Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Recycled Mini Skirt

I have had this red dotty dress since summer and i never wore because it just didn't look right so i can't waste good fabric.

i really liked the idea of an item of clothing tho so i cut out a waist section and 2 long sections to make a mini skirt.
with the waist band i turned down the top and bottom to make a hem and stitched it in white.

using the 2 long sections i turned up the bottoms and stitched them together and started pleating it then using some white ribbon i went around the bottom of the waist band and all i needed to do was add the zip and it was ready to wear.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Multi Skilled

Not blogged for a few days due to the fact i have been all worried about a test that i was taking last Friday.

due to my type of work i have been wanting to learn how to drive a fork lift for a good few years now and i got my wish .....

i run a warehouse in Lincolnshire and having to wait for the director of the company to get me a few pallets down was getting to be a real pain.

i started the training last Monday and which filled the whole day from start to finish and that went on till Wednesday where i sat a theory test on all the info i had learnt during the the days before.

to pass the theory i needed to get 80% or more to pass, i got 98% and normally I'm utter crap at theory, I'm more of a practical kinda girl. so after passing that i was ready to take the test on Thursday and was i ready to fail. it was marked like a driving test, you start with a clean sheet and the more things you do wrong the more marks you get, anymore then 40 and its a big fat fail.

i got 24 which was an awesome pass so watch out i could be on a forklift near you !

and to celebrate i got my lip pierced .........

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Geek Christmas

My other half Stu is a self confessed geek and loves all geeky stuff and with this passion comes lots of computer bits n bobs laying around the house that he should really throw out....

today i asked him for an old key pad or two but he only had one that i could recycle.

i wanted the keys off it but when you only have one keypad you are limited to what you can spell.
so i went for NOEL and XMAS

using a little ribbon and bails i made two geeky Christmas ornaments for my Stu, nothing like a bit of recycle and reuse.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Pretty Jelly Kitty

I have a bit a love thing with the colour purple and i cant seem to get enough.
i thinks its about time i made myself something with the colour and my new fav thing......resin.

i have been holding on to some kitty stickers that i got from paperchase waiting todo something really pretty with them.

so i made these purple jelly looking tablets with the kitty encased within. then all i did was add a bail and purple bead spacers and a clasp.

yay a gift for myself

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Diamond Gifts

Not blogged for a week or so as i have been playing with something and it can be a time consuming process
i have been using epoxy resin to make these pretty diamonds to make into key ring's, pendents and earrings.

i used the same mould i used for my wax crayons so i didn't have to buy a new one.
i used some glitters and i will be selling it and more in my Folksy shop, you will find the link further down.
great as a christmas gift.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Clear Baubles

over the past few days we have had some mega snow here and its got so bad that my poor car has been trapped for days

but its not all bad i have seen some really good things to take pics of ...

so after all the fun in the snow me and the other half too a walk into town, which isn't easy in alot of snow and wellies.

i picked up a few items while i was there, one of which were these clear baubles which are made of glass
they were really cheap for what they are and i knew i could add a lil twist to make these unique

they came in a pack and was filled with a tinsel kinda stuff, so i pulled them out and filled them with my own things like ribbon, glitter , beads and stars


i have one left so i will let you know what i do with that one

Saturday, 27 November 2010

button bracelet

i have millions of random buttons and i find myself buying them when i dont even need them
so i came to the idea i needed to use some of them up for other stuff n things.
when i was younger we use to make braided bracelets so i have combined the two.....

