Longing….My Love, My Life, My Art

My Love, My Life, My Art

I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.

I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.

So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.

All my love,

Renah

Sharpie Meets Flipflops

This is a very short story.

One day last week, I took off my flipflops to search for my hair dryer in a box under my bed. I saw my box of sharpie markers first. And the rest is history…

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I hope you like it and I’ll like to see your projects (pls drop the links in the comments section). Do remember to share share share this project with your friends. It soooo easy and you can all do it over the coming holiday (yay to holidays).

Have fun guys.

Love,

Renah

DIY Fabric Covered Notebook

Seems like we have another picture tutorial just like our clutch here.

I’ve had this piece of fabric for over 2 years and after making these fabric covered bangles, it just sat there in my craft box. Until today. Today this one had another chance at life…hehehehe.

What you’ll need: Hard cover notebook, fabric, mod podge, glue gun

So here goes;

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NB: I used a glue gun when attaching the book back. Also, the mod podge was still wet in the last pix. Forgive me. I will upload a better pix tomorrow.

I just know I’m going on a DIY spree with this one! 🙂

If you have any questions, do let me know in the comments section below.
Follow Koltureshoq for more DIY updates and remember to share with your friends.

Have a great week ahead guys.

Love,
Renah

Bling Out Your Old Clutch in 3 Easy DIY Steps

So it was my friend’s marriage introduction and I was in a pretty craft mood. Here’s what I did and I suggest you do too.

(In the voice of Emmet in The Lego Movie)

Step 1
Bring out your poor old clutch purse (or any other ‘unblinged’ purse for that matter).

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Step 2
Bring out your flat-back or sew-on crystals and your E6000 glue.

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Step 3
Start gluing the crystals on to your purse. Allow to dry for 24 hours at least (very important). And there you have it. Your very own DIY blinged out purse.

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Easy right?

Hit me up in the comments section if you have questions (or if you’d just like to say hi) 🙂

Off to my salsa class now.

Ciao

My Pinterest DIY Board

Just found out I could embed stuff from Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I’m using my DIY projects board right now, but I’ll post other boards up soon enough.

 

 

Great huh? We learn along the way don’t we? 🙂

 

Love,

Omo

Update on my Darby Smart Designs – Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet + Off Tha Chain Necklace

So just a quick update. I submitted 2 of my Darby Smart designs yesterday and I wanted to share them with you. The first one is a necklace made with chain and t-shirt yarn and the second is a macrame bracelet also made with t shirt yarn and embellished with swarovski crystals.

 

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I totally, totally love them both. I’ve still got supplies left to make some more stuff and I’ll share them as soon as I’m done. I do hope they get accepted so that you can have access to the DIY kits and make some rad accessories with them. You can check out awesome stuff from other Darby Smart designers here.

So which is your favorite – my Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet or the Off Tha Chain Necklace? Also, what other stuff would you like to see me make with the t shirt yarn, embroidery thread and pearl trim I’ve got left?  Please let me know in the comments section.

Ok, gotta go now. I do hope you have a great weekend.

For more updates on my DIY adventures, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and do remember to share with your friends.

Love,

Omo

 

Newest Darby Smart Designer!

I was accepted as a designer on Darby Smart about a month ago (so it’s not so new anymore) and I was given $50 to shop for supplies on their store…yay! What is new is that my box arrived last week and I am so excited. So here’s what is in my box; t-shirt yarn, swarovski crystals, pearl trim, embroidery thread (in various colors), a gold curb chain and Martha Stewart acrylic paint (I really love the color)

 

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The top of the box was ‘mutilated’ but that’s not unusual with international shipping. I can’t wait to show you what I make with these…(patience my darlings). More exciting is the fact that if my designs get accepted, then the DIY kits will be available for purchase on the Darby Smart store, so you can make your very own accessory (or gift it to a friend). You can also purchase DIY project kits by other awesome designers and join the maker movement 🙂

And if you are a creative junkie like me and would like to become a Darby Smart designer, visit their website right now. Once you get accepted, you then have to submit your designs for acceptance and then full production of your DIY project kits. As excited as I am about Darby Smart, there are 2 drawbacks for me personally;

 

1. They do not accept payments from cards outside the US. Thank God for the free $50 they gave me.

2. You stand a greater chance of getting your design(s) accepted if you use supplies from their store. This is so that they are sure they can get these supplies in large quantities if you make it to production stage. However, this may be a challenge for designers outside the US because of (1) above.

 

All in all, I think is a great opportunity, if you are so inclined . No, I am not being paid for this (that’s not a bad idea though). I am totally for pushing the maker movement forward and I think Darby Smart is doing a great job in that department.

 

For updates on what I make with my Darby Smart supplies and more, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and remember to share this news with your creative designer friends 🙂

 

Ciao,

Omo