Monday, 27 June 2011

I've actually made something!!

Well, I've been on a bit of an unplanned blog break, my life of late has revolved around baking copious amounts of Tomato Pesto Tarts and assorted nibbly bits for the never ending stream of end of school parties. The summer holidays are nearly upon us and my time really seems to belong to everyone but myself, sigh... oh well never mind, I did manage to make myself a cuff after visiting a friend and seeing what she'd done with a large piece of elastic and her Grandmother's old buttons!
I've been meaning to make one of these for ages and it was quite therapeutic. I tried to photograph it on my wrist but it all looked a bit... hairy!! and I know you don't want to see that, really not, so I threaded it over an old cardboard tube!
I also saw these knotted fabric bracelets in a catalogue charging waaaay too much. Rip a strip of fabric about an inch wide, loop a few charms on some jump rings and get knotting! great fun and so easy!
I looped it around my wrist three times and added a clasp although you could easily make it without, it slips on quite easily. I also added some bells which actually now really annoy me as I'm not sure I'm the tinkling type, I prefer the element of surprise when sneaking up on my children!
If you don't wear it then it makes a great decoration! mine has ended up around the top of my button jar, complete with bunny stopper (lost the lid)

Monday, 6 June 2011

All dressed up

I was sent a little tip to check out Amy's birthday issue of inspired ideas which is a rather fab Online mag packed full of arty projects! of course the one that immediately caught my eye was a dress assemblage by MessieJessie I drifted slightly(!) off track fiddling around with the dress and then decided I needed a wire gal to show off my designs!
if a gal's going to wear a floaty dress with flowers in her hair then where would she most like to be?? in the garden on a swing, of course!!
la la la...
oh watch out, here comes the competition
give a gal a bit of Cath Kidston and Grandma's old lace and she thinks she's Queen for a day! more , I need to make more of these...
BTW Oma loved the invites, not at all what she'd imagined!! that's good right??!! and yes Linda and Kate before you start nagging I will open my ETSY shop soon...