Today I went to London to visit the museums in South Kensington.
This is the wonderful Natural History Museum - a classic shot of the entrance hall, built in the early 1880s. One of the most amazing buildings in Britain.
I saw so many amazing things in here today, and in the Science Museum next door. My brain is whirring now.
And tomorrow I will be doing some crafty things with all the inspiration I got today.
I adore the new Julie Nutting stamp and die sets.
Here I have used an old dictionary page for the dolly, dressed in scrapbook papers.
I couldn’t resist adding some super stripy stockings!
Three super easy to make little picture frames - which you can design yourself!
Just take a ring - I used large wooden curtain rings for the two outside frames and a cheap old bangle for the middle one.
Crochet over it until it is covered, then go round again in a fancy stitch.
You will get even “petals” if you work out how many stitches you need per petal, and ensure that the number of initial covering stitches is divisible by this number.
You could do 2, 3 or more rows around to get different effects.
Experiment with a book of crochet stitches to see which ones you like the most.
Molly has SUCH a cute little face.
What a little poppet :-)
I got Julie Nutting’s lovely new book “Collage Couture Studio: Paper Dolls”
I couldn’t wait to scan and print out the included paper dolls.
Here is Francesca, printed at 50%, on a tag cut with a Tim Holtz tag die.
A bit of gesso, grunge paste, rubber stamping, distress ink and letters from the 1/2” version of the Tin Teddy Typewriter Keys and I ended up with this.
Whilst I like to draw my own dollies too, the Julie Nutting ones are so very cute and irresistible. I will be using lots more from this book, that is for sure!
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 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.