I love to make stuff from scratch and then admire my masterpiece thereafter. I don't actually make a business out of it (even though many people have suggested that I do) as I just like to keep it my hobby. Work might just take the fun out of it, if ya know what I mean =)
I've tried almost everything, from making my own jewellery to painting T-shirts to scrapbooking (my newest endeavour). One of my favourites (albeit super time-consuming) is cross-stitching. It's a painstakingly long process that requires a lot of time and patience so I don't really have time to do that many. When I do, I make sure it's a massive project and is super unique.
Which is also why this particular piece is so special to me.
|I made for our room that we were going to share together|
Well, for starters, you need to buy a cross-stitch kit (Spotlight has some nice ones) and sew a picture that you like.
|Cross stitch picture of a bride & groom|
A tip for beginners: You may want to start off with a smaller picture to get the hang of it before proceeding on to harder ones. Also, sew the darker colours first and then the lighter colours as the lighter threads (especially white) may get dirtied by your hands over time.
Next, get a 3D photo frame that has a space between the glass and the picture. I got mine from Ikea, the very same ones I used for my last Mad-Made project.
|Fitting the cloth into the frame|
Next, drill a hole into the wood (or poke through it with a pen-knife if it's thin enough) and cut a hole in your fabric.
|Make a hole in both the wooden backing and the cloth|
|Clock mechanisms used for making DIY clocks|
|Fitting the hands onto the clock body|
|Adding the final touches|
|My clock is hung above my shelves|