These are teeny tiny little people who I keep captive in my blog

Monday, December 8, 2008

I've been Hoppo Bumpoed

Thankyou Leisl, you are one of the gold nuggets I was talking about in my last post!

I had a scribble as soon as I received the gift you sent me. The sketching pencils are heaven to use.

This is for you and if you would like it, it's yours. I haven't quite plucked up the courage to post it to you yet.

Another little doodle
This is a quick sketch of Mia while she was sleeping in front of the telly, but she woke up before I could finish it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Handmade christmas #3

I started this present with just an apron in mind but it grew to be a whole little cooking set for each of my budding chef's. I can't wait to see them in action.

Handmade christmas #2 and how I did it

Memory Game

PVA glue
3 inch mdf squares 3mm thick
rotary cutter
cutting mat
fabric scraps
fat quarter of fine or no pattern backing fabric

Step 1
cover one side of the blocks with PVA

Step 2
Put the two blocks glue side down on the wrong side of some scrap fabric. Using your rotary cutter, trim off excess fabric.

Spread a layer of PVA over the top of the fabric.

step 4
Let them dry

Repeat step one on the other side of the block then place them on the wrong side of the fat quarter. Trim excess with rotary cutter. Lining them up makes it easier to trim.

Here's some I prepared earlier

Each with matching drawstring bags. I used this wonderful tutorial from Curlypops. I'll be using it for lots more gifts too!

Handmade christmas #1

Here is the almost finished dress for Mia, all that needs to be done is handstitching the lining in place and popping some covered snaps on the back opening. I used an opp shopped embroidered cot sheet in the skirt and it has a pettiskirt underneath to give it the puff factor. I also used a frifted 70's pattern which was really fun.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My little ariteeeest

If you were ever to walk into a kindergarten and see the Mona Lisa in neon paint or a noodle collage, no doubt it would have been created by my little budding arteeeest. I am sheepish to show my art to the world but I'm tempted to make billboard size prints of Mia's artwork and hang it from every lightpost in town. Here is just a snippet of her works.

A teapot in water colour pencils and pen

A skyscraper in watercolour pencils and pen

My favorite little person, it's only about an inch tall

These snails make me smile every time I see them. The little ones down the bottom are when they are inside their shells

This is a flower man complete with seed teeth, check out the toes!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Holey Shirt Batman, it's a nightie

I bent my rule of never buying old people pyjamas from the oppy and got these. If they did belong to old George then the poor fella must have keeled over at the thought of wearing poofy pink pj's because they are brand new. For all of $4 Mia has a new girly nightie and matching headband. Can you guess which parts are what?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A pillowcase, a fat quarter and a mystery pattern...

Hmmmmmm, the title on this pattern sounded promising "Pinafore or Sundress". Inside was a set of immaculately traced pattern and curly hand written instructions. Then I found a sweet lilac and plum floral pillowcase and some self cover button cards. Marry them all together and this is the union that followed.

I fiddled around with the pattern a bit but it still holds the overall design.
Mia is such a skinny minny that it really suits her. I would like to do another one and add a few more ruffles and flounce.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lauren Williams Handmade...

The postie god shined on my letterbox today!!! Thank you Lauren, they are more Divine than I imagined.

Go and have a look at Laurens blog with links to where you can purchase her deeeeevine goodies.

Look, my sad maple is actually alive and feeling very stylish adorned with this brooch/necklace which was a gift along with the matching pony holder. You have really spoilt me Lauren!!!
I absolutely adore these ponytail holders too. They are on nice thick hair ties perfect for my mane.
Soooo perty
My gosh I need some sun.
I never knew how hard it was to take a photo of the top of your own head until today. It's so worth the contortianism just to see how cute it is!
Thank you Thank you Thank you Lauren!