Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sewing A Skirt

Yesterday I was in a sewing mood. I just felt like sewing something.
So, quite obviously, I did.
I took a skirt from Princess's (my little sister) wardrobe that I like, and recreated it.
It doesn't look nearly as good, but it's better than nothing, right? (or is it...?!)

The fabric I used was a bit bulky for this project... but it's ok.
-Rose themed T-shirt

I wrote a post some time back about a stencil that I made for a DIY t-shirt. (Click here to see the post)
Well, I finished the tee two days ago.

Do you like it?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Photos On A Rainy Day...

You know those photos I mentioned in the last post? Well, here they are.
The little children were having fun in the front yard.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Knitted Beanie and Other Things

I don't think I have mentioned that I've been knitting a beanie.
Well, now I have :P
I finished it yesterday.
Like to see? I got 3 of my gorgeous younger brothers to model for me!

Cuteness to the max!
Here's a rather rushed photo of the beanie on it's own...

There ya go! My latest knit.
Since I finished that, I've been working some more on my blanket... going good... but I've got a long way to go!

But other than knitting, here're some other things I've made.

A themed notebook:

A miniature polymer clay doll:
 And a couple of recent drawings:

And yesterday, I took some more - you guessed it - photos. Yes, I know. I'm obsessed! I'll post them some time soon!



Friday, 4 April 2014

Monsters for the Boys

Yesterday I was feeling crafty (how uncommon. haha) and decided to sew my three youngest brothers a monster.
A long while ago, I said that I'd make them a monster from the book 'Make A Monster' by Fiona Goble.
It didn't work out!

But the other day, I asked them for their favourite colours and got to work on their surprise. The older two (ages 7 and 5) were suspicious and kept pestering me with questions.
This afternoon, I finished them. I was surprised that I'd managed to make all three in only two days.
It was worth the work! The look on their faces was priceless. I wish I'd caught it on camera.
This is what their new little buddies look like.

This is 5 year old Spunky's monster. He named his Peter.
The owner of this one is 3 year old Munchkin. It doesn't have a name yet, as far as I know.
This is 7 year old Jack's. His is called Josh.
There are a few wonky parts in the edges, but I don't think they'll care enough to notice :)


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Rainbow Nails


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Embroidering Pictures

A few weeks ago I pulled out our book, Doodle Stitching, by Aimee Ray.
It's amazing. There are so many nice designs in there - I wanted to make them all!
See that pretty little blue butterfly on the cover? I chose that one.
Here's how it turned out:
A few nights ago, I just felt like embroidering a whale! Don't ask me why. 
So the next day, I drew out my design and got sewing. This is what it looks like,


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A Second Attempt

This morning I decided to have another go at the roses. The sun was in ultimate position - not affecting the plants as much as last time.
As usual, I took far too many photos.

Then I spotted a deep red rose bud.

And... decided to take some pictures of the thorns.

This is the orange tree leaves.

It went a lot better today, I think.