A Short Hiatus


As you can probably see by the picture, my family and I are moving house very soon. This does mean that I won’t be blogging for a few weeks, as all my crafting things are packed away in boxes, ready for the move. I’ll probably still be hanging around, answering comments when I can, but there will be a hiatus on posts until everything is set up at the new house.

Thank you in advance for your patience, and I look forward to returning in full force!

See ya!



Sweet Key Chains

I finished this little key chain this morning, and I do think it’s very sweet. (Hehe! I had to.)


It’s on one of those horrible split rings that break your nails when you try to open them, however this one wasn’t that bad, probably because it’s new.


It was a freebie with my latest Mollie Makes magazine, and when I saw it, I had to make it because it was so cheery.


Spot the real Custard Cream/s!



If you took off the loop and ring part, it could almost be a biscuit cushion for Sarah! Though perhaps a floor cushion, as it may be a little large for a couch. The kit was designed by Nikki McWilliams, who does a lot of other biscuits and cookies in a similar fashion.

Anyways, see ya!


Night Triumphant

I love churning these little badges out, they’re so quick and satisfying to make. This one is also inspired by a Sarah J Maas series.


I wanted a different coloured background, so I painted this corner of the fabric before tracing the design onto it. If you look carefully, you can see the pencil marks for the design.


Finished and cut out, but not stuck down yet.


And finished! The design is the insignia for the Night Court from Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series.


Because of the blue background, I used blue felt on the back instead of white.


Right in the middle, with an assortment of other blue bookish things I had in my room. (Disclaimer: The Ship of the Dead is not my copy, it belongs to a friend who generously lent it to me to read.)


The badge sits next to the ToG one, as I don’t own the ACoTaR books at the moment. They’re from books by the same author, so I figure it’s close enough.

Anyways, see ya!


Finishing Experiments

I finished another of the little circular badges today, and this one is inspired by the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.


The antlers are in green because green is one of the official colours for Terrasen, which is the country where the main character is from in the book.



I used a different technique for finishing the badge to the Magnus Chase one. I glued the fabric over a circle of paperboard and glued the felt (with the safety pin sewn on) onto the back.


I reckon this method will result in less fraying, but I’m not sure about the strength of the glue alone.



Although I’m not sure that really matters, because I think I love these badges a little too much to pin them somewhere they could get damaged, so for now they stay near their books.

Anyways, see ya!


Let There Be Light

I finished painting a pair of lampposts recently, despite a bucketload of rain pouring down outside, which is definitely a miracle.


The original tutorial for these used a white table tennis ball on top for the light, but I don’t own any table tennis equipment, so I had to improvise. These lights are balled-up tissue painted yellow, and the posts are rolled paper.


Sarah for scale:




They really light up Diagon Alley, don’t they? I imagine they stay on all night to make the street safe, and they’re turned on and off every morning with a little lumos charm by a lamplighter.

Anyways, see ya!