Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A quick mention of toast embroidery

My attention has just been drawn to Judith G. Klausner's work here. Look at her toast embroidery here.
Wow, wow, wow! How do you begin to even contemplate embroidering on toast? I am in awe of her work. 

Does anyone else feel in the mood for an extreme arty project?

Thursday, 23 June 2011

More amigurumis and a crochet frenzie

I can't help loving the amigurumis!! Here are some more finds off Folksy:

From top left to right

Loves a good yarn  - Amigurumi elephant toy
Twixt sea and pine  - Hand crochet beehive and bee amigurumi
Cute designs  - Amigurumi kawaii green bear
SophieCat  - Amigurumi Mario character
Cinnamon Street  - Harold the pear
Orange Blossom Felt  - Crochet amigurumi teacup pincushion
Claire Sibley  - Little Donkey amigurumi pattern
MiniDreamz  - Amigurumi kokeshi doll
Element Arts  - Cheeky cheese on toast amigurumi brooch

I have also completed another of my own:
This is Teddington Bear. He had a little mishap at the seaside!!! hahaha. He is now for sale at Pipinopolis at Folksy. I've started another straight away, I think this one will be a girl, I have some lovely scrap fabric for a dress! On the topic of crochet, I'm trying to cover my old Klobo sofa, which is getting grubby now, and am loving the idea of covering it with granny squares. So I have made a start on some using this tutorial at Crochet with Raymond. Have a look at Alice's other tutorials, she makes some lovely tea cosies! I am hoping I don't lose patience making these and actually finish it! The sofa will then go into my workroom as Mr thinks it'll be too girly for the living room!

Here are some other finds of granny square covered things:

Sarah London
Nature Nut Notes
Teacup Lane
 Ok, I'll leave my obsessions here for now! But, has anyone else got any crochet covered things they'd like to share? I'd love to see them.

Monday, 20 June 2011

I like new things

Ok, maybe I'm a little slow in discovering new gadgets and the like online, but I get really excited when I do. I have just found Pinterest! It's a place where you can created all types of 'boards' adding images to them from the site. It's also easy to add any online image you find to the site. I've added a few pins of my own crafts but am enjoying looking at everyone else's.


Its a great source for inspiration and creating mood boards. Check out my Crafty Stuff board, so many cute items I want to own!!

I have posted out a few more orders today and have more in the pipeline, after that, maybe I can return to sewing my Mr Kipling collection. There are so many things I want to start, just never enough time.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Shop now open

A New Home OOAK Unique Handmade Owl birdhouse shaped Easel Card
 The world of Pipinopolis is open again for anyone fancying a snack!

In other news, we are finally moved into our new home. There are still boxes to unpack and clothes to sort, but we are very happy here. The cats seem to like the place too, especially the bigger garden, and they have both been exploring all the cool places to hang out.

The picture today is from Polly Purple Horse Crafts at Folksy. Beautifully handmade cards with sweet, pretty trimmings!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Shop closed for two weeks

I've closed both my Folksy and Etsy shops for a couple of weeks, whilst we're packing up at home and moving. I will still be around to answer any messages though, so feel free to get in touch. Truffle is loving the mayhem as she's getting to hide in all the boxes, a new box for every mood, and I am documenting her 'research' with my camera. I'm thinking of calling it 'Trufflelocks'. Jelly is hating the untidiness of everything, she is such a diva and likes everything in its rightful place. Just wait 'til we actually move them!! Oh dear! 

How cute is this pic too? It's a pincushion in a thrifted tea cup by Mck254 at Etsy, you can find it here. Be sure to check out her other items, she makes some amazing cloth dolls.

Ok, thats all for now, speak soon.