Thursday, 30 October 2008

So I'm nicking Sole Monday. Better make that Sole Thursday.

Well I'm just pinching it for today. I hope you don't mind Katy!
I had to show you them as they are too gorgeous to sit in a box.

They are by a designer called Katia Lombardo and they are utterly divine.
I got them last week and I've lost count how many times I've just sat and stroked them! The smoothness of the patent leather and the way they curve. Ooooooooh lurrrvely. I wore them to M's parents evening last week as L was taking me out for a meal afterwards. I must have looked rather odd tip toeing across the playground but I had no choice because I couldn't walk in them! They are soooo high! But its ok, I will practice, I will.

There done now. Its out of my system, showing them that it. I can't promise I won't stop stroking them.

Now onto the craft side of things. I've got a few bits I'm doing at the moment, a WIP bracelet which is looking good, a drawstring bag, a new doll and I am hopefully going to attempt to make a padded liner for a dog crate/cage. Very exciting.

And for those of you who are looking forward to tomorrow

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Stop that door!

Here is my very first door stop!
I am so pleased with it too!
I had plans to make one for my parents as a christmas present, so I trawled the web trying to find a pattern. I don't do improvisation with things like this.
Luckily I found one that my simple brain could decipher and I tweaked it here and there, made it slightly smaller and I didn't add a zip.
I weighed it down with beans and then stuffed it to fill it out.
I'd like to make some more of them and possibly sell them on either Etsy or Folksy, if I dare open a shop there too. Having said that, Folksy sellers seem to be doing very well.
Next up I've been asked to make a bracelet for a fellow Mumsnetter and some simple hanging hearts for my Nan which I plan to add some lavender too. I'd also like to have a go at making a little cosmetic bag. Do any of you know where I could get a good tutorial for that?

Monday, 20 October 2008

"Ribbit Ribbit"

I am addicted to making these frogs.

They are just so easy to do and look a treat when they're finished.

This one is M's. Ever since I made one for the Fairy Tale swap, she had been nagging for me to make her one so this is the one I did for her birthday. They are made so that you can fill them with rice or beans which makes them all floppy and they sit up but this one I stuffed because M likes to have all her dolls and things in bed with her.

I want to make some more but god knows where I'd put them.

If you fancy a go, you can find the pattern here at The Purl Bee.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

The party!

My word.
How frantic it was last week!
M's party was looming and I had yet to finish all the dolls off for her party.
The dresses were made, the wigs were done, sparkly bits and glue were purchased but dolls needed to be made and stuffed.
Thats not to mention preparing the house for twelve 4 and 5 year old girls, blow up balloons, wrap pass the parcel presents and bake muffins.

But I finally stitched the last dolls head about 8pm and went to bed somewhere near midnight.

And I cannot believe that of all the effort that went into it all, this is the only picture I managed to get of the dolls!
But here they are (well some of them) drying and waiting to be taken to their new home.
I've had reports that they are very loved and have all been officially named by their new owners.

A big sigh of relief from me that they actually all enjoyed it.

And here is the birthday girl, blowing out her candles on her requested pink mini muffins. (Note all the childrens coats behind us, just to prove I wasn't making up the numbers)

So that is the reason why I have neglected this poor blog for a wee while but I'm back now and I've got a few other things that I want to do now, like a doorstop and some hanging decorations.

And I'll leave you with a picture of this little cheeky lady that was watching me sew!

I thought that its a bit late for ladybirds at this time of year. She was a very sweet little thing though and was quite happy having a leisurely strole along my tape measure.

What a life hey.