Sunday, 28 April 2013

A little something sweet

I fancied making something a little different which has happily coincided with the new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  The theme of the new challenge is to make an Altered Item.  So I for my DT make I have made a Doughnut made from wool and then decided to turn it into a pin cushion ;-)

I used DK wool to make the base and the topping.  I then stuffed the doughnut with toy stuffing, glued on the top for a smooth looking edge and popped in some pins with colored ends from a pinwheel to act as sugar sprinkles.  All the goodies are from the lovely That Craft Place Shop.  If you do not have time to make something for the challenge why not stop by and look at all of the other wonderful entries for some inspiration anyway.  Remember there are always wonderful and regular projects being popped onto the Inspiration Blog that even I enjoy learning from and I am sure you all will too.  (((((HUGS))))) to you all xxx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

I know I have not put anything on since my last DT piece, but I blame it on decorating and lots of boxes to sort out hehehe

This fortnights challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog is to make a card/project for a Child.  So I decided that I wanted to make a comfort blanket with a toy attached.  So I set about making this cute little fellow which I made up as I went along.

He is made with goodies from That Craft Place Shop.  The wool is Hayfield baby changes DK made by Sirdar.  The colour phase effect is great to work with and you can see how lovely the effect of the wool develops as you use it ;-)  I designed my own little owl as I went along as I wanted it to be thin depth wise for a toddler to hold.  I edged the square with brown DK to add it to the square as well as on the top with the Owl as I wanted to tie the colour into the design.  The eyes are made from white felt secured with fabric glue and black safety eyes.  The square is a traditional granny square and measures about 10" across.  
Please feel free to enter your own make for a Child on the challenge blog and I will look forward to seeing your creations.  In the meantime if you feel that you are ever lacking inspiration or would just love to look at some gorgeous crafty creations please pop over to the DT's Inspiration Blog.  There are regular crafty makes posted and tutorials for you to enjoy xxx