DIY: Fabric Flowers

My first Design project at College, has been to get creative with a shoe. I’ve resorted to my shoe becoming a plant pot so I can fill it with flowers. I guess I was a bit naïve because I just bought fake flowers and then realised I should actually be making most of these. 

Firstly, I had no idea it would take so long so I’ve literally just made two. So clearly we all know what I’ll be up to in the next couple of days. Anyways, I hope my instructions aren’t too confusing…

It was taking me so long to find ideas on how to make these with minimal equipment because personally, I don’t have a glue gun lying around. 

Things you will need:

  • Material – I only had really flimsy material but that didn’t seem to be a problem.
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Piece of card- or just anything you can use as a template.

Next, I made the template, the diameter of the circle needs to be around 7.3cm. At first, I was really worry about the shape of the circle, but it really doesn’t matter because you can’t tell.

Then you need your material to cut out the circles using the template you’ve just made. You need to cut out 16, when I started I thought it would take me forever. However, you soon get a routine and before you know it you have them all laid out in front of you.

Here’s where the flower making really starts. Don’t worry, it doesn’t get too tricky, if it did I would have no chance making these. So all you do is fold over one of your circles to begin with.

Here’s where if my explaining isn’t good then you’ll probably be left confused. In this step you need a needle and thread. Tie a tiny knot (that’s probably not the right term) in your thread so you can’t just pull it straight through. Now you need to weave it through the fabric. However, you’re going along the curved line only. 
Then you pull the piece of fabric down to the bottom of the thread. And you start again with another circle. 

Personally, I added 8 circles to one. To finish it off I put the needle through the first one I started with. To make a kind of loop. So the last one and the first one join together. Then I start again, I made another flower with 5 circles and one with 3. But this is where you can be as creative as you’d like to be.

 I still need to add a gem or sequin to mine but these were the finished products. You can always layer them up like this…

You could put all three together, but I didn’t think to do that when I was taking this picture. 

And if all else fails…

Do what I did in the first place and buy fake ones.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post. As I am trying to make more flowers, I will be trying out different styles so if I find a better one I’ll put together another post. Also, I do apologise for the background of these pictures, I forgot to take pictures in natural daylight so I had to use my lamp. And finally, if any of my instructions didn’t make sense please feel free to correct me or comment anything I might have confused you about. See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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The Versatile Blogger Award

It’s been such a hectic week, I literally had no clue what to blog about. So I’ll definitely have to get a bit more organised in planning posts. Anyways, I was kindly nominated by the lovely bloggers Little Girl From Wales and Aoife. If you don’t already you should be following the pair of these. I love their blogs! 

Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you.
  • Share the award on your blog 
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself
  • Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers and let them know they’ve been nominated. 

Heads up that I’m not going to be tagging 10 other bloggers because this post is already late and I do a lot of these awards, so I don’t want to keep nominating the same people. 

Facts:

  1. I’ve probably mentioned this so many times. But my 9 month old Golden Retriever, Alfie, is literally my world. Even if he is also the naughtiest puppy.

2. Very few people know about my blog and that’s not because I don’t want them to know it’s rather that I have no idea how you put that sort of thing into conversation. 

3. I have a half brother, who recently randomly turned up in my life and with anything, it’s complicated.

4. I’m usually such a quiet person. I am trying to become more talkative. And some days I do have a day where I just won’t stop talking. So if you ever talk to me on one of those days, then I’m sorry.

5. Sarcasm might as well be my middle name. I’m very much a sarcastic person but I don’t intend to be, I just have a dry sense of humour.


6. I like changes in my life but only if I’m in control of them. Which never really happens so I guess I’ve just completely contradicted myself. 

7. Even when I try my hardest at something I tell myself it’s still never enough. I always persuade myself that I could have done more. 

Hope you enjoyed this short post. Sorry for the random photos, these are all from previous posts I just couldn’t not include pictures in a blog post, it would be way too boring. See you soon,

Love, Sophie 

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Stationary Haul + My First Day at College

It’s been a crazy week and I’m just not used to having so much to do. I also had a not great week at College and wanted to share it with you all. Including pictures of my stationary I’ll be using for College. 

I seem to have more than enough notebooks. Although the blue one is for blogging. Also, I went to Tesco with the intention of buying a diary and ended up with this A4 project planner, either way I’m happy. The other two are from The Works, and I personally think these are so cute with the colours and lettering. 
I’ve had these pens and pencils for ages now and they’re so handy to have whenever I’d like to make something look pretty. Both are from WHSmith

I bought both of these today from Tesco. I think these are so asthetically pleasing. The one on the left is just a massive folder and the other is a file with 20 plastic wallets inside.
These are just a few different things I’ll be keeping in my bag, pens, highlighters, calculator..this I was not expecting to need.

