Tuesday, 26 August 2008
ONE EYE, ONE HORN, FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER
Finally finished him this evening - with even a smile from hubby.
I have had the shapes cut out for a few weeks and decided that I would get him finished.
And I just love him :) He is just 'sew' cute!
Sorry for the naff pictures but I just cant seem to get my camera settings right - will have to have a little play with the camera to see what I have changed.
Sorry for not catching up with your blogs, but been majorly busy this past week or so - and with loads more stuff to do.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Introducing Ewan The Sheep
I finished him last night as I got a little bored with ironing etc. He didn't take long to make and I just love the blank expression on his face. Have to say my daughters want him but i have decided to keep him for myself :)
When I came to do his eyes, I didn't have a pair of buttons that were the same. I have over a 100 brown buttons and couldn't find 2 matching ones. So, I had to resort to 2 grey ones - but i think they work pretty well.
These are small key rings that I have started to make for my friends who are having babies.
I found out today (yippee) that my dear friend Helen is having a little girl in December which is great news, as the other pregnancies are all boys. The sad part was that she told me at her dads funeral. He died last Monday of cancer and his funeral was today - so he wont get to see his grand-daughter which is just so sad.
I have been a little busy this weekend as well, doing some new designs for CocoCards which hopefully will be added to the website soon (if they are ok'd).
Catch you all later x
Friday, 15 August 2008
Gorgeous rainbow coloured ribbons (droolicious)
Gorgeous patterned papers (drool)
Co-ordinating card stock - beautiful quality and colours
Some lovely stamped images with loads of dew drops (hope thats what they are called) and some gorgeous pearlised embossed flowers.
And this cute little card - she did post it on her blog but its so great to have it in my hands.
So Charlene thankyou so much hun for a wonderful parcel - your generosity has overwhelmed me - and I really cant wait to get stuck into the goodies.
Sorry for the lack of posts this week but I have been a bit busy doing some new designs for cococards .
Monday, 11 August 2008
On to tonight -
I made 2 pink elephants (smile on my face) - one of which is a keyring and I am really happy with the way they turned out. Just taken a few photos and my camera died on me arghhhh. So I can't upload the pictures.
I made the large one first (13cm high x 16cm wide)- very basic shape (in other words easy) - and I think its cute :) - hubby thinks I should make them as presents for friends who are pregnant or make some for the school fayre etc.
The little keyring, I made to see if i could downsize from the larger size and it worked. It measures 5.5cm high x 7cm wide. I bought 5 keyrings from my local market on saturday and i have been determined to make something to attach to them, and the elephant worked a charm.
So watch this space as I will upload the piccies tomorrow when my batteries are charged. :)
Thursday, 7 August 2008
This little addition will probably be the last one this week as I have so much stuff to catch up on. I have been so engrossed in making these little critters that my housework has been sat on the back burner - so tomorrow I will be catching up big style!
I bought this little bit of material (6in x 20in) the other day for 50p and I knew that i would at least make a little owl or two from it. The back of Barney is made from Dark Brown felt that I also bought the other day.
I attached the bits for his face then started sewing and attached one of his wings - then as I got to the other side I attached his other wing without really taking notice of the position (I'm a fool) and realised after i had turned him inside out, that it was higher than the other one. So as you can see one wing is sort of at an angle and the other is attached straight. I have now learnt my lesson for the day - PAY ATTENTION to the details! :*)
Some of the kids on the street now want me to make them some - but I have declined - well to be honest i am enjoying making them for myself! :) :)
Tonight whilst hubby was on the computer looking at House Insurance I made myself a little pincushion to pass away the boredom - I think it looks cute - but hubby thinks its strange!!??? I will remember to get a photo of it soon and stick it on here - you have to promise not to laugh though! :)
Before I get off for the night here is the little mouse that Caitlyn my eldest made. I think she did a brilliant job as it was her first attempt. I helped her a little but she managed to do about 95% of it.
