Tuesday, 30 December 2014

I've Caught the Crafty Bug

I suppose this will be my final post for 2014. I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas time as we did. I follow lots of lovely bloggers with amazing crafty skills, from sewing to crochet, making accessories, quilts, and all manor of things. Those bloggers inspire me. I didn't ever think I'd be that girl that gets a kick out of making things, but it seems I have indeed caught the crafty bug.
Here are a few of my recent creations....


Vintage tape measure and old teaspoon brooch 


Some mini embroidery hoop brooches, which could be worn as pendants too





Onto sewing....a bolero that I winged from my favourite sheet without a pattern


My sheet dress from a 60's Simplicity pattern


My first sewing attempt with a childhood sheet....maybe that is where my love of green came from?


Another bolero


And another dress from the Simplicity pattern, this time with double ric-rac


And a few crafty purchases including this pretty doily



An old Woolworths tin full of old buttons



I made a wall hanging out of an old pillowcase and a thrifted embroidery hoop


My Mum passed her original pinking shears onto me, and I'm using them lots


I also found this handmade single quilt at an op shop for $2



Some thrifted fabric for a future project


Although I'm not the most refined crafter, I try to remind myself that even experts were beginners at some stage. Do you enjoy making things too?
See you on the flip side of 2015!

12 comments:

  1. Being crafty can be rather addictive and you've made some fab things!
    I've always liked making things but I have yet to master any one discipline.
    I hope you have a wonderful new year Leisa xxx

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  2. Those are pretty cool -- that addition of the spoon to the tape measure brooch is brilliant. I love assemblage/found object jewellery, it's often so interesting and unique. (In fact, I made some assemblage/found object brooches for my mum's christmas pressie but I forgot to photograph them before I gave them to her, so I can't blog about them yet!)

    I love the eccentric lettering on that pinking shears box, too, look at that quirky K!

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  3. Sewing without a pattern!! That's Big Time!! Love your crafty stuff. Keep that Rick rack coming!

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  4. You're so talented! I love your "winging it" boleros and your tapestry hoop brooches. If you can make things as pretty as that when you've only just started I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2015! x

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  5. You have been stitching up a storm Ms VBG - those frocks you whipped up are gorgeous!
    I have been busy at my old Janome too. So far two pairs of shorts in vintage op-shopped batik for my husband (which he is WEARING!!!) and a frock (pattern cut out - off to Spotlight this morning for fabric) for me.
    All the best for 2015 - I hope it's a happy and healthy one for you and the people you love x

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    1. p.s. thanks for tip on upside down photos ;)

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  6. The tapestry hoops brooches really make me want to try my hand at that myself! :o) I like the idea of using one as a pendant. ALL your dresses are fantastic!!!! The double ric-rac was brilliant!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  7. I join the chorus, you are so talented! These are all wonderful creations. I too love the idea of the hoop brooch. And I have a soft spot for pinking shears. Happy New Year.

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  8. wonderful projects! I can't wait to see what you'll do in 2015!

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  9. That's it now, Leisa, you are a SEWIST and a crafter! So many lovely things, and I look forward to seeing many more next year. And that fabric is amazing, anything featuring a Beardsley print is a winner for me!
    Happy new year to you and the Captain, have fun! xxx

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  10. Beautiful and very creative. Happy 2015. :)

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  11. Crafting isn't about being refined - its about having fun! It looks like you are having a blast and that's all that matters! I love all your frocks - hurrah!

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