Monday, 26 September 2011

Kokeshi doll

A while back I entered another stuffie swap, and my partner, who also happens to be a friend loves japanese things (it's a getaway when her life is difficult)

I knew I have come across those japanese dolls called kokeshi before and looked them up again. I lvoe the design, and the colours and the cuteness so I started working on the design. Let me tell you, it was not easy to make the base.

The base is felt, as the hair, the kimono was difficult to plan, ended up changing the design as I sewed it on. In the end I added the pins and roses, which I made myself, and sewed on the face. I did embroider a design on the kimono, based on my friends wish, plants but not flowers and blueish colours.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Monster Stuffie

I have wanted to post this small project for a while but I always seemed to forget, and other times I was just lazy.

This monster was created for a swap over at craftster, my partner had several requests, two of them were a cute monster or a bat, I decided to combine them.

The body from the horns to the bottom is 6 cm, just above 2,5". I made the wings out of leather and wire and attached fake fur on the back.

The design was pretty simple, once I got started, but sewing the little monster was difficult, especially with the long arms and legs. I love the wings the most, the leather felt really amazing and the wire made them really easy to bend. And I added glow-in-the-dark paint to the eye and mouth, as you can see :D

My baby brother requested a monster as well, it has to be blue with wings :D so I'm sure this won't be my last monster.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Lunar eclipse inspired journal and trinket box

Not too long ago I joined a star swap, and my partner had different requests. I loved the swap and my partner, we had such great communication.

She told me she wanted to make a visual journal so I made her a journal. This is the first journal I have made but I'm pretty happy about it. I used some night sky fabric to cover the book and punched a lot of holes in the fake leather I bought a while back, those wholes was time consuming but I loved it. I added some beads to the spine but I forgot to take a picture before I sent the book.

I also made her a trinket box with her name and filled it with 100 lucky starts (I counted them 4 times) and one larger painted star. The trinket box sadly got broken in the mail but she managed to fix it.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Portrait of my sisters dog, Zico

This is actually old, it's about 1,5 years old, if not more, but it's still amazing I think. This is a portrait of my sisters dog, ZIco, which I gave to her a few days after it was finished. It's the first time I have drawn on a feather, and it's the first time I have drawn any animals!

A little back story first; a few months before my sisters birthday I stumbled across feather painting, and instantly knew I had to try it. But because I didn't have any feathers I had to buy some, and after some days roaming the net shops I ended up with a bit too many feathers, especially since I have only used one so far, I have a problem.

But this post isn't about the supplies I buy but never use, or rarely use.

It did take me a little to realize I could paint her dog on the feather, I thought first about a big drawn portrait, but then changed my mind because it would mean my flaws would be easier noticed. When the portrait was done, which took me less than two hours, I still remember because I managed to paint it while my son was sleeping.
When it was completely done I decorated the feather with some thread, and added a loop so my sister could hang it up.

This is the picture I used as reference:

Friday, 4 March 2011

Dolly Donations

I love links on the internet, by clicking on them I reach new places that I never thought existed.

Yesterday I reached a cute and amazing site, a woman, wife and a mother, her name is Sarah and has a site named Dolly Donations, here is her description of her work:
"My mission is to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, especially orphaned children around the world ....... to provide them with a source of comfort ...... to send them love, one dolly at a time!"

I love organizations that help out children, don't take me wrong, grown ups need help as well, but as a mother I would give my life so that my son can live.

I don't sew well, and I don't know if I would be able to sew many dolls, but this will be a goal I will set for the future, I want to give something to children that are less fortunate.

Dolly Donations Sending Love to Children in Need