to have the chance to work alongside her and get a few sewing tips.

I wanted to make the clutch from this old shirt so we cut out the back panel and ironed it. For the clutch we used a simple rectangular design and sewed up the bottom edging. We also used the shirt pocket for the interior pocket of the clutch which I love! For any of you that know how to sew then this will be a super simple DIY…for me, there was a lot to learn! And I had fun learning from the queen of quilting! xo Bec

DIY: Badminton Racket jewellery displays

Whenever I need some DIY inspiration, I wonder around second hand stores just looking and piecing together random bits that might work and then suddenly an idea will come to me and I race home to create my vision! Today Im showing you a DIY using old badminton rackets which I found at our local recycle store. I absolutely LOVE how these turned out and now have them hung up in my bedroom.

First I found doilies that would fit inside the racket and using white thread I stitched around the edges. I think it would be cool to also dye some doilies for a spot of colour in your bedroom. I then hung up my two rackets using a nail. Place them however you want :) Then display your earrings! Grand total price for this project…$5! Yep, pretty pleased with that.
xo Bec

Phone Photo Friday!

Phone photo friday is upon us! I hope youre all having a beaut week. I love all the brightly coloured instagram pics I seem to have collected this week. There’s a cute wee vintage shop near our home that mum and I visit regularly, dont all those needles look good together?! Mums making a very cool ‘rag rug’ at the moment (bottom right image) Im looking forward to showing you all the end result! :D xo Bec

DIY: Birthday card & fabric flower giftbox.

It was Arlo’s mums birthday yesterday! I bought her jewellery and decorated this box in sweet wee fabric flowers which I found the DIY for on Pinterest. Also, do you remember the card DIY I did for mothers day? Well here is a birthday version of it! I used the same technique, just added more to it including the DIY stamps I made. We are organising a wee party for her tomorrow so I am off to find supplies…some sweet as DIY’s to come! Have a lovely day xo Bec