Sunday, 18 August 2013

MP3 felt case

Well here I am again being naughty and not posting for two weeks....slaps wrist lol  I must admit though that I think I would post more often if I got more followers, so I must beg some people to join my blog 
lol xxx
It is time for a new challenge over at the very lovely That Craft Place Challenge Blog and the theme for this fortnight is ..Stitching real or faux...  The DT team has had some new members join so the family is now bigger and there is even more inspiration for all of you to get your minds going so you can whip up your own make to enter ;-)
Here is my make for the DT
All of the goodies I have used are from That Craft Place other than the two flowers, but they sell lots of gorgeous flowers you could use.  The felt is the best quality I have ever used.  It is much thicker that the cheap felt you can buy in a pack, it cuts well and sews lovely also.  I decided my MP3 player was well overdue a little case of it's own and the challenge theme gave me the perfect opportunity to make one for it.  I used blanket stitch for around the edge of the case to add my real stitching detail.  The flap secures with velcro and I sewed the cute flower button to the flowers to secure them.  The That Craft Place Facebook Shop Stocks the buttons in a beautiful mixed colour pack and felt in lots of colours as well.  Please feel free to join the FB shop page, as you will not find a friendlier craft shop online.  Also why not join the Natter and Chatter Facebook group where you can meet loads of like minded crafter's and get lots more inspiration from the DT and all the other very talented group members.  It is such a friendly group and you will love being a part of it xxx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Monochrome challenge ;-)

New challenge time over at That Craft Place Challenge blog  The challenge theme for this fortnight is Monochrome and the Design Team have created a plethora of wonderful makes to inspire you and show you some wonderful colour schemes.  I have gone for hues of purple for mine and here is it
I made all of this from scratch myself.  I have used about 1/3 of a block of white & the same of purple Fimo soft, but you could use Sculpy or anything like that and there are lots of different types for sale at That Craft Place Facebook Shop  I have then mixed them together to create a marble effect (if I get any interest I can explain how to do this)  & shaped them into the Doughnut pendant.  I have the used a large pen lid to cut out the hole in the pendant before cooking and then cooked as per guidelines on the packet.  I have made the necklace myself by using a length of cord and 2 different ribbons which I have plaited together and I like the effect.  They have been secured together with cord/ribbon ends and had a chain and clasp added.  So I hope you like my make and that you will pop over to the blog to see all of the other DT creations and hopefully it will inspire you to enter yourself ;-)