Friday, 23 November 2012

More xmas crafting!

I have been crafting non-stop this week and have more tree hanging decorations to show.
These ones took a lot longer to make than the present shaped ones because of all the little bead details. It's slow going work & I keep stabbing my finger with the needle but I think they are worth it hehe.

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A mix of gold, red and silver beads.

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I really like these Icy coloured ones, they have turquoise backs to them. Unfortunately I have run out of black & white cotton those only six so far. 

I've had an idea to turn these into cards. Bought cards are always expensive so I don't think it'll be much difference in price. I have done a couple of test runs that I will show a sneaky peek of in a sec. They are a bit plain at the moment so maybe some glitter? I will raid the craft stores tomorrow for supplies and hopefully get some more ideas. 
There is only a limited number of these cards I can make in time for Christmas so some people might just get normal cards from me, but all those who normally get presents off me will have one. If Pete likes them enough I'll put some aside for his family too. 

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I have taped the decoration to the inside of the card with masking tape so that when people are finished with the card (or straight away if they wish) they can take it off and hang it on their tree's. 


Right back to sewing!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Xmas crafting

I am trying to get into the festive mood early this year as I always feel it goes by too quickly. As most of you already know I am unable to work due to illness, so money wise it makes xmas a little tight. So to help out I try and make little gifts every year for friends.

This year I am working on some tree hanging decorations. Hopefully they will like these!
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Little wrapped presents. All hand sewn with felt. You can't see in this picture but the backs are a mix of glittery red & green felt. Sewing little hearts on the tags was tricky but I really like it.

I am working on some Christmas tree shaped ones now and hope to do a couple more designs.
I am thinking of doing a give away on my facebook art page for some of the new ones if I have any left over.

Do you remember my Snowmen & Gingerbread men from a couple of years back?

I will leave you with a few silly pictures.

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I love craft supplies!

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Suki always loves to help ;)

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Yay xmas jumper!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Gentlemen start your engines

And may the best woman win! Ah I love RuPaul's Drag Race. Those girls are sickening! ;)
I felt like drawing something a little different after the Halloween theme and failing to colour the corpse bride. So drag queens is it and one of my many favourites from the show is Manila Luzon
I had one disaster after another with this picture but I think I managed to pull it together in the end. Seriously I could of cried the amount of times I made a mistake or something went wrong, like the nice pale green pen I was using to colour the background running out on me! Hence the rather dark green background in the finished picture. 
But I got there in the end and I hope you all like it. She's not the last drag queen you'll see from me. I am already working on the queen of them all, Divine. 

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As this was an A3 sized drawing I had to take a photo rather than scan. Some colour is lost in the face shading but as you know by now, me and photoshop don't get on and this was the best I could do. 

As always here's some work in progress photos. Poor lighting as most of my drawing is done in the wee small hours. 

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It didn't help that I've got a nasty cold right now and was trying not to sneeze over my work!

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I shall leave you with Rupaul's ending quote
, "If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?"

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sparkle Sparkle!

I am at a bit of a loss without my beloved grey marker pens. I've been trying my hand at pencil & colour pencil work but I just can't get my head into it. Hopefully I will be able to order some marker refills this week and back to being a doodlebug!

This weekend was bonfire night and I went to family firework display. Now I am a big wimp when it comes so fireworks, they have always given me the hibbie-jibbies. But I sucked it up and played with some sparklers! These aren't the best photos but I thought they were pretty enough to share.

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Pete having some sparkling fun.

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Whoop two at once!

Hope you all had a nice weekend and fingers crossed next time I update I'll have some finished art work to show you all.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Halloween!

Ok it's a little late but I hope you all had a very spooky Halloween! Although I have been working on a drawing of the corpse bride, it is no where near finished and to be honest it might never be as I am not happy with it all. I really need to get my hands on a decent set of coloured pencils.

I had a few friends come over for some spooky fun so I wanted to make an effort this year with the decorations.

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I love showing off my spooky toys...although they are on show all year round just in different places hehe.

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I made those bats!

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Jeff the spook monster I made a couple of years ago.

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And I will leave you with an old picture of spooky cupcakes I made in 2010.


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