Category Archives: Art

Urban graffiti style beanie for the cool kids

Very happy how this turned out. 

It was my first time using Debbie Bliss Milano wool. It is an aran weight yarn but when you feel it in your hands it seems to be double knitting weight. I used 5mm needles as recommended but this left qite noticeable gaps between the wool. I wanted the effect of a closer knit so I dropped down to 4.5mm halfway through for the shaping, and much prefer the effect. 

I adore how it looks but in all honestly it’s not the most enjoyable yarn to work with, just because of the string like quality to it. Worth it for the final effect, though. 

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Pain is…

…spending hours of your life in double-pointed needle hell to create beautiful cashmere Rowan Finest gloves, only to get to the end of them and realise that you have made TWO LEFT HANDS.

So, you count to ten for three days then bite the bullet and undo the one, and start it again.  You make a right hand. Everything is perfect. Then you wear them out and lose them within the first week.

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A Piece of my Niece 

She’s the most fun person to sketch. 

With jet black eyelashes, Snow White skin, she’s a walking monochrome delight. 

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Sketch of my beloved Henry 


A little sketch of my dog. 

I’ve made the collar look tight when it’s not. 

I can’t draw. 

The end. 

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Yellow heart shaped earring holder

I use this to store my earrings by my bed but I originally made it to be a tea light holder.
This was very easy to make. I rolled out some clay, making sure it was deep enough for a tea light. I placed some lace on top of the clay and rolled over it with a rolling pin to get the lace pattern embedded in the clay. Then used I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the shape. I then used a cut away tool to scoop out the hollow in the middle for a tea light. Smooth the edges around the heart and you’re done 🙂 pop in the kiln then glaze it how you like. Use a pale glaze instead of underglaze though- they accentuate the pattern much more than an underglaze.
Happy making!

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Button Inspiration

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Feeling inspired to make these in my next ceramic class. The buttons are in the kiln but I’m yet to paint them. Love the idea of hand drawing on the cards.

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