Archive | October, 2009

DC Comics for sale

31 Oct

Christmas is nearing and maybe you have a Superman or Batman fan in your family…my fiance is selling his entire collection (almost 1000 DC comics)
http://houseofhorror.wordpress.com/
Some are on ebay auctions, some via his blog (click on the link for more info).
Comics are in perfect condition and shipped to most countries from Canada. More comics for sale will be added to his blog, so keep checking back ūüôā

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Scotty Dog Skirt

26 Oct

Celebrating the Scot in me!

I’m currently learning professional dressmaking – – – and loving it. I’ve never made any clothes before and haven’t used a sewing machine since one time when I was a young teen, so: a little nerve wracking!

I wanted a simple A line skirt pattern and Mum came up with this, the Rock Jupe Skirt pattern from Burda. I don’t know the year. This pattern had never been used!
I’m following the B pattern.

Jute Skirt pattern from Burda

Rock Jupe Skirt pattern from Burda

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At the first class our dressmaking tutor cautioned “it’s better finding a pattern FIRST and then choose the fabric.” So with her wise words in mind I fell in love with a certain fabric – – – a deep red tartan spotted with cute little Scotty dogs!

I knew I had to buy it: it was a very good price at £6.50 the metre, there was only 2 and a half metres left on the roll, and it had little dogs all over it!
And I was sure to find a suitable pattern :p

Scotty dog tartan!

Scotty dog tartan!

W o o f !

A Quickie…

25 Oct

but certainly a goodie – – – “ThreadPorn” ūüėõ

Look at all those gorgeous delicious colours. No wonder I caught Chester Pup chewing thread the other day: they’re good enough to eat ūüėČ

Coloured Thread - - - ta Lidl!  £2.99 at Lidl

Coloured Thread - - - ta Lidl! £2.99 at Lidl

Chester Pup - - - eater of delicious threads

Chester Pup - - - eater of delicious threads

Tortoise Swap: Cathy’s Torty

24 Oct

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Had such a nice day making things out of the modelling clay, Fimo, with Cathy. Made colourful things – – – squiggly pendants, flowers and, er, tortoises.

Today was the Tortoise Swap…so I took a photo of Cathy with the tortoise I made her. No pics of me since my hair was still wet from being washed! But there’s a couple of photos of the torty my friend made me…..

Star jumping torty!

Star jumping torty!

Cathy Torty with big gold eyes

Cathy Torty with big gold eyes

Craft Swap: A Bag for Trish

20 Oct

Have you seen the cute knitted creatures Trish made in an earlier blog post?  Well, this is my Craft Swap: A Cat Knitting Bag for Trish.

It was such good fun making it.  She wanted bright colours and said she likes cats РРРshe does have a real cat called Pickles.

 

I’ve just now wrapped up the bag ready to post and I’m missing it already.¬† Won’t publish this blog till Trish receives the Cat bag.

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Scotty Dog

19 Oct

Made this in one evening and the following day – – – a Scotty Dog made from floral fabric and shiny black Onyx beads for eyes. Satin stitched his nose in dark blue.

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A torty for Cathy

16 Oct

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Well not really a craft swap this time – – – rather a tortoise swap.

Cathy and me mothers of 4 year old Hermann tortoises (they’re sisters…George became Georgina after her true sexual identity was discovered).¬† Thank goodness I named mine a female name, Daisy Elizabeth, or Daisy E for short and didn’t get it wrong.

This is the small torty I made for Cathy. Made from scraps of¬†material discovered from the deep dark bowels of the craft room (a plastic carrier bag filled with a fabric stash, probably from the 80’s) during a clearout.¬†¬†¬†Particularly love the chocolate and blue floral patterned fabric that makes up the carapace or shell.

I suppose he could become a handy pin cushion since my friend has taken up x stitching again.

I look much forward to Cathy’s torty….. ūüôā