Monday, August 18, 2008

I`ll Be Your Pet

Incidentally, I seem to collect Russian Dolls. I actually only have three, a trilogy of sorts. I was given a small one for Christmas, a medium-sized one for my birthday, and I also sneakily inherited a sun faded one, which was my Grandmother's.

I found this set on a blog, look how cutesy and beautiful they are:

This picture is from the nice blog: 'I never said that i was brave' by Clare-Louise
This girl has also painted an impressive picture of Leslie Feist. Wow.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pink Frost

In the theme of making presents, I made a singlet for one of my best-friends, Lucy B. She loves all things pink, pretty, gingham and polka dot, and it was her birthday yesterday.
This is quite easy to do, just pick some nice patterned material, cut out the right shapes and choose a button for the cherry on top. The only problem = sewing machines don't really like me, so I had to get my sister to sew the cupcake on (she goes to fashion school, so it's a breeze for her). I would hate to have ruined the singlet in the last minute.

In the last Frankie magazine I noticed another fabric cupcake, cool! We have actually made eco-bags with these cupcakes on them before, for market-day. My friend 'Miss Kate' inspired my sister and I to make animal themed eco/book bags too (She has an extreme and impressive collection of plastic animal toys)

We ended up making Owls and Giraffes:

I`m contemplating sewing lessons, so I can actually put together the ideas i have in my head.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Floral Tea Party

Floral. Tea. Party.
These three words are rad, both together and on their own.
Could this possibly be put into a necklace?

The people at 'Holy Calamity' decided so:


Oh, this would be my perfect graduation present! Sorry . . . 'sold out'.
I am technically meant to be saving my pennies for travels and music festivals abroad. I also shouldn't be such a rampant consumer, but. . . today in a trashy, bright, headache inducing, pink, sleazy, ugly jewellery chain-store i found a bracelet. It was bursting with charms to a ridiculous extent, a few of these charms were kind of similar to the 'I'm a Little Teapot' necklace.

I tried it out:

It pales in comparison to the lovely original (and that's not just because of the poor photography, heh), but if I can't get one, this is as good as it gets. It was tricky linking up the little tea pot and cup without shattering them - my Dad had to use artery forceps to help me.

Vintage Wallpaper Gifts

I have been collecting a small bundle of vintage wallpaper. My little collection has been sitting in a box, under my bed, wasting away.

Three of my lovely little friends are having birthdays this week. Finishing university has left me with lots of spare time to do whatever I care for, so I decided to try and make two of my friends a necklace each. It was easy to choose which print to use for Gemma, her favourite colour has been green for as long as I have known her. Here they are . . .

I hope Steph and Gem don't think these are elementary, 'My Dear'. I like how, if you look closely, the pink wallpaper looks like it almost has a little Edvard Munch 'The Scream' style face in it (perhaps this is just my imagination) They are double sided necklaces, so they have different patterns on the other side.

This is my first blog post, and nobody knows this exists. I don't think my friends have blogs, so these birthday surprises will be kept a secret.