Made my first ever spoon. I love how it turned out, but wondered if anyone had tried this and if they had any good ideas on how to fire them. I waxed two areas on the handle and sat it on top of my beed tree. But the join between glazed and unglazed parts is a little rough.
For my OH. I will be away at valentine's day, the first time in 8 years and I thought I'd make him something special. We're both fond of elephant and I have been wanting to have a go at this pattern for a while. I also had a moment of inspiration and thought mini sock elephant and purchased some baby socks.
Here he is:
I'm really happy with him. Phone is just for size reference
This is my first attempt at a freezer paper stencil. I got a little kit in a swap a while ago, but only one bit of freezer paper. So I've put off having a go, until recently when I managed to buy a whole roll of the stuff. This is my first go. I found a picture, I printed it directly onto the freezer paper and I spent an absolute age cutting it out. I almost gave up, but I am so pleased that I didn't
I recently angeled for a swap and the recipient mentioned a liking for mini art quilts. Now I've never made one and I was intrigued. The subject was one of 4 BBC TV shows she liked and I choose Being Human, it's one of my favourites too. The series starts with 3 main characters: A ghost; A Werewolf; A vampire. This is what I came up with:
Ghost panel - She used to make a lot of tea at the start as she never left the house and it was the only thing she felt she could do.
I wear loads of cardigans, but usually I do not have the patience to completely knit one or the money. Although I found this pattern. It was a really quick knit and very easy to follow. I didn't have enough of one colour so I got together all my green DK and just mixed and matched throughout with two strands.
The buttons I made especially for this project as I found I needed 14 of then. So I pulled out the polymer clay.
I love it and I steamed it with my iron which seems to have blocked it quite well.
So my first goblets turned out cute, but the kiln broke and they never reached a high enough temp, so the glaze wasn't food safe.
Here are my second attempt. They are totally big enough for a decent glass of wine. They're nice and smooth and don't dribble when you drink, but they're not a set by shape and size more by use and decoration.
Difficult to see in the pictures but they are a subtle minty green with sandy gold coloured fish.
When I saw this pattern I just couldn't resist making a pair.
Once I'd made them, I didn't actually need them as I got a lovely pair of fleece slippers for Christmas. Fortuneatly they are really stretchy so fit my size 6 feet and my OH's size 9s. So they're now his moon socks.
Easy pattern, quick knit and so very warm and comfy.