Saturday, 20 September 2008
Here is some info about the author....
(1926-) Joan Walsh Anglund became successful with her first book, A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, in 1958. She's been making books featuring these same round-faced mouthless characters ever since, and her popularity continues to grow. There's something ineffably sweet about her creations, which are based in large part on people and places in her own life-- particularly on her children Joy and Todd.
The illustrations are so cute and perfect, I would so love to get hold of a picture to frame, I may scan one in and make my own.
I love it... my parents brought me back this lovely puppet from their travels...
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Also Col has been working on one of his own, quite a creepy creature....
Sunday, 7 September 2008
(C) Handmade By Halo 2008
This is my first piece, a collage using a papier-mache background, layered with paper, wool, wire, fabric and felt for the details, I made most parts separately. I am really happy with the results!
I have also began stitching some small felt banner scroll's with quotes from fairy tales, which are to be used across all my pieces as a narrative to the theme of the piece.
(C) Handmade By Halo 2008
My new project is to be a papier-mache 3d model of my bird character used in the collage, for which I am using mesh, newspaper, paper, acrylic paint, fabrics and other.
More coming soon....
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
I have been working on some sketches for my new fairy tale themed characters/stories I plan to make for xmas, I am planning to create some mixed media pieces based on these ideas. I was really inspired by the work I saw at the Ruthin Craft Centre, and I've always had a passion for a dark fairy tale.
Monday, 18 August 2008
I started knitting a summer scarf back in April with some lovely Jaeger ROMA wool I got on sale at Hobbycraft. Unfortunately I didnt pick up enough and the scarf was very short, so I decided to turn it into a banner for me to use on my craft stall! I used some ribbon lace for the trim and cut up an old shirt for the lettering.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Based on the broaches I made at the Manchester Craft Mafia's Lo-Fi DIY event, I made these 4 felt and fabric pins. They are so easy to make and so cute! x
More photos here....
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
I found it a great way to meet like-minded people who love crafting and talking about crafting, I really hope this becomes a more regular event....and I will be there with 'buttons' on!!!
Photos from the event:
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
There’s a special old-fashioned world of homemade fun to be had out there you know!
Lo-fi DIY is all about having fun, sharing ideas and making new friends. We like picnics in the summer and cosy handmade mitts in the winter.
Come and join us on Tuesday 5th August between 6-8pm at Manchester Craft & Design Centre in the Northern Quarter.
£3.50 will get you a comforting drink and snack from the cafe to help you settle down to it.
Please confirm your attendance to the email below. If you would like to know more about the night or need some ideas for a first crafting project please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lo-fi DIY is brought to you in association with manchester craft mafia
Thanks to the guys at Manchester Craft & Design Centre too.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
I was bought this book for my birthday in May and havent got around to making anything yet! So I decided to try one out, and Im going to make Audrey for my friend Jo, which I know she will love, I have a list of others to make from friends so I better get knitting...