Friday, 29 October 2010

My laptop Case :)

I finally got around to taking some pictures of the laptop case I made over the summer. The embroidery took me ages as I did it all by hand. I wish I had spent longer piecing it all together but overall I really like how it turned out. 

Extra points if you know where the idea behind address is from!  (hint - its from a film) It is also where the idea for the ice cream came from :)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Watch this Space!

As everyone keeps reminding me, it is only 9 weeks until christmas!

Everyone loves a beautiful handmade christmas present! If you don’t have the time to make them yourself you should definitely check out Esty, a great place to buy handcrafted or vintage gifts.
Keep in mind many of the makers are in america so give it plenty of time (there is a ‘Shop Local’ function if you want to look at only people in the UK)

Hopefully my own shop will be open soon, just waiting for my chains to arrive. So watch this space!

Here is a sample of some of the beautiful things you could buy on Etsy.

I was in a colourful mood this morning when choosing which products to put up here :)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

My First Post.

I have finally got my self organised enough to start writing on here. The problem now is where do I start?

I have always loved creating things, as I child I dreamt of being a author/illustrator designing beautiful colourful books. As I got older I realised I enjoyed making things too much and traded in the pens for a sewing machine and craft knife!
Last year I started a degree in Applied Arts and have loved every moment so far (although as witness to the shouts and tears I’m not sure my husband would agree).
So I thought I would start by posting a few few things I have made recently.
As part of a re-using project I designed and made this Spirograph ring using the original spirograph cogs and laser cut acrylic. 

My last project of the first year I made these glasses, using various found materials like vinyl records, an old tin, book covers, maps, pages and ply. 


Other than uni projects I have also been making things for my gorgeous new nephew :)
Including a blanket, bunting and some diddy shoes (made roughly from a pattern bought from NeedleCraftPatterns on Etsy).