Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yoda Stuffie

This little guy is a stuffie I made for my Star-Wars-geek hubby. He really loves Yoda so I thought seeing as I have cutesy little things, I'd make a man-version of cutesy for him.

He is made from felt and completely hand sewn and totally my own pattern, he was fairly easy to make, just the nose and wrinkles were a little tricky. Hubby totally loved him and he now sits on the bed looking sneaky.

May the force be with you. (sorry, i could't resist! lol)

Happy Crafting! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan (so to speak)


I was looking at the Martha Stewart website a while back and I saw these beautiful glittered birds for Christmas decorations and I really, really wanted them. I searched high and low for some little birds that I could decorate and finally found them in my least-favourite department store at 2 for $2.00 which I thought was a total score! So I grabbed all they had on the shelf, took them home and went crazy with the glue, glitter and feathers (oh and little black seed beads for the eyes) and this is the result:


I love the way they turned out and I plan on going back and getting some more little birds and maybe the next lot I'll do in Mica instead of plain old glitter. If you would like to see the original Martha version it's here:

Happy Crafting! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Felt Christmas Stars

My Mother-in-law requested these little stars for her Christmas tree so being the good daughter-in-law I am, I obliged. They are made of felt and are machine-stitched together and hand embroidered. I really would have liked to have blanket stitched them all however I had a lot of them to do and I would have been there forever and day otherwise.

I think they turned out pretty good all in all and they look homey and I like that there is a star for everyone in the family. I even made a star for my husband's late Grandma and Grandad who had recently passed. They are still in our hearts and memories so they definitely deserve a star on the tree.

Until next time, Happy Crafting! :)

P.S. Please excuse the so-so photo's, I'm still learning how to take a half-decent picture.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Awesome Pattern

Well, I stumbled across Fiddlehead's blog a couple of weeks ago and found this fantastic pattern for a toddlers dress/top and I knew I just had to make it but with me being a little "pattern-challenged" I wasn't too sure that I wouldn't make a mess of it. This has to be the easiest, clearest pattern I have tried so far and the results were great.

I made the pink dress from flannelette (it's still a little cool here at the moment) and added an extra ruffle at the bottom to make it a little longer. After my daughter/model let me do the photo-shoot I had to take the pink dress in a little as I made it a wee bit roomy for her up top.

The red and yellow dress is my favourite. We have a little thing about ladybugs and dragonflies, dragonflies are my thing and Cassidy's is ladybugs. So I found this cute fabric with little red and black ladybugs on yellow fabric and knew I had to make the dress out of it. I ended up making a cardigan out of an old red jumper and making bias binding out of the yellow ladybug fabric for the edges. I wish I had a photo of it but my camera is in dire need of new batteries. Anyways, I also made some little fabric yo-yo's out of the fabric for each dress and put a little loop on the back of them so I could slide them on to a headband and voila!

If you want the pattern it can be found here: check it out, it's a great blog.

Happy Crafting! :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Miniature Christmas Village

So, now that I have got my stuff together I can show you my favourite thing made by me so far. I made this little Mini Village last Christmas based on an idea I saw here:

I love the idea of a little Winter village all lit up especially seeing as here in Australia our Christmas is usually around the 35 - 40 degree(Celsius) mark. So I scoured the very limited number of craft stores we have here and finally found some "chipboard". I personally would just call it thick cardboard but anyway.

So I liked the look of Martha's Village so I printed up some templates and made some of my own and then away I went. I glued and painted and glittered and decorated my little village and put it atop a cut up box covered in felt and then poked fairy lights through the bottom of the box to light the little houses. This year though I plan on adding to my little village and putting it on my sideboard cupboard so I will have to think of something else for the lighting otherwise there will be horrible wires everywhere, ugh.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Greetings from Oz.

So now that I have been through the whole "What the heck do I call my blog?" thing and finally found a half-decent name that isn't already taken, I'm not sure what to say. I'm new to the world of blogging. Well, kinda. I've been reading blogs and admiring other people's creativity for a loooong time now so I thought I'd get in on the action seeing as it will give me somewhere to share my stories and craft successes/disasters (and believe me, there's been plenty of the latter).

I love crafting of any sort really except maybe crocheting and knitting. Don't get me wrong, I love crocheted and knitted things and I really admire people that have this skill however I am not one of them. Try as I might, I just for some reason can not knit or crochet. I blame my lack of co-ordination. Anyway, I will try my hand at just about anything and I seem to have a knack for never finishing a project before I start another one. There's just so many great things out there to make!

So I hope to share some of the things I've made/revamped with you soon but for now
I think my beautiful little girl will wake from her nap-time soon so I had better do some housework quick smart! Happy Crafting, See you all soon. :)