DIY – Print photos on leather

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Since we’ll be moving houses in January I’ve started to go through some of my stuff and then I  found these old DIY- pages called Skaparlust in the magazine Sköna Hem that actually was some of my first jobs I did when I moved back home from Belgium in 2002. I still think it’s a good idea.

To do photo’s on leather I simply printed photos on t-shirt transfer paper and the ironed it on the leather. Do not use to high of the heating rather go over it for a longer time. You can use leather from a leather skirt or old jacket or just buy a piece of it whole. I glued the leather on wood to get a nice kind of frame – mounted look. I used cheap wooden cutting boards that had that round feeling to them allready. Then glued the leather on top and simply cut of the excess when the glue is dry.

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For the same magazine I also did this make a photo frame lamp DIY.  I used a lamp from Ikea that the don’t sell anymore but they do have a similar one called Gyllen. I printed the image on over head paper but I think you can print it on normal paper as long as it isn’t labeled on the back (it will shine through). I bought two pieces of plexi that fitted the lamp. And put it up in stead of normal printed plastic/glass that makes the lamp…

I still look the same! Don’t I?

Photos by: Martin Cederblad

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Isabelle

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how does it feel?

Well watching this it feels pretty good! 12 -13  years ago me and some girl friends had a x-mas day just playing this clip on repeat. It was snow storm and we had a blast at Blåsut. Where my friend Gabi used to live. This video still makes me go hmm.

And then he just disappeared! You couldn’t get any new at all. A bit like Lauren hill. But now he’s back. Check out the album on Spotify or itunes… I don’t know what I think just yet. What do you think?

 

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Isabelle

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Crazy cat lady has finally got a cat!

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Hello animal lovers! We have a cat in the house! Dunno if it’s a he or a she – it doesn’t really matter but we’re calling hen Snoop! Snoop is 11 weeks old and an offspring of friends of ours cat… (don’t know if that connection – is right in English?) snoop_headboard

As I’m working from home it’s nice to have company and it’s another crazy cat. Very social and curious! A fun cat! When we leave she follws to the door and when we come home – she comes running. And I love the little musctache!

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I always had dogs- so a cat is kind of small but I’m starting to get used to it. And the kids are over the moon! Listen to it purrring right here.

Oh you little cutie cute  – welcome to the family!

 

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Isabelle

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Jenny in Nebraska part 1

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Last week we flew to Nebraska. We are spending December here. Working and hanging out with our family. (I told you about it here). So far we´ve been working on getting rid of the jet lag and frankly it´s been real nice not sitting by the computer. Now I´m back though and here are a few pictures from my phone.

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The weather has been nice and the cousin have been running around outside playing tag with the neighbor kids. Viola is loving practicing her language skills and has become friends with a girl here who speaks Japanese.

 

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I went to Target and picked up this little number. A 2-piece PJ that I will spend Christmas in.

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We went for a walk and saw this guy looking back at us from a yard we passed.

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For more updates follow my instagram @jennyfromdosfamily

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Random stuff in Belgium found on my phone

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My mother is from Belgium. Last weekend me and the kids went to Gent- Belgium third largest city. I used to live there for almost 4 years when I was 20-24 years old.  I took some photos of great things around town but I’ll start with some photos from my phone. Above – we visited the Rubens exhibition at the Bozar – centre for fine arts in Brussels.

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My kids in Gent. They grow so much when you travel together. They look like they’re leaving home soon <3

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I used to live right by this square called Vrijdagsmart – Friday Market and yes indeed there are markets on Fridays here! But also the street lights used to be hooked to the maternal ward at the local hospital and every time a child was born the lights would flicker – It was part of a big art exhibition around town. Big Love to that idea! This fab house is from the union. Such a crazy architecture. And the little house is a Frite kot – you order French Fries with something small not the other way around. The fries are the main ingredient!

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Had to go on some bargain hunt- here’s at a rather new funky place for vintage things called Depot -09. i bought a lamp – more about that laters.

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This is the really old floor at Koen & Amelies place. I think one of the nicest tiling I’ve ever seen!

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In the middle of Gent there is an old castle. Very majestic! Has a torture chamber and all. It’s called Gravensteen.

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Since we ate so much and met up with so many friends and relatives  all the time I also had to get the kids to move in between. Here we are at Europe largest climbing center. I went up like 2 meters then got vertigo and had to go down… But I loved the ambiance – the tribe of climbers – cool.

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My mom made a self portrait way back and it now hangs above the toilet at her place.

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Tuesday we went in to Brussels before heading to the airport. Yes, another flea market. This time les Marolles. I do have to go back to Belgium with a big van! next time!

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On the top of the Musical  Instrument museum there is a little café with a fantastic view!

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Isabelle

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Make a perler bead portrait of JR Ewing – Ready-to-print design pattern

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Jens and I´ve made so many of these perler beads portraits over the years. Superman, Woody Allen, Laura Palmer and Dolph Lundgren to name a few. You see them quite often but they do make a great gift for Christmas, and there is still time. Jens explains how to make one from a photo of your own choice here in this old post! He made me the JR pattern above that you can print out and make if you like. The patterns work for cross stitching too. I might make a JR cushion cover from this.

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