Thursday, 26 February 2015

LASERS!

I've been working on some laser cut skull brooches with Steve from Clear Cut Creation and I couldn't be happier with how they've turned out. Get your chops around these chaps. All hand stitched into either white/black gloss acrylic or oak stained wood. I even made a glow in the dark number. These are now available to buy over in my Etsy.









Saturday, 3 January 2015

How I spent my winter vacation

Jesus wept, I have not updated my blog in MONTHS. I've had a pretty wild Christmas and kept busy with a new job, jumper sales, commissions and the launch of the scarves. Here's a round up of October - December.

Ayesha King (aka Mrs Kerry King) received her Slayer scarf. How utterly mental is that? The scarf is being sold via Knit and Destroy for £40 and was featured on Makezine! I kinda fan girled about that for a while as Andrew Salomone is amazing, check out this post I wrote about him way back in 2012.

So if that wasn't enough, party legend Andrew W.K tweeted my 'party til' you puke' piece and my social media went into meltdown. I made this piece (along with 'don't be a dick' and 'death to all but metal') into an A5 print. They are printed onto lovely thick, textured card stock and will set you back £4 if you're interested. Check out my Etsy store.



I got into the festive spirit and made some felt yuletide bunting which was inspired by a very glittery garland I acquired from Paperchase. I'm thinking about making more in the new year for various other joyous occasions.


And finally, I sold out of all my Fucking Hostile jumpers in record time. I currently have a few cards left over from Christmas which I'm selling at 3 for £3 in the sale section of my Etsy and Bigcartel. I've also put a few older hoop pieces in clearance on Etsy so make way for new stuff. This year I aim to be more productive than ever.


So that's it really. Happy new year y'all. 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Top 5 Instagram finds

I haven't posted about my recent inspirations for a while and oh boy there is a lot of good stuff out there at the moment. I've got a lot of time for the crafty circles that have popped up on social networks (did you also know I blog for Mr X Stitch every Friday about my dA finds?) I'm a bit of an Instagram addict, I find myself checking up on the hoopart hash tag quite a fair bit. The following pieces are some of my IG favourites from the past few weeks.

Nothing like a good Fleetwood Mac embroidery to start your day by Alleycat and co.

If you read my column on Mr X Stitch you will know I have a soft spot for anything skull related. This beauty is by Jazmin T.

Subversive samplers for the home by Resistor Rags and Wares

This has made top of my Christmas list. I need this in my life. Swoon. By Rachel Welsby.

and finally, this fabulous bullshit stitched hoop by Juliana García.
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New work Wednesday

Firstly...



My scarves are finally here and I could not be happier with the outcome. Kandy Diamond (aka the wizard behind Knit and Destroy) has done an amazing job. Here's a few snaps of the scarf, this one is off to someone very special. More on that to come.







Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New work Wednesday

I've been meaning to make some bunting out of my skull cross stitch print fabric for far too long. I teamed up my fabric with some mint green cotton and now it hangs nicely above my dining table (along with a print by Barbie Lowenberg and a card by Ashley Percival)


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New work Wednesday

Today's post is a bit late due to bashing some Instagram skulls. Unfortunately for me some toenail has decided to make a fake profile. Woes of the internet hey?

Remember this scarf design? The one that was going to be made but then never did? The one that has been sitting lonely in my hard drive of broken dreams? The one no one would take on and I am too inept to knit myself? Good news everyone! The fantastic Kandy Diamond has taken on the challenge and here's the second prototype. Kandy's knitted version is on the left and my original design is on the right. I cannot wait to see the progress after waiting two years for it to become a reality.





Sunday, 24 August 2014

Weekly round up: My top 6 tapestry print picks

I've got a bit of a penchant for any digitalised craft print fabric. I bought this amazing Sass and Belle woodland deer cushion last week and it got me thinking, what other awesome tapestry print products are currently out there? Here's a pick of my favourite currently on the market (admittedly all things for my wardrobe)

#1: Closest tapestry print collar dress, £31.50, available from John Lewis.

#2: The aforementioned Sass and Belle woodland deer tapestry print cushion, £19.00, available from Penzer.



#4: Jeffrey Campbell Lita dog print shoe boot, £159.95, available from Solestruck.

#4: Tapestry print bikini, £23.00, available from ASOS.

#5: Tapestry print cami, £26.00, available from Topshop.


 #6: Mi-Pac tapestry print backpack, £30.00, available from Urban Outfitters.