Thursday, 21 October 2010

Felt Hair Slides

Another thing I have come across on my Blog Hopping is normal metal hair slides and clips converted into lovely hair accessories. I finally got around to buying some plain clips this week, and after viewing many tutorials and articles I made some... to my own design.

The top one is the first one I made and like most of the ones I've seen, has the motive on the end. This one is made from the metal hair slides that snap shut! I decided to be a bit different with the middle ones and sew the motive in the middle.

The bottom ones are made with Curl Clips or Alligator Clips. Ribbon is glued around the clip and then the design is glued to the clip.

I think both clip styles are equally effective and I might just make a few to sell on my craft stall!

Here are a few of the web pages where I got my inspriation... This last site is selling their Felt hair clips, but the designs are fantastic and vast!

Sarah xx

Monday, 18 October 2010

Misi Monday - Halloween

I've seen Folksy Friday, but as my shop is with Misi... Here is my Misi Monday Selection... I've chosen a theme of Halloween as its only a couple of weeks away!
First item is a lovely Fabric Pumkin

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A pair of Horror Finger puppets...

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A Set of Halloween Blocks Decoration

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And last but not least

A fimo witch bear...

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Sarah xx

Thursday, 14 October 2010

A Little Bit Of Crochet

I'm not a big Crocheter, but its something I enjoy doing when I'm sitting watching the TV. I found this pattern on a while back and saved it to my favourites to try out. Well I finally got around to it last night whilst watching 'The Apprentice and Ugly Betty!

I realised when I had finished that I had used the wrong size crochet hook, so it has come out a bit smaller than it should. I also used a 55% wool yarn instead of cotton, so it has a different feel to it. I think I need to practice the leaves as they're not very leaf shaped.

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A Little Bit Of Knitting

I'm not a knitter, I found it tricky when I was a child when my Mum tried to teach me. The best I managed was a knitted teddy in garter stitch. However, my daughter has a go at knitting every now and then, so I have taught myself some basics so I can help her along. Whilst searching the internet for some easy beginners patterns I came across these knitted stockings by Jean Greenhowe I always have a go to see how easy the pattern is!

I've got a bit carried away as they knit up quite quickly! The last one is awaiting stitching up! My daughter decided to try the Nittybod on the same webpage!

Sarah xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

My New Sewing Box

It was my birthday back in July, and I told my husband I need a new cabinet to keep all my sewing stuff in! He had to agree as most of my material was in bags stuffed behind the sofa! (or to the side) We've have just got around to buying one....

I spent most of last Friday sorting out all my sewing stuff, being ruthless with fabric I will probably never use and putting it in a bag for freecycle.
The cupboards have room for the rest of the fabric, wadding and stuffing.

Each drawer is sorted in to patterns, ribbons and lace, buttons and bits and bobs, and top drawer is for scissors, sticky tape, measuring tapes, needles and pins etc...

How marvellous to have everthing sorted and to hand!

Sarah xx