Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bad Posing In My Bedroom

I made a leopard thang.

I used vintage Simplicity pattern 2362 and adjusted the size / length / sleeves - I bought it in a size U.S. 14 which turned out around 4 sizes too big, dang. It is also meant for non-stretch fabrics so I had to use some artistic licence with the pattern. I went for a contrasting black collar because I thought it classied up the leopard and made more of a statement. I got the leopard jersey about a year ago from John Lewis and the black was an old t-shirt. Giggity.

The Little Blog Of Craft was brought to you today by the letters The Distillers, Spinnerette, International Twin mixes and the number bad posing in my bedroom.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Oh, Beehive!

In case you are not an avid reader, I am part of a crafting group called 'The Westbourne Craft Collective'. The last couple of months we've been working on a huge collaberative project for the Parkstone Gardener's Spring Flower Show, and this [above] is the finished piece(s)!


My contributions were the catkins (upper left corner) framed bees and Bleeding Hearts (mid right). The background canvas features vintage postcard prints of the Parkstone area. I think it turned out super awesome, everyone's contributions were top-notch! Everyone in the group (and in life) has different talents and strong points and it's so fabtastic to see all the different styles and textures of craft all living together in harmony in one big hit, POW!

My sister made all the origami tulips and butterflys. The theme was based around spring flowers for bees because bees are dying out due to people/councils planting the wrong kinds of flowers! Naughty people/councils! To learn more about the radness of bees please go here or watch this movie (highly recommended).

We didn't win anything at all in the competition except an honorable mention, but our piece will be hung in Westbourne Library for all to enjoy!

P.S. please sign this petition to stop bee killing pesticides beeing used in the UK! Bzzz thanks bzzz

Sunday, 8 April 2012

How I Spent My Easter Vacation

Hey sportsfans,
This weekend I have been working on thingys for our stall at Rumble In The Jumble. First I made bunting:
Which I was particularly proud of! I used scraps of various fabrics, bias tape and felt lettering. I more or less just followed this tutorial I found on Folksy.

Secondly, a ladyburg coaster / hanging thingy:
Lady Chris De Burg
(This was mostly my sister's handiwork and I finished it off with the fancyness around the edge)

Thirdly a tattooed handbag:
Don't tie me down
If you have eagle eyes, or just really good human eyes, you might be able to see that the strap is a neck tie! This is a bag that says 'don't mess with me', but also has pretty birds and flowers for when you are visiting your mum.

Fourthly, a bunch of knitted/crocheted badges:
Badgers
Fifthly, my latest invention; BubbleBombs!
Handsome monkey models
BubbleBombs are speech bubbles suitable for photobombing, excitifying photos of your pets or posters and anything else you can think of! Why not get right up in your favourite singer's face at a show and BubbleBomb the life out of them?! What could possibly go wrong?!

This post was brought to you today by The Cramps, International Twin mixes, naptime and lots and lots of tea.