These holidays I made a new friend Jazmine, who has invited me to her 10th birthday this Sunday. Being as broke as I am, I decided to make her a painting, so after some questioning I discovered that she loves Care Bears, especially Share Bear (because she's purple and that's her favourite colour ), so I made this:
Excuse the dull-ness of the photo's - my camera's a heap
Here are the close-ups:
I used gouache and outlined everything in black permanent marker. The Care Bear and rainbow are painted on 3mm MDF and the stars and clouds are painted onto card. I drilled holes in the MDF and strung it all together with ribbon.
Yay! I finally got my yellow ball dress back from my sister (who has been borrowing it for a very long time!), so thought I'd share. I made it a few years ago for my 7th form ball, and it's my absolute favouritest dress in the world! I used a Retro Simplicity pattern for the whole dress, but skipped out making the crinolines - the outer skirt was poofy enough. The rose is held on with safety pins, and is going a bit droopy now...
It's a little brighter than in this pic, and it's a bit hard to tell, but the skirt is yellow with these tiny white polka-dots all over it.
Here's what it looks like on (excuse the graininess of my camera):
I also made this headpiece, which is a bunch of flowers sewn onto a headband, with hat netting (I originally wanted a pill-box hat but couldn't figure them out, so made this instead):
And here's a pic from the ball with me in the whole ensemble (I'm on the left):
Ok, so it's my friends b'day this Friday and it's gonna be a pretty classy event, but I realised I don't have any nice black shoes, or any money to buy some. So I go out and find these cute pointy ones at an op-shop for real cheap. Only problem is.... they flap when I
Does anyone have a pattern for mittens that you can sew, not knit? I was thinking of just tracing around my hand, but I know some of the sewn mittens I've seen have the separate thumb piece going on, so I'm not sure if it would work very well.
Here is the book I made for my fiance Nick for his birthday on the 4th. The story is "An Historical Overview of the Whereabouts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites and Dryads" by Mat Jacobson.
Outside of book:
The words are all written in ink with a proper ink dip pen and the pictures are all done with pencil and coloured pencil. I used stamps for the writing in gold. The flowers are all real pressed flowers, which came from my garden. They are stuck on with glue.
There is a picture for each of the creatures in the title, but I have only posted my 3 favourites (fairy, nymphs and troll). Scans of the rest of the pictures can be found in my blog in the art album.
Attention hairdressers/people with side fringes (bangs) - Help wanted!!
I used to have a straight-accross fringe, which I've just spent the past year growing out. I really loved it, but had to grow it out coz it went back really far (about 2 inches back from my hairline!!), and now I think I should cut a thinner one in again.
Problem is, I want one of those side fringes (see pics below), but have no idea how I go about doing this. Anyone that knows how to cut these fringes, or anyone that has one, please let me know the details, ie. how long it should be on either side, and how thick it should be, etc.
This is the first hardback book I ever made, and although I made it quite a few years ago, I rediscovered it in my bookshelf the other day, so thought I should share.
This is the front:
And the back:
And these are the inside pages:
Centaur, unicorn and fairies:
Mermaid, nereids and faeries:
Flower faeries and pixies:
Wyvern, salamanders, fire fae and faeries:
Naiads and unicorns:
Tree dryads and faeries:
Oberon, Titania, pixys and faeries:
I made it for a project at school where we were supposed to make a toy or something for a 5-7 year old kid. I know it's not really something a 5-7 year old kid would be into, but I just wanted to draw faeries.
Hope I'm not breaking any copright laws by posting this..... Anyway, being the poor student that I am, I decided to make my friend a present for her 21st birthday, and being a lover of Playboy bunnies, what better present to make her than a Playboy bunny cushion!!!
Here's the front...
and the back with the zip opened up (so she can put stuff in there)...
She was really stoked with the present... (Her exact words were "OH MY GOOOOOOODDDDDD!!!"). I liked it quite a lot too (even though it was a liitle bit wonky and rushed...), and if I were also a Playboy bunny fan I would have kept it for myself And it only ended up costing less than $12 NZD, which is pretty good.
Anyway, just wanted to see what everyone thought of it.