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Just added a book review of the adorable “Creepy Cute Crochet" by Christen Haden to the TIn Teddy Blog.
Twenty one super cute and just a bit scary amigurumi characters for crocheters of all abilities.
Ya gotta love a book that includes a cuddly cthulhu, haven’t you?

Just added a book review of the adorable “Creepy Cute Crochet" by Christen Haden to the TIn Teddy Blog.

Twenty one super cute and just a bit scary amigurumi characters for crocheters of all abilities.

Ya gotta love a book that includes a cuddly cthulhu, haven’t you?

I found an old Webster’s Dictionary in a charity shop.
The pages are nice and thin and work perfectly for decoupaging.
Here I am gluing bits to a Papier-mâché tree - it will be perfect for displaying my mother’s beautiful handmade bracelets on our next craft stall.

I found an old Webster’s Dictionary in a charity shop.

The pages are nice and thin and work perfectly for decoupaging.

Here I am gluing bits to a Papier-mâché tree - it will be perfect for displaying my mother’s beautiful handmade bracelets on our next craft stall.

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Woven Yarn Bangles via My Poppet


What a fun idea, these are great :-)

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Woven Yarn Bangles via My Poppet

What a fun idea, these are great :-)

I was fiddling around with an oddment of purple yarn, crocheting chains that loop into each other in a triangle.  And it turned out to be a perfect sized shawl for my 12” dolls.
With her soft green summer dress, her new purple shawl and her electric orange hair, Suki looks rather halloweeny as she explores “the jungle”.
Suki is a Pullip “Brand New Purezza” doll.

I was fiddling around with an oddment of purple yarn, crocheting chains that loop into each other in a triangle.  And it turned out to be a perfect sized shawl for my 12” dolls.

With her soft green summer dress, her new purple shawl and her electric orange hair, Suki looks rather halloweeny as she explores “the jungle”.

Suki is a Pullip “Brand New Purezza” doll.

I know paint colours have some pretty funny names, but I had to bring home this paint chip from Valspar for their red emulsion shade.. Dante’s Cardigan.

I know paint colours have some pretty funny names, but I had to bring home this paint chip from Valspar for their red emulsion shade.. Dante’s Cardigan.

I had lots of old pictures of my son in which he was too small to scrapbook them “whole”.
I punched him out of the snaps with a 5/8” square hole punch, and some plain squares to match.  Then I mounted them onto more plain paper, with tiny gaps between the squares.  Then a quick cut around, leaving a small border.  I then mounted them again, for a second thin border.
Add to the page and connect together with the glitter star strips.
Add some journalling words to the blank squares and a title and there is a simple and fun way to use those tiny pictures :-)

I had lots of old pictures of my son in which he was too small to scrapbook them “whole”.

I punched him out of the snaps with a 5/8” square hole punch, and some plain squares to match.  Then I mounted them onto more plain paper, with tiny gaps between the squares.  Then a quick cut around, leaving a small border.  I then mounted them again, for a second thin border.

Add to the page and connect together with the glitter star strips.

Add some journalling words to the blank squares and a title and there is a simple and fun way to use those tiny pictures :-)

Did a bit of drawing with my “lost then found” pencils.
Not really finished but too blinking hot to do art today, my hands are too sticky, yuck.

Did a bit of drawing with my “lost then found” pencils.

Not really finished but too blinking hot to do art today, my hands are too sticky, yuck.

When I moved all my craft materials into my redecorated studio, I lost my pencils.
I could not imagine how I could lose over 100 pencils.
I searched everywhere.  I checked boxes and bags.  I looked in, under, on and behind.  I moaned a lot about wanting them back.
Then yesterday I was laying on the couch, chatting on the phone to my mum.  I glanced across the room and saw…
I have a big, bright purple pot in my living room, full of pens, scissors and other crafty things I need when in there.  I use it every day.  I take things out every day.
But I hadn’t noticed all my pencils were in there too!
They had been right there, in full view the whole time!
I am so happy to have them back.  Now please excuse me whilst I go do some drawing.

When I moved all my craft materials into my redecorated studio, I lost my pencils.

I could not imagine how I could lose over 100 pencils.

I searched everywhere.  I checked boxes and bags.  I looked in, under, on and behind.  I moaned a lot about wanting them back.

Then yesterday I was laying on the couch, chatting on the phone to my mum.  I glanced across the room and saw…

I have a big, bright purple pot in my living room, full of pens, scissors and other crafty things I need when in there.  I use it every day.  I take things out every day.

But I hadn’t noticed all my pencils were in there too!

They had been right there, in full view the whole time!

I am so happy to have them back.  Now please excuse me whilst I go do some drawing.

I decorated a little tin so I can carry my ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) around with a bit more style.
It is quite simple, and I have popped an illustrated tutorial on to the Tin Teddy Blog.
So if you have never tried any altered art or collage and want a few pointers, hop over to the Decorated Artist Trading Card Tin Tutorial now :-)

I decorated a little tin so I can carry my ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) around with a bit more style.

It is quite simple, and I have popped an illustrated tutorial on to the Tin Teddy Blog.

So if you have never tried any altered art or collage and want a few pointers, hop over to the Decorated Artist Trading Card Tin Tutorial now :-)

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Fruity Pineapple Quilted Placemat via Wild Olive

What an effective design, love it.

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Fruity Pineapple Quilted Placemat via Wild Olive

What an effective design, love it.