Friday, 18 December 2015

A Christmas Medley!

Hello lovely people!

I have been making lots of wee bits and bobs for Christmas! I made bobble and tiny trees for the craft stall at school.  Craft club made pretty twig trees which we decorated. 


I made some ornaments from tree slices!  Ady drilled a small hole in them and I stamped my designs on them




I had some pine cones left over and I decided to paint them green add tiny pom poms and created wee Christmas trees!



I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and I thought it looked wonderful.  So I went down the woods and collected lots of sticks and spray painted them white.  Once they had dried I tied them together and added some sparkly buttons and stars.




Dittery Dot
xoxo





Monday, 21 September 2015

Bits And Bobs...

Hello lovely people!

I have been working on lots of wee bits and bobs and thought I would share them with you all.  Dougal has been lots of help as you can see....


One of the things I made was some cute girly bunting for a friend to give as a present.


The school that I work at decided to make a wee reading corner for our KS1.  I helped to make it cosy by stitching some fun designs onto plain cushions.  I used some scrap felt and hand stitched them onto the fabric.




I also made some bunting from the rest of the scraps and some teeny tiny dot strip bunting for the shelves.


At Hobbycraft they had some plain  cardboard letters and I thought they would look good painted and covered in buttons.  So that is exactly what I did!





Look at our fantastic reading corner!  It's very cosy and inviting :)


Then I was asked to help create some for the main school library.  The library has lots of calm green colours and trees so I used felt to make tiny leaves and flowers.  I think they look fantastic!



Dittery Dots
xoxo


Sunday, 20 September 2015

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...

Hello lovely people! 

I have been waiting patiently to share this wee post with you!  Our friends recently got married :) and I didn't know what to get them.  So I made them this wee picture that had their names intertwined and the date they got married.

I had really wanted to do a papercut design with their names and hearts etc but as you can see this didn't go well!  



It was so difficult to cut and I kept accidentally tearing or ripping the delicate design.  After 5 failed attempts I went back to the drawing board!


I then came up with the idea of using pipe cleaners that were twisted into their names.  There are lots of really good examples of this kind of art on pinterest. 



I used embroidery floss and wrapped it round the pipe cleaners until it was all covered.  Use a tapestry needle to tuck the ends under the thread as this makes it look neat and tidy.


I cut a piece of dotty paper to size and put it in a box frame.  I also added the date they got married and some love heart buttons to finish it off.


Dittery Dot
xoxo


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Pretty Craft Shelves

Hello lovely people!

I haven't been up to a lot of sewing recently because I have been tidying! :O I know, me tidying!  I found this while I was cleaning, and I had totally forgotten I had started it :s



Again this was a kit from Etsy -"This Tiny Existence".  It is a very detailed kit and took a while to do the black outlines.  My favourite shelf is the button jar one.  I wish my button collection  looked that neat on a shelf :).



I think it will look really pretty once it is finished but it will take a while to do, and I still have cross stitch to finish ahhhhhhh!

Dittery Dot
xoxo

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Some Pretty Stitching

Hello lovely people!

When I went to the knitting and stitching show I saw Rowandean doing a small free class and it looked really interesting so I bought a small kit to try it.  You are given some fabric with a design printed on it and sheer bits of fabric and a selection of threads.  You can buy these kits on amazon now too.


Then you have to pin some o the sheer fabric over the flower heads and layer them over the grassy part until you are happy with the colours and arrangement.


I made sure to fray the edges of the sheer fabric to make it a bit more interesting.  Then I started to sew.  The stitches used are french knot, stem stitch, detached chain or lazy daisy stitch and wheat ear stitch.


It took me a few hours to complete this wee project and I think it looks really cute.  I just don't know what to do with it now?  I may make it into a needle case as my other one is falling apart.


 Dittery Dot
xoxo

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Wee dollies!

Hello lovely people!

I recently found these wee dolls that were given to me when I was 11 or 12 I think.  They are now sitting in my craft room in a little basket.  I don't know what make they are or much about them at all, I just think they are very cute and pretty.  











Dittery Dot
xoxo