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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Elephants -- Necklace charms

This month's elephant inspiration are ... elephant necklace charms. I spotted a few of these coming up in my Pinterest feed so got exploring and found quite a number of lovely little designs, here is my selection.


1. The cut out ear of this design makes it that little bit different from the others
2. A round design with an antique feel
3. This one is a bit chunky and the chain goes through its ear
4. Mum and baby elephant together are very cute in this charm
5. The simple wire design of this necklace is really effective
6. Another antique style design but this time combined with a teardrop bead
7. This gold elephant just looks so happy
8. A little flower charm adds something to this necklace
9. Sea glass elephant - love the colour of the sea glass but also the simple lines that define the legs and ears in this design

For more images of elephant in art & crafts visit my Elephants board on Pinterest.

All links above are to Pinterest as a number of the items pictured are no longer available at their original link.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas crafting inspiration

After really enjoying making these felt gingerbread men I thought I'd make some other Christmas decorations in the run up to the big day. These are 9 great projects that I plan to try.


1. Wooden beaded stars
2. Felt Robins
3. Paper Christmas Trees
4. Crochet Christmas Wreaths
5. Pompom pud
6. Colourful bead star
7. Paper bauble
8. Embellished felt snowflake
9. Cross stitch gift tags

For more Christmas makes have a look through my boards on Pinterest.

All links above are to Pinterest as a number of the items pictured are no longer available at their original link.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Renegade craft fair

Yesterday I headed to The Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane for the Renegade Craft FairA lot of Designer/Makers I've bought things from in the past/follow on social media were there and I picked up some beautiful things.




Map notebook from House Of Ismay


Biscuit mug from Martha Mitchell Design


Cat in a Christmas Hat from Woah There Pickle




Christmas Card from Birds in Hats


Birthday Card from Oh Squirrel



Alphabet book for my niece from Eightbear




Copper necklace from Pikku Potin

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Felt gingerbread men

This was the free kit with the recent edition of Prima Makes Magazine.

The gingerbread men shapes were pre-cut in the felt, which took some of the magic  out of making it yourself (or hassle depending on our point of view). The white detail was sticky backed felt which I'd not used before, and seems like a great idea, although the stickiness wasn't sticky enough so I also stitched these in place.

The hardest bit was stuffing the arms and legs, I ended up using the bobbly end of a knitting needle to push the stuffing into the appendages.


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Christening present inspiration

It's my second neice's Christening tomorrow. Rather than a traditional Christening present of a teddy bear or something silver I wanted to make something that she could hang in her room that would last her through the years.


8. Bunting, lace and embroidered lettering combined in this design


This is just a selection of the great designs I found. For more images embroidery hoop art visit me on Pinterest.
 
All links above are to Pinterest as a number of the items pictured are no longer available at their original link.