Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy beads

I've been busy the past few days making more colourful beaded necklaces (so much for finishing one of my crochet blankets!) You may remember seeing one of these here before. I really love the wool and wood combination, plus the wooden beads add a bit of weight as the crochet beads are only stuffed with polyfil. They are strung on waxed cotton, which I have knotted at the back. Pretty simple, but happy and fun!
 Now I just need to pull my finger out and try and sell a few. I am so inspired by Katie from House of Humble, that I think I might finally open an etsy store, something which I have been toying with for so long. Taking the plunge is a little frightening!

The best part is playing with colour combinations, lots of fun :)
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP...mess and all

Another work in progress, sigh. This blanket was started the year before last on my train commute to has stopped and started, been packed away and forgotten about , been unpacked and forgotten about, but now I just want it finished! So this is the ONLY crochet I'm allowing for the next little while untill it is done and dusted.

Really not looking forward to weaving in those ends :( Hopefully it will be very close to complete by next week.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blythe's kitty cat hat

The weather is definitely cooler and crisp here now, which I love although it is still not cold enough for true winter woolies. Blythe's wardrobe needs a serious update to get her comfy during Autumn so I made a few new dresses and hats, plus bought her 2 fab new she just needs a couple more things, especially some shoes! Barefoot during the cold months? I don't think so!
Here is the first new dress and cute kitty hat....hmm I think I am living through her as I would LOVE to look like this, hehe.

More outfit updates to come. xxx
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pretty little shelves

It seems that no home is complete without a little house shaped shadow box. I couldn't help but jump on the bandwagon,giving my $2 op shop find a pretty makeover. The paint colour is called 'Holey Moley' from brittish paints( I think?) and I have used it for a few projects so far, love it. I have lined the little shelves with paper from Typo, which is in fact reprints of vintage fabric, so lovely and the perfect colour pallette for me.
 Now I just need to find a few more tiny things to display.

 Here is Cookie in bunny figurine form.

Oliver in ceramic cat form.
Shadowbox before being 'prettified'.
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