Wednesday, December 3, 2008

OMG It's nearly Christmas!

December is here, so I had better get my skates on and get organised for Christmas. I always have an idea that I will be finished all my presents before the end of November, but it hasn't happened yet. There is always next year!

I finished the main background of the wall hanging today. I have been working on it, off and on, for months. I picked up a great stand at a garage sale for $1 and it has made all the difference! I got more done today than I have in the whole time.

It is a design I made up and then crocheted. A few more little bits and it will be done.

One down, 9 to go!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Time, time everywhere, but not enough to sew...

I've been working on the same projects for a few weeks, with little success in completing them! I was hoping to have a bit more done by now that's for sure.

Besides the usual challenges of having a family to manage, I have been struggling with eyes! Doll's eyes that is.

Because the dolls are crocheted, it means the eyes can't just be painted on which is the only sort I have done before. I have borrowed books from the library, cruised the net and asked a few friends for ideas on how to get the perfect eye! Apparently no such eye exists and I am going to have to either invent it myself or at least experiment some more to find something that I'm happy with.

On the up side I have a few hours put aside tomorrow to get some time in the sewing room. Definitely looking forward to that!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wooden bead necklace - long

Firstly, apologies for the blurry images. A new camera might be called for I think!
The beads were a gift and the pendant was originally an earring that was far too heavy to wear for long.
The necklace itself is 85cm long and made to put on over the head. It is on elasticised string.

Green/white print bag with recycled leather braided handles

Outer fabric - cotton
Lining - Linen. Two sections with a divider and side pocket
Handles - Recycled leather
Bead embellishments - Glass beads made locally
AUD $40
I've got some more of these on the way in different fabrics.

Knitting needle roll

I made the first one of these last Christmas for my aunty and I have made 4 since. My aunt loves black and white, so this one really suited her. The others have been in satin, cotton and hemp.
AUD $ 20 - no needles
AUD $110 - 13 pairs of bamboo needles in a variety of sizes
I generally ask that you choose a colour range and style, but you could choose to be surprised too!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A new season

Here it is! My first step to having an online blog for my art, crafts and clothing designs.

I want to try more things. Explore my creativity. Search for different mediums to express myself. And my sewing skills could do with some refining!

It seems fitting that today is sunny, with a crystal clear blue sky that is free of the clouds that have been here for the past few days.

A new beginning. A new season.