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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Little Fatties (VERY IMAGE HEAVY!) on: May 23, 2010 11:58:32 AM
These are my little fatties. Made from porcelain and various other bits and bobs! I'm not really sure what else to say... except how much I love them, I talk to these guys in my studio space, it gets me lots of odd looks... they all live in the log here, one has brass antlers and gold laquer toes, one has yellow roses on its belly and the other has black legs and feathers. Take form them what you will! Thanks for looking!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Headphones on: February 05, 2010 08:56:18 AM
I made one of these a long long time ago, but since then I have changed the design and gotten a lot better at knitting, so I thought I'd share my newest creations with you all! These bad boys can keep your ears toasty warm whilst also playing you your favourite tunes. Booya!

Hehehe, I now have a LOT of options form my music!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Georgia, Antler Girl! on: February 05, 2010 08:51:12 AM
Hi there!

This has been a VERY long project in the making for me. Georgia is made form porcelain paper clay and is painted with underglaze pencils, glazes and coloured slip. Sh ehas a little stag cameo which I made using a magnifying glass and a TEENY paintbrush, a knitted dress with a ceramic ruff. She's also sitting on top of a mighty chair, made from pine and black enamel with an upholstered red seat. Her hair is made from teased and dyed flax fibres. Phew!

Hope you like here, I do!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little Red Riding Hood on: June 03, 2009 04:30:55 AM
Hi there, this is my summer "Hol needs to eat!" project, something to keep me going (hopefully) whilst I'm living off my student loan scraps *grumble*. This is my first figurine, so shes still got a lot of kinks but I'm very happy with her. Red is made from salt dough (student loan, remember? And college is out of ceramic) and is hand painted in acrylic. All of her clothes are hand knitted and stitched by me too.

So, here she is!

Thanks for looking! Also, any critique is very welcomed  Cheesy
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet earmuff/headphones! Woop :D on: February 27, 2009 09:25:40 AM
So, I just crocheted myself a lovely pair of earmuffs, I know, I know, its not winter anymore... but I'm slow dagnabbit, and its still a wee bit chilly here in Hereford.

"But, Hol", I hear you say, "earmuffs are all well and good when you have cold ears or a noisy firework display to attend, but I like to listen to music when I'm out and about and they get in the way!". Well to you I say this... SHUTTUPA YO' FAYCE! And also, fear not, my malcontented chums because these earmuffs are crocheted OVER a pair of headphones! Oh what a genius notion!

So here they are, they are a little messy and crumply but I love them still. Also, the colours were inspired by the wonderful Katamari Damacy, heh heh heh. Now I can listen to the soundtrack and pretend to roll things all the way to the shops and back... muhahah. Please forgive my obnoxious face hanging around in these pictures, I thought I should model them so they don't look so.. err... special.

Cheesy Yay! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na KATAMRAI DAMACY!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My cocoon is FINISHED! on: July 31, 2008 04:05:49 AM
Some of you might remember a while back I posted some tiny little knitted cocoons, which were part of my desperate attempt to get into university, well, my fial piece is all finished now, and back from the exhibition so I can post up some lovely pictures of it in all its knitted glory! It changed from a simple design to something which I spent two whole months spending pretty much my every waking moment working on or thinking about. I also got into university and had some great feedback from the people who came to see it in the show, so, here it is!

Its hanging in my opld living room, I lived in a converted bakery with runnish windows, so I appologise for the light!

I finger crocheted that whole back piece, also I don't know if you can see any of it but theres some handspun yarn in there too, my first attempt at it and I made my own dropspin.

I cut through some of the layers of knitting to show the layers better.

I embroidered words that people connected with 'shelter' onto the outside, as that was the title of my project, and the cocoon is a representation of my internal shelter, and how I protect myself.

All in all it took a lot of work. I did half of the knitting on a Knitmaster, about a quater by hand and the rest on my fingers. The whole structure is held up with a welded steel frame, but it is very light. Also it is about 6 foot 5 inches tall. I am thinking about weaving into it in the future, maybe with some screen printed material, but I shall see how it goes. If you want to know more about my project, or what it is about, feel free to ask, I won't bore you all with my arty ramblings now though!

Thanks for looking  Grin

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Physalis Cup on: June 07, 2008 08:27:13 AM
Now, I know that this is rubbish, and unpainted, and a bit messy, but I am still proud of it. I am not a natural with ceramics, but I tried my best. This is my cup inspired by Physallis! If you don't know what a physallis is, its also called a cape goseberry, if you still don't know, its this:

I made this in a slab building workshop, it did have a leaf saucer but unfortunately it brok in transit  Cry.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted cakes! on: June 07, 2008 08:19:19 AM
Another present ofr my niece, she really loves knitted stuff. Originally they were for my portfolio for uni, but I'm in now so they're all hers! Just your general stockinette stitch, the inside of the cake slice is a foam wedge which I cut and the bottoms are just bits of cute scrap. All knitted, I didn't know how to crochet then so I was trying to make round tops and it was a NIGHTMARE, especailly as this was the first thing I ever knitted, I only just got my camera to work, which is why theres a six month gap in my work on here  Roll Eyes

9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Pommegranetes... seriously, how do you spell that word? on: June 07, 2008 08:05:18 AM
This is a series of pommies(haha) I made, the first one which you can barely see, sorry about the pic, is felt and beads:

Then I made a bigger model, I sewed deep sections on parts to put the beads in, because pomms have those chamber things inside, and for the skin you get in them I used papier mache tissue paper:

Then I habd felted around a ball in pomm colours and beaded the inside. Its actuall two half balls in different colours, so that the thread from the beads wouldn't show i sewed one over the other:

And then for fun I made a kiwi:

The End! Again, sorry about the pic quality, my camera is on its way out!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pop's Legwarmers! on: June 07, 2008 07:46:07 AM
Here are some little legwarmers I knitted up for my niece on my new knitting machine, I was trying out the fairisle punch card and its pretty nice, I used some 99p Hobbycraft wool, because I'm cheap liek that. She loves them, only now I have to make four for her toy dog thing called Bunky. Roll Eyes
I know theyre not great, but its my first punchcard attempt, so be nice... please? Wink
(sorry for the pic quality, taken on my phone).
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