Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Creative Space: Spring is here!

Since it's Spring now, I've started to dig up my floral prints and bright yellow and green fabrics. I've been looking through a few books to find inspiration here and there for some new designs. I'm now inspired to make some little bags with my floral prints, I haven't made little bags before, so this will be a new learning experience.

Here's some of my materials to play with!

Gorgeous Spring inspired pattens and colours.

Here's a close-up of the fabrics, aren't they beautiful? This is the reason why I have become a fabric addict!

This is one of my favourite prints right now, it's basically replicating being on a farm, it's like a story.

So I guess I'll get cracking and see what I come up with, hopefully I'll have something for the next Creative Space!

Friday, September 17, 2010

My Creative Space: Did Someone Say Catbitt?

Ohh so late with my Creative Space this week! ohh well better late then never!

This week I've been a bit sidetrack. I wanted to make a softie, but I didn't know what kind of softie I wanted to make, so I just got a whole lot of materials together and designed something on the spot. Not sure if it was a good idea, but this is how it turned out...

I don't even know what this softie is, initially I thought it could be a cat but then I decided to make really long ears for it so it kind of diverted from being a cat! I wanted to make long ears so that kids can grab onto the ears to hold the softie. That idea came from my nephew, where I gave him a monkey with a long tail and he kept on holding onto the tail to swing it around. I think it's crossed between a cat and a bunny :) That's the great thing about softies, there's no right or wrong as long as they're huggable and loved.

So please meet Kobe the Catbitt (cat combined with rabbit)!

Well that's in for me. I am currently working on making some pencil cases and huge huggable pillows, very different from softies so it will be a new learning curve for me :) Also in the pipeline, "With Luv Clementine" will be available on Etsy soon! Stay tunned!

For more inspirations, please visit Kootooyo.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Creative Space: Need a Bag?

This week I decided to take a small time out from making softies to make something a little different. I decided to make a cute little carry bag. All I knew was that I wanted it to fit these three things:
  • be extremely colour
  • use various fabrics
  • strong and sturdy
So I came up with this design. I love pockets, the more the merrier I say! I used quilt batting in between the cotton fabric to provide a more thicker layer so when you carry it, it will feel like a real bag.

I love making these cute little pockets and the polka dot buttons are adorable!

As much as I love making softies, I have so many different ideas for other crafty things too. I recently brought a box of Derwent Artist pencils so I would love to make a pencil case to store my new drawing pencils next!

For more crafty inspirations, please visit Kootoyoo!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rubi's Sisters Have Arrived!

So I did say I was making a batch of sisters for Rubi, well...taadahh...

Welcome Hannah Panda (in themiddle) and the other sibling (on the left) who will remain nameless for now because she's a gift for my colleague's daughter.

I decided to try using a different type and pattern of fur for Hannah, somehow she turned out looking a little panda-ish or a bit on the skunk side! I think I prefer a panda.

Hannah is suited up in a nice dress with suspenders and apple buttons. I love the patterns that were used for her shirt and skirt, somehow I was drawn to the colour blue when I created her and luckily I had a nice collection of blue pattern fabrics hidden away in my cupboard!

Nameless sibling has the same type of dress, however I used some little fluorescent butterfly buttons for her shirt, teamed up with lovely dotted red hearts for the buttons to hold her suspenders together. My colleague mentioned his daughter's favourite colour was purple so I tried to incorporate purple on every part of this softie. I hope she likes it!

Here is a picture of Hannah's cute black Mary Janes, they're so adorable!

So that is what I have been busy with lately, creating more furry girl softies. I think I will have a little break while I come up with some new ideas!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Creative Space: Meet Rubi!

And then she was the latest member to join the softie family.

Name: Rubi Rose.
D.O.B: 1st September. The first day of Spring!
Hobbies: Just being so damn cute.

Doesn't she look so soft, fluffy and hug-able?

My most favourite part of making Rubi was making her Mary Jane shoes. I hand sewed them because they required a bit of a delicate touch! I love them so much I can't stop making these cute shoes. I teamed the shoes up with some thigh high socks to add some character to her.

Here's a close up of her dress, I used some white lace, pink 100% hand dyed wool felt and cute little love heart buttons.

I really enjoyed making her so much that I have started to make a new batch of sisters for her. This time I made a cute little dress with grey wool felt suspenders and red apple buttons, topped off with a classic pair of black Mary Janes.

Rubi has inspired me so much that I am going to make another special one to give as a gift to my colleague's daughter. She loves the colour purple, so I'm off to search for everything purple now! Cheers!

For more creative goodness from fellow crafters, please visit Kirsty's place for more inspirations!