There is already a lot going on! I think this one reflects my personality really well 🙂 I may add some feet to raise it.
Some close ups:
It feels like this week has been massively long, and also bloody freezing! So I’m estatic it is the weekend and I can have a lie in, eat some yummy lunch and hang out with the boyfriend (who is currently playing computer!). Also, hot chocolate with cream 🙂
I wanted to share my current art project as well, a shadow box. I already love it and it isn’t even finished! One annoying thing about having art and crafts as a hobby is that it can get expensive. Boo! I even thought if I make pressies this year it will save me money. I was wrong! I’ve probably spent over £150 already! Christ! On well, some things I can use more than once like stamps, and I have so many charms, buttons, beads, paper, inks etc that I will be making more things for a very long time!
Here is a sneak peak at the shadow box
And this is my crafting table! What a mess!
Happy Weekend x
This is what I have been up to recently, making a printer’s tray 🙂 it is almost complete and I love it! This is a gift but I will be making one for myself soon!
I just finished making this wooden box/ drawer for my sister Catherine and absolutely love it! (If I do say so myself!)
I started with a blank wooden box shaped as a book with a secret drawer. I had a few ideas but started with the front first, so I could get an idea for how to make the inside. I was thinking of making it a drawer to put keepsakes and trinkets in, but I also wanted it to be on display and with the draw on the side that would be a bit difficult.
So I decided to go for a simple shadow box, knowing she likes cute small things! I used two Tim Holtz bottles, one has a tiny message on paper, the other I filled with pretty beads. I then made a tiny book from patterned paper and card, and glued that down. I added lots of embellishements and covered a small piece of card with fabric to give the items a bit of hight.
As I like the paper in the background a lot, I didn’t want to cover it up too much. I hope she likes it 🙂 I am very pleased with how it came out – even if managed to glue my fingers together more than once!!
Ps. Sorry if the pictures are blurry, my camera broke so I’ve been taking photos on my phone!
When I moved to Manchester last year, I had hardly any money and was working in a pretty shit temporary job while I sorted myself out. My TV had broken and then my computer failed. A few days later my phone was cut off! So I had no technology at all and was pretty annoyed. Rather than being bored, I turned on my radio and started making this collage using different textured papers, paint, ink, and embellishments.
I liked being able to try something new and see how I could bring my ideas to life with these materials. It was also a useful distraction from the frustrating things happening at the time. I’d like to try making a new one, although probably on a smaller scale. If only there were more time in the day!
Just made this project 🙂
I made this little purse last night after finding my zipper foot for my sewing machine. Really happy with the way it turned out, and I used two different patterned fabrics for the outside to give it a little twist. I’m still finding my own style for sewing as I learn more of the basics – I am a bit rusty after moving to Manchester a year ago and only being about to have the space and time to get my sewing machine out 🙂
I am still very pleased I managed to sew it without any major problems x
I made this over a few days after doing some practising on the sewing machine and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I used a popper to close it and added some embellishments on the front. As my camera has gone wrong, I took these on my phone, but think they came out ok 🙂