Sunday, January 25, 2009
I'm a birthday girl today and no not telling age – have had a great day and lots of presents. I belong to an amazing online group called CRAFT and we do a birthday swap of fabric and today I got to open them all. I had a great time and made a huge mess, and so without further ado I will show you all the gorgeous materials and extras I got in my parcels… AM I LUCKY OR WHAT……….
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Helen has put up the next instalment of the mystery quilt so that is what I shall be working on this afternoon, (pictures later). When reading the instructions she mentions using a Clover Sandpaper board which I don't have. Hmm I do have some sandpaper though, bit of crafty thinking popping up here, so off I go to make my own. Not happy with just some sandpaper on a board - I thought – heck I am a crafter I need this to look pretty LOL so grabbed some glue and got gluing. So here is my Fancy Dancy Block Holder Thingy I made this morning to put my wee pieces on to hold them in place whilst marking the diagonal lines. Front has the sandpaper with a pretty embellishment framing it and the back has some funky material I have with some more ribbon LOL ahhhh much happier now……….
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Second picture below is the blocks half done so need to put the other triangle thingies on to finish the first blocks, phew…..
Friday, January 9, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am going to do the Mystery Quilt that Helen of Hugs and Kisses just announced.......of course I will need more material...........Eeek LOL.......
Monday, January 5, 2009
I have been playing about with a friends pattern called Petal, Cathron Country Designs BUT I decided it needed to be more a pin doll size so I reduced it really really small and have made two of them today, they are a tad smaller than a 50g ball of wool and fit inside my hand…. they were fun to extend myself but not sure if I will do it again as I had to use my finger turning tools to turn the arms and legs and also to stuff them LOL… So here is a few pictures of them….. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I (mostly) enjoyed making them.
Here I am auditioning them for clothing etc…….
seeing what fits and works
Finished, I have put a ball of wool in the photos just as an indication of size
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This is what I received from my swap partner as my main present on Christmas Day…… its soo amazing.. Sharon my partner has sculpted this herself and its ball jointed and strung……. absolutely amazing, we both love the Asian Ball Jointed dolls but know that there is no way apart from winning the lottery that we would be able to afford one, soooo she goes and makes one….. this is the first one she has done and if this is the first well can you imagine what the next ones are going to be like…….
Can you all tell I am overwhelmed………..Sorry about the stand, but I was scared I was going to break her poor thing has cold steel on her nether regions – as usual pictures do not do this girl the full justice, needless to say she is so much better in the “flesh” LOL
Well Christmas has come and gone again, I opened all my parcels in the advent swap I was a part of – was a fantastic swap and I had a great partner, it was lovely to open a parcel every day from 1 December through to Christmas Day…. so here are some of the swap items.
This is a Jill Maas pattern, Little Christmas Caroller which I made for my partner….
This is a bag I made for my partner as well – also lots of things like magazines and doll supplies – and of course chocolates were sent…
Here is a wee doll and pin from my friend Cath Walker from Cathron Country Designs the wee pin is soo tiny I don't know how she managed to a paint the wee face on it….. and the painting on the wooden tags is just gorgeous, I only wish I could paint like that. I am going to have to take another picture of the wee dolls and will try to do that in the next few days – now I have them up in my craft room.