Monday, July 13, 2015
I've bought a second-hand dollshouse from TradeMe. It's a Classical Dollshouse and Basement from Dollshouse Emporium. Some of the interior was completed but not to my taste so I have spent the last couple of days stripping wallpaper and carpet ready to start the makeover.
I thought the dollshouse seemed quite large until I started putting my Mackintosh furniture in it. The furniture is from a range the Dollshouse Emporium used to sell, there was a house as well but it wasn't ever in my price range. It is a lovely house though, so if anyone wanted to give me one I wouldn't say no.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
I have had the book Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting for several years but haven't got any further than looking and dreaming. Then burda easy Spring/Summer 2015 mentioned the 21st Century Fashion Kit from sparkfun.com and I thought that looks interesting, checked out the website and ended up looking at LilyPad sewable electronics. I found the sparkly bracelet tutorial on the sew electric website which looked nice and easy and found a New Zealand supplier for the components. And here is the result.
Here it is in action:
|The back - very boring|
- Conductive thread
- 4 x LilyPad LED Yellow
- LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched
- Coin Cell battery CR2032
Monday, June 22, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Spinning group today and we had a visitor who showed us how to do hairpin crochet. So this is my first attempt. This part is fairly easy, but then you have to join strips together and make something. I think it is a good way to show off some of the multicoloured yarns that just get all muddled up and blurgh when you knit or crochet them. Will have to investigate further.
Monday, March 30, 2015
|And worn. It doesn't hang off the right shoulder like that all the time, just my stance.|
I have had both Drape Drape books for ages but this is the first item I have made from them. I made the L/XL size which is still a bit tight in the right arm. The neckline is quite low, keep flashing my bra, so when I make this again (which I plan to) I'll adjust the neckline and try to figure out what to do about the right sleeve.