Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas

 I hope everyone out there in blog land had an amazing Christmas! 
Here are a few ornaments I made for my lovely friends Laurel and Jeanette.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Cushion Christmas

 This year I wanted to put my new sewing machine to the test and try to make Christmas presents. I found a really helpful tutorial on how to make envelope cushions on YouTube by TheCraftyGemini

 They were quite easy to make and I liked not having to sew a zipper!

Pirate Crafts

Ahhh I have'nt blogged in ages! truth is I forgot my password! but a mid afternoon brain wave brought my password back Yay!
 Awhile back I participated in a pirate swap, at first I thought oh yeah how hard will it be to think of pirate things to make? The answer a lot harder than I thought.
 I'm pretty pleased with how it all turned out.

Friday, October 29, 2010

1 Sleep Till Halloween!

 To keep with my theme of Halloween post to count down.... I would like to share with you all the amazing things I received in the Halloween swap from My very talented friend Jeanette!
 most of the goodies I received I am planning on wearing tomorrow! I just love everything! The pumpkin bag has not left my side since I got it! I take it everywhere!

 Jeanette has an amazing Etsy shop called Morningshadow I just love the amazing bags and  Scrabble tile pendants she makes!

Everything! Love!
I just adore these Fingerless gloves!

Witch Earrings! Can't wait for tomorrow to wear them! (sorry for the poor photo)

Boris C Bones

 I'd like to present my latest creation Boris C Bones!
 I've made him out of felt he's around 35cm standing and I just love him!
Now I've got my pattern design worked out I'm going to make a few in fleece and see how they sell! fingers crossed!

Pile of bones waiting to be all stitched up! (could'nt help but take a photo ) 

Boris C Bones

"Oh what a feeling"

Just relaxing in the sun

Boris C Bones up close

Thursday, October 28, 2010

2 Sleeps till Halloween!

 Here are a few Halloween creations I made for my friend Jeanette for the Halloween swap! I love anything with a Halloween theme to it, I really enjoyed thinking of things to make.

The idea to make a crow on a tombstone just popped into my mind one night and I set about sketching how it looked in my head, I don't know why but I was determined to make it.
Designing the pattern for the Crow was very tricky it took a couple of attempts before I was happy with it.
  The Tombstone is also made from felt I used chain stitch to embroider the Ivy vine and the RIP

The feet were the hardest part first I made them from clay but wasn't happy with the way they looked at all so I had to settle for pipe cleaners,

I'm so happy with how his eyes turned out they are made from Sculpey clay ( I was trying to capture a spooky look)

Ghost hanger 
I found a picture of a ghost on Google and made my pattern. I stitched around the outside in silver thread to make the ghost sparkle. I think I should make myself one too

Halloween Card (the eye stickers were "liberated" from my boyfriends rock band stickers for the xbox)

Spooky Keyring side 1
Spooky Keyring side2

Sculpey clay Pumpkin Magnet
Pumpkin pincushion pattern is by the very talented Runo I love their patterns and they are nice enough to share them for free!

The Zombie Finger Pen is based on the Ghost Finger Pen By Stella Rivet

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kitty Cat Pirate Hat

Halloween is not far away and why should the humans have all the fun?
So why not let your cat be a Pirate for Halloween!
The pattern is Cat size but I can't see why you couldn't make it for any other pets (or maybe your fave plushie) as well by adjusting the pattern size.
Hehe My Model was not to sure of her new hat! but she put up with it because she loves having her photo taken.

Download Pattern Here ->Kitty Cat Pirate Hat 

Gather all your materials.
Print the pattern out A4 size.
Cut out the pattern pieces.

Pin and cut put pattern out of felt

You need to cut 2 hat pieces the same.
you might want to skip cutting out the felt feathers and use real ones
(I couldn't find any when I was making this one but I think they would look heaps better.)

Carefully cut out the skull detail,
then stitch on the mouth and nose (alternatively you could draw the mouth and nose on with a marker

Glue on the hat trim and Skull detail with craft PVA Glue.
Leave to dry.

Stitch around the sides and top of the hat using whip stitch.
Leave the bottom of the hat open.
Finally add your Feathers and your done!
Ooooohhhh here Kitty Kitty......

Monday, October 11, 2010

Skull Swap

 Here are some skull inspired crafts I made for Laurel as part of a skull swap on CO+K
 (The Pink skull Keyring was made for a friend for her birthday)