Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sneak peeks!

I made a cute little fabric bow after seeing a tutorial online the other day. I didn't have the tutorial with me when I made it, so it's not perfect, but I don't think I did a bad job. :)

 I showed my friend Tash this blog, and she asked me to make her a necklace with a key on it... so here's the key:
 and here's the whole necklace. I made it adjustable because I didn't know if she'd want it long, or quite short like I would wear it.
 After talking so much about the hat I'm making, I thought I'd better do some previews. I'm stitching it all by hand, so it's taking me quite some time, but I'm slowly making progress :)
This is the unfinished brim
 And I'm quite impressed with how neat my hand stitches are... they're never this good!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

First commission ;)

My mum is commissioning me to make a jewellery set, does that count? I hope so. We're going to get some more chain tomorrow and Mum can pick out some charms or beads to use.
I've also found a really cute tutorial for making your own polymer clay beads

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

More new supplies.

These lovely wooden buttons

 Some interfacing for the hat I'm making..
 Along with some new charms. Keys, and apparently an owl
And roses..
Yay :)
Now I should be able to finish the hat, and decide on my prom jewellery :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Beauty review: rimmel london 1000 kisses

1000 Kisses I bought Rimmel London's 1000 kisses lip tint today in preparation for my prom next week. I tried it on when I got home at about 3.30 this afternoon and so far it's stayed put!

I bought the colour carry on cherry as I wanted a nice red to go with my outfit accessories. Whilst the colour has stayed put for 7 and a half hours (and I have eaten and had drinks) it has bled a little around the edges of my mouth. I put this down to having not used a lip liner however and would definitely recommend the product. After a few compliments at work earlier too, I might even make the red lip my staple make-up look!

Monday, 18 June 2012

I went shopping on Saturday, so I thought I'd share one of my new finds!
I wanted some longer tops to wear with leggings, because I always have that problem where I want to wear my aztec leggings (in this picture by hard to see) but all my tops are too short. 
This bright orange top has a dipped hem and is rather sheer, here I've paired it with a vest top, however I have some bandeau tops to wear under it if the weather ever picks up (like today).

New project

I've started a new project.. making a bucket hat for my mum. So far I've printed this tutorial and pattern, cut the pattern templates from paper, and cut 2 of the panels. I really should wait until after my next exam to do some more, so it's all pinned up ready to start stitching on Friday.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Lucky girl!

Tom (my fiancé) came round, unplanned Friday night with these:
First time I've even been given flowers and they're beautiful :)

Friday, 15 June 2012

My new book has arrived!

It's got some lovely little projects in, split up into how long they should take you, and luckily for me, there are some for hand stitching too! (I will get myself a sewing machine.. I just don't have space yet)

Thursday, 14 June 2012


So, the other day I joined the crafting forum crafter..oo for crafters in the UK. Today, I decided to purchase their e-magazine, I love the concept of the e-magazine, and I'm also enjoying browsing through it and getting lots of lovely ideas. If the contents for the next magazine take my fancy I will be buying again!

First necklace

This is another gift so it is all bagged up now :) I also found whilst going through my little bags that I have two little green ones, just two, and one of them has little gems on it. How pretty!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


A little off topic, but who doesn't love a good giveaway/competition.
I found this through the new look facebook page, which took me to the blog fashion champagne.

Day 1:
Black Pattern (Black) Contrast Palm Bandeau Dip Hem Dress | 254539309 | New LookI would wear this beautiful dip-hem dress that I've had my eye on every time I'm near a new look shop. I think it would be great for a day wandering along the seaside, and would be perfect to add heels to and go out in the evening. It also add some much needed colour, but without it being too close too my face (which would wash me out completely).

Day 2:
White Pattern (White) Te Amo Striped Skater Dress | 232730819 | New LookSkater dresses suit my shape very well, and I always feel great wearing them. The nautical trend has also been one that I love every summer, so the stripes in this are lovely :). I would wear this on just a lazy day at home, or off to the cinema as it would just be so comfy! I'd probably team it with my bright blue blazer as well (I'm just a little bit in love with blazers as a cover up)

Day 3:
Blue (Blue) Blue Shirt Dress | 246492940 | New Look
I love collars too (I'm hoping to post a craft involving a collar when I get around to taking a picture) so this shirt dress would be perfect. I think it's probably smart enough to wear to the office (when I finally get a job in one) although I'd have to put it with black tights and court shoes. If I was wearing it more casually, I'd go for some laced pumps, or skate shoes.

Day 4:
Black Pattern (Black) Floral Print Slinky Maxi Dress | 255071209 | New Look
I have been jealous of almost every beautiful printed maxi I've seen when the sun is out and this is almost exactly what I've been looking for. Great for just wearing out and about shopping or in town during the sunshine (when we get any).

Day 5Black (Black) Paprika Black Frilled Peplum Dress | 256225401 | New LookI would love to try the peplum trend and this seems like a relatively safe way to try it out before committing to any bold prints. The black makes it a classic piece that can be styled any way which would make it great for dinner out, or an evening partying, just add a necklace, shoes and go!

Day 6:
Coral (Orange) Miss Real Floral Sleeveless Shirt Dress | 255494483 | New LookAnother gorgeous shirt dress! This one needs next to no styling as it has so much detailing in the fabric, I love the pink stripe down the middle. This would be perfect to wear to a summer wedding, or barbeque, somewhere where you're having a laugh, and looking as girly as the print!

Day 7 (nearly there):
Coral (Orange) Red Label Contrasting Skater Dress | 255283083 | New LookFor my final dress, this lovely twist on a skater dress. Normally I wouldn't want to draw attention to my lower half, but this is just too gorgeous not to want to wear! And that cute little v neck is crying out for a home-made necklace!

So that's it, my #7days7dresses entry. Thanks for enduring the long post :)

New goodies :)

My post came, and these are all the goodies I ordered myself. Little heart shaped beads, which I'm hoping to make into stud earrings, and maybe put on to necklaces/bracelets. Heart pendants which would be good for chain necklaces, or dangle earrings. The stud earrings, back and posts. Another little set of assorted jewellery things, just because it was lovely and cheap :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The postman has been and no delivery for me.. It'll probably all come tomorrow when I'll be at sixth form doing group revision.

Earrings Galore!

 These are all the earrings I've made so far, all in their little gift bags as well (although I forgot to take a picture of one pair in their bag - oops). These are all going to be gifts for friends, so that's why I bagged them all up.
I'm waiting on some deliveries today because I bought more supplies online the other day. Hopefully I'll soon have some stud earrings on the go, with some beautiful new beads.
And this is the kit I've been using at the moment. I found a really cheap one online so this will be added to when my deliveries arrive.

Monday, 11 June 2012

The beginning

I've been into crafts for quite a while. I used to do cross stitch, and knitting when I was younger.
Recently I've started making jewellery, and altering clothes. This is really just somewhere for me to share my creations with you.
I'll start with a picture of the first pair of earrings I've made, and hopefully add some more soon :)

Neither picture was great, so have both to get an idea of what they look like.