Friday, June 22, 2012

craft tutorial round up :: washi tape

Well hi there! Has anybody else noticed the rise in the washi tape? It is oh so cute. And you can use it for just about anything! I remember making a craft project back in the day with washi paper. You would rip it all up into little pieces, and then glue it onto a plaster moulded figurine. I think it was a cat... Maybe mum still has it somewhere at home. Does anyone else remember those?

Anyway, we've come a long way baby... I have rounded up some really sweet washi tape decoration tutorials. I hope you enjoy!

one. bunting ceramic jug by how about orange

two. striped lamp shade by it all started with paint

three. glass vases by to be charmed

four. paper clip flags by tambouille

five. make your own washi tape with ginger and george

Crystal x

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

inspiration :: xray embroidery art

Happy Wednesday to you. I came across this art work a while back by Matthew Cox. I was looking for an idea of what to do with all the old X-ray films hanging around the house. Matthew Cox sure has put his to good use! They look really amazing and I can't help but wonder where he got this idea from!
I  never did find a way to upcycle my X-rays...

Crystal x

Friday, June 15, 2012

{made} sweet peas quilt

I have finally finished my sweet peas quilt by Cinderberry Stitches. I actually can't remember when I started it! It has been a work in progress for so very long. I really loved stitching up all those sweet little creatures and the alphabet. A BIG THANKS goes to my mum for quilting it so beautifully.  I have decided to give this to good friend - she is expecting her first baby this month. I hope she likes it!

If you like this quilt too, I have some patterns available in the shop.

Crystal x

Friday, June 8, 2012

I {heart} pinwheels

Round and round and round they go... where they stop, nobody knows....

one: pinwheel print by teconlene
two: cute little pinwheel charm from shelly collection

three: where the wind blows fat quarters from the shop

 four: pinwheel sampler quilt tutorial by ps i quilt 

five: pinflower cake toppers tutorial by flossie tea cakes

six: pinwheel mobile by mamax2

seven: vintage pinwheel brooch by vintage virtuosa 

Crystal x

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tail Feathers Journey :: Block 4

It looks like I am a little behind publishing my Tail Feathers... Sorry about that. However, I do have some pictures of block four to share with you today. Better late than never, right?

How are you going with your blocks? I am still enjoying my hand embroidery, I even took some to ballet last week to keep me busy while Chloe had her class. By the way she looks so stinkin' adorable in her little leotard!

Crystal x