Last year I went to stay with relatives in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and thought it would be a good opprtunity to test my holga camera. I really like the grainy, lo-fi of lomo cameras, and I was quite pleased with the results. I tweaked the lighting in Photoshop, as the lighting was not perfect, but there you go.
Ok , over the past year I've been trying to learn how to knit. I've read books, looked online, watched videos, and even my lovely swap partner sent me printed instructions to help me. I've got the right kit and needles too.
All I can do is a single cast on and rows of rubbish knit stitches, I can't purl properly. I really want to do it but I find it so hard and the directions confusing. It's annoying as I am capable with plenty of other crafts and normally learn quite quickly, but this is beating me.
I had a huge stash of buttons and wanted to make brooches out of them. I didn't want to use a backing material, so I piled them and glued them together and was rather pleased with the result. Here's what I made I made one for my swap partner, but it's not shown here (for obvious reasons!)
I have made some more, but no pics yet and I am considering mounting them on rings too.
Well I had this idea floating around in my head for a month or so, and now it's finally done!
It took ages to get the beaded part of the necklace just so, as I was using seed beads, pearls, and nuggets of raw turquoise, so I had to get all the different elements in the necklace without it looking odd. The idea was Mermaids treasure, so I wanted it to look like it had been made of sea-like scraps (but in a nice way)
I've got a few more of these pendants, so I'm going to make some more, but mayber more in blue next time
Being a busy crafting gal, my hands always seems covered in scratches and bumps from boo boos ( needle prick, paper cut, etc). I'm not clumsy, but I can't seem to have nice hands AND craft!. I used to manicure, moisterise and all that, but time spent on my nails is time that could be spent making, so I don't.
Does anybody else get this? how do you look after your craft weary hands?
I made this from a plain wood box, acrylics, and sequins, with some religious bits and bobs, skull beads and synthetic daisies for the inside.
I base coated the main colurs then drew on the designs. I painted them and did all the highlights and shading (which took ages). Then I glued a blue sequin border round the main design on the lid
I did want to line the box, but I thought lining and shrining might be too much. So I coated inside with a layer of PVA with silver glitter in it, then glued my shrine pieces inside. I added the flowers as I thought they were a nice touch.
I enjoyed it so much I'm doing another (but mermaid theme this time)