Making Dream Catchers // Sunday Crafting

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Paige Joanna dream catcher DIY

This is a new feature for my blog and Youtube channel! My chum Adora (from Adora Mehitabel) and I have been talking so much over recent months about making things and getting our crafting mojo back. We decided to help each other out and dedicate a Sunday each month (or as often as we can) to making things just for the fun of it! We want to rekindle our love for being creative so here is the first post in doing so. Admittedly I wanted it to be more of a tutorial for you to create your own, however due to last minute planning it didn't go 100% to plan (trial and error).
So I put together a small video and took some progress photos and will explain what he did and how. It was a really fun day and we can't wait to do more and share our crafting Sundays more often. 

You will need:
Dream catcher hoop OR embroidery ring center.
Doily's (vintage ones are the best)!
Thread & needle
Beads (optional)
Feathers (optional)
Glue gun
Double Sided tape

Paige Joanna Dream Cathcers, what you will need
1. Making these are so easy it's unreal and fun for you all to get involved in. they make great gifts as well. This most rewarding part is the start; wrapping ribbon around the hoop to completely cover the wood. You can do this with ribbon (preferably), wool or even cut fabrics. As you wrap around the ribbon, use double sided tape cut into thin strips on the hoop to hold it in place to make sure it doesn't slip. Once you get to the end, glue and attach a loop for hanging that also works to hide the gluing. 
Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers
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2. The most fiddly part of the process is sewing on the doily and keep the thread even. If you lay it flat on the floor/desk and you work it will keep it really in proportion but may not be perfect. I's always good to remember that the first time you make something or even the last, you can't be good at it straight away. Sew it on in some parts so it doesn't move around too much. 

Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers
Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers

3. So lastly, making the ribbons and pretty things to hang down. Sew flowers on to the tips of ribbon and tie on. You can attach beads, pom poms, trims and make it look really funky. I love adding plaits and boho beads on mine for extra detail. 
The finished result:
It can take practice to get these looking immaculate but we were so happy with how they turned out! Let me know if you would like to see more posts like this one and hopefully a bit more tutorial like! 

Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers Sunday Crafting
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Watch the video!

Glorious day for coffee, cake and pink leather.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Paige Joanna Vendula Lonon Bag

Last weekend I spent Saturday with the lovely Arabella, who I have known now for 4 years because of Lookbook and the blogging world, mad! It had been a long time since we got to catch up so was lovely to meet up in a lovely area of London for coffee and cake. It's apparent that we both enjoy (maybe a little too much) taking photos of London and it's architecture, mainly in the form of pretty buildings and nice wild life. So as you can imagine when coming across this house full of flowers and pretty tiling I was smitten and had to take photos. 

Paige Joanna Arabella Golby cakes and coffee London
Paige Joanna Arabella Golby cakes and coffee London
Paige Joanna and Arabella golby shoes
London Paige Joanna
London Paige Joanna
As I knew I was meeting up with Arabella, and her style is pretty much Parisian perfection, I had a little bit of a dilemma of what to wear. I therefore kept it simple with a white lace top, black floaty skirt, lace up shoes and chucked over my pink leather jacket just to make it a bit more fun. I'm feeling a lot better about styling myself in plainer outfits as I think it sometimes means accessories and things are a lot easier to add to make the look more unique. For example the cottage bag from Vendula that I can't stop admiring, will brighten any plain outfit! 
Top - Ark Clothing
Skirt - Topshop
Shoes - New Look
Pink jacket - Matalan
Magic Round About Brooches - Vintage
Cottage Bag - Vendula London 
Paige Joanna simple outfit pink leather jacket
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Paige Joanna Pink Leather Jacket, Topshop Skirt and Ark Top
Paige Joanna Cottage Bag
Lace Ark Top, Paige Joanna
Roses in London Paige Joanna
Paige Joanna Pink Leather Jacket Outfit
Pink Leather Jacket
New Look Lace Up ShoesPaige Joanna necklace detail

5 ways to wear a denim skirt!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

topshop denim skirt festival outfit
The skirt of the moment is definitely a denim button up (or poppers like on this one)! Everyone is getting on this trend and it really is one for every body. I decided to put together this post with 5 ways to wear a denim skirt. You can really make the most of them from day to night and other occasionas. I know i'll be wearing mine in even more ways as well.

1. Casual: this look is one I will go to every day when I haven't got much to do and I want to be comfy. Denim really suits simple stripes and black details with the belt, hat and sandals.

Stripe Top - She Inside
Hat - Urban Outfitters
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Primark

Paige Joanna how to wear a denim skirt

2. Festival: This is the perfect time of year for festival fashion and I love being able to clash bright colours and have fun with dressing. This crochet top is from Missguided, perfect for holidays or festivals. I wouldn't normally go for something to revealing but I couldn't resist the colours.

Top - Missguided
Kimono - Asos sample sale
Shoes - Primark

Denim skirt festival outfit look paige joanna

3. Sporty: This is another easy look to wear and one for when you have a busy day or a lot of errands to run. With an easy t-shirt from Topshop and trainers!

Top - Topshop
Trainers - Asos

Paige Joanna sporty

4. Going out: This is a great example of how you can make a basic item perfect for even going 'out out' in. I personally never wear anything to figure hugging and 'clubby' so this look is perfect for evening drinks at the pub. A simple cami, pretty Kimono and 70's platforms. Add a embellished necklace for an instant dressy touch.

Top - Miss Selfridge 
Lace Kimono - She Inside 
Necklace - Miss Selfridge 
Shoes - River Island 

Paige Joanna Denim Skirt Going Out

5. Vintage: This look was my favourite out of the lot because I put most of the elements of me in! A floral shirt, vintage yellow crochet cardie, little geek shoes and socks! So easy but fun and perfect for summer days with friends.

Shirt - Thrifted (Zara)
Yellow Cardie - Vintage
Shoes - Missguided 

Paige Joanna Denim Skirt Vintage