Friday, 22 February 2008

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Little dollie present

I made this little lady last night with the fabric I got from a shop I had totally forgotten about (thanks to my hubby for reminding me).

Madison has a party on Saturday so its a present for the little girl. I just hope she likes it just as much I enjoyed making her.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Frost and a whole lot more

This is part of the view from our front room. We live oppossite the village green and yesterday and this morning it looks like its been snowing, the frost is that thick.Its very pretty to look at.

I had another lovely suprise yesterday too. My swap present arrived from the Mumsnet crafter easter swap.
This is what I got

There was a beautiful handmade card, an easter egg decoration made from beautiful mother of pearl buttons and a red coral bracelet.
These were all made by the lovely

And this is what I made for her

Well a sneaky peek anyway.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

My first beading experience

As well as being scared of sewing machines and dolls legs I was also a bit wary of beading wire and prefered to stick to chains.
I did a bit of research and then spent spent spent.
So far this is what I've done.......

The bracelet is Smokey Quartz and silver and the necklace is Garnet and Carnelian. Its actually really relaxing to do. All I need now is for someone to volunteer to take the mini beasts for the day so I can spend some real time doing it.
I've also submitted the photo I took of the candy cables to the Guardian newspaper. They're doing a section called "In pictures" and they change the theme of it. The next theme they have asked for is "symmetry". I think the prize is some sort of camera. So fingers crossed!

Friday, 15 February 2008

Experimentation of limbs

So having never made a doll with legs, I finally decided to stop being such a chicken and give it a go.

It wasn't all that hard really.
The little lady sat on her knee was the smaller doll I was intending on making that would come with a little bag to live in.
Sadly the bag and I had an altercation and I won.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

First jewellery pieces

Here are the pieces of jewellery I have done

This is a silver chain with a Large Rose Quartz drop in the centre, 2 smaller rose quartz drops next and the 2 smaller Flourite drops.
Sadly I cannot get the camera to pick up the colours properly at all (any tips gratefully recieved). But the colours are stunning. Very striking, particularly the Flourite.

These drop earrings are again silver with Flourite and match the necklace and Citrine. Again gorgeous colours but just not picked up by the blummin camera.

Then theres my second doll but I have to admit, I'm not all that keen on her! Compared to the last one anyway.

Friday, 8 February 2008

And the craft fair merchandise begins!

Just a quick post today as there are a million and one things going off but I wanted to put the pictures on of the second doll I have done for the carft fair in April.
She's not stuffed yet but I'm really pleased with how shes turned out. The fabric was some cut off that I spotted and was a complete bargain.
I have also done some jewellery but this house is so so dark that you can't see the colours of the stones properly. It looks like I've just attached pebbles onto a bit of wire.
As soon as it decides to be sunny I'll get the pictures on.

Monday, 4 February 2008

50's housewife. Moi?!

So after my post yesterday about not getting much done, I decided that it was time I pulled my finger out a bit and tried harder.
Firstly I donned my apron and put the roast dinner on (which was delish by the way), then I thought it was time to stop running away from the sewing machine and make it work!
We had a discussion, made friends and made this together.....

I was completely inspired by Ginger Monkeys Spacemen and Ginger Twins that she made last week.
She still needs her legs fitting poor thing but overall I'm rather pleased with the results.
I also got to use a couple of the buttons from my new stash. You cant see them very well but they are cream with a sparkly gold inner circle. I origianlly chose some bright red ones but Madison insisted that these were better and I have to agree they look pretty good.

I also took this photo......

Any guesses as to what it is? No? Well they are those candy cable sweets. You know with the white fondant filling in the middle.
My husband loves them (he's actually a big kid really) and he bought 3 boxes of different colours last week.
I was looking at them and thought they looked really pretty so I stacked them up and this was the result.
I'm thinking of getting it enlarged and framing it or maybe having a go at putting it onto a canvas.
So to summarise I think I did rather well yesterday!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

The reason why I'm not getting much done

Although looking at this picture you would think I could get alot done!
He's awake just about all day apart from the odd power naps that last all of 5/10 minutes.
I can't complain though because he sleeps all night and thats pretty good going for a 9 week old.

Friday, 1 February 2008

A beautiful new blog is born

On the wonderful the crafters have got their heads together and started our own craft blog where we can all post and show what we have been up to.
We are doing an easter craft swap which will start in 2 weeks time and I am so excited.

Anyway the blog is on the left hand side on the link list. Its called mncrafters.