Tag: crafts

Not very exciting

It’s not the most exciting thing I’ve ever made, but here’s my latest; That thrilling creation is a sleeve for my new chromebook. I did make a quick one from felt, but it got so covered in cat hair I…

The Beast

I’m working on a costume that really needs a ridiculously massive skirt. There’s a few ways to achieve that much volume, but in this case, the most comfortable and practical way seemed to be a hoop skirt. At first I…

Birthday Bits

It was my sisters birthday recently. I usually bake her a ridiculously chocolaty chocolate cake, but this year she requested something lighter, with no chocolate. No chocolate! I did manage to come up with something. It actually might be one…

Science!

Playing with duct tape, eggs and vinegar. You can mask an area of your egg with tape, soak it in vinegar for a few minutes and carefully brush off the loosened layers of skin to reveal lighter layers beneath. Mask,…

Teeth

I’ve been playing with bone again, making props for 5K REM. At Northwind, a weekend 5k REM event a while ago, my character helped kill a nasty critter and took some of his teeth for trophies. He looked like this;…

Dinosaurs

99p for a dinosaur skull? Hell yes! Ok, I have no idea what I’ll do with them – yet. I’m sure they’ll come in handy for something, and what’s the point of having a loft if I don’t fill it…

Embroidery to remember

A little something to remind me of when my two lovely darlings came to live with me. Doing it with two curious kittens around was…. interesting! It’s plain cross stitch, apart from the border, using up scraps of embroidery floss…

More glass painting

Continuing my experiments with glass painting. I did a sampler type thing, using pretty much anything in my work room I thought might stick on glass. Sharpies and my posh coloured markers worked surprisingly well, the thicker ones left barely…

Birthday Card

i don’t usually ‘do’ birthday cards, but I had an urge. It was for a friend called Alistar, who I sometimes call Ali-Star, so it seemed apt. The card itself is squarish, with the stars shadow cut out of the…

Glass Painting

I’ve been experimenting with glass painting as preparation for an upcoming project. It’s not something I’ve done much of before, and when I have I’ve used proper glass paints. This time I’ve been working with acrylics thinned down with PVA.…