a 55cm version of may mouse…
images from fabrickideezs (awesome site)
recently my husband peter did an amazing job giving our tired old kitchen a makeover.
i love how it’s turned out & I’m now enjoying, adding the final little touches to bring it to life.
i saw the above potholders on pinterest & thought they would be both practical & decorative for our home.
i made some this weekend & here they are…
i saw these dreamy beauties on pinterest & was captivated.
“the toy you destroy to enjoy“
made by *Charles Gregor creations in the 1950′s & recently sold on etsy.
These unopened surprise balls contain layers & layers of coloured crepe paper & hidden little treasures in the different layers.
an idea & tradition that has featured in different cultures through history.
to say i was inspired is under statement…
i hope you like my first foray into making surprise balls.
I’m very excited to be adding them to the cloth and thread range soon!
* charles gregor surprise ball photo’s via thelovelyandthestrange
some small cute items from cloth and thread’s little online craft market soon…
a little store update at down that little lane …
soft pinks, neutrals & fur!
kido’s jeans too short…
…snip, snip, snip…
…made a gathered frill 9cm in height & double the measure of cut hem eg. hem circumference 80cm – frill length 160cm…
..(.ignore hem,i undid it) & pinned gathered edge to jean cut hem…
…i added another frill 13cm in height & 200cm in length (didn’t want next frill too gathered)
hem & attach to the hem of 1st frill
note: i would use a ruler next time when chopping off crutch & legs ;)
a quick & sweet way to decorate a singlet.
plain white singlet
10cm of bemsilk lining (112cm wide) in pale pink, torn into 6cm wide strips (raw edge top & bottom)
-sew 3 rows of gathering stitches, leaving long ends of cotton to tie in knots.
-1st row 8mm from top edge, 2nd & 3rd rows 8mm spaced from each other.
-gather all threads from one end & tie off into a knot (without misshaping side of strip, not too tight)
-from unknoted end, pull 3 top gather threads from each row together & gather (distributing gathers evenly)
-when happy with amount of gathers, tie off the 3 rows ends & knot together (once again not too tight to misshape side of strip)
-cut gathered strip into 3 different graduating strip lengths.
-i did 17cm for 1st row, 14cm for 2nd row & 11cm for 3rd row.
-fold side edges under 1cm each edge, pin a little above the top of the singlet neckline, so raw edge is feature along the neckline.
- sew across gather stitches with triple stitch zig zag (this stitch has some stretch in it for stretch singlet material) & a little down the sides to secure the gather stitches but leave frill free.
-repeat this method for the 2nd & 3rd gathered strips, pinning each a little under the bottom edge of the row on top.
-press strips when attached with a cool iron (careful, bemsilk melt’s if too hot) to flatten gathers.
-finished…..but if your littlie is like mine, you will be ironing some light stretch interfacing to the back of the singlet where the strips have been attached to cover all the stitches.
via b4 it fades
Sylvia the silver fox is in store
& a new custom elephant for my customer.
Hope you like :)
i went here last night,
admired & bought this board from Sands Made
enjoyed some killer guacamole from the Taco Truck
but my favourite bit was meeting Udder’s Fliss & Hal.
Nicer, fun, warmer people could not be met.
My Udder collection grows….
I think you might really enjoy this colourful, clever & beautiful collection of makers & their works.
It’s on ’til Sunday!
just because I can (welcome home computer :D)
a pic of my Ruby & a 52cm elephant to show you the size.
The sweet as Rosa top is from Udder.
a wee store update… a few small dresses suitable for small cats & elephants in store.
wishing you a great weekend!
I have re-opened my big cartel store with a limited selection for the moment.
I will be adding new things as they are made.
There is free delivery worldwide until i have worked out postal charges.
(just type free shipping in discount code on checkout)
I welcome your visits & hope you enjoy.
some subtle changes in new eye colours & dress designs.
i have been watching The Day Before & this last pic reminded me of the look of anticipation
on the models backstage before they strut their stuff on the catwalk ;)
I don’t think i will be able to resist a run of small cat dresses in this adorable Heather Ross fabric collection named Nursery Versery.
What do you think?
Small cats & elephants in dresses from doyleys & sweet cottons.
little cats have made it to lilliput!
They’re in the latest lovely chuppeta magazine.
Thank you Lucile
I have just about ticked off all the jobs on my list & looking forward to the Market day.
Please say hello if you’ll be coming & keep an eye out for some “market day specials”
it will also be the very last of my doll face cushions,
(although you only to have to ask if you really want one )
Craft Hatch Market
Saturday 17th March 11-4pm
at 1000 pound Bend
361 Little Lonsdale Street
I wanted to share this gorgeous treasury list with you!
Curated by daffydowndillies
Thank for all the treasury inclusions!
Elodie elephant will be up for auction from March 18th – 25th March.
In cuddle craft collectives own words:
Our first auction will run from 18 March – 25 March 2012 and will be held via our Facebook page. We invite you to head over to Facebook and join the Cuddle Family in preparation for the auction, and to get a first peek at all the goodies that will be available for bidding!
I’m super happy to be attending the March Craft Hatch market!
From now until then, it will be pedal to the metal all the way.
I’ll post some more details a little later on.
Also thrilled to be part of the March auctions for Cuddle Craft Collective.
Please take a little look at this inspiring collective.
More on this a little later also.