Saturday, 28 November 2009

Ohdellolly

insomnia bad for my health but good for my crafting ;)

im sat amongst little body bits of gingerbread men, waiting to be put together. I found a cute pattern on the lionbrand website, thats pretty straight forward to make. I will as always change some of the details..at the moment mine dont have any faces, kinda creepy.

Im hoping i can keep the crafty bug up long enough to make some for my friends & family. My dad loves chritsmas decorations as much as me so i think he would really like one.
I am going to keep a couple though, i've already got attached to one of them when i gave it a silly voice while being silly with pete. It's been hugged up with Suki (my cat) for most of the night eee cute!

Not really art related but I've been really wanted to watch Disney's Robin Hood lately. I love the artwork in it and its one of those films that gives me a warm snuggly feeling.
When i get drawing again i think i might do a Robin picture, yes im that lame ;)

i should go to bed.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

long time no post. I've been really busy with getting ready for my friends wedding last weekend so havent had time to do other crafty stuff.

I did a painting of nightmare before christmas for them as a wedding gift as they had a NBC themed wedding.
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A lot of the colours are lost in the photo sadly :( it was done on a A4 canvas in acrylic paint.

I made myself some super long curly dreads to wear as i thought it would be a lot more fancy than normal straight dreads. They were such a pain to make though! im not really sure i like them that much either, i think i'll stick to straight ones from now on.

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I really dont know if i'll be up to making things for christmas this year. i really wanted to do some decorations & presents. I started on writing out christmas cards tonight and its got me all festive feeling! i cant wait to put up my decorations...i still have the halloween ones up, yeah im lazy hehe.

oh one last thing, guess who i met last month?! Hello Kitty!! :D
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Best day ever!

Monday, 26 October 2009

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Heres the cupcake i made for a family member, she turned 16 the other week & really likes cupcakes. I was worried about picking the right colours as when i was 16 i only wore black ;) so i cant really relate with a trendy girl hehe. But she loved it so im very pleased.
The star has a paper clip hidden inside so it can hold photos or notes, i also weighed it down with rice.

This sat i went to the halloween hair meet :) its a group of girls who make fake hair & are on the same forum. i'll post about it on here as it is kind of craft related as we make our own dreads, some are dread sellers.

group shot of some of the girls, i didnt managed to get a photo of all of us :(

me! yeah i couldnt help myself ;) i had rather dull hair this time round as i normaly go with neon dreads! i tried to make the effort else where hense the dress.

I have made a start on the painting. I forgot how long it takes me to paint.
Im also working on a digital drawing of the raccoons cartoon hehe. It's just a silly thing to help pass the time so i dont know when i'll get it finished.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Because i needed to take a break from crocheting to let my hand recover, ive been dong some digital drawing instead. The pen tablet still causes aches but no where near as bad :)

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I lined and coloured this picture that i uploaded from my sketchbook months ago. It was an old picture but i felt like doing something simple....i say simple but it still took me hours lol

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Me!...well me if i lived in looney tune land ;) my friend ask me to do it as they thought it would be cool hehe.


I have so many WIP of digital drawings on my computer that i really should get round to finishing. I still need to get a new nib for the pen as its worn down badly.

I've given the birthday cupcake away now so i'll upload the pictures soon. She really liked it :D

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

new ID

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I made a new ID for deviantart. Took me way longer than normal, guess ive become a bit rusty as it has been a little while since my last digital drawing.

Tired! I made 8 dreads today so i could have a full kit of the brown straight dreads. I re-installed them all and cut my fringe of doom back in whoo!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

I've done a lot of crocheting this week, although right now it doesnt look like much. I've almost finished the cupcake i have been working on, it just needs a few finishing touches and to be stuffed. i was thinking about weighting it down with some rice...rice is ok to use right? it wont go off will it? hmm.
I've also started making a care bear! i know i should really finish the things im working on already like the beetlejuice plushie before i start on something else. but i felt like a break from doing that as i'll only end up making mistakes if im not interested in doing it. will finish it soon though.

So yeah the care bear, i found an offical pattern for it but im changing it to be like the toxic care i drew ages ago :) lots of lime green!
i've never done anything this big before and my hand is killing! i have a lot of problems with my fingers swelling and hurting because of the cfs/fibro but im making good headway with it.

I've also found a pattern for eeyore that im going to try and make for my mums birthday. she's a big fan. i need to get some new wool though as i dont have the right shades of bluey purple. Eeyore used to be grey! bah oh well...i want to make a little birthday hat and cake to go with it just so its a bit different.
It looks like a tricky pattern i hope im able to do it.

right back to the crocheting!

Monday, 5 October 2009

blah evil migraine is stopping me from doing anything crafty :(

I'm finally coming close to finishing my beetlejuice plushie. I just need to attach the rest of his hair and then piant on the facial detials. Pete has some over iron on paper that i might use for drawing on the eyes. ive not really thought about how he's going to look. I dont want him to look the cartoon of beetlejuice as im not really a fan of that program.

