Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

750 - Disney Princess Jacket

For Christmas my lovely friend Julie gave me two Disney Princess patches.

Amazing patches from @vodkaandpantspie

I mean look at them! I automatically knew I wanted to put them on a jacket, and the prime candidate was my camouflage jacket, because I literally wear it all year round. It's quite thin, so perfect for a summer's night, but works well in the winter if you layer it up. Also it has the biggest hood known to man, so is amazing in the rain.

Disney Princess coat

Disney Princess coat

Disney Princess coat

Disney Princess coat

I decided to sew them on rather than iron in case I ever want to take them off in the future. They are so cute though! So happy with how they look.

Disney Princess coat

See what I mean about the hood?

Saturday, 22 February 2014

749 - Badge It

So I got a badge maker for my Christmas, which is definitely not a kids toy..., in 2012 I think and I am sad to say, I had never used it until this week. I decided to crack it out and have a shot, and I'm proud to say I managed to make two badges and only ruined one badge front in the process ha ha!

Badges

Ah how I longed to look as cool as those kids in their bandannas and backwards caps.

So I decided to just print a couple of pictures off the Internet and make some badges with those. The badge maker comes with a handy template, so you can size and cut out your photos correctly.

Badges

Badges

Excuse my hands, but I couldn't get a good photo of the badges against our carpet. I'm very happy with how these turned out, and I have to say the maker makes much better badges that I thought it would.

In case you don't know, the badges are Hey Arnold and Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote. I tried to make a Ponyo badge too but for some reason it kept jamming and the picture got all scrunched up so I just gave up.

Now I know how (mostly) easy it was though, I will definitely be trying to make badges more often!

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Saturday, 15 February 2014

747 - That boy ain't right.

So yesterday was Valentine's Day, and while I'm not like overly into the whole hoopla of the day, it is a nice excuse to make something for someone you love, and go out for a meal without feeling guilty about it!

This year I decided to make my man a King of Hill embroidery hoop, and it's one of his favourite TV shows. Bobby Hill comes out with some amazing quotes, but I settled on this one as it always makes me laugh.

King of the hill embroidery

King of the hill embroidery

King of the hill embroidery

I was worried about stitching in his face and it looking mental, but I thought he looked so good just being the outline of Bobby that I decided to leave it that way.

I also tried embroidering the quote into the speech bubbles, but it didn't look neat enough so I decided to cross stitch it instead. I do love the way it looks and I used this backstitch font that I found online.

King of the hill embroidery

And here's the back. Not the most interesting but I love how neat this method makes the back of the hoops look, so it always excites me!

Monday, 10 February 2014

745 - Cross Stitch Notebook

In a bid to slim down my free kit collection I had a wee look through the one I didn't necessarily want to keep for myself and decided to make a wee gift to pop in with Donald's sister's birthday present.

I've had this blank notebook with a little cross stitch window in it pretty much since I started buying craft magazines, but as you may know, I DO NOT NEED anymore notebooks. I know Donald's sister loves pretty stationery, so I thought it would be perfect for her.

Cross stitch notebook

Cross stitch notebook

Cross stitch notebook

I got the pattern for the cute little pencil, rubber and sharpener from X Stitch by Sarah Fordham and I love how it looks. So quick to do as well, and no back stitch! I'm in love!

I also covered the inside page with some scrap booking paper to cover the back of the stitches and make it look pretty! One kit down, only like 40 odd to go!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

744 - Super-Scary Mochimochi

I went into Hobbycraft with a clear idea of what I wanted. Ended up leaving without them, because they didn't have them (any wooden embroidery hoops!?! What!?), but I did pick up some other lovelies while I was in there.

Craft shopping

They had a clearance section, which I had a quick look in, and found Super-Scary Mochimochi for half price. After a quick check on Amazon to check they didn't have it cheaper, I decided to get it. I have two other Mochimochi books and I love them because the designs are so crazy. Here are my favourite from this book.

Craft shopping

Craft shopping

Craft shopping

Craft shopping

Craft shopping

Aside from this, I also had a browse around the kids craft section. I love the kids crafts, they are so cute, and I picked up this beaut for £2.

Craft shopping

I've been pinning a lot of pom pom related crafts on Pinterest lately, so I thought this would be fun to make and then I can pop them in our bathroom. Wee cuties.

Craft shopping

I also finally got a air fading marker pen for when I'm embroidering. It's usually when I'm drawing wee faces and things on felt creations, it's hard to always cover them, so I thought this would be a handy tool.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

743 - Sketch a Day 2014 Update

Jan 29th #sketchaday
Jan 29th. Original image.

Jan 30th #sketchaday
Jan 30th. Original image.

Jan 31st #sketchaday
Jan 31st. Original image.

Feb 1st #sketchaday
Feb 1st. Original image.

Feb 2nd #sketchaday
Feb 2nd. Original image.

Feb 3rd #sketchaday
Feb 3rd. Original image.

Feb 4th #sketchaday
Feb 4th. Original image.
I swapped to doing a lot of images in pen this week. It's that bit quicker and doesn't make me worry about having to try and fit a drawing in to my day. Plus I don't usually draw in pen, so it's a nice change.