Monday, 15 November 2010

Felt Tree

getting into the Christmas feel now and yes i have my tree up and yes i know its November but i couldn't wait.
so getting in the mood for making some pretty decorations.
using left over felt i drew a tree and cut them out.

after cutting them out a paired them up i then got out some nice bright thread to stitch them together.

using star beads and dove sequins to decorate them ready for the tree.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Recycled Christmas Tree

when i was sat in the back of my friend Ralphys car i found an old air freshener that looked like a tree

after claiming from his car for my own use i pondered to myself what can i do with this......

and after a lick of green paint and an old star key ring and some pretty silver bits n bobs that i found in my bead box.

i ended up with a pretty Christmas decoration 

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Crafting goes further then the home

my crafting goes as far as mine ans stus cars.
we both own vw lupos so yes its his n hers.

and my stu wanted his interior changing so instead of paying someone loads n loads to re trim it

so i took it upon myself to do it with some suede fabric that stu picked off ebay and after making a pattern i started cutting.

i didn't bother doing a test which could have been a mistake but always making sure i left a good seam allowance

so far i have done his front a rear door cards next is the roof then the seats

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


last night i added to my collection of tattoos
i had a new school swallow,
its hard to explain the difference between old school and new school tattoos.
The old school style of tattooing seen in the earlier half of the 20th century used symbols that celebrated patriotism and similar values and were done by electric tattoo machines.

After the second world war, tattoos started to become associated with gangsters and juvenile delinquents. When shoddy sterilization practices sparked an outbreak of hepatitis in 1961, the scene was forced even further underground. But after new legislation was passed and updated health codes were implemented, interest was renewed by a younger generation which forged the new school style we see today. New technology combined with fresh ideas has resulted in tattoos that are bold, and bright and utilize heavy outlines.

this is it done by my very own stu pot
it is sore but it will look brill when it is healed
it is done on my thigh but i wont subject you to the whole thing

Monday, 8 November 2010

super meat boy

my stu is a massive fan of a game called super meat boy......
in this game you play a cube of meat that runs around trying to save his girlfriend leaving blood where ever he goes.

so coz he is crazy mad on it i made him a toy meat boy out of a red bean bag with lil button eyes and fabric paint mouth

i have looked all over for a pink bean bag to make bandage girl (his girlfriend) but with no luck what so ever so im gonna have to make one so there will be a second chapter to this

John Greed comp

after liking a facebook page of john greed i came across a competition to win a voucher to spend on the website.

all i had to do was write about a piece of jewellery that means alot to you, i wrote about my much loved mouse pendant

and this is what i wrote.

This gold stone set mouse is very special to me for what it stands for, it was not a gift or a token of love, i got this for my self to remember from when i was a very little girl my mum and dad use to call me mouse after sneaking into the fridge and eating the cheese and putting bits of back into the fridge, none of my friends call me mouse but my family do and even tho i don't see them that often i still have my little mouse to remind me everyday.

i came 3rd and i never win anything lol and this is what i got with the voucher

a pretty leather bracelet for my lovely Stu

it smells amazing coz it yummy leather mmmm and i picked a pretty bracelet that reflects me lol

i hope this winning thing doesn't end soon

Sunday, 7 November 2010


i love halloween and i really went for it this year with my outfit and make up
i dressed up as a freeky clown .......

black n white corset that i did buy
a tutu a made and a lil top hat that i also made.

the outfit wasnt the best bit
it was my make up. i unzipped my face :)

i glued an open zip to my face just under my eye corner to corner and filled in with red lip stick and fake blood.
looked mega real and everyone loved it.
just need to top it next year

pumpkin carving

i know i havnt blogged in a long while but i lost my mo n jo ........
but halloween gave me it back with carving my pumpkin :)
i took an every day pumpkin a drew on my picture, that being mario

here is where i started

as you can see he was taking shape

and after 2 hours of carving and making a real good mess i had a mario sat in front of me.
i think he looks pretty god dam awesome if i do say so myself

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Recovering cushions

and yes your eyes are really seeing this i am blogging.
on yet another bargin hunt i found myself at a lil car boot sale at fulbeck and came across some funky green fabric that i could only use for one thing only.


they are some crappy looking and boring it had to be done.
it was just a case of taking the cushion out of the case and unpicking the zip as that can be use for the new one.
laying out the new fabric i cut a template out from the old case.

i stitched up 3 sides then stitched bout 2.5 inches of the 4th side on each side ready for the zip.
after stitching in the zip its just a case of turning it insideout and putting in the cushion in its new case.

from the picture below you can see the new fabric, old case, old cushion and new cushion.