Thanks to mojo Jo Jo for my little diy animals in the post! I got boys to put down box controls for ten whole mins. I made the giraffe :)
Saturday, 5 January 2013
Friday, 4 January 2013
All you get to know for mow is it's about Hannah Broom...a grubby little witch...who is excited about an upcoming social engagement ;) I have many ideas bubbling in my brain but I need a decent chunk of time to get some scribbles and storyboards down.
Guidance for what Hannah Broom should look like: (Acording to the author)
Hehe...watch this space. But for now I am off to curl up on the sofa with some crochet. I'm a poorly bear.
Thursday, 3 January 2013
First up, this lady has mad skills:
She makes crazy felt hats, inspired by real animals. Like the stag hat in the picture.
Which has inspired me to get creative with my felting on a big scale! In the past I've made jewellery and dreads with felt, but now I want to make some giant bunny ears, mounted on wire to be attached to my top hat! I'm thinking mad march hare gone wrong is going to be a festival outfit this year! Watch this space!!
Next up, and still on the festival costume train of thought, I want to make a giant dragon tail! I have seen a company called festival tails, who make different designs of tails to wear while partying your arse off in a field! But I'm thinking bigger. Those tails are cool but I want a massive ridiculous tail that drags along the floor and causes chaos!
I'm also debating antlers...probably papier mache antlers. Found a good tutorial for papier mache animal heads that I'm sure I could adapt.
Lots of plans!
More than I can ramble on about here.
If you are interested seeing more things that inspire me check out my pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/chaosfollows/
If you have any suggestions of things I might like leave me a comment! I love seeing other peoples creativity!
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
And so today, January 1st, with a killer hangover, I have made a small start to some Crochet legwarmers! I have no pattern, I want them to be a bit scruffy. But here they are....my first 6 rows! Will update as they get bigger.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
Inspired by my previous adventures in crochet I used the basic technique to make some abstract Christmas baubles as gifts.
I'm really pleased with how they turned out, I love the different textures! Hopefully the recipients will enjoy them too!
I finally made use of the book on Amigurumi that my OH got me for my birthday. (In the summer...oops...too many other projects!) Re-learning to crochet was fairly stress free thanks to a couple of books and YouTube videos, I highly recommend everyone to give it a go. This is a great book for beginners.
In a moment of madness I decided to crochet some fruit! A slightly wonky plum and a mildly holey strawberry later and voila! The rescults are now hanging happily on my Christmas tree.