Saturday, 25 May 2013

25th: Christmas Card 5

Yes, it's May. Shhh!
White Card
Patterned paper
Christmas Topper
Coloured string
Foam Pads
1) Fold the White card into an A5 Blank and turn horizontally.
2) Around the front flap, wrap the string around repeatedly, in different directions, making sure to overlap the strands. Secure with tape on the back of the card.
3) On a separate piece of White Card, attach the topper centrally, and cut a square around it.
4) Trim Patterned paper to a larger square than the topper card,and attach topper card with foam pads centrally onto it.
5) Attach topper to the right of the card using foam pads, allowing the string to splay out either side.
Aaaaaand, Tada!
I very much like this string technique, and the layout is simple enough that you could dress it to the nines if you wanted. It's pretty.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


A Birthday Card
I love Winnie the Pooh. Always have, and probably, always will. I made this for my friend's birthday and when asked by my mother 'Are you sure she likes Winnie the Pooh', I answered pointedly, 'if she doesn't, she should have latched on by now that I do.'
Plus... HOW CUTE IS IT?!?!

A stamp ( I've had this one for years, and am seriously in love with it)
White Card
Coloured card scrap
Brown ink pad
Colouring Pencils
Foam Pads
Gingham Ribbon
1) Ink up the stamp and print a clear image onto a sheet of white card. Trim the image and round the corners.
2) Highlight areas with colouring pencils, such as Pooh, or Piglet, or Christopher Robin's shirt.
3) Cut a rectangle slightly larger than the image and round corners also.
4) Layer the two pieces of card using foam pads, slightly off centre
5) Fold an A5 white card blank, and hold horizontally. Glue the gingham ribbon a third in from the right hand side
6) Attach the stamped image and smile.
All together now 'awwwwwww!'

Why don't people send me nice birthday cards like this? I usually get ones with shoes and handbags on them. I am not impressed.

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Saturday, 4 May 2013

May the Fourth be with You!

Yes, it's bad Star Wars pun time!
I spent most of the day feeling exhausted, but I managed to dig up my favourite Star Wars inspired crafts for the occasion! Click on the link below to take you to the ingenious people who created them!
star wars ewok cookies

ewok softie in the
I always loved the ewoks. So cute and cuddly, I wanted to claw one out of the screen and claim it as my own. Also, one of them grew up to be Professor Flitwick.

I love the pattern given in this tutorial, and I can think of other applications for it as well - Cushions, bags, applique, bunting.... The list goes on!
Yoda with Hood Up

And of course, little gorgeous Yoda! Although, he would probably slice me in half with his lightsaber if he heard me say that.... This pattern makes me wish that I knew how to crochet....However, I am unfortunate and every time I try, I end up trying to knit with the aid of my finger.... Not good.
Plus, Yoda in the Vodaphone adverts?! I nearly asked Mum to switch my phone provider just so I could be a part of YODAPHONE. But that would be taking it too far.
Also what I'm loving are THESE four star wars patterns bu Fandom in Stitches (section second from bottom). This is a craft I wish very much to learn this year, although maybe I shall start with something simpler!
My contribution to this fine creative institute is my R2-D2, whose pattern I still haven't written up. I will get to it, I promise.
There is still a whole mine of inspiration that has been left untapped in this movie franchise, which I will have to explore further, and what with the new trilogy headed soon, I shall either prepare to hide and cry in a corner for the disaster it will be, or I shall prepare to show my true belief of the Force.
Either way, I wish you a Happy May, as I have exams and am likely to be around much less than usual, and I am very stressed. Perhaps I need Yoda to help me meditate.
May the force be with you.

Thursday, 2 May 2013


Something Harry Potter

Thou eyes doth not deceive you: that is indeed a Knitted Snape Cushion.

Creepy, isn't it?! Ah well, 'twas knitted for my best friend's Birthday, so I hope she liked it. I finished it back in February and have been dying to share it ever since - I feel I do not do enough Potterness here any more, but oh well.

Pattern came from here, and was simplified down to only three colours by me. I don't think the work suffered much in doing so.

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