Thursday, 23 May 2013

Your Bunting Daughter

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned my pal Gemma's brownie business and something about bunting. Well Gemma asked me to make her some special bunting for her market stall and here it is:




It's 2 sided, and all made from scraps of heritage type fabrics; gingham, checks, plaid / tartan, French toile, houndstooth, tweed, etc., which I had been wanting to do for a while. For an extra special fancy finish I used a velvety ribbon binding, tres classy! Unfortunately I didn't realise until I delivered the bunting that Gemma has a slight mental allergy to velvet... oops! Nonetheless she is pleased as Punch and happy as Judy.
You can catch Dark Matters at Boscombe Market on Saturdays starting this weekend (25th May)!
Follow @EatDarkMatters
(and follow me @AppletiniTiny)

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Cat-a-holic

Two new things - firstly I made another new cushion cover for my bachelorette pad
That's the last of my lovely Corazones Black fabric from the now defunct Repro Depot Fabrics, which makes me a little bit sad.

Number two is that I made and listed my recycled cat dress on Folksy (complete with dodgy pictures of me)

Sorry, for SUPER KAWAII people only!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Short n Sweet

My sumptuous friend / 'real job' colleague Gemma runs a Brownie business called Dark Matters and had a stall at Rumble In The Jumble on Monday... observe the bunting!
I made the bunting! It's my personal, private bunting but I lent it out because I'm such a special individual. Gemma makes theee most delicious gourmet brownies, I can recommend the salted caramel flavour!
That's all. Follow Gemma @EatDarkMatters

Merci

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Smell The Glove

It's been a while since my last post, right?! I'd love to say that I've been hard at work with some major super duper crafty magic up my sleeves but it would be one great white whale of a fib. I did manage to finish my final piece for Unit 2 of my Mixed Media Art course:
Since I had no idea what I was doing I think I am happy with it.

Today I decided to have a selfish crafting day and made a couple of things for myself! WOAH NOW
Pom Pommes Frites
A new cushion cover featuring Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham and pom pom trim! The Dr. Seuss fabric was from Abakhan and the pom pom trim was from Fabric Land.
I also made this swede punk rock Toilet Boys oven glove:
Glove of Love
This was my first ever attempt at making an oven glove so I'm quite pumped with the result. I decided to use the Toilet Boys denim (from The Fabric Fairy) as I have a lot of it and I figured it would be hard-wearing. The heat proof wadding, lining and everything else came from Fabric Land. Basically, I drew around my old glove (remembering to include a seam allowance), cut 2 each of denim, wadding and lining and then sandwiched it all together and sewed! Then I used scraps of binding tape to trim the raw edges (which went a bit wonky but nevermind).

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