Sunday, 27 September 2015

Alice in Wonderland Crafts

I have been busy lately on a crafty project. There was a local creative competition to celebrate 150 years of the book Alice in Wonderland. Both me and my sister entered our designs. I decided on doing a teacup design similar to one in the movie. I had to work on different pieces of work and then put them together to make the final piece.

Step 1: I designed the 'Drink Me' bottle. I used a small glass bottle that you can find in most craft stores and filled it with a blue liquid. I used blue facepaint and water mixed together. Then I made a handmade 'drink me' card and placed it on the bottle.

Step 2: Then using FIMO clay I made the Alice in Wonderland figurine.

Step 3: I then decorated a plain white tea-set I already had.  I used a pink sharpie pen to design the cup and then heated it in the oven.

Step 4: I used a spoon and bent it slightly and then glued all the pieces onto the cup and saucer.

My little sister made a canvas design which she also entered into the competition. The photo is below.


Sunday, 20 September 2015

Clay Modelling

I have been busy doing some more clay modelling using my FIMO clay I had at home. I had a look on youtube to get some ideas on how to make these shoes. I tried a few different colours. I am still undecided which colour I prefer.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

My Craft Studio

I have been so busy for the last month preparing my craft studio.  If you have been following my posts you will have seen my projects. I have been putting together desks and storage and doing a lot of painting including the walls. The walls were originally yellow with patches of other colours. I chose to paint 3 walls white and have a feature wall in Teal. I have done all this on a very small budget so most of the furniture has been donated or from charity shops at bargain prices. I still haven't finished the room as there are still a few other things I need to do including another desk to cover the fireplace but I am not going to rush this so I thought I would do a grand reveal now as so many of my followers have been asking to see the finished result. I really hope you like my room, I can't wait to start doing my crafts in this room.

I tried taking photos around the room in a circle so that you can try to imagine looking at it all in one tour.

Below is a collage of the before photographs.

The now finished room photos.

Please look at my previous posts to see the transformation take place.


Friday, 4 September 2015

sofa makeover

If you are following my posts you will know that I now have my own craft studio. There was already an old orange fabric cane sofa in the room which I thought would be worth keeping to relax on. I decided to give it a makeover so it looked better in my studio.

I bought a large purple throw to cover the whole sofa which already made a huge difference and matched the purple furniture in the room. I then bought some cheap purple flowery cushion cushions from a charity shop which had a hint of purple in them. I then wanted some Teal coloured cushions which were not  easy to find cheap, however I found a Teal coloured fabric shower curtain in a charity shop and asked my mum to make some cushion covers with it. I got 3 cushion covers from the one shower curtain and recovered the orange cushions, the colour matches lovely to the teal already in the room.

I now have a lovely sofa to relax on in between my crafts now. The room is nearly finished, so hopefully I will be able to do a post with the grand reveal soon.