Felt Hair Barrette

by Lesley Oman on 7 June, 2011

Cute huh? I can’t wait until Piper gets more hair on her head so I can have fun making her pretty hair accessories to match her outfits! But for now, i’ll have to just make them for me!

I already have some handmade hair accessories in my ‘hair-stuff drawer’ but wanted to use some felt with my dies and thought it would make a really cute hair barrette. What do you think? The photo makes the red look pretty intense, but its not that crazy i promise. lol.

Products used
Flower dies
Meiflower flower sequins
metallic thread
pearl bead

Guess I’ll have to go and buy some more pretty clothes to match my flowers (do you reckon i’ll get away with that?)

In other news…Piper and I are heading off to Northern Ireland tomorrow. I can’t figure out if im more excited or more scared! Im not looking forward to doing the journey with her on my own! But armed with a push chair and a moby wrap, and an abundance of nappies, hopefully we will make it without too much drama.

I cant believe she is 12 weeks tomorrow! They said it goes by fast! More photos to come shortly i promise.

Wish me luck for the flight, and dont worry, i’ll still be posting on the blog! Have a great day.


Baby Home Decor – A Frame for Joshua

by Lesley Oman on 6 February, 2011

yes, yes…i know! Babies on the brain! But seriously, i really cant help it…it must be hormones or something. Or perhaps its the ‘nesting’ phase that peeople keep talking about!

Today I have another project to share which is a perfect little baby gift. Zoe and Chris blessed their family with another little angel back in November and I was dying to make a little something for him. Finally my paper and embellishment stash made it out of a cardboard box, and I was able to play for a while.

I made a similar baby themed personalised home decor frame for my friends baby, Amelie, and so I figured I would make a similar style, but a different shape just to mix it up a little.

I’ve used a mixture of embellishments including flowers, brads, buttons, ribbon, grommits, felt, bisous chipboard, and of course my favourite metal charm from Mei Flower that is a love heart etched with ‘made with love’. I love ‘em! AND you can get 10 for £1 or 50 for £3 on their online shop – check ‘em out at www.meiflower.co.uk. The cute little gingham bow is from them too!

This is a really fun project, and is perfect for using up some scraps. I used some circle punches to create six little bubbles and I also got to use one of my most recent purchases which I have been really excited about. This cool little punch from EK success punches out little dots to make a circle shape- i think its a really cool way to draw the eye to something.

Thanks for stopping by.

I also had my baby shower yesterday, so i’ll be sharing some photos on here as soon as I get a chance to load them off my camera. xox


Giorgia: A snuggly sleepy plush owl

by Lesley Oman on 14 January, 2011

Helllllloo everyone,

Finally, a project to share! Things have gotten a little slow over here in Pregnant Land, with waddles a-plenty and indigestion galore. Having a significant baby belly means that even little things are a lot more difficult to execute, and because of that, the transformation of my craft room has slowed down quite a bit.{booooo} Which unfortunately means that my crafty projects are not quite as frequent as I would like them to be….however, i am really excited to share a project with you today.

Okay, so i am definitely a paper kinda girl, but amidst the chaos of Christmas, New Year, & boxes galore, something inspired me to take out my sewing machine. To be honest it was probably the fact that my sewing machine was completely self contained, and i knew exactly where my fabric bag was…which is more than what I could say for the 7,243,213,122 boxes containing my crafty supplies.

A little idea had been growing in my brain for a few weeks anyway. One of our friends was due to have a little girl between Christmas and New Year, and I spied on facebook that the nursery had an owl theme. Loving the idea of owlies, I thought it would be a nice idea to buy her an owl plush to celebrate her arrival. After searchig online, and on etsy, I saw a few that were really cute, but I knew i could make one just as cute, if not even cuter! So i took a trip to the fabric store, doodled a few ideas on paper, then sat down to cut, stitch, and play.

And here’s the final product! I think it could be better, perhaps would be cuter if it wasn’t quite as tall, but on the whole I love the fact that this little sleepy owl has its own personality.

I was thrilled that my nesties cut the felt perfectly when i ran it through the cuttlebug – so this is how i made the eyes and i used a quickutz die for the heart on the back. I handcut the letter G, and stitched this on my hand, as with the eyelashes.

To give Little Miss Sleepy Owl a professional finish, I made a tag to compliment my plush gift. Using my wacom I doodled a little replica owl and threw together a tag claiming that this owl was handmade especially for Giorgia-Evie, who arrived safely into the world last week, after much anticipation.

and… I was lucky enough to see the wee angel and give her plush owl to her, and I was so delighted to get a piccy from her mummy Bex. How utterly adorable!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope this is the start of a lot more crafting again!


An Accessory Holder for Sarah

March 3, 2010

See larger image Just popping in to share another commission project with you. Following the craft fair that I attended before Christmas, someone emailed me and asked me to make a custom designed accessory holder for a friend named Sarah. I wanted to make it fun and funky, with bright colours and with cute sassy […]

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