Following the last paragraph, I’ll now briefly explain my first few college days. Basically, French and Photography (2 of my chosen courses) were on at the same time. This I was gutted about because these were my two favourite. I was told it would be fine because Photography had too many students in the class so they were going to split the class in two. This all went over a few days whilst I didn’t know what was going on. They then told me that Photography students were starting to drop the course so they didn’t need to split the class so I needed to pick something else. 

To sum up, I have had to change French to Psychology. I’m quite disappointed as its not what I wanted to do. I never seem to rant on here, but I thought this was necessary. The teacher sorting my situation out, told me that it costs £10,000 to split a class. But I fail to see how that’s in anyway my fault or my problem? Surely they’re supposed to be accommodating everyone. And I wasn’t told any of this when I was enrolling. 

I have been looking for french classes outside of college. So if anyone knows of any websites for open colleges etc that would be greatly appreciated.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Sorry I kind of left it on a negative note but I am trying to be positive on the whole situation. I might end up liking Psychology, who knows? Also have no idea how I’ll keep up two posts a week. If anyone has any suggestions to blog posts please comment. See you soon.

Love, Sophie 

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What You’ve Been Missing To Achieve A Healthy Glow

Personally, I love to find different ways I can improve the look of my skin and my general well-being. Recently, I discovered  that Healthy Snacks can have a big impact on your lifestyle. 

I’m so excited to introduce the snacks that I know will make my skin look less, well dull. I’ve never been the healthiest of people so I do still want to give my honest opinion on the products.

1. Goji Berries

Goji berries are known as the ‘anti-ageing fruit’. Not only that, but they offer a plethora of benefits for the skin.
Taste Test: One thing I have to admit is that I’d probably struggle to eat these on their own because of personal preference. But I think I’d enjoy them a lot more in a breakfast cereal for example. 

2. Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs, I have to admit, were my least favourite. It was definitely the smell that put me off. Next time, I’ll be trying them in a natural yoghurt maybe. The bonuses of eating Cacao Nibs really makes me want to try out different recipes with them. As they’re all packed with nutrients, antioxidants and fiber.

3. Chia Seeds 

I’m very excited to try Chia Seeds but I had no idea where to buy them from. No supermarket sold them, that I looked at. The best reason I read on Nuts.com to start eating Chia Seeds is that it helps weight loss as they reduce food cravings. 

On a side note: it was extremely difficult to get these ingredients which would be the only downfall. I had to get my Dad to travel 40 minutes to a store that stocked these. If you’re from the US though you can easily purchase these items from Nuts.com 

4. Matcha Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea had to be my favourite out of the selection. Before I tried this I had the belief “If it’s not Yorkshire tea, it’s not right”. How wrong I was. I’d happily have this again and definitely over my usual tea brand. 

A major benefit of green tea is it reduces stress. Which today I started college and was told that I might not be able to do one of my options due to it clashing with another class. And since I have no other options, I feel very stressed and panicky right now. After finishing this post, I plan to make myself a cup of Matcha Green Tea…
Hope you enjoyed this blog post. It was inspired by Nuts.com. I’d love to know what your favourite Healthy Snacks are so I could maybe try them and make a part 2 of this post. See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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Back to School: Top 5 Outfit Choices

On Wednesday, I start College/Sixth Form and I wanted to make sure I had at least 5 different outfits to last me a full week. Turns out, I have way more than that but I didn’t want this post to keep dragging on. So here are my top 5 outfit choices…

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I mentioned this outfit in my ‘August Favourites‘. Therefore, its really no surprise its made it into my Top 5. I love how this top flows and it doesn’t matter how I wake up feeling this is perfect to wear.

High Waisted Black Jeans

Black Sateen Bardot Neck Top

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This is probably the most colourful outfit I have in my wardrobe. I love this sweater, it is so comfortable. And can we also just ignore my no makeup face, thanks.

Batwing Crop Sweater

Grey Skinny Jeans 

image3Firstly, I love these dungarees as they are so wearable with whatever. Plus if you don’t have a plain white shirt in your wardrobe, then why not?

Also, dear dungaree lovers (that sounds so weird). Does anyone know where I can get a good paid of Dungarees that are skinny trousers?

Black Dungarees

White Oversized Shirt

image5I love this sleeveless jacket. I personally think adding this to any outfit really completes the look.

Grey Sleeveless jacket

image2This top is my most recent purchase and I think its so pretty. I know this outfit will be a definite staple in my wardrobe for college.

Black Bardot Top 

Hope you enjoyed this blog post, I can’t believe I’m starting college soon. Like where has the 10 week Summer gone? Anyways feel free to like, follow and comment what you’ve been doing to prepare for school. Just passed 390 followers on here so thank you so much! I always aimed for 400 by the end of Summer and we’ve practically done that. And finally, I am still going to try and post twice a week, so I’ll just see how that goes. See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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