Monday, March 28, 2011

I’ve had the time of my life…….

On Saturday I went to the National Blythe convention in Sydney and had the most magical day! I was surrounded by beautiful dolls and very clever, talented and wonderful peeps. The work that people had put into customising their dolls and outfits was just incredible (see below for the “mini me” competition) and gave me some inspiration to custom my third girl on Sunday. I received a heap of goodies and bought a gorgeous wig for Trixie. Once I put the wig on her – I knew she had to have some work done. BEFORE: She was ‘cute’ as Nicky Lad on the far left hand side AFTER: but I think she’s quite beautiful now. I’ve sanded her face, given her brand new eyelashes, new make-up and I carved and painted her lips (this was VERY daunting!) Her hot pink glasses are now worn by Violet (in the middle of the trio picture) I have a LOAD of photos over at Flickr – I took so many photos and have forgotten who owned each doll so I apologise for not crediting the owners of each of these girls! I’d like to extend a big thankyou to all of the organisers for such a wonderful day – I had the time of my life!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sydney Blythe Meet Up

My Girls are all dressed ans ready for the Sydney Blythe Meet up tomorrow!! I am very, very excited!!
Will hopefully have a laod of cool pictures to show you after the meetup. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Creative Space Thursday

This is my WIP this week - a little lamb softie to donate for the Japan appeal (you can read more about this WONDERFUL idea here. If you're in Sydney you can drop softies off at Calico and Ivy in Balmain)

More Creative Spaces over at Kootoyoo!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vintage Sewing pattern Book

I am a very, very lucky girl!! I found this divine Vintage pattern book from February 1958 on eBay. It wasn't cheap, but after flicking through each glorious page – it was worth every cent! The Seller (The Retro Cave) has another listed on eBay- from February 1959 as well as loads of other Vintage Items.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Creative Space Thursday

I made this necklace on the weekend. I took a piece of pine timber and I whittled it away to make a branch. Then I used the hot tool to burn the wood.
Once it cooled I drilled a few holes to make it a necklace and also to dangle the Swarovski heart crystal..

Thankyou to everyone who commented on my blog last week – your comments overwhelmed me and were truly lovely. I will actually be selling some pairs later so I’ll post about it soon!

More Creative Spaces at Kootoyoo!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Fabric Covered Shoes @ My Creative Space

I decided to be a bit thrifty and make some new shoes out of some old ones i longer wore. I used some pretty fabrics and i covered my red shoes to make pretty new shoes!

i used some gorgeous tape measure fabric for the heels

and a bit of lace, buttons and hot-fix crystals to decorate! What do you think? I'm really happy with them!

Whats going on in YOUR creative space? Check out Kootoyoo for more Creative Spaces!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Snoop My Stuff

This is my bookshelf....filled with crafty books and loads of art books filled with inspiration. The “Bride and Groom” mini easels were the name card settings we used for our wedding.

More pics you can snoop through on my flickr site – you can also play along here a Kootoyoo!