Friday, April 29, 2011

Book : Big Little Felt Universe

Imagine my delight when I arrived home from a terrible day at work earlier this week to find this on my doorstep:

I ordered it via book depository the week before and was surprised it arrived so soon, given the longer than usual Easter break here in Australia this year. Better than that was the fact it only cost $16.95, which is pretty damn cheap for a craft book!

Anyway, the book is full of crazy creations all made out of felt. Like this camping set:

This tool set (complete with tool belt):

And this crazy grill and hamburger set, which is probably my favourite!

Unfortunately it is going to be a while before I get to make anything from the book, since I really should be doing other, more responsible, things.... Like packing *sigh*

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Apple Pie

Yesterday I had the urge to bake and since I had an abundance of apples and a long seated desire to try my hand at making a 'lattice' out of pastry, I decided to make an apple pie:

Hmmm... looks good. Shame it didn't taste all that great, even with lashings of cream!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter (and a quick Easter Present tutorial)

Just a quick post today to wish you all a:

and to show you a nice and easy Easter present idea:

To make, simply cover up the label of an empty egg carton with Easter themed scrapbooking paper:

Print off a "Happy Easter" label (like in the first picture) on your computer and adhere it to the top of the carton (mine would have been a bit fancier if most of my crafting stuff wasn't all packed up ready to move house next month):

Cut some tissue paper into short strips, separate and scrunch:

Pop that inside the egg carton:

Fill the egg carton up with creme/caramel/praline filled eggs (or a mixture of all three):

Make up a little gift tag:

Use bakers twine to tie the egg carton closed and to thread your gift tag on to and ta-da... all done!

Now I just need to keep them hidden from Matty until Sunday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter is upon us!

Hello everyone! I am back.... well at least a little bit back. I have been working on some stuff and realised that it wasn't fair that I was keeping it all to myself, so here I am, making an effort to blog at least a couple of times a week.

As Easter is approaching (perhaps a little faster than I'd like), I decided I should make Little Snicker an Easter t-shirt. So I drew this lame little sketch of a robot wearing rabbit ears, scanned it into my computer to do some image manipulation and then popped it onto a tshirt using an iron on transfer.

Here's how it turned out:

and here's a close up of the design so you can see my awesome drawing skills:

It's true by the way. Robots do dig Easter too. No discrimination against robots in this household!