Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Great idea!

I just recently finished this order for a customer. Large drawstring bags to hold diapers, a piant brush holder and pencil roll with zipper pouch at one end. I love the way they turned out and such a great idea. Lulu has altready put her order in for a pencil roll ( oh and a kantha duffle bag)!
 Large drawstring bags to hold toddler nappies

 Paint brush and pencil rolls
 Paint brush roll
 Pencil roll

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Growth chart for Stella

 I recently made this growth chart for Stella, she loves pandas and the song 'You are my sunshine'. I have to admit I was really excited ti di something with pandas they are so cute! I think this would have to be my all time favourite growth chart!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Felt Flower Wreath

Bloesem Kids | Bloesem Class: Felt flower making with Rubyellen Bratcher of MyCakies:
Inspired by the image above that I found on Pinterest, I decided to make my own wreath.
DIY Felt Bouquet. This post has links to making peonies, calla lilies, dusty millers, cabbage roses, eucalyptus leaves, anemones, ranunculuses and billy balls all out of felt.:

I used these tutorials for a felt wedding bouquet above to start off with; was inspired by other pictures on Pinterest like in my felt board and also made up a few of my own flowers. All the flowers are made from wool felt and the wreath is metal wrapped by more felt. Clearly I like bright colours!!
My version of the felt flower wreath
I think I might make some more but different sizes just like in the original picture. The wreaths look good in a bunch of three.
4 Beautiful Paper Flower Projects from Thuss Farrell's book 'Paper to Petal' - with FREE printable downloads! - http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/crafts/4-beautiful-paper-flower-projects-from-thuss-43-farrells-book-paper-to-petal-with-free-printable-dow #sweetpaul:
I absolutely love the book above which I bought a while ago and have made some of the paper flowers from it. I am sure you would be able to adapt some of their designs to make felt flowers. I think I will give it a go! Look how stunning some of the projects from their book are!!!
4 Beautiful Paper Flower Projects from Thuss+Farrell's book 'Paper to Petal' - with FREE printable downloads! 
Gallery / Paper To Petal / 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand:  

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Christmas sewing

I've been madly Christmas sewing for my San Marino market, so exciting. The other day I made these sweet ornaments. Last week I made a whole lot of garlands which I will post next. These are availble in my shop

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Fair at WPS

Every year, my son's primary school has a Halloween Fair. For the past couple of years, I have helped with the decorations. Last year I made a whole heap of tombstones to create a graveyard in one of the gardens. It was a massive hit!
This year, I was asked to decorate the front entrance and some of the windows. I went with a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets theme. We found a really cute and large spider that became Aragog! It was fun to watch all the little kids get a surprise to walk under him. He was very popular and they all wanted to touch his legs. He was a lucky boy and had caught himself something yummy to eat later!
 Along the fence, I added random decorations. We had lots of spiders, skeletons, ghosts, bats and pumpkins, etc.
"The Chamber of Secret's has been opened. Enemies of the heir beware!"
 There were signs telling people to 'Follow the Spiders' and my son's class drew lots of spiders for me to put along the fence.

I also decorated some of the windows. The pictures below are some staffroom windows. The teachers said that they were really surprised when they came into work on Friday and found their windows decorated. They loved them!!
During the day and without the tissue paper.
At night and with the tissue paper.

Most ideas for the silhouettes came from Pinterest. There are such great ideas on there. Some we made up ourselves and my son even designed a couple. These are just some of the cutouts we did. It was a super cheap decoration using thick black paper and orange tissue paper all from the Hot Dollar shop.
 Ghostbusters designed by my son. They looked great once it was dark with the light shining through!
 Ghost designed by my son.
Cute monsters!!!

The next silhouettes were a little bit darker in theme and aimed to appeal to the older kids. They were in another building and were quite high up. I made 10 in total but only have photos of 6 as the others were too dark to photograph at night. Again the designs came from Pinterest. All ideas are on my Halloween Board.

It was a fun night and the kids had a great time. Now for some Trick or Treating tonight! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kantha bags and pillows

I've been busy making so many goodies, new and old. Here are some recent kantha bags and pillows I recently made.
Kantha bags

Kantha pillows

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pretty journal covers

In August more journal covers went to new homes. I used antique hemp, linen, trims, buttons and hand embroidery to create these