utorak, 12. srpnja 2016.

DIY Slip-On Pendant Cover / Sjenilo za luster

 
DIY Pendant Cover by ana@carpe_diem


Prije skoro tri godine smo renovirali naš Pansion.
Imali smo dosta starih lustera kojih nisam namjeravala baciti.
Barem ne sve djelove!
 
Almost three years ago we have decided to remodell our Pansion (B&B).
We had plenty of old pendants that I didn't want ot get rid off.
At least, not the all parts!




 
Zadržala sam metalni dio sjenila, osvježila ga novim slojem boje.
Odmah sam znala da ću napraviti nove lustere od njih.
Ovaj metalno sjenilo je šire sa donje strane
Saavršeenoo! Za moj naum :)
 
I kept this metal part of the fomer pendant shade, refreshed with new coat of paint.
I knew right away that I am going to use all of them.
It has a bottom part slightly wider then the top.
Peerfeect! For my idea :)
 
 


 
 
 Nakon što sam izmjerila dimenzije sjenila,
izrezala sam platno odgovarajuće širine i duljine.
Naravno, platno je i šire i dulje od samog sjenila.
Sve što se treba napraviti je presavinuti rubove i prošiti ih.
 
After I took the measurements of the metal shade,
I cut the fabric accordingly.
Fabric width and lenght is bigger then metal shade itself, of course.
All ou have to do is fold the edges and machine sew it.
 
 
 
 
 
Odlučila sam se najprije za materijal na sitne plavo-bijele prugice,
namjerno sam htjela vodoravne pruge.
 
I decided upon these tiny blue-white stripes,
I deliberately choose horisontal stripes.
 
 
 
 
 
 Umetnula sam lastik u ušitak ruba.
Koristite sgurnosnu iglu ili ukosnicu, što je pri ruci.
 
Insert the elastic band in the folded edge.
You can use safety pin, or hair pin, what comes handy.
 
 
 
 
 
I tako, vrlo jednostavno i brzo,
dobije se navlaka za sjenilo lustera
koja se može skidati po želji radi pranja.
 
And so, very simply and fast,
you get slip-on cover for pendant shade
that you can easily take off to wash.
 
 
 
 
 
 Kao što sam rekla,
namjerno sam uzela vodoravne prugice jer sam znala da će se materijal naborati
i da će izgledati kao valovi.
 
Like I said earlier,
I choose horisontal stripes on purpose beacuse I knew it will look like waves.
 
 
 

 
Napraviti ovakvu navlaku je bilo vrlo jednostavno,
tko da sam ubrzo sašila još nekoliko, u drugim dezenima.
 
Making this slip-on cover was so easy,
I made several more in diffent pattern.
 




 
Kupila sam nove visilice sa grlom,
montirala stara sjenila sa novim navlakama
i svaka je soba dobila još više morskog ugođaja.
Ove lustere imamo i sobama ravnog plafona i u potkrovlju,
i svugdje lijepo pašu.
A najveći mogući plus ovim navlakama je da se lako skidaju i peru!
 
I got new electric cords,
installed old shades with new covers on
and each room got even more of nautical, summerly look.
We have these pendants in rooms with flat ceilings and in attic,
and they suit every room just fine.
And the best part is that these covers are comming down easily so they can be washed
when needed!
 
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What do you think?
 
 


 
 
 
 

 

utorak, 5. srpnja 2016.

Easy DIY Striped Pillow / Prugasti jastučići

Striped Pillows by ana@carpe_diem


Ljeto je.
Inspiracije morem i plavom bojom mi na fali :)
Gušt mi je kad mogu napraviti nešto sama, brzo, a efektno.
Upravo takvi su ovi prugasti jastučići,
ili, kako bi  mi rekli, "na rige" (pruge).
 
Summer time.
I've got pretty much inspiration with sea and color blue :)
I expecially love when I got a chance to make something by myself,
fast, but effective.
These striped pillows are just like that.






U zadnje vrijeme koristim dosta plave boje,
kuća mi je preplavljena mornarsko plavom bojom sa sitnim bijelim točkicama,
plavo-bijelim prugicama i modro-bijelim kareom.
Naravno, imam dosta ostataka materijala.
Sve te ostatke sam izrezala u trake,
u tri različite širine i zašila jednu traku za drugu nasumično.
 
 
I've been using a lot of blue lately,
I have navy blue fabric with small white dots,
blue and white stripes and navy and white gingham all over my house!
Of course, I have plenty of leftovers.
I cut those leftovers into stripes in three diferent width and sew them together randomly.
 
 



 
Pozadina.
 
Back side.
 
 



 
Kao i većina mojih jastučnica,
i ovu sam napravila na principu omotnice.
 
Like many other pillow cases that  have made,
these ones are envelopes, too.
 
 




Gornji i donji dio se preklapaju.
 
Upper and lower part are overlaping.
 
 



 
Upotrijebite pribadače da se pričvrsti donja i gornja strana,
prošije se mašinski.
 
Use pins to secure both top and bottom of the future pillowcase,
sew with mashine.
 
 



 
Dobit ćete jedinstvene prugaste jastučnice
koje će dati morski štih sobi.
 
