You probably know, I love to alter second-hand clothing for a unique punk look - upcycling from basic into favourite pieces - so why not do some for the shop as well? I love black denim skirts, and whenever I see one in a charity shop, I take it home. I ended up with a few too much and in need of some more products for the last market. I hope you like how these turned out a much as I do!
I'm currently filling the shop with all the new products I made for the markets. This is part one, introducing handpainted zipper pouches with new designs and an old style of handbags that I haven't made for a long time. Even the cut fabric was laying around for ages - no idea why - they turned out gorgeous. In the end, I also added a new homeware item. All of these make great unique gifts! ;)
A few weeks ago, I went on a day trip to see the Kilburn White Horse, Byland Abby, Rievaulx Abbey and an old bridge nearby. I have seen and blogged about the abby ruins before, so I'm focusing on misty landscapes, plants growing on ancient stones and autumnal colours today. There's no text in between this time, so sit back and enjoy!
As promised, here is the second part of the Halloween DIY projects from the last years now translated. There is a printable garland if you're into paper crafts or prefer something quick and easy. When you don't mind getting your hands dirty, try modelling a horror-themed candle holder. If you have more time and like needlework, be inspired by the cross-stitch towel project.
After a very successful market the last weekend, I'd like to quickly present you the new products, before they're all gone: Three of six leg warmer pairs and one of two belt bags in the latest style, that I've shown you in a custom creations post recently. They hit the Etsy shop today, and as always, you can find detailed information and more pictures over there.
Today I have another two outfits for you with a dark post-apocalyptic vibe that I totally wear to work. I rarely wear jeans and basic T-shirts these days; these outfits are much more comfortable and cool. This time, I'm featuring three independent designers - Schnittmuskel, Ynhoia and Dorawyn. I paid for everything myself and just tell you because I love them.
I know it's only September for some, but others are already in full Halloween mode. I'm somewhere in between and have started decorating and thinking about projects. I'm not sure if I will finish any in time for the blog, but I have published so many popular DIY tutorials over the years - it's time for a translation. This is the first part, including candles, a giant spiderweb and cinnamon bats.
I have a quick shop update for you today. There are two pieces with my latest patterns printed on an organic jersey, and I hope you like this top and the mini skirt. Otherwise, I'm swamped preparing for the upcoming markets. Mark these in your calendars: First, the Alternative Market on 1./2. Oktober (online on Facebook) and second, the Leeds Goth Market on October 23rd. Hope to see you there.
If you're a bit into sustainable fashion, you might have heard the term deadstock. But what is this, and is it really sustainable? A bit yes, but also no. I'll explain the details and tell you more about the advantages and disadvantages I this post. I have used deadstock, and I still have some in my stash. But I won't buy any more, and I'll tell you why.
Back in 2010, I had a collection based on some punk T-shirts that I turned into skirts, tops, pants and other things - look at the collage below! It was punk as fuck, and that's what I named it. I felt a strong pull to my roots recently when I re-discovered not one but two boxes full of band shirts that I collected for these kinds of pieces. I pulled out the first few and let my creativity run wild. I present you: Punk as Fuck Recharged!