Friday, 29 March 2013

Saturday, 10 September 2011

At last!

Well I've finally got round to updating my blog! I have lots of things to upload that I've been doing

I'll start with showing you my latest creation. I have used my ceramic paints again to paint a picture of my dog Monty onto a plate as a present for someone who really loves him.

I've tried as far as possible to follow his markings and I'm pleased with how the brush marks show his hair (he desperately needs a hair cut at the moment!)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Montys taggie blanket

In an attempt to stop Monty chewing labels and tags on things around the house I decided to make him his own taggie blanket.
I sorted through my ribbons for ones with nice textures and strong thick ribbons. I knotted a couple of them as he enjoys chewing clothes with tassles like that and looped the other ribbons.
I have sewn around the edges three times to make it as strong as possible.

I'm not sure how long it will last him as his teeth are very sharp but it was very quick and easy to make so I can make him another one if he wrecks this one- and I'm very pleased to say that he loves it!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Puppy Love

This is who has been keeping me from my crafting lately!

He is a 9 week old American cocker Spaniel called Monty.
the house is now covered in bits of torn up newspaper and bits of plants which he keeps bringing in from the garden!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Twit- Twoo

I've made another owl-this time using my own owl pattern. I wanted it to be used as a cushion but it's a bit small really so next time I'll make one more 'cushion' sized.

I managed to use just scraps of fabric from my stash for this owl but I may have to go shopping for larger pieces of fabric if I want to make larger cushions (any excuse to shop for fabric!)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Cornish driftwood

Whilst on holiday in Cornwall last year I collected loads of lovely pieces of driftwood with plans to do somthing with it.
I spent ages playing with the different pieces trying to decide what to make and eventually after searching the internet for ideas I decided to make a heart. The pieces are lovely and tactile and so smooth and some even have bits of sand or small stones in the cracks.

I used my hot glue gun (for the first time in years) to glue the pieces together and I'm really pleased with the outcome and it is surprisingly very stable.
I've looked around the internet at similar pieces and they're quite expensive to buy- I'm sure they're better made than mine but I'm pleased that mine cost me nothing (apart from the glue) and is also a lovely reminder of a great holiday.
I have iton the wall in my lounge at the moment but i think it will look better in my bathroom.
Now to decide what to do with the left over bits!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Night night bunny

This was another project that i had buzzing round my head before Christmas.
Knowing how much my niece loves her 'bunny' and looks after him I thought she (and he) would like a cosy bed to sleep in with his own little pillow.
The cosy bed and pillow:

Bunny snug and warm ready for bedtime:

It was surprisingly easy and quick to make and I'm thinking about making some to put in my folksy shop but wouldn't know how much to price them at and even if they would sell- any ideas???