Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Hats off to grunge paper!

My lovely hubby bought me the latest copy of Craft Stamper mag last week, and in it was a fantastic top hat designed by Kim Costello.
I had to have a go at making it, so I downloaded the pattern from the website and got to playing.
Many hours of hat, flower and stand making later, this is the finished article................

I used:
Hat pattern by Kim Costello.
Studio 490 - Accents for Art stamp.
Creative Expressions - swirl stamp.
2x sheets grunge paper.
Distress inks: sage green, pine needles, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade.
"Twiddleybitz" leaves
velvet ribbon and string coloured with DI's
Round "art parts" for base, rolled up textured card for stand.

The hat is 3.5" tall and the whole thing stands 8" tall. It was great fun to make, and now I think I have to go and make a purple one..................................

Until next time, take care and happy crafting.


Monday, 2 July 2012

posh frocks...........

I've been quite busy of late, yes with some crafting, but also with some sewing.

Saturday 30th June saw the annual Green Tie Ball for Bayleigh's irish dancing school Inis Cara.

I had made a new dancing dress for her a while ago, but she is growing at such a rate of knots that I had to lengthen it before she had even worn it!
Here she is in all her finery.

I also made a ballgown for myself, being a strange shape does not allow for shop bought frocks, so it's a blessing to be able to sew!
As you well know by now, my favorite colour is purple, and black is always a good colour too. Here I am with my glass of green "fizz".

Lastly, here is a pic of Bayleigh and me. I have 4" heels on, and she is still almost as tall as me (at 10 years old)!

Well, I'm off now to make some more class costumes ready for the class feis next Sunday.
I'll hopefully find some time to do some crafting too.

Until next time, take care and happy crafting.

Shellie xx