Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Latest Cassette Wallets

I just added a couple cassette wallets to my shop.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


I’m obsessed with realistic felt mushrooms. I didn’t get to sleep until 2am because I drew up a pattern for this wee bugger at quarter to 12 last night and had to follow through. I love the earthy, mycological colour combination of cream, taupe, and browns, outlined with the chicken-scratch thin dark brown thread. If I could make a set of three different types of fungi brooches, I’d be happy, preferably with a cornsilk yellow felt from Myriad. I’ll be devising while I’m at work.

Monday, 12 April 2010

A couple things I've been experimenting....

It's taken me a while, but I pushed myself to return to my Russian doll idea. This time, instead of a three piece felt family, I made one fine lady out of mixed fabrics and roosted her atop of my loose toilet paper roll.

I had this beautiful vintage Scandinavian cotton duck fabric I bought off Etsy a few months ago, and finally found the perfect usage for it. Lucky for me, the pattern suited the style I was going. I love how the black pinking shearish stripe runs down her front, to me, it looks like the embroidered opening of a jacket. The black velvety upholstery fabric [found for 99p at a charity shop btw, sweet] really illuminates the bright red of the ric rac. The pom pom trim was very necessary, I don't care what others may thing. Pom pom trim is ALWAYS necessary. Her face is embroidered with brown polyester thread on calico and I applied a wee dust of rose blush to her cheeks for good measure.

When I was in the fabric store in the city centre yesterday getting supplies, red and white polka dot fleece caught my eye. I ended up spending £35 on fabric but it was well worth it. I had to take a lovely saunter to the park because it was a unexpectedly brilliant sunny day. It's a rare thing here, so catching rays becomes a priority. When I returned to the flat, i sewed up this number...a toadstool plush. I was delighted with my brooch and figured a good ol' big brother should be made. It's made completely from fleece and packed so tightly with wadding that it's very solid, but cushy. I'm puttin' it up in the shop too.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Adipose dude

I've never watched Dr. Who in my life, but I might be missing out on some of the brilliant villains such as these guys, the Adipose. Apparently they are little fat sucking gaffers that multiply in large numbers. Awesome.

I made this for a friend of mine. Hope they like it!

I made it this morning, and didn't work from a pattern because I have no printer [lame!]. The legendary My Imaginary Boyfriend has a tutorial for the Adiposes here. I had to construct in it my head and do alot of trial and erroring, an used various images of toys and the actual characters. Luckily the basic shape is pretty simplistic, so it was more of a pleasant experiment than a challenge to make.