I love this piece of graffiti or street art or what ever we are calling it these days I found it at Weston Super Mare.
September 26, 2015
September 19, 2015
Tuesday we went to Weston Super Mare were they have a Sand Sculpture Festival – these are basically giant sand castles – but… oh my! They are amazing! It’s still on and is an annual events
This guy was working on a giant gamers birthday cake with lots of vintage computer game graphics on it!
The skill and craft were amazing as were some of the ideas and geometry behind the sculptures! Here are some of my pictures but really if you get a chance to go… then go! It was a couple of quid and careers go free and there were lots of student and elderly concessions etc… plus sand pits to play.
Faces in Sand
Because we saw the sculptures just after the Dismaland exhibition I looked at the little sand world and all I could think was “I See No Borders”.
There was loads of character work – I could of taken a lot more pictures but time and weather were running against me!
Jungle – complete with the liberian 😉
The Sea – I am obsessed with seascapes so I spent alot of time looking at this lengthy sand sculpture, complete with whale and boat.
Don’t lick the sculptures! (He never listens)
The Dragon! (I took this one with the 3D camera as well and am most pleased with the result!)
Seriously love this dragon!
September 13, 2015
I made this for my friends little girl – it is Red Monster who is one of my story telling monsters
I cut the shapes out of felt – two red rectangles, a small black rectangle, two sections of jagged triangle cut white, two white ovals and two dark grey buttons for the eyes. I then sewed it all together with embroidery silk and stuffed it with hypo-allergenic stuffing.
September 6, 2015
I’ve decided to give embroidery a bit of a go, we bought a plan purple lining set which I am working on. The theme is space though I am not sure that is really coming across in the patterns I’ve chosen.
Pretty much my mum bought me a large embroidery hoop which I stretch the fabric in one corner of the duvet in and then using the pack of 100 embroidery silks I am just following stitching ideas I’ve found in an old how to do needle craft book.
It is going to take me a while and I am doing one week of embroidery and one week of it being on the bed and of course I am having tones of embroidery ideas whilst making it!
March 2, 2015
I really like these ones And I thought this tutorial I found on Youtube could be helpful for others
January 31, 2015
This is my first attempt at crochet – I think it is double with single around the edge. It is a start – I have a long way to go and I find crochet really hard
It also took like a whole month to make this :/
January 25, 2015
January 18, 2015
I was once upon a time a geologist and have mapping pens still kicking around, I also have lots of old maps of various sorts (some are the sort you frame most aren’t), and I was poodling around on Pinterest and saw some fun map projects and there some little creatures I had been meaning to draw for a while.
So I have started work on a series call The Maps of The Imagination which are going to be for sale at The True Believers Comic Festival. Pretty much there is only going to be the actual drawings rather than any books.
This is a photo – I need to get around to scanning at some point
This is also only the beginning of the map projects
January 8, 2015
I found this tutorial on Youtube – there will be a few more of these as well
January 1, 2015
As I frantically knitted purses and creepers and dolls and baby cubes over Christmas and hubby worked on his tea cosy, we had a realisation – we have been working with the same stitches that we learnt 3 odd years ago within the first few months of taking up “yarn crafts” as part of our wool wedding anniversary.
I can knit purl, garter, rib and moss and he can crotchet little tubes and that is it!
All the projects we have done are just variants on these!
It’s time to expand – I tried think of a project that would help us with this. The obvious one is to just knit squares and turn them into a blanket but I currently have two blankets on the go and to be honest it just will not be neat enough and more importantly – the different types of stitches come out different sizes so the squares would not fit together nicely and it would need a backing for the more holey structures and so on.
But then I thought about what else we have been meaning to do this year – cheese making and soap making have been on the list for over a decade!
Yes soap making – if we make little soaps then we need flannels or as some people call them face or wash cloths. We can knit squares, maybe add edging and use and give them away with the soaps.