Thursday, 22 November 2012


Hey, so, last post you saw all the things I'd been making for my craft fair; here's what else I have been doing ...  (some of these are from a while ago, so if you follow my Instragram you've probably them - sorry about that!)

I built up our tiny front garden with soil and mulch and then planted three varieties of lavender and a dwarf apple blossom. I basically chose plants that had "hardy" written on them, our front garden is a bit of a danger zone for plants ...

I made a cross-stitch for Rebecca's birthday and finished it only 15 days late! Sorry Bec! >_< 

Our workplace has been really getting into Movember! I thought these posters were pretty cool - good design always deserves Instagramming ^_^

I crocheted this little Death Star for my friend Heather. It's pretty cute! I'm currently working on another one, just for me ^_^

I did a little project in which I used scrapbooking paper and a lot of washi tape (you'll see that soon!)

When I went down South to visit my family, I met this cute group of llamas! I couldn't get closer because there was a ditch in the way ... plus I didn't want to get spit on!

This is one of the many artworks by high-school Lisa that my parents have hanging up in their house. This one is probably my favourite; it was one of the first paintings I did with oils.

I'm *still* working on my Penguin Book blanket! I had some trouble with the lettering, but I think I've got a solution for that now ... hopefully I should finish it soon.

My washi tape holder is so pretty! Phillipa gave it to me for my birthday and I dropped it >_< So it's a bit wonky now, but it has a new use ^_^

This is the project using washi tape! I made these night and day elephant bookends for my new nephew, Nicolas ^_^

 This is my new Bubble Boom Blythe! Isn't she lovely? ^_^

I finally finished unpicking a skirt that I royally messed up, like six months ago. I take a long time to admit my failures sometimes ~_^

Like this; this was meant to be a cute little necklace pendant ...

... only it's ENORMOUS! Opps >_< So, now I have a neon pink skull wall pendant.

This is a sneak peek of a new project I'm working on - I think it's going to be pretty awesome ^_^ (fingers crossed!)

And finally, I made this little brooch from a kit. It's a bit hard to see, but the pattern is of a toadstool. I've got a few more shapes to test out, so I'll be showing those to you soon ^_^

 What have *you* been doing? I'd love to hear from you!

- Lisa x

Monday, 19 November 2012

Craft fair!

Hey! I'm back ^_^ I was informed rather suddenly that I need to take two weeks off work and, well, it's not like I was going to argue too much ~_^

So I went and visited my mum and my nana for a couple of days and then I came back and starting crafting (and sleeping ... and playing videogames ... and reading ...). My work is having a craft fair tomorrow and the day after so I made a whole heap of things to sell ...

I used soy wax and mini mason jars to make these cute candles. I really like how they turned out!

I made lots of necklaces - I crocheted hearts in red, blue, green, and pink and then added long chains. I've already kept one of the blue ones for myself; it went perfectly with a new dress I brought ~_^

I also aged mini spools and made necklaces from them. I used cotton thread to wrap around them, and the 2 ply thickness was perfect.

These badges are made from vintage buttons and chalkboard paint - you can write whatever you like on them! I thought that was pretty cool ^_^

I used the cotton thread to make this other style of necklaces - it's meant to be a granny triangle but they are a bit wonky ... I think they're still cute though.

All the stallholder and entry fees are going to support Mo-vember so I figured I would make some mustache crafts ^_^ I made large badges in wood grain, black, and washi tape ...
... and earring sets in the same ^_^

 I made all my broken and mis-matched vintage knitting needles into bracelets (and I'm seriously tempted to keep one or two of them) ...

... and I used even more crochet hearts to make brooches.

These very homemade looking cards were made using stamps that I carved (the anatomical heart is my favourite!).

I have a mini suitcase filled with fat quarters featuring ten of my Spoonflower designs.

I also got a whole heap of cards professionally printed by Moo; the ones above are my five latest designs ...

... and these ones are the ones I also had last year.

I also made a whole bunch of record bowls - they're still pretty popular over here! ^_^

Let's hope it goes well!

- Lisa ^_^