 
You'll get unique striped pillow cases
that will provide summer feeling to the room.
 
 


 
 
Ove jastučnice sam napravila posebno za jednu gostinjsku sobu.
 
I have made these pillow cases expecially for a guest room.
 
 



 
Svaka je različita i lijepo razbija bjelinu sobe.
 
 
Each one is different and it tones up the whites in the room.
 
 
 


 
Mislim da se dobro uklopilo sa ostatkom dekora u sobi
koji je također napravljen od istog materijala.
 
I believe it settled with the rest of the decor,
since it has been made of the same fabric, too.
 
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What do you think?
 
 
 
 



petak, 24. lipnja 2016.

DIY Nautical Style Banner / Girlanda u nautičkom stilu

DIY Nautical Style Banner by ana@carpe_diem
 
 
Ovaj napravi-sama projektić je bio vrlo brzo gotov,
skoro pa u trenu!
Imala sam jedan prazan zid na koji je naslonjen krevet,
a nikako na njemu nisam "vidjela" neke slike ili fotografije
ili nešto treće.
 
Ideja o girlandi je došla spontano,
a boje/dezeni su oni koje sam već imala kući.
 

 
Now, this was a fast DIY project, almost in a blink!
I had one empy wall next to the day bed.
I couldn't visualise it with some photos or pictures
or something else hanging off.
 
Banner idea just popped.
Colors/designs are fabric that I had at home at the point.
 
 



 
 
Sve što treba je malo tkanina, različitih dezena
konop
škare
čekić
čavli, 3 kom
 
 
All you need is fabric, different patterns
twine or rope
scissors
hammer
nails, 3 pieces
 
 
 
 
 
 Tkaninu izrežite u obliku trokuta,
presavinite jednu stranu i to zašijte mašinom.
Ostale rubove nisam prošivala.
 
Cut the fabric in triangular shape,
fold one side and machine sew it.
I left other sides unfinished.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rasporedite trokutiće i nanižite na konopac.
 
  Arrange your triangles and line them up with rope.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukosnica vrlo dobro dođe!
 
Hairpin comes very handy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rasporedite pozicije za 3 čavla,
zabijte ih i zavežite girlandu.
 
Arrange the three nails, hammer them to the wall,
tie the banner's end to them.
 
 
 
 
 
 Oko srednjeg čavla omotajte konopac da se girlanda ne skliže.
 
Tie the rope around the middle nail, so the banner doesn't slide down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taaa-daaaa!
 
 
 
 
 
Ovo je trajalo nekoliko minuta,
ne računajući šivanje. 
 
I was finish in matter of minutes,
not counting the time I've spend sewing pieces.
But, still!
 
 
 
 
 
 Dobila sam ukras za zid koji mi se sviđa -
i tooooliko mi se sviđa da sam napravila još jednu girlandu
za drugu sobu!-
 
I've got a wall decor that I really like -
sooooo much that I have made another one for another room!-
 
 
 

 
 
 Sad se bojim da će mi na svakom praznom zidu visiti koja girlanda :)
 
Now I am afraid that I will have banners on every single empty wall :)
 
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Kako vam se sviđa ovaj brzi projekt?
 
How do you like this quick project?
 
 
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nedjelja, 19. lipnja 2016.

Succulent Love

Succulent Love by ana@carpe_diem


Succulent love, indeed!
 
 
A friend of mine adores succulents.
She advised me to plant some,
since my biggest issue with flowers is -
 
I forget to water them regulary   :(
 




So, I asked my mom for some, my neightbour gave me some,
I bought some -
 
and I fell in love instantly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I decided to introduce succulent as much possible
into our B&B's decor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I placed some on the indoor,
and some on the shiny side of the window.
 
 


 
 
 
 
I had some really really really small pots.
 
 
 
 
 
You know those wholes on the center of wooden desks made for sun umbrellas?
 
 


 
 
Well, I  have disguised them with succulents!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I also had a broken pot.
I was pretty much inspired with many fairy gardens I saw online this year.
I didn't have any fairy props, so I decided to leave it simple.
 
At least I got to use the broked pot!
 


 
 
Finally,
I had some leftovers.
Actually, I hadn't any more containers so I decided to plant them in plastic containers.
 
I used them to decorate the old barrel.
I put black containers in old cups.
 
Well, some don't quite fit :)
 
 
 
 


I have planted these succulents last month,
May 7th, actually.
It was the International Naked Gardening Day.
 
//// I had a blast with my FB friends that day  ;)  ///
 
 
I have showed you the photos taken at planting day and today, after month and half.
I notice that some succulents did warp in that period.
But, they are still beautiful.
 
And, most importantly, they won't die on me!

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ponedjeljak, 6. lipnja 2016.

Sock Roses Bouquet / Čarapice ružice

Sock Roses Bouquet

Baš volim bebe rođene u svibnju!
Cvijeće u punom cvatu, jagode, trešnje -
najljepši dio godine za proslavu rođendana!
 
I just loooove May babies!
Blossoms, strawberries, cherries -
the most beautiful time of the year for birthday celebrations!





