Monday, August 30, 2010

Sneak Peek: My Little Princess Monster

Here's a sneak peek into a new softie I am currently making. I call her my little princess because she's just so soft, fluffy and cute! But in actual fact I am not quite sure what she is? a monster? a girl? a big fur ball? Either way I am sure she will turn out lovely in one way or another :)

She's made from fur faux, 100 % hand dyed wool felt and of course lovely cotton fabric.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Creative Space: Endless Experimentation

I haven't participated in Kirsty's My Creative Space for a while now, it's nice to be back playing again!

Lately I have been trying to explore and experiment with different types and patterns of fabrics. The more I play around I am beginning to find certain fabrics are better suited for different designs, this makes the whole fabric purchasing experience even more fun!

Some of the fabrics or materials I am loving right now are:

  • fur faux100%
  • hand dyed wool felt
  • lovely fabrics with lots of repetition. eg: bright polka dots, colours symmetrical lines and shapes
  • laces
  • colour buttons

This is a sneak peek at the materials I am currently experimenting with!

I am also enjoying waking up early to watch the sun rise!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Would you care to meet Mr Harry Bear-ri-licious and Mrs Darla Periwinkle?

Please meet Mr Harry Bear-ri-licious and Mrs Darla Periwinkle....

They're my latest handmade softies inventions. I am not sure if they're animals (doggies) or monsters?…the great thing about softies is that there's no right or wrong. They can come in all size, shapes, forms, colours and yet they still look adorable!

I am feeling very inspired right now. I have so many ideas running through my mind, I just wish I had more time in the day!

Until next time..Cheers!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting My Rhythm Back!

Ohhhh how good it is to be back. Apologies for being so low key in the last month or so, I have been extremely swamped with work, travelling back and forth on the plane every week with lack of access to my craft materials. I've been so deprived of my softie making time, but now I think I am starting to get the rhythm back.

I've invested in a small mini Elna which is tiny, so I can fit in my suitcase when I make the weekly flight from Melbourne to Sydney (back and forth), so hopefully I can start thinking up some more ideas and designs for the softies!

I've thought about coming up with a new project called "Project Girl". For as long as I can remember starting from a little kid, I've always loved dolls. My early fixations started with Cabbage Patch dolls, I finally got one when I was young which I cherished so much. I've been thinking for a long time that I would like to make a doll softie collection, but the ideas and eagerness never really cemented until now. I feel like I am ready to explore this world of dolls softies and bring some to life!

I have some ideas of what I want to do and of course before you think any further, it will involve colours because naturally, "I Love Colours!".

So just popping in to say "Hi" and that "With Luv Clementine" is still alive and kicking and more inspired than ever!