Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wooden People carrier - I've been obsessed with this toy ever since my mum bought it for Kitty. I love their different personalities. But we (Kitty) lost two of the passengers this week and I was distraught. As you can see they have since been found. But the loss reconfirmed my love of this lot.
Friends photos- I check in every day on friend's new uploads. And sometimes I come across some I really love like the wishing one from my blog earlier in the week, and this one by the same guy, my friend Michelle's boyfriend Wiggle. Small birds always remind me of home.
Rain- has been my best friend this week as it has allowed me lots of guilt free stay at home craft days. Thanks rain.
Vinnies half price sales - Have had so much fun at Vinnies this weekend. As if things aren't a barjin enough already, and then half that again! - picked up a superb, I think handmade, jacket from Bondi Vinnies on Saturday. It's lushious.
kikki.K- I love this shop every week but the new Cirkus and Resa range- oh my god. I particularly like this travel satchel from the Resa range. It's $24.95. Totally worth it!
Go visit Pip at Meet Me At Mikes for more fav 5's!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Here are the buttons;
Aren't they cool!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I have been working on; boat building....
Little yachts that you can hang up (somewhere). With a Cinnamon stick mast, mini sails (from a collection of yumi op shop, market and ebay fabric finds), and a couple of extras (buttons, flags etc) each one is different and a wee bit fiddly but lots of fun.
AND; my children's greeting card collection....
If you have a spare second take a look at the 'gweeeeeetings' post and you can see the finished product. In the meantime, I will carry on cutting out patches from an old sheet I found at Salvos and sewing sewing sewing in a wiggly fashion. I'm so in love with this material, I think some of the patches are too cute, like 'j for jam' and 'n for necklace'. I've also used some of this material on my wee sails to make personalised yachts (like the 'S' yacht above).
Happy crafty days. Check out all the other fabulous Thursday crafters at Kootoyoo!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Unearthed!...Some blank greeting cards I made for my 'Kitty n Kitsch' collection. They are intentionally for children but if you're as silly as me you'd love to receive one at whatever age! They are patches from some vintage fabric I picked up along the way, simply sewn onto a blank card. I will sell some as sets, like this 'animal set'. Some individual. There's some cute patches. I'll share with you another time.
Inspiration for this came from a ton of ribbons hanging from some wire in a beautiful shop down the south coast. I thought it was a mobile, which I was set to snap up for Kitty's nursery but when the shop assistant told me it was a means of displaying ribbons and not actually a mobile I decided to create my own version. With 125 metres of 6mm ribbon, a rose embossed metal heart from a store in the UK, a metal hoop and some hemp string it came together!
I'm pretty happy with the result. The olive greens, deep purples, crimson reds and hot pinks sang Carnival to me. So that became it's name.
Candy Floss Mobile
For something a little softer I went on to make this mobile. I replaced the red heart with a cream version, used whites, creams, silvers and gold ribbons and the finished product reminded me of a candyfloss stall. Hence, it's name.
Both these mobiles will be available for purchase in my 'made it' and 'etsy' stores later this week. Boys colour schemes also available. Heart will be exchanged for something more masculine!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I found a cushion insert in Vinnies with all intentions of making a patchwork chenille cover (coming soon!). I also bought an olivey green (my new favourite colour in ANYTHING) velvet cover in yet another Vinnies. So I brought the two together and sewed on a sparkly black bow and some black pom pom trim and Im left with a sultry boudoir style cushion with nowhere to live as it doesn't match anything in my house....but who likes matching anyway.
I found this wine rack in an antique shop at the fabulous JindyAndy Mill east of Nowra. Have no idea of its origin, but it's yellow, and a bit wierd so felt the need to bring it home. It is also a complete mismatch with anything in my kitchen....but nothing matches in there anyway!
My father in law just returned from England and brought home this super cute pigeon pair. A mini beach house and a mini yacht. This does match my nautical themed bedroom and they sit nicely on top of our nautically welcoming bedhead. ps. how cute are the proverbs?!
And that's it!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
I really feel like giving my horse a bit of personality...and I can paint and I love doing it. I think I'll stick it on my list of crafty things to complete this year and before long she may have a mane, tail and maybe even a neckerchief of her own!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I also stumbled across the TART cafe on the way home (i sniff these things out) in Erskinville, a previously undiscovered suburb for me with a cosy village atmosphere. Fantastic coffee washed down by a cheese and leek tart at the Erskinville deli next door. Superb stuff.