Textile Jewellery

 

This piece is a lasso style necklace that I made a couple of years ago. It’s definitely a very unusual statement piece! I made it using wool, felt, crystal chips and ribbon. I think perhaps I was more adventurous then than I am now?

Hugs, Caz x
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More pendants…

I’m kind of addicted to making these at the moment! I wanted to try something different with them this time though so initially I had a go at drawing something myself… the cat! simply hand drawn & coloured in with pencils & then I glued the plastic insert in to place. However I then got the urge to play with felt.. so I did! Layered felt with hand stitching & no inserts. Finally I thought it would be fun to glue in some multi-coloured wool that I have.. I quite like the effects, what do you think?

When I finish my Autumn wreath I’ll share a photo DIY of it with you although it probably won’t be ready until next week now… if only I didn’t have to go to work, ha ha!

Just thought I’d share this link with you… a gorgeous feather garland DIY. May have a go myself at some point!

PS. Don’t forget my other pendants are available to buy here.


2009 Craftiness Part 2

I’m not feeling too well today… it’s my day off & I’m in bed in my pj’s feeling vaguely flu-ey hoping that I’m not going to come down with anything! So… since I have zero energy I thoght I’d post a few more pics of some more bits I made last year… 1) Leaf Brooch: needle felting & seed beed embroidery… 2) Flower Brooch: needle felting (sold to the lovely Alex!)… 3) Sunburst necklace: carnelian & sunstone pieces… 4) Coral Necklace: twisted yarn & silk strands embellished with handcut felt shapes & upcycled pink shells & 5) Seashells Brooch: needle felting embellished with seed beads & upcycled shells. The next lot of pics are Dawanda gems…                                                                                    Currently I don’t have an online shop… I stopped selling on etsy last summer because my ‘day’ job is far too time consuming. I am thinking about opening another shop though this year & to this end have just signed up with Dawanda. They have some fantastic stuff on there, some real talent, maybe I’ll just stick to shopping!!! Without further ado… 1) Owl tights available miirazukale… 2) doll+house available gypsyandtwink 3) cute birdcages pendants from moumou & 4) this gorgoeus top from chivato. If you haven’t been to Dawanda you should definitely check it out… happy window shopping! xoxox

Emergency Winter Survival Pack


What would you have in your Winter Survival Pack??? My mum has been snowed in for 36 hours plus now & had no electricity for almost the full 36 hrs… it’s back on now thank goodness. Unfortunately her entire village is electric only so she couldn’t go anywhere to get warm & she couldn’t cook. She has survived on tuna rolls & cheese on crackers!

Luckily she has plenty of magazines & books to read & two puppies to keep her entertained & warm. She had a torch & plenty of candles luckily and blankets so she did manage. The electricity was on for an hour and a half yesterday morning so she managed a cup of tea but I think I’ll be getting her a Thermos in case it happens again. And a battery run radio, plenty to keep entertained, paint, wool, puzzles etc. and plenty of tinned fruit. I’m glad the electricity is back on I was very very worried, but she is ok 🙂

Click on pictures above for the source (all from Flickr).


Xmas Shopping!

I managed to fit in a quick hours worth of xmas shopping yesterday before starting work… 3 balls of purple wool ready to make a pom pom mobile for one of my best friends… Liquid chocolate with hints of chilli & orange for another friend… a discounted price brand new Cargo photo frame from a charity store for another friend… posh shortbread biscuits (i’ll be making them next time around), a rescued photo frame with family photos in… I actually enjoyed myself! How’s your xmas shopping going???

PS. I have been working on one pom pom for 4 hours now. 4 hours!!!! Do you think I made the central hole too big?!!


Flickr stroll…

All images found on Flickr… hope you’re all ahving a great weekend, mine is fairly exhausting so far, back to work & all the excitement that is The X Factor final… I’m not getting much of anything done!

I’m loving these orange shoes owned by the lucky bitsandbobbins the brightest shoes that I have are green. With frogs on 🙂
Isn’t the mannequin in the bird cage completely random? I like bird cages, I might have to get a pretty one one day (minus the bird!). Mannequins are slightly eerie although I do own a polystyrene mannequin head called Esmerelda. She wears my necklaces. And I’m loving the antlers on the table next to the bird cage. I want some! Found the pic here.
I couldn’t resist the pic of the lovely Elsie’s workspace… I’m just a little jealous x
I instantly fell in love with baby doll in the dandelions… I have a doll like this, Daisy. She is gorgeous! Found pic here.
And last but not least I discovered this unusual art installment by Daniel Buren here. I just love the colours… it would be awesome to see it for real…
Catch up soon *bye*


These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things









Welcome…. here are some of my favourite things by way of introduction…
1.Frankie Magazine
2.Sesame Mochi (Chinese dessert, scrumptious!)
3.Kat Macleod
4.Yarn bouquets (I am a wool addict & I can’t even knit!)
5.Anarkitty
6.Julie West
7.Butter. Real, salty, butter!
8.Doughnuts (preferably filled with jam or custard)

I love crafting, painting, blogging, cooking, baking, sleeping, Murder She Wrote, Star Wars, Amelie & my boyfriend, Mr J xxxxxx