Monday, 12 June 2017

R is for ....

Hello lovely people!

It has been a while since I posted but I have had this wee bundle of giggles to look after!



I finally found a wee bit of time to make a really lovely plaque for Robyn's door.  I used a metal wreath ring that I bought from a craft shop and covered it in some pretty blue ribbon that had tiny robins on it.





My mum bought a lovely wooden R and I wanted to use it in this project because I didn't want it to get chipped if it was hanging on a door handle.  So I used a hot glue gun to secure it to the ribbon.


I ran out of ribbon just as it was neatly finished so I decided to add a lovely chiffon rose I had made a few years ago and some fancy sparkly butterflies.



Dittery Dot 
xoxo




Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas Stockings

Hello lovely people,

It has been a while since I have posted properly and this is another quick post but that is because we had a beautiful baby girl...and she is keeping me very busy!



I just wanted to share some pictures of Christmas stockings that I personalised for a friend.  They were looking a bit plain and she wanted their names on them.


I used some red felt and I drew out the letters with felt tips.  Then I cut and hand stitched them onto the stocking.  I added jingle bells to make them extra special!




Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Dittery Dot
xoxo

Monday, 5 December 2016

What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is!

Hello everyone!

This is just a super quick post!  I have been creating these lovely rose pins.  They are very easy to make.  You just need some organza that has been cut into rough circle shapes.  Then hold them over a candle to melt and seal the edges.  careful you don't burn your fingers!

Then stitch the petals together and add some beads to the centre.  Put a pin or clip on the back and voila! your done!





Dittery Dot
xoxo

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A Peek In My Sketchbook!

Hello lovely people!

I have been putting my sketchbook together and I wanted to share the pages I have completed so far.







I have been drawing some of my dollies and trying to create some characters.















Dittery Dot
xoxo

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Quilting Time!

Hello lovely people!

Nearly 2 years ago I started making a quilt!  Well it is finally finished. I'm sure I did a post about starting it but it was difficult to finish and I got bored.  So I stashed it away for another day.  Here it is...



It is a bit wonky in places but I'm sooo pleased with it and happy that I tried!


It was such a big quilt that I started with that I cut a strip off and I used it to make some matching cushions.  As you can see I had helper!


I think Dougal approves of the cushions!



Dittery Dot
xoxo


Monday, 27 June 2016

Sensory Toys

Hello lovely people!

Lately I have been making some bits and pieces for our new arrival!  Yes, we are pregnant and very excited for our new bundle of joy to arrive.  I have been making all sorts of things and will post about them in the next few weeks once they are finished.

This week I have made a sensory colour game.  I saw that people were selling and making these for a large profit and they are so easy to make!



As you can see all you need is some coloured felt and stitch them together so you have a strip.  Then I found odd buttons, ribbon, flowers etc and you match these up with your colour of felt.



See super easy!  And it has cost about £5 to make.

Dittery Dot
xoxo

Thursday, 23 June 2016

A wee dolls house!

Hello lovely people!

I have been seeing lots of these wee carry around fabric play houses on Pinterest lately and thought they were a really cute idea.  I made my own version as you can see!  I think Dougal approves :)


It is all made from thick felt with a layer of flat wadding and plastic mesh layered in between.  This helps it to stand up.




One side unties and folds down to reveal a cute living room and wee garden complete with pond.  I even made a wee dolly and found a teddy for the house.



Dittery Dot
xoxo