 
 
Dobili smo još jednu curicu u obitelji!
Odmah sam znala što joj želim napraviti za dobrodošlicu.
Vidjela sam ružice napravljene od čarapica na internetu prije dosta vremena,
tako da sam jedva čekala priliku da napravim svoju verziju.
 
We've got another little girl in our family!
I have known what I want to make her as welcoming gift right away.
 I have seen some sock roses at internet some time ago,
so I've hardly waited to make a version of my own.
 




 
Otišla sam u Kik,
tamo kupila 4 para dječjih čarapica, male cipelice,
ukrasnu traku, kanticu, bodić.
U cvjećarni sam kupila nekoliko grana šlajera / gipsofile i cvjećarske žice.
Cvjećarsku spužvu sam imala kući,
kao i zeleni papir za umatanje poklona.
 
I have purchased 4 pairs of baby socks,
baby shoes, decorative ribbon, a bucket, an onesie.
I have visited a flower shop and bought some gypsophila and florist wire.
I already had florist sponge and green wraping paper at home.
 
 
 
 
Napravila sam punjena slova, njeno ime, - link -
koja sam zašila na vrpcu da se mogu koristiti u dječjoj sobi,
kolicima ili krevetiću.
 
I have made stuffed personalized letters, her name, - link -
and sewed them to ribbon so it can be used in nursery.
 
 
 
 
 
Napraviti ružice od čarapica nije teško.
Čitala sam neke tutoriale,
ali meni nisu ispadale dovoljno lijepo,
pa sam proces krajnje pojednostavnila.
 
 
Making sock roses is not hard at all.
I did read sometutorials,
but I coldn't get my roses to look nice,
so I simplified the process completely.
 
 
 
 
Ispružiti čarapicu, zarolati je od prstiju i držati ravnu liniju do kraja čarape.
Gornji dio zamotuljka tako ostaje uredan, dok je donji nejednak.
Sada prebaciti otvor čarape preko donjeg dijela da bi se formirao cvijet.
 
Lay baby sock, roll it from the toes forward and keep straigh line to the end of the sock.
Top of the rool is quiet straight and tidy, bottom is uneven.
Turn the sock opening over bottom of the roll and form a flower of it.
 
 
 
 
Takvu formu treba osigurati da bude čvrsta.
Koristila sam krep traku.
Pomoću krep trake treba zalijepiti i cvjećarsku žicu za ružicu.
Izrezati malo zelenog papira, tek toliko da obujmi ružicu,
prilično labavo je omotati i osigurati sa prozirnim selotejpom.
Gornji dio zelenog papira presavinuti prema dolje,
oštre rubove zaobliti škarama.
 
 
This form needs to be secured, I have used crepe tape.
Also, use that tape to attach florist wire.
Cut some green wraping paper, just enough to fit the future rose,
wrap it loose and tape it with tranparent scotch tape.
Fold the upper part of green paper down,
trim the edges with scissors.
 
 


 

Slojeve čarapice isto malo presavinuti da više podsjećaju na latice.
Također se sredina može malo izvući,
da se dobije forma ruže.
 
Fold the sock layers, too, so it resembles of the roses petals more.
You can pull out the center petal, just a little bit,
and you will get a rose bud.
 
 


Sad je vrijeme da se kompletira buketić.
Vrpcu sam zavezala za kanticu.
Malo je sklizala, pa sam je pričvrstila sa selotepom.
 
Now it is time to arrange the bouquet.
I have tied up the ribbon to the bucket.
It was sliding down, so I have secured it with scotch tape.
 



 
Na dno kantice sam stavila bodić,
zatim cvjećarsku spužvu
(koju sam ostavila u najlonu jer je imam već gdinama i nisam znala hoće li se raspadati ili ne, s obzirom da je nisam namočila u vodu),
pa sam zabola ružice.
 
I have placed an onesie on the bottom of the bucket,
then florist sponge
(that I have left in original packaging because I had it for years and I couldn't tell if it is going to brake because I didn't water it),
then I started picking roses.
 
 
 
 
Cipelice sam također pričvrstila sa cvjećarskom žicom.
/ mama je pomagala/
 
I have attached florist wire to baby shoes, as well.
/my mum helped/
 
 
 
 
Zadnji korak je bio umetnuti šlajer.
 
The last step was to insert  gypsophila.
 
 
 
 
Slatke slatke slatke male cipelice!
 
Cute cute cute baby shoes!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stvarno mi se sviđa kako je ispalo,
taman sam taj buketić tako zamislila!
Samo mi je žao što nisam imala još vremena da malo ljepše aranžiram cvijeće.
Uvijek u žurbi....
 
I really like how it turned out,
just the way I have imagined it!
I just regret I did't have enough time to rearrange flowers a little bit prettier,
but I'm always in the hurry.
Always, always... 
 
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 Evo još  zanimljivih ideja za babinje-
 
Moja verzija torte od pelena - link
za jednu drugu djevojčicu :)
 
Dekica za bebicu - link -
 
Here's another fun ideas for baby shower -
 
My version of diaper cake - link
for another little girl :)
 
Baby blanket - link -
 
 
Have a great day!
 
 
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 Thank you!!
 
 
 
 
 
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