Other Craft Projects

Hello there Crafty Friends!

A few weeks ago I shared this fun sneak peek of a project that I was working on, and now I can finally share the finished piece with all of you! hurray!

My friend Rebekah, yoga teacher, awesome supermom and creator of the amazingly popular poem Slow Down Mummy, contacted me and asked me to make something unique for her daughter Ellie’s birthday!

Ellie loves unicorns, so Rebekah wanted something fun and colourful that would brighten up Ellie’s room.

I love having a secret mission, so I set to work sketching and plotting and figuring out what i would make!

and here is the finished piece! TA-DA!

I loved how it turned out! YAY!

I sketched the unicorn in my sketchbook, and then using a light box, traced it onto some watercolour cardstock. I wanted to build some dimension, so i used a paper piecing or decoupage technique to build up different layers.

I used my distress ink to add colour to the project. I love how soft and sweet it looks! I used a little bit of pink watercolour for the cheeks though!

Notice the hair and how much it shines! :-) This is a material that i have had in my stash for a long time. I believe it is called Angel Hair, and you can iron it together between two pieces of parchment paper, and all the fibres fuse together. I bundled up sections and then ironed to top edge so they would all stay together. Then i tucked the ironed sections behind so you cannot see it from the front. I had to use some double sided sticky tape to encourage the fibres to lie in the right direction, but i think it turned out fab!

For the horn, I wanted extra shimmer, because we all know that unicorn horns are extra magical! So i added a coating of ranger rock candy distress stickles!

For the clouds, i used a MyFavoriteThings die and cut several of them, and creased them down the middle. Each cloud on the project is made up for four die cut shapes.

I also used dies to create the cloud background. This time i used the MamaElephant stitched landscape trios die. For the rainbow, I used the simple stitched border dies from lawn fawn, once again coloured using distress inks!

Rebekah wanted me to add some text that said ‘I don’t believe in humans’. LOL! I decided to practise my brush writing and add a little hand lettering to the project! It was fun, but uber difficult to get the writing so small. I had to use a teeny weeny paintbrush, i think it was 3/0.

For extra dimension, I reached for my tub of embellishments, and added some sparkly star confetti and some yummy buttons! Then I was done! I bought a white shadow box frame from amazon and popped the project inside! WOOOHOOO!

And today was the big day! Happy Birthday Ellie! I hope you had a wonderful day and you like your new unicorn frame, made especially for YOU! <3

Before you go, here’s a little photo that Rebekah shared- so you can see it in the frame! Enjoy!
Have a great day!

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Hey everyone… a bonus video to share with you today. And, for a change, it isn’t a card! :-)

Last year we ordered a fancy schmancy birthday cake for Piper’s birthday, and although it was pretty and delicious, it was rather pricey. This year, because i was doing waaaaaayy more planning for the party, i decided to simply pick up a store bought cake. After all, there was one that perfectly matched the colour scheme of the party :-)

but i wanted to spice it up a bit, so i got my crafty hat on and decided to make a personalised cake topper and a custom decorated birthday candle.

Both these items were a huge hit at the party, and the great thing is that they weren’t really difficult to make either! :-)

For the candle, it was all about glitter glue and buttons! YUMMY!

I even managed to pass the candle on to my friend Alexia for her daughter’s birthday cake the following week – why not, huh?!

And for the cake topper, i used some paper straws mixed with some crochet twine, and stamped some cute images from the SimonSaysStamp Mini Party Animals stamp set, coloured with copics.

Here’s a video tutorial, walking you through how i made these fun items, and below are a few more piccys of the projects and also some from the party.

A huge thank you to my friend Elizabeth for bringing her candle and taking some photos on the big day of the party. I was far to busy scurrying around with a microphone running party games, and making sure that DJ Craig was working hard, and interacting with parents and being chased by little munchkins! It was a great day, and i am very thankful that i have some photos of the occasion. Thanks Elizabeth! xx

Enjoy the video! Still another video this weekend as usual :-)

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Christmas Sparkle Fudge (with recipe)

December 21, 2014

Piper: “mummmmmmy! I want to do cooking craftin’! “ Thats what i heard this afternoon. And she knew exactly what she wanted to make! Christmas fudge from her Christmas Craft book. I picked up this little beauty a few weeks back from ‘The Book People’ – i love those guys- they have some fantastic bargains, […]

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Home Sewn Apple Toddler Dress & Elizabeth Boyle Photography Peek

June 17, 2014

When the Great British Sewing Bee started showing again in the Springtime, i was so excited – i love that program! I hardly watch TV at all, but this is always a MUST! And as always, it can be so inspiring! It wasn’t long before my trusty machine came out for a little play! I […]

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