Friday, 15 June 2018

Sailor Moon Crystal Wallpapers set15 - Mars & Jadeite


Here we see the Sailor Guardian of Fire and Passion alongside the former Knight of Patience and Harmony. Long ago in a past life these two were lovers, fighting to protect the Moon Princess and her love the Earth Prince. Now reborn in the present these two fight on opposing sides, with the power of flame Sailor Mars fights for the heroine Sailor Moon and with the power of ice Jadeite fight for the evil Dark Kingdom.

These Sailor Moon Crystal wallpapers feature the couple Rei Hino and Jadeite (as seen in the first three wallpapers) and the alter ego Sailor Mars again with Jadeite (as seen in the last two wallpapers). To download click on the picture of the wallpaper you want and "Save Image As" to save to your computer or alternatively you can select "Set As Desktop Background". Please let me know if your having any problems with these. Hope you enjoy.




Friday, 8 June 2018

Dress Pillows #2


This is yet another Dress Pillow that I made for my niece, I actually made a few that I bundled together with a cute ribbon as a birthday gift. These dress pillows are literally just that, pillows made from the dresses that were worn by my niece as a baby. These were some of my sisters favourite dresses that her little girl wore and she didn't want to part with them, nor did she want to just stick them in a box somewhere, so this is what I came up with.

To make these keepsake Dress Pillows I simply sewed all the openings shut and then stuffed, and stuffed, and stuffed. I hand stitched the bottom edge, two sleeves and kept the neck for last to insert the stuffing. These are such unique decorative pillows or, as my niece prefers to use then, playmates for a fun tea party. I have to apologise here for the quality of the pictures, I had only minutes to take photos before these were given away.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Sailor Moon Crystal Wallpapers set14 - Mercury & Zoisite


In another life the sailor scout Mercury and the Earth prince's general Zoisite were lovers. They were both fiercely loyal and protective of their royal leaders, Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion, until their tragic deaths. Now, once again Ami, in her guise as Sailor Mercury, is again face to face with Zoisite, only this time as enemies. With no memory of their past lives, their past love, Sailor Mercury fights for Sailor Moon and for love and intelligence while Zoisite fights for Queen Beryl and the Dark Kingdom.

These Sailor Moon Crystal wallpapers feature the couple Ami Mizuno and Zoisite (as seen in the first two wallpapers) and the alter ego Sailor Mercury again with Zoisite (as seen in the last two wallpapers). To download click on the picture of the wallpaper you want and "Save Image As" to save to your computer or alternatively you can select "Set As Desktop Background". Please let me know if your having any problems with these. Hope you enjoy.



Friday, 25 May 2018

Beanie Rodent


Another cute and sweet little beanie rodent, and new little friend for my Beanie Mouse. This little fella was made from a vintage pattern I found and as it was such an adorable creature I couldn't help make him. He is similar in size to my beanie mouse only this beanie rodent stands on two feet and my beanie mouse is down on all four paws.


This little cutie is made from a blue/grey material, as is his very slim tail. Black is used for all four paws, his ears and safety eyes to contrast contrast his body colour. I also used black to stitch his little nose and mouth. His hand were actually stitched into the seam of the belly, while his feet are top stitched to the finished body.


This finished beanie rodent stands about 10cm tall and is about 7cm wide across his belly (13cm including the tail). Although I did slightly add a little stuffing to the tail, I did not add any to the paws or ears. The body of this beanie is filled with plastic pellets to give him a soft and playful feel, as I did with my beanie mouse.


This little beanie rodent was so fun to make and turned out so cute. I can just imagine making a whole collection of these in a variety of colours, which I guess I will have to do at some stage as I am now excited to see how that would turn out.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Sailor Moon Crystal Wallpapers set13 - Moon & Mask


Sailor Moon is at its heart a love story; girl meets boy, they fall in love, are torn apart by death, are later reunited in a reincarnated future life. The only thing standing in their way is her timidness and his lack of memory. But when Usagi and Mamoru are finally reunited, they face the same fate as in their past life, death brought about by the forces of evil. But as with any true love story they are able to vanquish their enemies with the power of true love.

These Sailor Moon Crystal wallpapers feature the couple Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba (as seen in the first two wallpapers) and their alter egos Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask (as seen in the last two wallpapers). To download click on the picture of the wallpaper you want and "Save Image As" to save to your computer or alternatively you can select "Set As Desktop Background". Please let me know if your having any problems with these. Hope you enjoy.



Friday, 11 May 2018

Topsy Turvy Doll - Poison Ivy & Wonder Woman


I have finally been able to complete yet another up-side down doll, these dolls take a ridiculously long time to make as they are all hand sewn. If your interested you can see the two previously made flip dolls here, the first is a DC Superhero Girls themed doll featuring Supergirl & Wonder Woman and the second is mash-up Disney / DC Superhero doll featuring Elsa (Frozen) & Wonder Woman. Today is another Wonder Woman, she is so popular at the moment, & Poison Ivy. Both these characters are from DC Superhero Girls.


This doll was made at special request, the exact words to describe each doll were, for the "good" side Wonder Woman and for the flip side or "cheeky" side as she was called, Poison Ivy. This Poison Ivy doll is based on the character appearing on the cartoon series DC Superhero Girls and is therefore not the totally evil lady as seen in Batman movies of the past, but is instead a shy scientific genius and teen superhero in the making.


Again based on the DC Superhero Girls, this Wonder Woman has also a little extra classic charm thrown in as seen in the star studded skirt. I just love this material and it instantly screams Wonder Woman to me. If you look back at my past topsy turvy dolls you will notice that this Wonder Woman is made in the same style as the Supergirl & Wonder Woman doll. This is mostly dur to the skirt material and the tiara design.


As with my other two previously made topsy turvy dolls, I used a picture of these characters as seen in the DC Superhero Girls to make a copy of their individual facial features that I then transferred to these doll before embroidering. That way each character I have made has slightly different facial featured to match their characters. Ivy's face has her green eyes, fair eyebrows and of cause a strand of ivy through her hair.


Ivy's outfit was also based on the one she wears in the DC Superhero Girls, complete with a flower at her waist and ribbons that I have attached to replicate more vines that are seen clinging about her. As I have mentioned in previous posts, these dolls are not made to be exact replicas of their characters, but are instead my interpretation of each character as limited by doll design and my current supplies, as I use only recycled materials.


Wonder Woman here is made in the same way as my first Wonder Woman topsy turvy doll, again made with ribbon wrist cuffs, ribbon belt and shirt highlights along with a material tiara that is blanket stitch to her head and features the iconic red star. Both dolls have yarn wool hair that is first stitched to head in a single layer to cover the skull, followed by a second layer to create the length of their hair, this is done with one continuous piece of yarn to create the loops.


This topsy turvy doll has a finished size of about 14 inches from head to head and about 16 inches from head to hem, as the skirt hangs a little lower to fully cover the doll under it. This makes a substantially sized doll and considering you get two in one, the ideal size to give each enough room to showcase their individual personalities which are mainly featured in the top half of each doll. I just love how each doll seems to have their own personalities despite all having the same base pattern and the end results always make me smile.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Sailor Moon Crystal Wallpapers set12 - Tuxedo Mask


Tuxedo Mask is the mysterious caped hero who's special skill seems only to be able to lend moral support to our heroine, Sailor Moon. But there is more to this masked man for he is Mamoru Chiba, the reincarnation of the Earth prince, and true love of the Moon Princess, Usagi Tsukino. As such he and his four generals, are the greatest allies that Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts could have, that is if they can remember who they are.

These Sailor Moon Crystal wallpapers feature the mask hero Tuxedo Mask, his Tuxedo Medal, Mamoru's Gems and his Moon Phase Watch. To download click on the picture of the wallpaper you want and "Save Image As" to save to your computer or alternatively you can select "Set As Desktop Background". Please let me know if your having any problems with these. Hope you enjoy.