223 posts tagged tutorial
I get asked a lot about sewing, but to be honest, I’m a straight stitcher kinda gal and that’s about it. As I always say though, if you don’t know, go to the experts! So I was super excited about this free series on learning to sew by Tilly & The Buttons. It covers absolutely everything from how to set up your machine to learning how to read patterns and easy sewing projects to start on.
Neon is more tame now than it’s previous incarnations (80’s and 90’s girls - I’m sure you know what I mean!) by being paired with neutrals like white, black and tan. If you’re still having flashbacks of once super cool and now super cringe-worthy all neon outfits but still want to get in on the action, this incredibly chic design will be sure to please - just a little pop of neon orange is enough to take beige from blah to wow!
For a long time I’ve been wanting to do some watercolour paintings. I have all the supplies but not the knowledge, so this tutorial is perfect. Alison takes you through the supplies you need, techniques, etc. Then go onto part 2, ‘blending’. We’ll all be amazing watercolourists in no time!
i get asked a lot about hair tutorials, so here is a round up of 20 from the lovely ABM! There are a few you might have seen on the site before and a few you haven’t. I’m going to share this with my sister, she loves trying new styles!
Last Monday, in a fit of frustration, I cut my hair short. I don’t regret it because it actually looks pretty good (though I would not suggest cutting your own hair to anyone - mine is quite wavy which makes the choppy look work!). But then I find a ton of gorgeous braids on the internet. Of course! But that doesn’t mean I can’t share these looks with you, my fab reader. If you’re doing something special this weekend then this might be a great Spring look.
Every time I think I’m going to chop all my hair off in an annoyed rage I see another gorgeous long hair tutorial and change my mind. I love every one of these tutorials - they make me think of Disney princess hair (especially the third one. I’ve been seeing a lot of styles where the hair hangs over the ear, so romantic!). And yeah, I’m really digging that first bubble-ish style. Great for us ladies who aren’t great at braiding!
Whenever I see a new twist on the ponytail (pun!) I post it because that is basically my hair’s natural state. Quick, easy and pretty!
I’m loving this mix & match mani with it’s dots and lines! This might take a while to get perfect but it’s worth it!
Here’s a different twist on the normal French Manicure! Man I really love that gold glitter base. It goes so well with the taupe!
I always find these tutorials on Pintrest and the like where they say ‘this is soeasy to do, and it takes less than five seconds’. Then I try and it ends up taking half an hour and I’m running late for work and I stick my head with a bobby pin and UGH! But I tried this one this morning and I can confirm… yes you have to use about a billion pins but it looks amazing and I still got out of the house on time!
I’ve always been jealous of those fashion girls who know how to perfectly put together their outfits. Whenever I try to layer I just end up looking like I went crazy and put on all my clothes at once! This is a great guide on how to do it so you look stylish and not crazy - I love that sparkly skirt with the jacket & boots, it really dresses down a usually fancy skirt!
I am trying to get myself sorted for Christmas and writing down all the presents I’m planning on getting people. I want to make something special for my soon to be married cousin and thought these napkin rings would be traditional yet cool. Combined with some homemade napkins and there is a cheap yet easy to make present!
Marbling is a really fun craft that anyone can do for minimal cost. The beauty of marbling is that each piece is unique so the finished paper is great to use in lots of different projects. You could go simple and just frame your pieces or make cards and wrapping paper. Or you could use the paper in your craft projects and make coasters or cover books. Just make sure you put aside some time when you start marbling because it can be very addictive!
Last night I decided to try doing one of those trendy coloured manicures with tape. But when I went to pull off the tape… it pulled off the polish with it. Dammit. So I loved this manicure but thought - I love it but I’m gonna screw it up! But fear not my fellow amateur manicurists, the lovely gold stripes here are actually made with tape painted gold - you just have to pop it on top and seal with some clear polish!
One thing I love to do but am always terrible at is cake decorating! I always see pictures of these delicious cakes and think - I could totallydo that - and they always promise that it’s so easy! Well when I saw this cake I thought, ‘Easy? Yeah right’. But once I actually saw this tutorial I thought - hmm, maybe I coulddo that! Yes, it would take more than the usual slap dash 5 minute icing job, but if you’re wanting to make a cake for a special occasion then this would be perfect. Plus don’t you think it looks even more delicious?!