Friday, November 27, 2009

crazy sewing

I'm finishing my last few bits to take to Handm@de Oxford on Sunday. I'm really looking forward to it, despite all the frantic last minute stress of making.
I've really been a hive of production this last few weeks (nothing like a deadline to get you going is there) so if you do come along on Sunday, I'll be the one looking extra tired. I wonder if everyone at the fair has had a crazy last minute making frenzy? Perhaps we'll all be looking extra tired.

This week I've made some phone/ipod cosies. They were pretty popular last year. This year, they feature my freehand machine embroidered birds:My wares will also be sporting new cards - I had a moo delivery this week:I also received another delivery this week - all the way from Dallas. I'm going to make a Christmas garland out of these delicate crocheted snowflakes:I wish I had made them, but I just don't have the time to learn at the moment. If you want to be lazy like me, you can purchase them from etsy here.

Rightio, I'm back off to sew a few more Christmas decorations whilst Mr Monda is busy making the dinner - how nice.

Friday, November 20, 2009

red and white

I know it's only 20th November but Christmas has been happening here for the last few weeks. The rest of this post is brought to you by the colours red and white:Still madly preparing for handm@de Oxford on 29th Nov. Will you be coming along?

a little bit of black and white was also quite intrigued by the arrival of the tree:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm still here, and have WIP

Looks like I went dark for a while there. I'm still here - just busy preparing for my upcoming craft fair and showcase so been spending less time with hands on the keyboard and more time with a needle in my hands.
Today, I've been sewing some festive red and white Christmas decorations: and a few more of these cheeky little monsters:

Sunday, November 08, 2009

busy weekend

It's been a busy sewing weekend. 13 new monda monsters have been made - they just need stuffing and gusseting (is that even a word?) - enough to keep me going for the next few evenings anyway. A number of new birds have flown in too - I managed to snap them whilst the light was still ok I don't know about you, but I could do with another weekend.
I'm off to put on my PJ's - I have fresh linen on the bed and today the winter duvet went on too (it was so chilly last night). Hot chocolate anyone?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

light painting

This evening when I got home from work, I switched on the TV and found myself watching Blue Peter (wow, this programme has changed a lot over the years). There was a feature on it about light painting - something I didn't know about before today. I found a 2 minute tutorial on YouTube and had to give it a go

I have to say it's not as easy as it looks but it is great fun though - give it a go, I'd love to see what you come up with. These are my (and Mr Monda's) efforts:

a squiggle

a flower

a Christmas tree

It's also 20 years of Wallace and Gromit today. This is the google home page by way of celebration:

Monday, November 02, 2009

monda loves... Milomade

Evie from Milomade contacted me a while ago to ask if I'd take part in her blog feature '20 questions'. My feature is up so please do go over here are take a peek. Evie's done a great job - I almost look like a real designer! I looked at my workspace and had to double take - probably because it's never usually this clutter free!
I was very happy to take part because I've been reading Evie's blog for a while and I think she creates some fantastic repurposed items - I've chosen just a few of my faves to share with you here:

Silver button pendant

button charm bracelet

This silver ring used to be a fork

I also thought I'd share this pic of the spooky moon that is sitting up there in the sky tonight. The stuff of horror/vampire films. ooooOOOOOOoooooo!