So, I'm kinda in love with the Little Red Riding Hood story and I wanted to make something "Little Red" for my daughter's room so I thought I'd try my hand at embroidering something freehand. It's completely my design and I made it up as I went along. My stitching is messy and imperfect but I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I enjoyed making this so much that I am going to learn some new stitches so I can make something else and hopefully improve my skills.
So here's my latest effort for a rag doll. I think this one is much nicer than the last few I've made. I'm trying to perfect my own pattern and I think I really like the proportions on this one. Plus she's kinda geeky-cute. Anyone got any idea's on how I could improve her?
So, here's another one of the toys I've been working on. This is only the second time I've tried to make my own proper animal pattern so I don't think she is too bad, considering. She didn't turn out quite how I would like but she's still kinda cute in a flawed sort of way. There is some seriously questionable stitching on her nose but by the time I noticed it, it was too late to fix so I'll just pretend she got in a fight with one of her Elephant-friends.
I've been busy stitching up some stuffed toys as I've decided to try my hand at a market stall and I thought I'd make rag doll's to sell. After about 5 prototypes (and counting) the best one so far is this little girl. I'm still trying to decide whether to stitch the faces on or not and whether or not to make her body thinner so she can have removable clothes or leave her with her inbuilt dress? Any thoughts? I may end up going with both and making some of each anyway, it's good to have options.
Anyway, there she is, I hope you like her. (Her arm isn't wonky by the way, it's just the way she is sitting or at least that's my story anyway. haha) Please keep in mind, she's not perfect as she's just a quick practice run so I can try and find a shape and style I'm 100% happy with.
I've been wanting to make one of these for ages and finally I got around to it. Yay! Originally, I wanted to make a cardboard Gingerbread house advent calendar but I was a little late in making it for one and secondly, I just couldn't figure out how to make the little draws and stuff hold especially seeing as I only have my daughter's nap-time to try and figure it out in so I just went with a decorative house.
It's made from a small cardboard box, felt, sparkly pipe cleaners, some stick-on's and lots and lots of hot glue! It was so much fun to make and I'm so happy with how it turned out that I really want to do another one! I did actually cut out the windows and I have some battery-operated LED lights in there which look really cute at night with the light spilling out of the windows but I just can't get a good photo of it at night, my camera skills are a little lacking.
Anyways, enough babbling from me. I hope you like it. Comments and Criticism are always welcome, especially if you have any tips or ideas for me for making the next one.
p.s. I just realized there's only 3 photo's but I apparently totally forgot to take a photo of one side! silly me!
I had to get help from my fabulous Dad for the box and the perspex (riot shield) because I'm not that great with a drill to be honest. I can use one in a pinch but I didn't want to risk screwing it up! lol
Well, the gun and hand grenade are both Dollar store finds that I totally pimped with some spray paint. The knife is actually my old Dive knife and the Emergency Procedure sign is something I whipped up in MS Paint because Photoshop just confused the heck out of me! The lighter and the aerosol can is supposed to be for an Impromptu flame-thrower, just to slow the zombies down a bit if you're really stuck! lol
I made this for hubby for our anniversary last year and he totally loved it so if my Zombie-nerd hubby is happy with it, so am I.
This one was inspired by quite a few different mason jar projects that I've seen all over the web. I made the little house out of chipboard and the mushrooms and the candy cane from some sculpey-like stuff. I'm really proud of this little world. I hope you like it too.
I really wanted to do a Christmas themed bird. So I found the glass jar thingy in a thrift store, made the bird from some sculpey-like stuff added some wire, beads and a Christmas pick and decorated the base and Bob's your uncle!
I really love the way it turned out but I wish I could take better photo's that's for sure! lol
Ok, I hope this is the right spot for this, it's not really a kid-friendly toy but it's still a toy, right?
So, the story behind this, believe-it-or-not, is my 5th Wedding Anniversary. Hubby is a total zombie geek and we saw this one (http://www.paranaiv.no/content/behind-undead) ages ago and he was in love so I thought seeing as he's so damn hard to buy presents for, why not make him his very own Zombie-Barbie!
I was looking at the Martha Stewart website a while back and I saw these beautiful glittered birds for Christmas decorations and I really, really wanted them. I searched high and low for some little birds that I could decorate and finally found them in my least-favourite department store at 2 for $2.00 (AUD) which I thought was a total score! So I grabbed all they had on the shelf, took them home and went crazy with the glue, glitter and feathers (oh and little black seed beads for the eyes). I love the way they turned out and I plan on going back and getting some more little birds and maybe the next lot I'll do in Mica instead of plain old glitter. If you would like to see the original Martha version it's here: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/glitter-bird-centerpiece?lnc=d3d67c769e7ee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD