Tuesday

Did YOU steal my tarts?

  
I've always been a bit Alice-in-Wonderland-y.  Well, that's the excuse I use for my slight eccentricism anyway.  I don't even know if that is a word but it sounds intelligent, and, well... Alice-in-Wonderland - y.  As my dearest darling chum Miss Winnie over at diamondcanopywinn.blogspot has dedicated a whole lovely post to me and my crafty creations, I thought I would elaborate a bit and tell you more about my current felt-badge-making obsession...

Sometimes I have moments of crafty genius, such as randomly deciding to rip off Tim Burton's Red Queen design and make a badge out of it.  I got a bit felt-happy a while ago and went on a brooch-making rampage, from which my poor dear friends are still suffering.  It all started with meetmeatmikes' fabulous crafty book that I got for my birthday last year; it has to be the perfect procrastination companion and nobody could ever accuse me of being unproductive...

Of late I have rather enjoyed rendering facial expressions in embroidery, and I think the Red Queen came out particularly well. The original design included her crown but when it was all sewn together I thought it poorly executed and chopped it off.  How very Lewis Carroll of me.  I have also been making other designs such as owls and kokeshi dolls, and I have plans in mind for a white rabbit, toadstools and characters from Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, both Studio Ghibli masterpieces that I admire and adore.

Hope to see you again soon new readers!  Leave me a message and I'll visit your blogs in return - it'll be nice to make some new blog friends after such a long break x

7 comments:

Winnie said...

Eeek sorry Claire, I only just realised NOW that I didn't link your blog properly until now- realised it's a link that didn't go anywhere- but all fixed now! I love a bit of Studio Ghibli...I want to see a Totoro one please! I'm being serious, might have to text you about it!!

Raylee said...

thank you for the encouraging comment. as i have a thing about portraits i am really liking your creations.

Claire said...

Lol, I hadn't even noticed >-< silly Winnie! Thanks for the post anyway, those photos brought back some memories ^-^. It has, unfortunately/fortunately/worryingly, got me on another badge-making stint when I should be writing my papers... aargghh!!
xxxx

Leia said...

The red queen is awesome!!

cole said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. YOU ARE SO TALENTED :)
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Of Mice and Minutiae said...

you are soooooo inspiring! I am currently in awe of your talent to craft.

Jodie said...

Love the queen - her expression is totally perfect.