Sunday, 18 March 2012

Weekend Projects

A quick post about some things i made on the weekend.
The opposite of what i intended to get done ...(which was Easter cards & String Art)
but both were fun & turned out well none-the-less.  
1st Up: Galaxy Print T-shirt 
I used a basic oversize black t shirt & some paints etc i had at home. Followed some instructions i saw on youtube & around the internet & it was done! Super quick & easy.. Thinking of making some more for my next market, seeing the whole Galaxy print thing is trendy currently. 

2nd Up: Cord & Tube bib necklace.
Recently at Bauhaus my Fav shop in town i saw some awesome plastic tube & cord bound necklaces & bracelets. They're a bit out of my price range, so i made this inspired by piece. Quite simple; again i just used materials i had at home, next i'll try a Bracelet! 

Thanks for dropping by :)

Monday, 12 March 2012

More projects to share - Notebook

A week or so ago i made this Notebook 
The cover is a collage i made of bits & bots i thought Rin would like. the pages are a mix of lined & blank & printed throughout with matching themed bits & bots... Text Clouds & stamps & lovely little trinkets Rin kindly sent me :)

All tied up & ready to send. Next time i make a notebook i'll endeavor to try a new type of binding.. 
fingers crossed !

Long weekend Projects

Over the long weekend i completed a few projects 
i'd been meaning to try a while.
Firstly: Making cushions for our new- (second hand) cane outdoor chairs.
I made these from some $2 rugs & fabric remnants.
(the rugs are made from recycled jersey t-shirts.)
nice & colourful, an inexpensive make over!

Very happy with how they turned out, Foxy Thinks they're great!

Secondly: everyone knows i love string, knots & glass jars etc... so why not combine all three!
i thought these would make nice vases or even just an arrangement of different sizes, 
to create an interesting vignette of textures.

More Projects to upload v-soon :)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Two quick Projects from this week & one from the past.

i was making a notebook on Monday, 
(i will load up Pix later, don't want to ruin the surprise, before it arrives...)
and this note book process inspired a little A5 Letter set.
 Fairly simple & quick to make, but should be nice to use...
The set consists of: 10 lined & 10 plain paper, with little clouds of text printed on.
Matching Plain white envelopes. 
Packaged in a craft orange envelope.
The text pages i made the little clouds from, came from a readers digest condensed novel 
i cut the middle out of.. 
(to make my Sister a Book Clutch bag. see below pix)

(this book clutch was made for a Halloween birthday Party a while ago,
Inspired by Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, to go with My Sister's Miss Argentina costume. very cool ) 
i absolutely loved making that book clutch, and have been meaning to make another just for fun.

After i finished the clouds letter set i made some Letter paper for myself... not something i do often, 
i make it mostly as gifts. Here are three different designs, Clouds (again), Pencil sharpening & Skeleton key.

More projects to share next week.. after the mail man has visited some Peeps. :)