Showing posts from November, 2011

Tooth Felties

Hi again!
Something more cheerful today than the graveyard ;) Although I do find visits (in daylight) very relaxing. Anyway... remember the Halloween felties I made from the tutorial on Paper and String?

Yes these :)

My friend at work said that the ghost looks like a tooth! Something I completely disagree with but it surely could be turned into one with a few minor adjustments... Her sister is a dentist and she asked me to make some tooth felties for her as a keyring. She wanted a good tooth and a bad tooth. Dentists... *shiver*

This is what I came up with! I used the original pattern from Paper and String as shown in the original felties post, and changed it a tad. I made a good tooth with white felt, black eyes, blue cheeks (they have to be squeeky clean after all), a smiling face, and a white ribbon with black dots. The bad tooth is made with light yellow felt, grey eyes, green cheeks, a sad face, and a black ribbon with white dots. I even has a hole in it!! I tried making the hole wit…

Visit to Highgate Cemetary London

During the visit of my friend from Berlin, he had a schedule as usual of things to see and do (I do the same when we visit him hihi) and another item on his list was to visit Highgate Cemetary. Highgate Cemetary is one of the Magnificent Seven cemetaries in London and so far I have seen 4 out of 7. I cant remember if I already had this blog when I last visited one of them though.

This was all in the Halloween spirit so it totally worked. My colleagues thought it was a little weird (but they think I can be weird anyway haha), but there is so much history there! We were just in time for the tour of the western cemetary which could only enter at specific times. Lots of interesting graves there, including the one of that Russian guy who was poisoned a few years back.

We didnt find the entrance right away so we took some pics through the gates here and there as we tried to locate the way in.

Gorgeous scroll stone

Just after the entrance of the western part of the cemetary with the tour.

Goth Walk 25 - The Cock Lane Ghost

Hi everyone!
As you may remember me mentioning before (dont worry if you dont, I'm told I talk to much all the time), my friend Thorleif came over from Berlin the other day, just a week before Halloween. It just so happens to be the same weekend as another goth walk was scheduled. Such a coincidence! LOL. So naturally we joined in.

The bf stayed home due to his shoulder and the area we would go to would be super crowded, but he did join us for a lovely hearty breakfast.

It was a lovely sunny day and the theme of this walk was most excellent: The Cock Lane Ghost. With our regular priest as our tour guide, we set off. (I wont copy/paste the whole story here, but if you click the link above you can find out all about it)

The walk took us through Smithfield, which is always a lovely area and great for pics. One day I must do this in a costume...

Past various churches...

...and to the front door of Dr. Samuel Johnson who seems to turn up in a lot of 18th century London history. In this s…

Christmassing - Harrods Christmas Display 2011

Hi all!
Ooooh my very first 2011 Christmas post, how exciting! You are not going to believe this but I am totally in the Christmas spirit right now :) Starbucks has their Christmas coffees (toffee nut latte, yumm!) which are amazing and immediately make my day :) Though maybe not so much when drunk after lunch, I tried that and went to bed at 4am LOL. Good thing it was a weekend! But having learnt this, I now get one before work and my day cannot be ruined :)

It was my friend's Jose's birthday a while ago and of course as per tradition I totally forgot about it. Oops... but I invited him for coffee and cake (his favourite) in Knightsbridge and we checked out the Harrod's Christmas display afterwards. It was lovely and very Christmassy which was perfect after the Christmass coffee :) Want to join me on a little tour?

This year the theme is 'Crystal Christmas' and really, they mean crystals!

Lots of mannequins in sparkly dresses in a sparkly forest. I posted this one on …

Upcycled Sock Projects

Yes, still Halloweening away over here with my remaining Halloween projects :) Well this isnt really a Halloween project, this is just a upcycling project which just happens to use Halloween socks! Hahaha, yes it's a sock post :)

I had this mountain of faboulous Halloween socks that all had holes and I just refused to throw these away. I have more but those are still ok for now ;)

After months of scouring the internet for cute projects to make with socks, I finally decided to go for it and the big scissors came out. It's amazing how few cool sock projects are actually out there! All I found were sock monsters/animals which I really didnt want to make, door snakes (also not useful at the moment) and gloves. Ok, the glove idea I did try. Not great but the idea is good. In the end I decided for this:

I made hand warmers and lavender bags!

The hand warmers are on the bottom, two of each using my favourite prints of these socks. I filled them with plain rice to microwave and pu…

Halloweening - Cute Felties

Hello again everyone!
I had a lovely weekend :) The bf was away for a day and a bit and I got to laze around the house eating popcorn (which he hates me eating hihi). I hardly did any crafting but was still in the Halloween mood so I browsed around and found these pinned on my Pinterest board to make sometime:

Yes, this is the lovely tutorial from Paper and String, arent they the cutest!!

Now I have to warn you, my pics arent nearly this good, but I was just too lazy to use the mini studio we have to take decent pics, especially as I made these at 3am, courtesy of Starbucks' wonderful Toffee Nut Latte which I had way too late in the day.

These are the ones I made :) I used 'gold' felt for the pumpkin as the orange I had was much to neon. I also used purple for the bat as I just didnt have grey and after all, purple is my favourite colour ;) The ribbons I used are from mt favourite ribbon shop whose name I have just blanked out on, but if you read some older posts you will fin…

Halloweening - Upcycled Spider Pots

Hi all!
For most of you, Halloween is over now as November has started and people are starting on the Christmas preparations or maybe even Thanksgiving, depending on their location. Well, in the UK we dont celebrate Thanksgiving, nor in the Netherlands for that matter, and I dont really have a lot to prepare for Christmas. So I say now, am sure that in three weeks I will be panicking with all the stuff I still have to do LOL. But for now, stick with me, I still have some Halloween projects to share and I really dont want to wait until next year, who knows if I will remember? So just give me this one...

Today I want to share with you my spider pots that I made for work. You are probably wondering what a spider pot is doing in the office... Well, to put stuff in of course! I always use this really ugly plastic box that used to hold business card to put paperclips and stuff in. I only have the one box so everything is always nice and mixed so that when I need something out of it, I never f…

Halloweening - Baby Pumpkin Outfit - Pics!

Hi all,
Yes I know it is November, and Halloween is over. Tesco is already decorating Christmas and they mainly sell Christmas candy and the likes (seriously?!) But I still have so many Halloween projects! Plus today my colleague showed me the pics of his daughter in her pumpkin outfit, it is so cute! With his permission I wanted to share this with you since many of you asked:

Isnt she adorable as a pumpkin? Granted, the outfit was still a tiny bit big as she is this wee little bundle, but it still looks cute and I doubt it will still fit next year ;)

LOL Not entirely sure she will love Halloween as much as me but at least she has been introduced to it in style :)

So all in all it was a hit :) I also received some great advice about the booties. It turned out they were a little tight due to the elastic (not like I have a test subject when making those LOL) but I had the best idea how to fix it: no elastic, but stitch a ribbon to tie up. Much less work and it will fit better :) I guess I …