I've had an idea to turn my crochet cupcakes into little photo holders. Im going to attach colourful pipe cleaners to the cupcake and they will hold notes or photos, yeah im not explaining it well but all will be made clear once ive made it ;) I've been asked to make a cupcake for a family member of petes.

It's my mums birthday this month too and i want to make her a little cupcake or cake as she really like the ones i had made already.

I picked up some little glitterly pom poms at the weekend, not sure what i'll use them for but they were too cute not to buy ;)
im on the hunt for felt at the moment and once again croydon sucks when it comes to any kinda of craft supplies *sigh* i dont really want to buy it online as im only finding places with high postage.
Im going to poole in Nov so i may have to ask my dad nicely to drive me too hobbycraft or the range :)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

poosticks >_<

i was just looking at the beetlejuice plushie thinking something doesnt seem right? I made the body from pink skin coloured felt when i should of used white! i had been working from a black n white photo, wasnt till i looked at a colour photo that i relised his face was still all white.

luckily i hadnt started work on the facial features. The suit has taken my forever to do what with sewing on all the strips....now i have to make a body all over again. Teach me to pay more attention next time ;)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Strawberry sensation

strawberry

This is the cupcake i made for my friend who has just moved housed. she likes strawberries so i thought this would be ideal for her.
more experimenting with the icing/frosting, i think if was a real cupcake the icing would be glazed rather than whippy cream.

Still working on my beetlejuice plushie. I've made the body now and the trousers. His clothing is taking me forever as i dont have any striped fabric so im having to sew black stripes onto the white felt. I could glue them on but i didnt think it would look as nice.

To have a break from sewing i did some sketching last night for a painting i want to do. I need to get some more paints though before i make a start as a lot of mine have dried up. i dont often paint so i'll just pick up a cheap pack of mini acrylic paints up from the works.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

sewing sewing sewing


this is what im up to today...the body bits of soon to be beetlejuice doll :D and that orange & black swirl is the starts of a halloween lolly idea i have. just pinned together at the moment while i decide what to do next.

Been sat watching Coraline while i sew, thought it was rather fitting ;) i really want to make my own coraline doll or a me version in that style.

i havent done any felt plushies in a long time so it feels nice to be sewing again. I am a bit low on colours though and annoyingly the only place in town that i knew sold felt has shut down.

Anyone use livejournal? I've started a art blog there too, same as this one really but i can follow the arty communties on there.
http://displacedart.livejournal.com/ add me if your on there :)

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Boo!

Meet my Halloween kitty :D
spookycat

I followed a pattern i found here, http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977780905#comments
for the body but the little hat & neck leaves are all my own design. Also the details of the face & pumpkin carving are my own too :)

I really do like its little hat hehe. I used my new glue gun for the first time, havent used one in years so i was a bit messy. hopefully i'll get neater with time.

Ive been able to find a pattern for a bird plush online. i dont have a working printer so i will have to draw it out myself but thats fine as i want to change it to look more like a crow.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

halloween urges

I gave into my halloween urges and started work on a little black cat wearing a pumpkin suit. I found the pattern online but am changing the details...also might make a little pumpkin hat for it :D
I cant wait to put my hello kitty build a bear in her halloween costume!

This is a picture from last year, isnt she wonderful?

I've also had an idea to make a spooky black bird out of felt for my vintage style bird cage. I really dont know where to start on making a pattern for that so i'll have to search the interwebs!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Havent done anything arty this week, really havent been up to it but i did rearrange my beads into there new home :D it took me hours mind you as i wanted them colour cordinated with the new ones i had got. some of them are so tiny, i wish i had a little hoover thing to suck them and them about. yeah i am aware of how crazy i sound ;)
beady goodness

but its worth it, look how lovely they are! i still have another empty box left but im not sure i'll go to all the trouble of rearranging the colours next time.
more storage

I also got this larger box for my embellishments and other bits.

Im thinking whether i should do some halloween crafts? I have some things i have to make for birthday presents in oct and a wedding present in nov and then its christmas stuff! so i dont know, maybe if i have enough time as i have this idea for spooky cupcakes. lol it must look like all i ever do is cupcakes ;)

I want to try my hand at some real cupcakes! I can bake but havent done in years and i dont have any cooking equipment. I think i should start off with something super easy and just make some chocolate rice crispy cakes, im sure i cant go wrong there! I had the idea while eating breakfast hehe, i think it would be a cute thing for me and pete to do together.

