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Part time graphic designer with full time hobbies. Crafting, rummaging around junk shops looking for hidden treasure, vintage toys, time with Bob and Peter our cat!


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Being Crafty

I recently had a week off to be lazy and have some crafty "me" time, it didn't really go to plan but with a inspiration from fellow bloggers, crafty magazines and a little trial and error I finally managed to get crafty!

My Nan used to remove all buttons and zips from clothes before throwing them away. Whilst watching a film one evening I twiddled and twirled one of the zips into this floral'esque brooch, which I rather like.

My friend Alison, a print artist and social media teacher and I had a pop at making some earrings, rings and hair slides. We've been collecting unusual objects to continue this idea most of our beads came from Japan which, Alison sourced whilst on a photography project. 

This little mosaic was a birthday gift and made a pleasant afternoons distraction to the pouring rain,
plus I have a shiny new coaster!

finally my sewing machine saw action after a little inspiration from Lazy Daisy and 
Mary Jane Baxter.  I finally made some head bands from vintage buckles and some vintage pillow
cases as well a some modern cotton. Just for fun I knitted a bow hair slide!

after all this creativity I needed a little rest!


  1. Wow you have made so many lovely thing.

  2. I've never seen that done to a zip before! What a good idea! :) x

  3. I like the mosaic, has been very nice. :D

  4. I love the zip corsage and that belt makes me weak at the knees, it's a masterpiece. xxx

  5. Just wanted to stop and say hello after discovering your blog. I love the hair grips, so pretty.

  6. I love that zip brooch, what a clever idea! Gorgeous mosiac, happy belated birthday! x