Friday, 18 June 2010

Matching bag

I had a small bit of fabric left over from the pen roll, so quickly made a matching bag for his travel sketchpad.

Maybe it could fit some cars as well, a few rocks, insects, bit of muffin ... dirt even.

Pen roll up

Little m loves drawing with Micador marker pens, so I decided to make a little fabric roll so we could take some with us when we're out.

I used an old pair of jeans for the backing, to which I embroidered some cute mushrooms, and repurposed fabric from these tiny bags that a friend gave me for the inside. (Thanks C.)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Birthday gift

Little m and I made a collaborative effort on this bookmark.

Credit also goes to Amanda Blake Soule with the book "Handmade Home".

Work in progress

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Painted goog

I was asked by my Dad to paint an emu egg he had. He wanted it rendered as a cartoon of himself and his good friend Dave, caricatured as Fred and Barney from the Flintstones.

Oh the horror!

Here is the result. The natural colour and texture of the egg shell was really interesting, so I tried not to disguise it too much.

Sadly, Dad was disappointed.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

An early inspiration

I had a huge collection of kinder surprise toys at one point in my life and decided to use them for a unique wedding gift. This photo is the early stages of what I eventually named the "Kinder surprise fantastical spiral of hope". (I was hoping for a decent toy - what a joke!). It ended up being three times this size. Eeeek! ... Who put that dreamcatcher there?

And here is the result. Terrible photo, I agree. Hopefully I will spend a bit more time on photographing my stuff in the future.