Friday, 11 November 2011

A catch up post

I've been very busy crafting lately and I've got lots of makes to show today. First up is my finish for the monthly Challenge at Needlecraft Haven. We chose this design from The Primitive Hare. The album is here
Of course I made a few changes because, well when do I not? Finished as a large hanging ornament. I know it is probably meant to be for Hallowe'en but it has just kind of stayed up...
Next, the girls decided they wanted me to decorate some plimsolls for them. These are just done with Sharpie markers on plain white shoes. If anyone has any idea how to stop the slight bleeding you get when you do this I'd be very grateful.
Eloise had comic book heroes on one foot and villains on the other.
Naomi decided she wanted hers inspired by the Manga story and movie "Deathnote"


After that I bought some mini aluminium buckets and modpodged vintage labels from The Graphics Fairy onto them. 
I put button bouquets into the smaller ones, I'll use the larger ones for packaging Christmas Presents.


Everything was going swimmingly and then I discovered Pinterest. Oh dear. You could drown in the number of amazing craft ideas you can find on there. I was very taken with this idea from Flamingo Toes for upcycling old jumpers to make stylish and cosy headwraps. You know me, I'm a see it, have to do it right away sort of girl, so I dashed straight down to the charity shop and bought a couple of old jumpers, and here are the results (also a scratch on my face where the machine needle snapped whilst trying to go through three layers of jumper and flew up and hit me, but I don't have a picture of that!)
Right, back off to Pinterest to decide what I'm making next...




Linking this post to Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy

18 comments:

Ranae said...

I love your challenge piece
I can't help you out with the bleeding we don't have plimsolls here in the U.S. that I know of.
The buckets are so cool and creative as well as the headwraps.
You have been busy
Take care

Carol said...

What fun you've had this month, Christine!! Love your witchy stitching and those sneakers are adorable! I hope someone has an idea of how to stop the color bleeding... What great ideas for headwraps, too--be careful with those flying needles :)

Nancy said...

Your Witch's Kitchen is wonderful! I wanted to stitch that this year but just didn't have time. Yours looks great! Love those shoes too. You are very talented!

cucki said...

lots of fun time i can see here..
sweet stitching..and beautiful sneakers..
the buckets are so lovely and the headwraps too..everything is super sweet..
love for you xx

Lizzy said...

Oh, I love your Witchy Kitchen stitching finish, Christine ~ I have been intending to stitch that one but have not gotten to it as yet ~ and I would leave it hanging in my kitchen year round as well... And Oh my, all the crafty creativeness ~ it's just boggling my mind ~ so many lovelies... you are very talented~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Barb said...

Christine you always amaze me with the things you do, love the shoes, you may have started something there. The headbands are great shall have to look at that site.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next time lol.

Gillie said...

Ranae - sneakers to you! Christine, love the headbands but forgot to say on NH so sorry about the needle, thank goodness for glasses! I WILL finish my Witch one of these days.......

Julie said...

Let's of lovelies in this post. Love the head wraps, fab idea.
My Halloween challenge is stuck on my back door still!

Sally said...

Love your challenge piece Christine.

The headbands are gorgoeus and I love the shoes. You are so creative.

Katherine said...

WOW!

Maureen said...

those headbands are great and seem to easy to make - love seeing all your work.

Pamela said...

You HAVE been busy. What delightful projects. I'm going to unearth some pails and make some button bouquets.

Okio B Designs said...

LOVE those pails!

Jeanine

Mylene said...

You've been busy and all looks great!!

Linda said...

Everything looks wonderful. I have shared pictures from your blog with the Button Floozies I did give you credit and made a link to your blog. I hope that you do not mind.

AliciaArtShop said...

found your blog via http://buttonfloozies.blogspot.com/ LOVE your head wraps! I may need to attempt these...my 3 girls would look adorable. I need to read on your blog a bit more, but now I'm a follower! ~Alicia♥

Createology said...

Visiting from Button Floozies and just adore your tiny thimble button bouquets. Blissful inspiration...

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely challenge piece!