Drooling through the online ikea catalouge tonight really makes me want to get the spare room sorted. I wish i wasnt such a hoarder so i could go in there and just throw everything out! i would love wall to wall bookcases and pretty storage boxes. Half the room is of course petes + its a tiny room so i dont see much happening in the way of dream craftroom but a clean space would be a nice start.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Moooo


Have been meaning to post but havent been that well lately. Anywho...I finished making the brown dreads. I didnt have enough hair to make them super long but they are still longer than i normaly wear. I also made some older dreads wavey by braiding them together and giving them a good steam. I think for my next dreads i will make them all wavey as i rather like the effect :)

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yeah i know its not a very clear picture of me wearing them but i just had to show this one off! I do love cows so very much <3
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My cat Suki came and stuck her nose into the picture, thought it was rather cute! :) I'll take clearer photos for deviantart later.
I followed http://amigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/2007/11/thank-you-little-cactus.html pattern but changed it for my own tastes....its also purple but my camera always turns it blue.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Well i finished making the hello kitty cupcake. Although you cant really tell from this photo but its almost twice the size of the other cupcakes ive been making.
Im really pleased with the pattern i came up with for the leafy stork bit :D I dont like the hello kitty face part though. I might have another go but make a smaller one some time.

So you can see the leafy bit in better detail :)

I really should be making a start on my dreads but this is the first day time i've been awake since wed so im just taking it easy.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

craft goodies

how lovely does that look!? yes i know im a bit strange but nothing makes me happier than seeing art & craft supplies stored nicely and colour coordinated *drools*
This was a present off my parents, my dad picked it out :) My mum picked me up some more beads and wool...



Gorgeous coloured wool that will be purrrfect for making a plushie of my cat ;) hehe
Her local works only had coloured of bead i already had so she picked me up so bead from hobbycraft. I wish there was a hobbycraft near me *sobs*

finished the present for my friend this morning. I will post photos once she's recived it in the post as i want it to be a suprise for her.
I've had an idea for a Hello Kitty cupcake that i may give ago making this week.

Friday, 4 September 2009

bleuberry


Im really pleased with how my blueberry cupcake turned out. crocheting with the baby blue yarn though was such a pain! I think maybe because its "baby wool" instead of the other yarn i use. I've been having problems with the same brand of baby pink yarn too.

Im working on a present for my friend at the moment. I've owed her a letter for ages & she's just moved house so i though a little present would be nice :)

I will have to make a start on the present for Petes birthday too soon. I want to make my dread kit in time for it as well, so busy! my poor hands are going to hate me.

My parents visited me yesterday and bought me some crafting goodies! :D i will show them off tomorrow when i can take a nice picture.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

cupcake delight

yeah i couldnt think of a better name hehe.

taking what i learned from the last pattern ive come up with my own design by altering it.
I wanted the icing to be more wavey, next time i might try and make them bigger.

I also experimented on making whippy cream. took me an age to sew on the beads for sprinkles but they do look cute. its a shame that the picture doesnt show them very clearly.

my mum has said she'll look in her local "the works" to see if she can find me more beads *fingers crossed* Next time im in town i'll have to pick up a storage box for them as the little plastic boxes they come in are very good, i keep spilling them everywhere >_<

I have an idea for a buleberry cupcake for my next make :)

Monday, 31 August 2009

yoinked from deviantart

At last managed to do crocheting the right way!

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followed this pattern http://nimoe.wordpress.com/2007/12/16/amigurumi-cupcake-tutorial/
Added my own details, i didnt decide on adding a face untill i had stuffed it >_< src="http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/f/frown.gif" alt=":(" title=":( (Sad)" height="15" width="15"> im going to have to find out if i can get a hook with a soft handle or something otherwise i'll end up with an evil claw hand going on.

Im planning on dying my hair brown soon for change, so that means new dread kit. my poor hands :( i wanted them done for a family visit this week but i think it would be better if i left it for a while so my hand can recover a little.

Im in the middle of making a new cupcake. ive been trying to come up with a way to make it look like whippy cream on top. so far so good but i might try other ways just to experiment.

I bought a cute book from the works (cheap book & craft store) its "Snazzy Jars: Glorious Gift Ideas" pete thinks ive finally lost the the plot, but i like looking at peoples storage solution and crafty makes :D
picked up a few more 99p sequin and bead packs. they make perfect sprinkles for the cupcakes, sadly theyve sold out of a lot of the colours but im keeping my fingers crossed they'll get in stock again!
ooh and i finally found somewhere that sells wool in croydon! the guy there must think im a bit odd bit odd as ive already bought tons of wool from him and ive only been in twice! i keep forgetting what colours i need, i have to make a list for next time.

Have something planned to make for Petes birthday but its a secret ;)

First post

Hello :D

not really sure how to work everything on here yet so bare with me ;)
This is pretty much going to be an art blog and just me rambling about art & crafty things, showing off what i am working on etc.

I do have a personal journal over on livejournal for those who are interested in my day to day crazy stuffs wheeeee. Just pm me for the address :)

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