Saturday, 5 January 2013

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 :)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Today, after inspiration from the a dear friend, I have rediscovered a childrens story written by my mad old Mama, which I had buried on my hard drive. I want to illustrate it. This may possibly be the first thing I have illustrated since graduating... (a degree in illustration is enough to put anyone off illustrating for life!)

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) 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

Inspriation dump!!

Today I want to share some things that are currently inspiring me to make awesomeness!! And give a sneaky peek at some things to come!

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:

If you have any suggestions of things I might like leave me a comment! I love seeing other peoples creativity!


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Studded top :)

Todays slice of creativity is something I have been meaning to do for months! With some clothing studs I bought back in the summer and a cheap vest top from primark. I made a cute studded tank top. It's quite addictive. I think 100 clothing spikes might not go very far! Luckily you can pick them up mega cheap on ebay. My only advice if you try this yourself is: wear the clothing while you attach the studs. If you choose a stretchy top like I did then the studs move around loads as the top stretches!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

My 365 challenge!

My new years resolution for 2013 is to attempt to do something creative every day. I will be documenting me creativity here to keep track and make sure I'm not just one creative effort every single day. Not too much to ask? :)
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 first 6 rows! Will update as they get bigger.