Tag: DIY

More Dead Faeries

A while back I wrote about making a dead faery, which you can read about here. Looking back I realised never actually linked the fairy hoax story.. it’s known as ‘The Derbyshire Mummified Fairy’ created by artist Dan Baines. Interesting story, if you have not yet read about it I suggest you do. (And check out his other creepy art and magic while you’re there! … Read More More Dead Faeries

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My Little Poby

‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once again and I’m excited to show you my bear for 2014! I went very girly this time for something a … Read More My Little Poby

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Made with love ‘n’ stuff – 6 Budget DIY Gift Ideas

So Christmas is over for another year, and as promised I can now share with you all the pressies I hand made! To see what I made my dad, and read about my whole DIY gift idea ramblings, click here. I won’t go into great detail for each gift but if you are interested to know how I made something please ask away and I’d … Read More Made with love ‘n’ stuff – 6 Budget DIY Gift Ideas

Christmas Handmade – Gifts for dad

This Christmas I’m making all my gifts by hand. There’s a few reasons behind this crazy idea.. firstly, I’ve got a few months maternity leave left and lets face it – I really can’t afford to splash out on presents. Another reason is it’s fun 🙂 I love making things. Also it’s good for the environment because I will be recycling where I can … Read More Christmas Handmade – Gifts for dad

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‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation

When I was expecting, I was given a belly cast kit. Now obviously I love to be creative and I especially love to try new things, and making a belly cast was certainly something I hadn’t done before. Naturally I began to research ideas on the internet where I found many beautiful pieces. But to be completely honest, the idea of having a life … Read More ‘Pod’ – My Belly Cast Creation

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Flower Faery Skirt

Little miss Eve recently had her 2nd birthday and I wanted to make her something special. The last few times I saw her she had a tule faery skirt on so I thought I’d make another skirt to add to her collection. (A girl can never have too many faery skirts, am I right?) The more I thought about what to make and how … Read More Flower Faery Skirt

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DIY Home made gesso

There are so many DIY crafts online these days (thanks pinterest!) that when I needed some gesso for a project I thought ‘Hey.. maybe I could just make my own?’ And sure enough, I did. It’s really easy to make, dirt cheap and most likely just using ingredients you have at home anyway. I took pics as I went so I could share this … Read More DIY Home made gesso

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DIY Handmade Notebook

I’m a bit of a pinterest fan. In particular I love to look up inspiration for diy crafts. One of the many wonderful pins I’ve come across is a detailed tutorial to create your own book from scratch. I just happen to be a bit of a notebook fan as well.. I’m not sure what it is exactly but I can never have too … Read More DIY Handmade Notebook

Seeing Stars – Bokeh

Today is day 4 of my 365 photography challenge and I created this photo: As you can see I’ve turned the bokeh (out of focus light) into stars! It’s a neat little trick I learned a while ago.. I think I need a bit more practice (I’ve seen some wicked photos using this technique) but this aint too bad. Anyway, I took a couple … Read More Seeing Stars – Bokeh

Faery art work, step by step

I found these WIP photos of my artwork ‘Night of the Blood Fliers’ and thought I’d share them to give you an insight into how I paint. Some are a bit blurry though, sorry about that. If you’re an artist yourself and need some guidance then I hope this tutorial is helpful in some way. (The tricky part when taking these photos is remembering … Read More Faery art work, step by step

Upcycling T-shirts

I love to ‘upcycle’. It’s recycling old stuff into better stuff. Recently I went through some old clothes and found 3 t-shirts I’d bought in Vietnam about a year ago. I think I wore the blue one, once. So instead of just throwing them away I thought about what I could turn them into that I might actually wear. Yup, that’s me and my … Read More Upcycling T-shirts

Tiny Faery Garden

For my 26th birthday I received a very special present from my dear friend Megan. It was a teeny tiny faery garden in a glass bowl that she had created herself. It is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen! Baby succulent plants, moss and polished stones complete with rocks with goggly eyes enjoying tea. I’m so glad I took photos of … Read More Tiny Faery Garden

Toadstool Table DIY

So, I’ve been absent for a while.. preserving dead faeries n stuff, the usual. Anyway I’ve been making and painting heaps since I’ve been gone so I thought I’d try and post something new (almost) everyday.. try to keep this blog interesting and keep myself out of trouble. Not that I get into trouble. Much. Anyhoo, something I created recently that got some good … Read More Toadstool Table DIY