Saturday, 31 March 2012

Goulia Yelps - Makeover edition

Hey! Do you remember that ages ago I brought a Ghoulia Yelps Monster High doll? Well, anyway I did, and she looked like this:

Not very zombie-like.

So, I sanded off her makeup, gave her a repaint, and made her a new outfit and now ...

... she's zombiefied ~_^


What do you think? Do you like her? I hope you do!

- Lisa x

Handmade handbag

Hey! Let's talk about handbags ^_^

The handles on my old bag were so completely stretched out, and I wanted a new bag that *didn't* use fake leather for the handles, but I couldn't find *anything* in the stores that wasn't faux cow.

So, I got out some fabric and some cotton rope and made myself one! ^_^ Yay!

I am really happy with how it turned out, and I can't wait to give it a test run tomorrow ^_^

The outside fabric is this cute quilting cotton with colourful pictures of eyeglasses - I've had this fabric for *ages* so I'm glad I've finally used some of it.

The bright yellow interior fabric is from IKEA - it's so happy! ^_^

If you'd like to make your own, I based my bag on this one here I made the shape slightly different and used longer lengths of rope for the handles (I like mine to go over my shoulder, so I used about 50 inches for each handle) but the instructions work anyway ^_^

I hope you had a great day today! 

- Lisa x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

A granny square rope rug, a Royal Guard cross stitch, granny squares, and crochet WIPs

Hey! I'm back! I still haven't found my camera, but Scott dug out his old one which, luckily, still works! ^_^ 

So, here's what I've been working on ...

The cotton rope granny square rug - it's finished! Yay!

I ended up using over 200 meters of rope ... and I probably could have brought a rug for about the same price and less effort. *But* I love how it turned out and I enjoyed making it, so I think that's worth the cost ^_^

I finished this cute little cross-stitch - I'm going to give this to Scott's grandma for Mothers' Day. I'm glad it's finally finished!

I've also been making granny squares ... so far I've made 54 squares towards the Death Star blanket! Only 418 to go ... >_<

Nikita was happy to model for me ... photos of granny squares can be lovely, but when they're this monochrome, it's a little boring. She livens it up a bit! ^_^

I haven't done much on this granny ripple rug so far, but it's getting there! I really like the colours ^_^

I'm still not sure if I'm doing the edges right; I'm following the pattern but they look like they're increasing still. I might do a swatch in some scrap wool to practice a bit more.

I've also been making a cover for my little ottoman. I need to buy more wool though (what a pity!) as I have already used up the two balls of wool I had in those colours.

Still, it looks pretty, doesn't it? ^_^

That's all for the crafting today *but* I will say - go and watch the Hunger Games! It was *such* a great movie; relatively true to the books, great casting choices, and amazing set design. (Yes, set design is important to me ~_^)

I hope you had a fantastic day today! Tell me, are you working on anything at the moment? I'd love to know! ^_^

- Lisa x