Some classic hoop in hoop action to depic the logo for a festival i worked at...
These hung in the entrance tent, but were all stolen by the end if the first day so i didn't get an action shot, but i was pretty pleased with them. They're just felt applique, a little embroidery, and some plastic mesh work but i think they came out quite striking
These hoops also hung in the entrance tent, i incorporated done electrics into them so they have flashy blue lights too :-D they're just stitched onto felt
a super simple craft, attaching old circuit boards (from an old laptop, in this case) to store brought notebooks and personalising them with stamped binary code letters (the recipients initial in this case)
i made 7 tiny book tree ornaments for a swap partner; the covert is card board, textured with gesso then painted with acrylic, and lettraset lettering for shortened versions of the book titles (they are abbreviations for the harry potter titles, but i wanted the nerdy-ness to be less obvious; this way they should be monogrammed or anything..) The pages are just cut from an old book, sewn in long stitch with Perle embroidery thread for a bit of sparkle! And the hanging thread is made from the same The books have 1-3 signatures, depending on how thick the book it represents is The inside of each covet is coloured with ink, just to stop it being glaring write
I knitted this up in time it took to watch a film, and I'm a slow knitter so most people would be faster I used 2 strands of sirdar hayfield yarn, on 20mm needles (!) - 29 stitches in the round, in moss stitch. I'm really pleased with how it came out - it's cosy & chunky, but smart enough to be dressed up too. And a perfect quick make gift maybe i would use a nicer quality yarn next time, as it is so simple i think that could make a big difference, especially something with a nice texture
I couched the cat face onto satin, in perle gold thread. Then used rivits to attach it to thick (3.5mm) leather, and then riveted that to black velvet, which i mounted into the hoop. A kind of weird experiment, I'm not sure i really like it (mostly because to get a good tension on the fabrics, they are pulled out of shape and the applique lines aren't circular any more) but i had fun playing!
This bag is made from 2 fat quarters sewn back to back (to make one flat square of fabric - if you had something with an attractive wrong side you could just use that), which is them folded into shape with no structural sewing to hold it in place! It's a take on a traditional japanese style of origami with fabric, so i used thick silks with weaves that reminded me of kimono designs. I really enjoyed this, i was very sceptical if it would work so was really pleased that the basket held it's shape... Even once out was full of a pamper kit for my mum (champage, nice bath stuff, book... So fairly heavy, and the basket carried them easily, just by holding the handle in one hand). I also made some cover buttons.with left over scraps and added those to put on the finishing touch, and i used one to hold the two handles together to maker carrying easier, but if you wanted to be able to reuse the fabric you could skip that, it isn't really necessary. The side flaps that are shown down in the picture can be folded up to cover the contents, the other side of them is the same as the
A simple make, but I'm pretty pleased with how this came out - the bookmark has charms to represent the weasley kids (and pets)
An Egyptian charm for bill, a dragon for Charlie, P for Percy (or prefect or pinhead), a banana skin for the prankster twins, a weasley is our king crown for ron, a quidditch player for ginny, plus pigwidgeon & errol - all on woven embroidery thread strings
the outside is actually there wrong side if the stocking stitch... Does that have a different name? Anyway, i had done of this firefly yarn by sidar left over from a project but not really to my taste gthe friend who the original project was for choose it), so i whipped up.a coin purse for my neice; I'll give out to her at christmas to keep any money or vouchers she gets in
Woven on a peg loom -as a thank you to my Daddy for making me said loom :-) Cotton yarn warp, wool weft (varigated yarn), with vintage buttons sewn on (size is adjustable bu doing it up using different buttons to get different lenghts). Very simple but i was pleased with how it came out. Thanks for looking!