Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Sea Glass Necklaces for Sale


This week I have started posting photographs of the handmade Sea Glass Necklaces I have made onto my Facebook page. These are all sold with a free gift box for only £10.00  If anybody is interested in buying these then they need to visit my Facebook page to place an order. The photograph above shows the gift box and also shows my new business cards I have just received.

Below are some of the necklaces I currently have for sale.  https://www.facebook.com/SlhCrafts










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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Handmade Elsa Doll Dress

handmade elsa doll dress

My little sister wanted her doll to have an Elsa Dress from the Movie Frozen so I decided to make one for her.  I went to a local craft shop where they let you buy tiny amounts of fabric for a small amount of money so I bought some fabric which I thought looked ideal to make an Elsa Dress.

I made a dress from some blue stretchy fabric, blue shiny fabric and shiny silver fabric. I also made a cloak from the silver shiny fabric.  My little sister was really pleased with how it turned out.  I even made a snow scene area for her from white and blue paper.


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Clay Charms - Elsa and Anna


I have been experimenting with Clay this past week. I have made a few clay charms and then decided after a little practice to make some clay figures. I did start making things with DAS air-drying clay and then I decided to buy the coloured Fimo clay so then I wouldn't need to paint afterwards. The photograph above is Anna from the movie Frozen. The photograph below is Elsa from the movie Frozen.


The photo below shows me working on the finishing touches of the Elsa doll.


I also made another figure, this time this doll was meant to be a mini-me version of me.  I think all the dolls turned out really good considering I am new to this kind of craft.


I hope you like my crafts.




CRAFTY GIRL

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Napkin Art - Lily and Rose


When I was setting the table the other week, I wanted to do something different with the napkins instead of just placing them folded at the dinner table. I looked online for some fun tutorials to make designs with napkins. The ones I really liked and was able to do easily were the Lily Napkin and the Rose Napkin designed by Luigi Spotorno. I think they turned out really good.

Here are the video links showing you how to design these napkins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKhumipTIJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qhn-6yeMck




CRAFTY GIRL 

Monday, 24 November 2014

DIY Doll Slippers Tutorial

DIY Doll Slippers Tutorial

I recently made my sister a doll's wardrobe and decided to make some more stuff for her dolls. So I decided to make some slippers for her dolls. Here is how I made them.

Requirements:

Craft Foam or Felt
Small soft hair bands
Needle and thread
Scissors


Instructions:

Step 1: Draw a template of the dolls foot. Then extend the drawing slightly as the photograph shows.


Step 2: Using the template cut out a piece of foam for the base of the slipper.

Step 3: Attach the large hair band to the foam sole - sewing around the edges.



Step 4: Then place this onto the dolls foot and then sew the front part of the hair band together making the front of the slipper. See photograph above.

Step 5: Using the smaller hair band, sew this to the foot opening part of the slipper.

Step 6: If you wish to add extra decoration then sew onto the front of the slipper, I like to add bows or bobbles onto the front.

Step 7: Repeat these steps for the second slipper to make a pair.


The photograph above shows some of the other designs I have made using the same technique.

Here is where I got my inspiration from and a video that helped me understand how to sew these slippers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pWGtS-n3Ec




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Monday, 17 November 2014

Sea Glass Necklaces

sea glass necklaces jewellery

I have been really busy these last few weeks making Sea Glass Jewellery. I originally made some from a few pieces I was given to practice with. A lot of my friends and my mum's friends wanted to buy some, that I have had to travel a few times to the beach myself to search and collect the Sea Glass personally. I have been quite surprised at the big interest I have had from everybody and I am really thinking about doing this as a small business I can do in my spare time.

I have made most from clear glass but have also made some from green glass. I have found a few unique coloured pieces of glass which I need to think about what to do with them.  Below are some photographs of the necklaces that I have made so far.

sea glass necklaces jewellery

sea glass necklaces jewellery

sea glass necklaces jewellery

I can either give them in a small organza bag or for a little extra I will supply in a nice gift box.

sea glass necklaces jewellery

sea glass necklaces jewellery

sea glass necklaces jewellery

I have also made some necklaces with beads not just sea glass.

sea glass necklaces jewellery

Here are some photographs of the beach where I find my sea glass.




I am really enjoying making these and I am so happy that my friends like them too.

CRAFTY GIRL 


Monday, 10 November 2014

Library Crafts - scratch and canvas art




I have been doing a few crafts at our local library. They provide all the crafts, canvas and paints that we use for free which is great. The photo above shows some scratch art that I recently did.

The photos below are some canvas art that I have also done at the library.




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Friday, 7 November 2014

Sea Glass Jewellery Making


I have been busy this last week making jewellery pieces. I was inspired to start making jewellery after visiting a craft stall last Sunday. I bought some cheap jewellery from a charity shop and dismantled it to make other pieces of jewellery with it. I made some lovely earrings for myself and loved the wiring work that was done on it. Then on Thursday I popped into another craft shop which had a lot of sea glass jewellery and had a lovely chat with the owner. She gave me a free demonstration on how to do the wiring and gave me a few pieces of sea glass for me to practice with. I went home and started working on them straight away. The photograph above shows the pieces of sea glass that I have wire wrapped.


The photograph above shows the original necklace I bought at a charity shop and also a pair of earrings that I made from the parts of the necklace. I managed to make 3 pairs of earrings and a couple of necklaces from that one necklace.


The photograph above shows me working on the jewellery.


Today I went to the beach to look for some sea glass ( see the photograph above) and came home with a lot of different shades.

The photograph below shows the original crystal that I bought at the craft fair that had inspired me to start making my own jewellery. I attached some wiring and added a chain.



The lady who ran the craft stall that first inspired me has her own online business - here is her link. https://www.etsy.com/shop/aghartajewellery

The lady who gave me some free sea glass and a demonstration has her own facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/surfandsilver

I hope you liked my jewellery making attempts. Hopefully after a few more practices I will be able to do more designs insha'Allah.



CRAFTY GIRL

Monday, 3 November 2014

Hair Designs


I can't believe it has been 10 months since my last post about hair designs. Since then my mum bought me a professional hairdressing training head so I can have more time to practice my designs.


The designs below are ones I have done on my little sister.





The designs below are ones I have done on my little sister and also the one in the bottom left hand corner is a design I did on myself.


The post I did before this one about my hair designs can be found here:  http://www.slhcrafts.com/2014/01/hair-designs-of-week.htmlhttp://www.slhcrafts.com/2014/01/hair-designs-of-week.html

My very first post about hair designs can be found here: http://www.slhcrafts.com/2014/01/hairstyles.html







I hope you like my designs.


CRAFTY GIRL