Thursday, 20 November 2014

Michael steampunk-ed his specs!

Well, his spare glasses to be honest!


Super glue, tweezers, a magnifier and some of those dinky watch parts I got from EBay ... 


Amazing bit of up-cycling Michael. Only three more sleeps!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Steam punk wedding plans steam ahead!

Well just under 2 weeks until the wedding of the year. Haha. So I've been busy making other things as well as goggles! 

This lovely flower is for mike to wear on his coat ... A rather awesome coat I must say! 


Here is a shoulder bag for my bits and bobs. I wanted it to look like a lense or telescope case but pretty of course. Made from card and fabric with buttons and recycled trim. 


Next, a plain wooden box from a Dorchester charity shop was collaged with my usual flair. I need a ring box for children to handle at the wedding, and to hide the two very special rings. Michael asked me to keep his a surprise until I slip it on his finger!


That interesting tissue paper is the one that my special ring came wrapped in, one special day in Shaftesbury! I applied some inside the lid, and hid both rings inside it for this picture!


Pieces of cerial box, covered in lush green velvet line the box to complete it!

Now to make costumes for the three little girls!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Steampunk goggles finished!

These charity-shop biker goggles came up really well. When I saw them I knew they would be perfect for wearing in my hair instead of flowers....


I have added one flower and I had fun with acrylic and glass paint. 


I need these for a special event next month!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Owl together now ....

How about this awesome octogenarian gent, a superb felt and wool owl owned by an 86 year old neighbour of mine!


He wins 'most inspiring owl' this week and I'm honoured to have met him and taken his picture. 

Have you got a very old handmade toy you will never part with? 

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Lining a basket ...

I found a small but sturdy basket to help me bring logs from the garage to the house. The only problem was, that the bits of wood and bark, came through the weave and went all over the floor!


So I determined to line it with fabric, on the same day that Topsy determined to stay in it, no matter what I did, because it was really her best bed!


Eventually and only when the lining was fully sewn, I forcefully removed the cat and tied in the pretty fabric. 


Now I'm all ready for when the wind-swept, early autumn feeling shifts towards the nip-in-the oar that has me reaching for a wooly cardy!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Have you caught the loom band bug?

Look at this fantastic rainbow crochet. All made out of those coloured loom bands which I keep hoovering up these days. 


Have you had a go at creating with these marvellous rubbery things? Not only did i not make this piece but I haven't even made a fish tail bracelet. In fact no one else with nimble fingers has made me one either, although a certain 8 year old has promised to make me one soon. 

Here is Louise with her almost complete creation ....


Loom band shorts - did you guess? 


Lousie might have the most colourful bottom in Christchurch right now, but it's also probably the most dimpled, as this rubbery knitting is rather textured too!


Perfect summer wear and also rather good worn over a pair of purple leggings for winter fun. What do you think?


Have you made anything ambitious with loom bands? You are sure to amaze me if you have. Fiddly little rubber rings are beyond me, but Louise is very much a girl after my own heart!