Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
- Paper is Kaisercraft, Trapeze - Circus (yes, it has patterned ball shapes on the reverse)
- Olive green satin ribbon from the "cheapie" shop
- White Keaycolour colour for the card
- Paper shapers large flower punch
- Uniball Signo pen in Angelic
- Jute twine
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
One of my necklaces was looking tired, with the "silver tone" findings starting to tarnish. It was really simple to fix this.
*Some 1mm black, waxed, cotton cord (which was cheap as chips)
*2 x 6mm sterling silver beads, with a 1.3mm hole. The beads were from Benjamins Crafts.
*Sewing scissors to trim the cord
-Carefully cut apart your old necklace.
-Take your cord, and leaving a long "tail" tie your first knot, then start threading your beads on, pushing a half reef-knot right up to each bead.
-Put another knot right after the last bead, leave another long section.
-Put a knot, about an inch and a half from each end.
-Thread on your silver beads, and secure with one more knot.
-Trim ends if needed.This worked well, and you just wear the necklace with a little bow :)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
www.buyster.com.au Look under dinnerware, then plates/bowls/mugs. This mug feels substantial in the hand, but not heavy :) It's going to be a real treat to use, and I love the scalloped shape. It doesn't show up that well in my pic, but there's a slight fluting, or scalloping all the way around. Yes..that's gold ...22 carat to be exact ;) I just love the polka dots combined with traditional rose floral. Reminds me of that famous designer, Cath Kidston, and her work. Even the packaging is beautiful, making this a great gift idea. Any mugaholics out there like me? What do you think?
Thursday, June 3, 2010
- Trim down a bathroom roll to 2/3 the length (carefully!)
- Trim a piece of patterned paper to the same length as roll and enough to wrap around, then adhere it to the roll. I used my trusty JAC, or double sided sticky paper to do this :)
- Carefully punch out two small holes 1/4 inch in, and from opposite sides of one end of the roll.
- Carefully make small holes in opposite ends of the ball, I used a sewing needle to start the hole, then worked it bigger with a blanket needle. Hint: use the "seam" of the ball to make sure holes are in the right spot.
- Thread some thin elastic right through the ball, and then attach at the holes on the bathroom roll. This bit was tricky - I used a blanket needle to get the elastic through the ball.
And there you have it. It was suprisingly easy to make holes in the ping pong ball. Miss Seven even modelled it for me. You just wrap a section of hair around, and secure with the elastic going over the top, and held in place with the ball. I haven't tried any heat on it, but I suspect it may even stand up to a bit of heat..yes they may actually work. So, you could whip up a dozen of these for your little girl - she'll be wrapt! :) have fun....
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Look what materialised on Mothers Day. It's a book mark, although a little thick for that purpose just between you and me, being a couple of mm's thick. It's 13cm long. Looks like layers of pine or birch layered together, then it's had the shape cut by laser I'm guessing. Anyone know where to get them? I'm sure it will dawn on me, what to make with them. I have some half ideas in my head already. A later post maybe...