Monday, 30 May 2011

Getting Ready for 'Made in Thornbury'

I am preparing to participate at 'Made in Thornbury' Craft Market in July.
Apart from decorated boxes, I will show crocheted and knitted winter accessories this time.
Here are some of my hats:

I'd love to see this hat and wrap worn over a long coat and boots, something I would call the 'Oliver Twist Style' :)

I'll let you know how I go with meeting a person who would like that kind of a look as much as I do.


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."

Today I just wanted to let everybody know I am still around and preparing new projects for this blog and the craft market I intend to participate at soon.

This is a picture I made at Gold Coast two weeks ago.
(It is so cold in Melbourne now, this looks like a very, very distant memory already!)

Come back soon, there are new posts coming :)

In the meantime, do your best to see the invisible XOX


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Mother's Day Craft Ideas - Part Four

I played a little with a photo I made some days ago and here is an idea:
Print these images on a good quality paper and frame them.
I think this is a great Mother's Day gift!
You can easily alter your own images, but I have done the work for you here.

I made 31 variations on this image, so here is another group:

Enjoy it!



Here is a fun link for you and your kids - Disney Mother's Day printables.

Disney Mother's Day Crafts

Mother's day Craft Ideas - Part Three

Paper Flower for Mom

This is something you can involve children with - a very easy item to make.
I am going to show you the basics and you can come up with many variations.

All you need is some tissue paper and floral wire or green pipe cleaners (chenille stems) like I used here.                                          


I first made a circle pattern for my flower and that would be a perfectly right shape for this kind of a flower.
However, when I started cutting the paper, I decided to give it a free shape. It just seemed to me to be more interesting.

You can play with the shape, and if you cut the paper with 'zig-zag' scissors you will achieve your flower to look very much like a carnation.
I used eight layers of paper here. Adding more layers will result in a richer look of your flower.
Now just make a small hole in the middle of the layered paper and fix it to your 'stem'. I just twisted the chenille stem to keep the paper in place.
You can use the flower for interior decoration (you can make a whole bunch of them) or as an embellishment when wrapping gifts.

In just a few minutes you can make something that will make your mother smile.