This is why I collect ‘treasure’

This is why I collect ‘treasure’

I, like many crafters, collect things. Buttons, scraps, beads etc etc. So when my little sister said she was going to buy some sort of belt for the Summer Ball I asked what sort of thing she was thinking and we collaborated to create a belt buckle design for her....
It started with 2 old hats…

It started with 2 old hats…

… bought from a charity shop. Ugly and unloved I unpicked the brims and crowns then sewed some polka dot fabric to the brim and reassembled with the second hats crown I reused one of the hats trim, added some other bits and bobs I had collected and voila…...
Steiner Dolls

Steiner Dolls

I started making two Steiner or Waldorf style dolls. Strictly speaking they aren’t as they don’t use the finest and purest ingredients of plain wool and cotton. In fact, so far they use child’s elbow Tubigrip, old desert uniform t-shirt, shredded...
Modifying DBs Hat

Modifying DBs Hat

DB had a spare uniform hat that he had ripped apart to try to make it more floppy (this makes it look more old fashioned and ‘cooler’). But of course putting it back together again requires sewing skills… So I’ve ripped out the structural...