Category: Handmade & Craft

Something red

Posted by April 16, 2011

The amigurumi obsession continues.. what do you think this is going to be?

Blue rodent

Posted by February 17, 2011

Indulge me.. this is after all a blog for craft as well as art.  This is my first attempt at amigurumi crochet.  It’s meant to be a hamster but its lack of feet disturbed me, so I added a tail.  I have no idea what it is now.

The Liverpool Apron

Posted by August 25, 2010

Here’s an apron I made from a Liverpool FC shirt for my boyfriend’s birthday.  I bought a cheap 2nd hand shirt off eBay and converted it in rather haphazard fashion into an apron.  It has these gorgeous double-sided velvet ties.  It went down well – I thought he needed a manly apron to cook in.

Handmade sketchbooks

Posted by August 8, 2010

This is the sketchbook I made for my mother; I’ve meant to post this for ages.  As with the other sketchbook I made for myself, it has a fabric cover and is filled with Fabriano 5 Liscia (hot-pressed) 210gsm 50% cotton paper.  All the posts from South America (see category to the right) were drawn/painted on this paper.  As you might be able to tell, it takes watercolours amazingly – nothing comes through the other side and after a couple of days the page on which you painted becomes flat again.  If you’d like one made for you, drop me a line.  These ones are 189mm/7.4″ x 122mm/4.8″, but you can have any size or fabric you want..

Handmade Sketchbook

Posted by January 22, 2010

I’m travelling in South America and am hoping to post drawings and paintings from my travels to this page – starting with these photos of my sketchbook, which I made before coming away (I’ve made another for my mother which I’ll post on my return).  This one was photographed on the roof of our hostel in Buenos Aires.  

The paper is Fabriano 5 Liscia (hot-pressed) 210gsm 50% cotton paper – good for watercolours. [now it’s April and I can confirm the paper is excellent for watercolours – absolutely no colour coming through the other side and the paper warps very little.]

Leg warmers!

Posted by April 15, 2009

I have got a bit into knitting.  Here are a pair of leg warmers plus pom-poms…


And here is my friend for whom I made them – deciding instead to use them as arm warmers.