Sunday, 22 August 2010

Badges, Badges, Everywhere...

I have finally finished some badges! What I thought would be a couple of evenings worth of work has turned into a bit of a marathon, but it's lots of fun so I don't really mind. I managed to get about a hundred badges cut out Friday and yesterday packed up all my badge making kit (which is obscenely heavy) and carted it to my folks to make them up whilst Rubes was entertained by other grown ups. Unfortunately though, I didn't take enough badge parts. Oh well. I still managed to get about half done, and am going to embark on the rest this eve whilst watching some kind of cheesy/scifi violent film.

To the pictures! They're all themed, and here some highlights:

Do you recognise the references? I'm going to be selling these at next month's Central Bazaar for a measly £1.50 a set! Bargain or what? As well as these, there will also be some True Blood, Grease, Die Hard and plenty of Twilight ones. Oh, and I'll be doing design your own badges for £1 each! Can you feel your creative juices flowing?

By the way, my fave by far:

I really do <3 Sheldon.

Thursday, 19 August 2010


I was hoping to have some lovely badge pictures up by now, but as per usual, they're taking much longer than intended. I thought I'd be able ot bash them out in an evening, but I think so far I'm on night five, and that's just the designs! I'm really happy with how they're coming along, but alas, no pictures yet.

So instead, mouse crafts!

How cute?

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Surprised? Not me!

I didn't leave it six months between posts this time, oh no! I am back, primed and ready to blether on about the random crafts that fill my days.

Coming up very soon is Central Bazaar number 3! I am so excited to be involved again this time, I missed the last one, I just didn't have enough time to get stock ready (I know, excuses, excuses) but after a ring and earring set was very well received by my craftster swap partner, I decided "hey, they were pretty quick to make, you only have a month left and a two year old and a dog and trying to find a job to do, but what the hell!". I've not finished yet, but after spending £20 on buttons (yes, you read right), I can't bring myself to stock up again yet.

I'm making rings, earrings, hair clips and ring and earring sets, here's a few teaser pics:

I love those stripey buttons!

I feel like I've made loads, but I don't think these are going to fill a six foot table.

I'm also going to make some badges, but not sure whether to do just fabric ones, or some slogan type ones too. Thinking about doing sets of three themed ones, maybe True Blood, The Big Bang Theory (Bazinga!), Grease, that sort of thing... Think I'll have a go, see how they turn out.

Finally, a warning:

Some things even heroes can't weather.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Hello? Anyone Still There?

Well it has been a terribly long time since I last posted. No particular reason really. Laziness maybe. I've been crafting away, that's not stopped and lots of things have been happening to fill up my time. Camping, new nephew on his way and the general running/jumping/playing chaos created by owning a two year old.

But by popular demand (ahem), I am back! Woohoo! So a few projects as proof I havent gone off and joined the circus. Although that would be pretty cool. I'd be a tightrope walker. Or big top re-sewer.

One of the things keeping me so busy is the participation in a few craft swaps on It's awesome. You join up for a certain theme, get assigned a partner, chat about the things you like then get crafting for each other! The theme for this was 'Once You Pop' the idea being that everything had to fit into a Pringles tube! Clever heh? My partner and I also agreed to send one bigger item that wouldn't fit in.

This is what I sent:

She got a sock monkey with her name on, which I attached to the outside of the Pringles can which I decorated like a tree.

There's also a scarf belt, a handbag, a button ring and earring set, some Alice in Wonderland badges, a bookmark, and an embroidery, a new craft I've been playing around with. It was a lot of fun to do and she loved it all. She sent hers today so I should be getting it soon!

I have this ottoman that I got whilst I lived in Edinburgh and ever since, I've wanted to re-cover it. It's now Ruby's toy box and centre stage in my living room so I thought it probably the time. Only took eight years.



Not bad eh? I bought the fabric for a dress and still have plenty left over so one day I may mysteriously disappear whilst looking for the doll's potty...

I also recently bought a book called One Yard Wonders, and it is awesome. I've made loads of the projects from it and liked one particularly which is a little fold up dolls house. I took inspiration from it, jiggled it around, added a bit of Jennyness and got this:

"Why, that's a nice bag."
"Thank you kindly, but it is more than just a bag..."

"It's a Peppa Pig picnic Tent!"

"Too much barbecue Daddy Pig? Time for bed I think "

I was so excited to give this to Ruby and she loves it. And all my measurements worked out FIRST TIME. That has literally never happened to me before. Ever.

You know, I've missed blogging...