Sunday, 30 June 2013

Blythe Love, Crochet and Lazy Sundays

For quite a while now I've been wanting a Blythe doll. Yes, I know I'm 43 and I shouldn't be playing with dolls lol BUT for me, it's another extension of my creative side. I've ordered my first girl Lavender Hug, and I'm (impatiently) awaiting her arrival.

I never been a doll kind of girl. As a child I preferred the logic of Lego instead. Logic is where I felt safe. As an adult I have a lot more control over what situations I'm put into, so I find, although I still always fall back on logic, I don't mind the frivolous. My inner child had to grow up way too fast, so I don't mind indulging her now.

Of course I do wish I had those Barbies now, as Skipper is the same size and shape as Neo Blythe. Amusingly, Skipper was my favourite Barbie. (She had terrible hair though!! By the time she got to me she was already a teenager and her straight blonde hair was curly. I didn't give her a haircut though, only the one that would be worth a lot of money if I hadn't :/ I think her hair was animal hair of some kind because it was SO soft, which made it hard to style, so I cut it, then glued it down lol)

Today I'm spending the day crafting as it's rainy and quite dreary outside. I've got some new Kaaland Yarn that I've been wanting to make something with, just waiting for some ideas.

Kikuyu, Grape and an unnamed ball which I've called Licorice Allsort
I'm going to make a headband out of the Licorice Allsort and then maybe look for some Blythe patterns. I've found a really cute halter neck dress pattern already, which I may make this afternoon. At least I know with making something that small I'll be able to finish it in one (of my) sittings. I can see that my Blythe is going to end up looking like a tree hugging hippie and I'm happy about that! If you have any links for patterns on the web, crochet or sewing please share them with me!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and do something to make your inner child smile too :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

My new craft room

I know these photos are rather messy but I wanted to show a full view of my new room. Small rooms are *SO* hard to photograph and I don't like getting up on stools when Isaac isn't here being the klutz that I am (before my painkillers are taken into account lol).

I'm really happy with how it's arranged but knowing me, as I use it there will be tweaking and rearranging so that things work perfectly! Where the cubes are on the very left hand side, I wouldn't mind getting a bookcase the same width but twice the height. The window behind it is patterned, so you can't see through it, and there's so much natural light it won't make much of a difference. It WILL make a difference to my sewing desk though. I have a lot of scrapbooking/art supplies in there and underneath that are a bit hard to get to. There's also the fact that my yellow and orange fabric piles are so tiny. (need to remedy that!!)

There were a couple of things that shocked me as I was putting everything into it's new home. I have a lot of tape. When I say a lot I mean I will never have to buy clear sticky tape ever again. I also have a lot of washi and fabric tape. I manage to forget that I have it because it's littered around the house in cute little bowls. Hmmm oops! The other thing that I have a lot of is cards. Every few years I go into a card making frenzy and I always seem to make more than I give. So I'm on a mission now to use more than I make!

Hopefully my new space will inspire lots of creativity!!

I {heart} Baby Animals (and Aqua)

So much so I've got a Pinterest board dedicated to them and I tend to photograph a lot of my wildlife carer neighbour's little baby charges. I can't help it. Jot Magazine have a mood board challenge that ends today, and because I managed to finish cleaning up my craft room, I decided to enter it. It was using one of my favourite colour combos so that helped!

Isn't it pretty? My bedroom is aqua, red and white. Love aqua!! Anyway... here is my Project Life page combining two of my favourite things!

And another view to get the effect of the transparencies. It's so hard to not get reflection off the page protectors! I ended up taking some sections out so they could be seen.

Have you been creating anything? I'd love to see!!