Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Blast From The Past!

As a new regular feature I'm going to start posting some of my older work that I've got stashed away on my PC. Hopefully you'll enjoy a look back into my creative past.

I made this on the 3rd year of my degree in Graphic Design, Illustration and Digital media.
 I'd just finished a project in which I'd written and illustrated my own childrens book called The Attack Of The Killer Tomato. Later I realised it was very similar the name a cheesy horror movie from the 70s Although my book is nothing like the film. These were part of a project following on from that where I designed and made some merchandise for my book.

This is a kids t-shirt I made by appliquéing felt to the front. If your curious felt does survive the washing machine at 40°C but I'd recomend using 30°C.

 This is a calico bag I made then applied images from the book onto it using t-shirt transfer paper.

Here is a pencil case with a stationary set that I made. The case is made from red leatherette for the front and green fur for the back. Its lined using calico and I appliquéd felt to the front to create the face. 

The tomato was by far the most difficult thing I made. It's made from the same materials I used for the pencil case. It's lined in the green fur and I quilted the back panel and straps for added comfort.

The lovely green furry lining
I went all out with this project it has to have been my favorte project from uni and I hope you enjoyed having a look at it.

Party Time

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Personalised Charm Necklaces

Here are a few charm necklaces I've made no too long ago.

This one was for my mum in law for mothers day. The little dog charm is her own dog Esther. It took me a quite few tries to get her right. 

This one was my friends birthday present. It's got some of her favourite things on there, a rose, a cute bunny and a sims plumb bob to represent her obsession with the sims.

This one is a commission I made for a friend to give as a gift. The request was owls, butterflies, yellow and turquoise

I'll try not to leave it so long between my next post this time :)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Tatted Flower and Princess Necklaces

Here are some of my latest creations tatted lace necklaces. The Ivory coloured lace is made from vintage thread and they are all on organza ribbon necklaces.

Tatted Flower Necklaces

Gothic Princess Necklace

Cosmic Princess Necklace

Here's a bag charm I've made as well using tatted flowers. I did have another one which had wooden beads but unfortunately I've lost the photo before uploading it and I've sold it so I can't take another.

And to finish this post here is a photo of all my phone charms. I'll be updating again soon with some photos of some special charm necklaces I've made as gifts.