She chose the colours herself - bright pink and bright orange and it is BRIGHT! I cut out the shapes for her and she did a small test piece first to make sure her stitching was ok. The tail was last minute or should I say forgotten! She had finished stitching then decided to add a tail so I attached it for her using the button. It kind of looks cute!
And here is a piccy of Caitlyn with her mouse - she is so proud of what she achieved.
So getting off now - so catch you all later.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
I had a little bit of fun making him last night :)
I found a really old pair of jeans that my large butt wouldn't fit in to any more and happily cut into them. Its great as i have loads of denim squares now that means I can make a little family of deranged looking mice!!
I used 2 different sizes and shades of red buttons for the eyes - to give him that 'strange' look. Then after I had finished sewing him I decided to add some teeth - (typical of me wait until the end and then decide to add something extra). I know they aren't the best looking teeth - but they give him charm.
I filled him with rice again as I had nothing else - but whilst I was out today I visited my LCS and bought some Habico Polyester Filling, so at least any new 'family members' will feel squishy and a lot lighter!
I am in the process of losing this one to my eldest Caitlyn as well.
Now Caitlyn also made one last night which for her first attempt was brilliant. I did have to help her a little bit - but she did great. So I will try and post a picture of hers tomorrow.
Going to get off as I have some ideas floating around in this head of mine of more 'things' to make :*)
Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
They are so addictive to make and this is actually the 3rd one that I made yesterday. The first mouse that I made (that daughter pinched) has now been given to a friend - so last night whilst it was quiet in the house I made this little lady.
She is smaller than Fred & Elsie (other mouse) - I cut the squares of felt to 9cm this time but I made the ears slightly bigger. The only thing is i wish I had set the eyes a little more to the tip of the nose - but I think she is still cute.
So hopefully today (if it stops raining) I am going to the market to try and get some bits of different material and some more felt. Then probably later I will raid my jeans draw and see what i can cut up :).
Please click here for some fabby pics of loads of chickens :). - Thanks for the link Fryne :)
Monday, 4 August 2008
I found a photo in my Crafts Beautiful September Edition (page 83) which showed some animals made from fabric leftovers. I thought I would give it a try. Now I don't sew (I can, but I'm lazy ;)) and I am really happy with the way 'he' turned out.
So here is the new addition to the family - 'FRED' named by my youngest.
I cut the fabric in to 2, 14cm squares and the the other bits from felt. The eyes weren't on the picture in the magazine but I added them as I think FRED needed them. I used rice to fill him as I didn't have any dried peas or lentils - and he sits perfectly :).
As I really enjoyed making FRED - you will probably get to meet a few more new additions soon.
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
I'm sorry for not being around but I've been a bit busy lately. I have been doing some more stuff for CocoCards - adverts & flyer's etc, but I thought I would have a little play tonight and get some of my card stuff out.
I wanted to come up with some new stuff - but I thought, play it safe and make a card for a family friend who is due a Baby Boy next month. And talking of babies I am going to be an auntie again (whoohoo) as my brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy in December, and also one of my oldest, long time friends and her partner are also due a baby in December, but up to now she doesn't know what she is having. So you may be seeing a few baby cards on here :*)
Back to the card! - You may remember I did this style of card a while ago - but this time I had a little play and made it accordion style. Its such a dinky card as it only measures 10cm high and 7.5cm wide.
I used a rubber on the end of a pencil to make the white dots, then I went over them with a sky blue colour. I made the little boat out of scraps and dabbed a bit of ink over it then used 3d foam pads to give it lift. I also used 2in circle punch to make the neck and leg holes, then used a scallop punch to make the 'lace' parts.
The inside poem was printed on my computer then cut out. It was a bit tricky to do but I got there in the end - have to say though I could have been a bit neater with my cutting. I don't know where the poem came from or who wrote it (sure I found it on the web ages ago) but I thought it was cute and it had 3 verses which fit perfectly with the pages of the card.
Hope you are all doing fine and I will hopefully, this weekend catch up with everyone's blogs.