Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Saturday, 11 September 2010
I've come across loads of tutorials lately for making pretty fabric flowers and decided to have a go - now I'm totally addicted to singeing the fabric. I made a couple of flowers for my daughter's hair first, then made these earrings for me. I am really pleased with the result - I think I'll be making these in lots colours. They're cute and give a quick crafty fix!
Friday, 3 September 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
As I was making the necklace for a child, I decided to use shirring elastic threaded on a large needle. I've never made a necklace before so I was kind of making it up as I went along. I stitched through each set of holes twice to make sure the buttons were secure. At the end I went through the first button again to finish the circle.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
My lovely mum rarely goes anywhere without bringing me something back, even to the supermarket. When she took my daughter shopping on Wednesday whilst I was working this is the present she bought me - isn't it great?! It makes me smile everytime I look at it. Even my husband thought it was funny. Thanks mum...
Monday, 16 August 2010
Loads of jobs to do today, but I couldn't let the day pass without a little bit of craftiness.
I've had these lovely red photo frames for ages and the edges have started to chip slightly so I started off (with a little help from my girl) by covering the chips with nail varnish. I bought the feather butterflies from Poundland - I didn't have a use for them at the time but couldn't resist the gorgeous colours. I stuck them on a angles with some tacky glue and job done!
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Take a look at this fab giveaway on Love Stitched from Little Miss Momma. Two fantastic blogs and some gorgeous rings & hairslides. I love the Victoria Chrysanthemum Statement Ring with Dangling Heart Charm. So cute.
(Image from Little Miss Momma)
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Take a look at this blanket on the latest blog I've discovered Aesthetic Nest - what a clever idea and the colours are great. Bethany would love this. Another project for my "to do" list!
Sewing: Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Blanket
I am addicted to buying embroidery thread but storing it has been a problem...until this display stand was donated to me.
Grey does nothing for me, so I gave it a couple of coats of magnolia gloss. I bought some wooden dowel rods from my local DIY shop and cut them at various lengths to accommodate the different size spools. I painted them too and knocked them into the holes, playing around with how close I placed them together. Then I prettied the stand up with some bits from my scrapbooking stash. I am so chuffed with the result; I even have a place to store my hoops and ribbons!
Oh and I nearly forgot, I had to add some embroidery somewhere so I stitched the "Keep Calm and Sew Stuff" design from Urban Threads and mounted it onto some thick cardboard. I love it love it love it!
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Ok, so it turns out that I am really bad at posting. This doesn't come as a great surprise to me as I am always full of good intentions that don't last. But I have read so many great blogs lately it has prompted me to have another go.
So this is what I have been working on lately; a new place to store my ever increasing collection of jewellery. I aquired a couple of peg boards from a shop that was closing down. I knew they would come in useful for something someday!
I started by painting it with cream coloured gloss. Then I raided my stash of scrapbook paper and choose come pretty flowers to cut out. I applied them with Mod Podge (my first time trying this product and I think its great!). Finally I gave it a de-stressed look by using sandpaper around the edges of the board and voila! I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now I can see all my pretty necklaces in one place. Next I need one for my hats and bags!
Monday, 18 January 2010
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, considering this is my first attempt at an "in the hoop" project and I've only tried applique a couple of times too. When it came to the back, I couldn't resist dusting off my box of rubber stamps. I knew I had a postage stamp one somewhere and when I found "You mean the world to me", I just had to use it. I can see another addiction coming on!
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Whilst my laptop has been out of action I have had the chance to get back into crochet. I hadn't done any in years and there is plenty of room for improvement but I was pretty chuffed with how this little crown hat turn out for my daughter. She really likes the gem stones on it. It's prompted me to have a go at a waistcoat for myself and I've just won a vintage tank top pattern on ebay so thats another project to add to the list.