Monday, 22 August 2011

Crocodile Alligator Hair clips!

So I thought for the irony factor I'd make some crocodile hair clips using alligator clips.

First you have supplies

You need-

Felt (white and coloured) or Ribbon (If using ribbon sealing the edges helps)
Googly eyes
Rhinestones (optional)
and of course Hair clips!

From there you cut the teeth.  This is just a piece of white felt (I used a piece 1cm x 3 cm) for the size clips I'm using.  How I worked out how much I needed was to simply clip the clip onto a piece of felt and cut around-

 I then repeated with the green (clipped it on and twisted the ribbon/felt through and around.) and I ended up with a piece 17cm long.

I then stuck the white squares onto the green, maybe 1mm in from the end. 

I gave that a minuet or so to sit (I'm using fairly fast drying glue) and then I put glue on the opposite side to the white.  I inserted this into the clip-

I put glue along the topside metal and ran the felt/ribbon along sticking it down as I went.

Next, I put glue on the underside of the clip, but not onto the prongs! Just where you open and close it.  I put the felt onto that and then ran glue down the rest of the felt.

You then need to open the clip up and fold the felt back in.  Don't run the bottom piece along without having the clip open!  Otherwise it will stick to the white felt.  When you're done put something in the 'mouth' to keep it open (I used a match stick)

 Next your eyes and rhinestones and put some of the glue onto a small piece of plastic and get a tooth pick.

  Put a small dab of glue onto the back of the eyes and place them where you want them to be.  Repeat with other eye and rhinestones.

You should end up with something like this!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Yay for technology!

This is just to say yay I'm posting from my phone.
And look at my pretty nails

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Photos are up!

I finally found my camera again! So I took some pictures of my neck warmer (which I'm REALLY glad to have made).
So here they are.  Excuse the shoddy stiching.

This is the insert.  Made with sheets and rice

 Here you can see the fabric I used to make it

 And finally putting it to good use!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Sewing fun!

My neck has been bothering me lately so I decided to make a neck warmer. After scouring the net a bit I found this pattern here-

So I thought I'd give it a try. What I liked about it was that I had everything around the house already!

For the outside casing I used some fabric I'd bought from Spotlight, the inner pouch was an old sheet and I used rice for the filling.

I made mine 75cms long and 10cm wide (plus seam allowance) because I was after a tube to wrap around my neck. Each pocket took about a 1/2 cup of rice.

I'm really happy with how it turned out and will post pics as oon as I find my camera.

And so it begins...

I've recently been reading blogs ranging from sewing, bento and general arts and crafts and thought to myself "I might start one. It's better than talking to myself"

So here's the start of my blog! Absolutely Adornable Creations will hopefully have my random craft experiments and also links to my and as a lot of my stuff will hopefully be available for sale.