(I made myself a brooch rose too in just the same way, only with a safety pin in the back, but it looks a little too hippy for my liking when it's actually on clothes and not a box so it's sitting on my dressing table now).
| at 10:25
Ok so my pri of the mark varitety special jumper got the chop and we both know everyone owns at least one of those bad boys...huh hmm or two!
So as i've been into the waterfall cardigans my jumpers have been left in the wardrobe. I decided to be brave got out my scissors and just chop away. I should have really taken pictures of the actual jumper beforehand but you get the idea with this one:
Then I layed all the flowers and strands over the jumper and arranged into place until I was happy and hand sewed it all into place.
So again another disused piece of clothing, which was a really long browny beige skirt. First thing, I chopped the skirt to knee length which instantly made it look 100% better. Then I took one of Dan's shirts, shhh still don't think he's realised it's missing and sewed a massive strip 2" long to fit around the whole bottom on the skirt, to hang slightly below the brown skirt material and machine stitched this on. I probably should have pinned everything but that would have taken time and just held it steady.
Watch out Primarrrrrrk- the couture range is on its way!
| at 19:26
I got the idea for the necklace over at http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/search?q=necklace, although those ones look a lot prettier than mine. To make it I took a piece of white ribbon (about half a metre) and threaded the beads on to it, folding the ribbon to create the ruffles and then attached it to the chain. I made the flower by cutting three circles the same size and ruffling them in the middle, then sewing on a button to make the centre.
| at 18:31
Ok, so bit scared as this is the first blog (little clap please) and it is Mr.Sock Monkey that I made for Dan's Christmas stocking. Here is where I found the pattern http://www.santaspostbag.co.uk/how-to-make-sock-monkeys-christmas-toy.shtml and as it looked pretty straight forward I did what came naturally and asked Blankee to help.
Half way through ( Blankee giving his inspection )