Lately, I have made quite a lot of stuff to share, but I find it a cumbersome job to create a presentable post with good photography and something to write. I will try to catch up before all ‘the stuff’ goes away as presents or gets children fingerprints all over them.
This is Sofia’s space, the first room in our mini ‘bungalow’, where all my chrocheted children live. I found the ready made wooden house in Hobbycraft the other day, which has 5 little spaces, exactly the amount of my children. (Hobbycraft should give me a commission for this!)
I used lolly pop sticks for the shelves, a toothpick to make pencils and wallpaper and cloth from discontinued sample books, which you can buy cheaply in our local sewing shop. The mirror on the wall slid down while the glue was wet and I wasn’t looking, but never mind!
Oh, yes, and the chair was made from a cork wire – they make perfect chairs, why did we throw them away before??
My last trip to the local charity shop resulted in buying an big ravel of unidentifiable white wool.
Our doll house was in need of a fluffy pet, and if I didn’t have an allergy to animal hair I would be a cat person. So Fluffy, the kitten was born. I looked at the photos of real kittens on the internet while making it. We all love him.
I am becoming an expert on ballerinas – this is now a third one in my CV.
It was an order for a birthday present and a portrait of the birthday girl. This time I bypassed the complications of creating fingers on her hands but experimented with her feet, which can do bending backwards and forwards, like the type of exercises ballerinas do.
I am so much into crocheting toys at the moment, – it’s truly is fun and the results are so nice to hold in your hands. I picked up this hobby only couple of months ago. Where was I all these years before?
Catherine had her early birthday party today. She invited three friends and we went to see ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the local cinema. Ooh! Beautiful movie! ..though I’m not a very big fan of Emma Watson and there was a bit too much singing to my liking, the film left me filled with romance and a feeling that a true love is full of self-sacrifice. The graphics and the design side of the film were beautifully done too. I’m still in it.
But back to craft.. I made the girls into mini crochet dolls as their ‘party bags’ gifts. So here they are: Hannah, Lauren and Isabel.
These luxury greeting cards personalised with your photo are available to order in my Etsy shop. I use a photo and dress it into beautiful period ‘costumes’, using real feathers and tissue paper and embellishments to make them look 3D.