Sunday, October 22, 2017

Things I've made before

I made another birthdaybot, and another penguin-bunny.
I also still suck at taking photos.


You can tell the birthday boy is just delighted.

This was a gift for a long suffering colleague who has to deal with the rabbit-obssessed editor I mention from time to time. Colleague loves penguins so this is her spirit animal metaphorically wearing Thumper's hide victoriously as an acknowledgement that while CUP may be a bit wobbly in China, we remain ethically copacetic in the Arctic realm.  

Also, this is the first one of these I have made but Edna has featured in a few videos now. (you may have to push play a couple of times, and make sure to unmute!)


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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Geeky boudoir! (firefly bedroom)

So I bought my first house a year ago and it is very magnolia. I've been thinking about how to add my personal touch to it. Sitting on the train on the way back from ComicCon this year it hit my all of a sudden. Firefly boudoir!

Here's the main wall. That's the whole damn 'verse. The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice that one of the planets is in slightly the wrong place. (Hint: it is Bellerophon.)
The grids are actually painted glow in the dark and are gorram awesome, but apparently either I or my camera is incapable of capturing this for you.

 Click through to see many more pictures of awesome!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Needle felted ladies

Gosh, I have been very lazy on my blog, haven't I? I have done a few things but haven't been able to post them for Christmassy reasons.

Here's the lantern I made for mum's 60th birthday. Tinkerbell is flying against the glass, trying to escape from Hook.



I got some rice lights, drilled a hole in the base  and threaded them through to the top leaving the batteries in a recess underneath. (I'm proud of that, most of my crafts don't use a drill!)

 Close up of her face before the entrapment



I also made the parents a hamper for Christmas, of jams and chutneys and whatnot. This here is a little orchid gnome that I added.

 She doesn't move much, a mushroom grew on her.
Pretty hair although I think she needs a trim. She is mounted on a seed marker so you can anchor her in the soil of the orchid pot.
That's all for now - more to follow later!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Socks and pipe clearners

I sort of ended up buying 48 pairs of socks, for reasons. So I decided to make some sock plushes. Not too happy with the sheep so she has been donated to my neighbour's little girl who loves it.

Totoro keeping the rain off

And in case you thought I hadn't been crafting at all over the last 4 months, I *did* make 100 teddy bears from pipe cleaners. They are wearing little life jackets.


Here they all were, ready to be given away to the people of Ely