Sunday 27 March 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all. 
Check out the awesome cake Naomi made!

And a little crafty finish from me, a coin purse made from a vintage sheet

Thursday 24 March 2016

Beach-combing Jewellery

Naomi and I went to a workshop yesterday on making jewellery from sea-found objects. It was great fun. Here are a few of the pretties I made. At last a use for the sea-glass mountain in the conservatory!

Also, just for fun, a cuddly skull I made today. I think we should probably call him Sir Skull, because he looks rather aristocratic

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness - March

Welcome to the  March edition of Gifted Gorgeousness, the monthly SAL run by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, where we show off our gifted related crafting. This month I'm sharing this dress I made for Eloise.

The pattern is Butterick B6167, and I've never had to do so much re-drafting on a pattern in my life! For a full review of the pattern see here
I used a remnant of a border print fabric which called for some creative cutting and not a little fluent cursing, but I jiggled it out in the end.
Extra gifted gorgeousness brownie points because I used the dressmaking pins Barb gave me, and I sent some of the fabric offcuts (and believe me after the trouble I had getting it out of my too short fabric cut there weren't many) to Jo for backing her Hallowe'en ornaments.

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Mwa ha ha ha ha

That was my Evil Scientist laugh in case you didn't recognise it.
I've just finished knitting this flask of potassium permanganate

(pattern from Butterfly Love on Etsy here)
Sodium dichromate is on the needles already

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Take Two

The Monthly Challenge, restitched, on pre-stained fabric, without the colour runs. 
The chart is from Pineberry Lane and can be found here
Finished in a deliberately primitive style (I can do blanket stitch neater than that, honest), with tea stained lace, a twine bow and a rusty bell

Mind you, the final placement of one of the tea stains is a bit dubious

 I nearly trod in that! I ought to rub your stupid red nose in it!