Saturday, 1 October 2011

seed pods

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Hedgehog in the Hub

I love this pub!!!! Every Saturday night people can go to the Hub and doodle, and the bar staff's favourite pieces go up on a wall. Whether my contribution makes it there or not, it was still a productive cider fuelled biro rampage^-^

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Deary Me.....

I was just about to chuck the sketchbook out when I found this. I barely remember drawing it, must have been 16 or so. Goodness knows what made me want to draw something so creepy....

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Ladybird - First Project for Foundation course 2008

As I was moving house I finally managed to come across the sketchbook that goes with the ladybird in one of my first ever posts. I didn't realise that this blog is over a year old!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Thing from a Thistle

No one would know what it is unless told, but I like it anyway. Done in Indian ink.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Drawer Knobs

I'm moving house this summer and can’t wait to get stuck into decorating. My new bedroom is lovely and spacious but has a rather uninspiring built in wardrobe which resembles cheap kitchen units with white plastic veneer.  To improve its appearance, I removed the cracked door knobs and covered them in rounded crochet.  It was just a simple way to coordinate it with the rest of my room. It's starting to grow on me now…. 

Friday, 8 July 2011

Long time since I made a pair of these.....

I made this pair while watching DVDs in Prague. The way they are made are a lot simpler than past crochet hand warmers on this blog, so I will put up a pattern or tutorial of some sort if anyone fancies making a pair of their own. 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Kate in Prague

Biro is one of my favourite things to draw with, and my sibling is my favourite thing to look at, so why not combine both when I have half an hour to spare. I have managed to depict her gormless lack of enthusiasm towards sitting very still without speaking or moving her eyes rather well, though her lips and nose are too small. I am thankful that she is more pretty and sprightly in real life.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Man's Shirt to Skirt

If I’m honest it’s a garment that looks better on the hanger. I wanted a high waisted skirt that I can put over a vest top that doesn’t cut into me after I’ve had a good meal, but it doesn’t hang right, and makes me look a bit frumpy. I should have bought a bigger shirt so the skirt would be more gathered and poufy. However I’m quite pleased with how I made it – finally button holes that don’t fray or stretch!!!!! All I really did was cut across the shirt under the armpit and gather it up to my waist size with a loose running stitch. From the arms of the shirt I cut out the band and pressed in the seams so that the stitching I just made tucked into it nicely and sewn that on the machine. I added some extra button holes and dyed it in tea and salt and replaced the manky yellow buttons with shiny brown ones. I’ve made the fastening at the front so I can move the button hole after I had a few Yorkshire puddings.  Next time I will make one out of a shirt like flannel, or something that hangs better and doesn’t crease so easily. Also, I cannot decide whether to cut off the shirt tails or not for a straight hem, or leave it as it is……feel free to comment!!
Here’s a link for a better made shirt-skirt with instructions. 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Make-up bag

This was made in three episodes of How To Look Good Naked for a friend who urgently needed a new makeup bag. Done in half trebble stitch with mother of peal buttons, approx 20x10cm.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


After the green thing I felt I should probably try making something a bit more developed than a blob with feet. I’m really happy with this first attempt, though I had trouble positioning the legs. Next time I will make another out of a finer thread to make the stitches less prominent.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Change Project Winter 2009 - Journal Book 1a

 Over the next week or so I will be picking my favourite pages from these tiny journals that I made in conjunction with the Change Project. There are roughly 175 A6 pages to sift through but I'll only put up a hand full from each.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Multiples Project - May 2010

Here are a few pages from a sketchbook I made for the Multiples Project. The Crochet final piece that goes with it is somewhere on this blog amongst earlier posts in 2010.

A5 -ish in size, fabric bound sketchbook with ceramic buttons I made. 

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Onion Part 2 - Embryo Glass Induction

Look what happened to my Embryo!!! I wanted it to be an onion shape and it turned into an apple. The shape isn’t as round and dumpy at the base as I had hoped, and looks more accidentally lopsided than asymmetrical. I personally think it’s a bit ugly but I will learn to love it somehow…..

Friday, 1 April 2011

Small Metals Induction - Rings

These brass rings are a bit wonky , the joins and solder can still be seen and the simple band is dented, but I love them anyway because I made them all by myself !!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Bun Case Etching

This etching was a bit of an accident. I printed liquid resist onto the metal with a paper bun case, and after a couple of hours in Ferric Chloride it was briefly left in Liver of Sulphur (I think). Instead of the darkening effect it was supposed to give, the metal took on these weird petrol colours, which is how I found out it wasn’t copper I was using but in fact gilding metal.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Onion Part 1 - Embryo Glass Induction

A part of the Dining Project, I have been looking at onions a little bit, and so put a sort-of peeling onion skin design on this glass sample. The blown piece (also known as an embryo) consists of three layers of coloured and clear glass. The point of the exercise is to sandblast away an image onto the top layer to expose the colour underneath. It will then be reheated and blown to be a different shape. Goodness knows what it will look like in the end.....hopefully bigger, and round.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Ceramic Samples: Dining Project

Bleach bottle lid stamped into white stoneware and treated with various oxides