Saturday, 28 January 2012

Thought I'd put up some piccis of my fav dolls I've made as the only thing I've been motivated to do today is to hem up school dresses in time for first day tomorrow! yes thats how I roll, leave the boring jobs till the last minute! but at least its done now.

 katie koala

 sweet anni

 lil' anni

apple anni (her apples are still coming)

 my first mammy doll

my very first anni

Friday, 27 January 2012

I know Easter is a ways off - but I got some Easter decos on sale last year after Easter was finished and I couldn't wait any longer to do something with them.

The tree is an olive branch from my tree, Hayley and I had fun making this together.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

My lil steampunk dolly is coming along nicely.

Well I think so anyway. But I couldn't find my nail files today to sand her head a bit - so I thought I'd attempt to clean up my craft room a bit to see if I can't find them. And...well...... I think I found that I have a bit of a problem collecting doilies!!

I stopped counting when I got to 100!!! eepers - don't tell my husband!  And then of course there are plenty spread around the house actually being used. I honestly do intend to use them  - I promise.
They have so many wonderful uses. I'll show you some of them another day.

'you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.'
The Buddah

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I did manage to get a few more rosettes made yesterday afternoon, but I got a bit restless making them (if you don't know me yet - you'll come to realise that I detest monotony) so I did manage to sneak in a spot of reading after being a very good girl and cleaning out the pantry. Been putting that one off for ages. Continued on some crocheting practice, nor sure what its going to be yet, but will post a pic when finished.

I recently came across an mixed media magazine called, Cloth, Paper, Scissors - have you seen it? OMG! I love it sooo much,  it is full of great ideas, techniques and inspiration.

See the little guys on the cover? They are steampunk dolls! I'd never heard of steampunk before but it sums up everything I loveto do and all the 'bits and bobs' I have been collecting since I was about 6 yrs old.

I was not entirely confident about sculpting my own dolls heads - I did attempt a few with varied results, which may get used later for something........  I ended up getting a cheap doll from a shop and sculpting over the top of it - this is my steampunk doll in progress:

Be warned though this little thing can cause havoc on your craft table:

More mess to clean up - yay!  But I am having fun going through all my stuff trying out all weird and wonderful combinations of my 'stuff'.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Okay, so I've finally decided to take the plunge and join the blogging world. I spend so much time blog hopping that I thought it'd be a great way to bring all my ideas and thoughts together and actually achieve more out of my day. So please bear with me as I stumble through my days trying to get more out of my time.

Yesterday whilst blog hopping, I came upon some scraves made out of cashmere rosettes.

Since moving south I have found a great appreciation for scarves and have a wee bit of a problem with how many scarves is enough!?! Any who...... When it gets really cold some of the 'pretty' scarves just don't cut it.


 And me being me, must find some kind of material in my stash to 'attempt' to make my own. The only supplies in bulk that I have is my wool batting for my quilts. It's creamy and soft and I have enough to play with.

So far I am feeling good about the rosettes, but maybe they could be a bit bigger, still not quite sure how I'm going to attatch them together to make a scarf, but I've got heaps more to make before I get to that part.