FinThSat: Aperture Bakery

Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on, FinThSat is about finished projects – I used to think that small things weren’t worthy of a separate post but now I just put them in this feature and feel less silly about it. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.

106_5798Last time I mentioned this project was only a few days ago – last year. I would be lying if I said that this was my oldest UFO. It wasn’t.

106_5797Anyway, while wrapping our bread in kitchen towels was okay and nice and everything this makes it so much better and well-rounded. You can even take the bag to the store for packaging-free breakfast rolls!

106_5799I love this linen, it’s just so pretty and sturdy and rural. It’s slightly uneven which is typical for and beautiful about old linen bedsheets. They are among my favourite things to spot in thrift shop because you can use them for just everything.

106_5804I think next time I would work on making the nerd reference a bit more visible in the pie design (but not too obvious, hence not the classic cake-with-cherry-on-top one would expect), but all in all I’m pretty okay with the outcome.

106_5803What are you working on at the moment? I’d love to read about it in the comments!

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FinThSat: All the World’s Foe

Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on FinThSat is about finished projects – sometimes I used to think that small things weren’t worthy of a separate post but now just put in this feature. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.

106_5204It’s not really a secret that Klaus Störtebeker is probably my favourite pirate of all times (closely followed by Gráinne Ní Mháille). It’s no wonder then that I’ve taken his alleged skull, impaled with a rusty nail for all the world to see, as one of my personal… visual things. It’s not mine exclusively, of course but just as others use a skull with crossed bones this one is my own Jolly Roger, imbued with myth and legend about a daring, generous and fantastic crew of mates.

106_5206I love how gritty the skull came out – I had the design drawn and finished months before I even touched a paintbrush to bring it to fabric.

106_5209I’m particularly happy with these corners – the stitching gives a bit more texture and live to the patch and I improvised the stamps for the sornaments with some fake stucco I intended to use for something different entirely, but well… you know how it is.

106_5211When I first saw this sweater I knew I had to do something with it – the original tagline on the thing was something fairly nonsensical that had something to do with “sweet bandits” (okay) and Replay (the brand, which I don’t particularly care about). Had it been plainly striped I’d probably done nothing but I’m really pleased with the outcome. The project allowed me to test a new way of bringing more detailed motifs and even watercolour-ish effects to fabric and I can’t wait to get some wear out of it this summer!

What have you crafted lately? And do you have a favourite pirate? I’d love to know!

Footnote: “God’s Friend and All the World’s Foe” is said to have been Störtebeker’s motto, hence the title.

FinThSat: Retro Pill Case

Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on FinThSat is about finished projects – sometimes I used to think that small things weren’t worthy of a separate post but now just put in this feature. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.

106_4336I tend to forget my meds. Especially when I’ve been okay for a day or two, which of course is incredibly stupid when the stuff you’re taking is supposed to keep a level.

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Before we moved the boyfriend had the ingenious idea to have my meds in a small satchel to hang on my toothbrush where I would see them whether I wanted or not. The simple satchel he made me got lost in the move so I made a new one after another episode of What Happens When She Doesn’t Take Her Pills.

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I absolutely adore this fabric. Sadly there isn’t much left of it – it used to be a pillow case from my Mum’s childhood and I used parts of it for one of my first bigger sewing projects, a pair of pajamas. Those aren’t around anymore but I saved this fabric again, of course.

FinThSat: Starbright

Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on FinThSat is about small finished projects that I didn’t think worthy of a separate post for some time but now just put in this feature. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.

Starbright DIY Lampshade | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI’ve never been good at picking lamps. I grew up with a mixture of whatever was there from the 70s and 80s and those round asian-inspired paper lampshades. Those were my pick, always, especially when I had ceilings over three meters high.

Starbright DIY Lampshade | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThe things is: My new room is 2.50m, at best. Everything that hung deeper than necessary would inevitable result in bumped heads for everyone who’s taller than me (read: most people around me) and my agony for feeling like the thing took too much space.

When I went to Ikea to get a few other things I had “lampshade, maybe” on my list but instead I found a huge lightbulb (it’s called Lunnom, for those of you interested). This seemed like a good alternative – not as bleak as a simple bulb but not too imposing on what little space I’ve got.

The naked bulb wasn’t particularly decorative, though. I fashioned the lampshade star out of glitter paper I’d taken home for another project a while ago, an old book cover for stability and a random star shape from the internet.
It seemed a bit blocky, so I added a few holes and I adore the light speckle effect they lend to the shadow star on my ceiling.

Starbright DIY Lampshade | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comStars seem to remain a recurring theme in this flat. Prepare for more.

FinThSat: Compact Shopping Totes

106_3545106_3543I made these out of two short synthetic wrap skirts I thrifted last year. They were too pretty to leave at Oxfam’s but as much as I tried I couldn’t incorporate them into my wardrobe properly. They have far more use this way! I decided to give these two to my hippie boyfriend and make new ones for myself from some other (thrifted, too) fabric – these are so much more his aesthetic than mine (even though I like them, too).

106_3546I love how small they fold up. The bag for the green one is one I already had and that fit too perfectly in with the colours not to use it. I had to sew one for the red version out of leftovers of the original skirt but luckily managed to keep one of the charming details this way.

106_3544What have you crafted lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Have a wonderful weekend!

FinThSat: DIY Tablet Holder

Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on FinThSat is about small finished projects that I didn’t think worthy of a separate post for some time but now just put in this feature. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.

I love my tablet, be it for music while I shower, watching stuff or just for recipes without moving the laptop to the kitchen. Yet having to find something to lean it against and to get it to stay like that was so annoying that I needed a solution. And that’s why I built myself a holder.

Finished Things Saturday: DIY Tablet Holder | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI needed it to be collapsible and I wanted to make it from scratch and only use things I already had – I’m really trying the whole “reduce the craft stash” thing at the moment.

Finished Things Saturday: DIY Tablet Holder | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comIt’s made completely out of cardboard, mainly from water colour paper pads which have really heavy card stock. The ridges for adjusting the angle are from a normal scribbling pad. I covered everything with pages from an older reference book for natural sciences I had picked up for crafting at some point.
The fabric tape I used for the joints I still had around, originally to use on my old laptop, I think? Anyway, this way it finally got used after years of storage!

Finished Things Saturday: DIY Tablet Holder | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comFinished Things Saturday: DIY Tablet Holder | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI wasn’t quite sure how well the adjusting would word but it turned out just fine!

Finished Things Saturday: DIY Tablet Holder | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI wanted the speaker to be free for better sound so I cut a hole in the back with a bit of decoration just for the shinies. I’m also particularly proud of the holding bit – which is made out of several layers of cardstock, too.

Finished Things Saturday: DIY Tablet Holder | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThe unicorn sticker is from this LookHuman.com set, by the way (and matches the “trample” and “puncture” stickers on my laptop and tablet respectively). Even though I had my doubts in the beginning and there are a few things I could have done better I really love how the project turned out, especially as it was my first try in this direction!

What have you been making this past fortnight?
Have a wonderful weekend!