Saturday, August 31, 2013

Snapshot of August

It's the end of another month and time to share my collection of random photos for August. :)

The beginning of the month saw the second half of our New Zealand holiday.  We had SO much fun.  I've been meaning to do a blog post about our trip but I've been so busy since we got home I just haven't found the time.  Whoops!  There's also been lots of crocheting and creating new hat designs for orders throughout the month along with soccer mornings, new shelving in our family room, trips to the cinema to catch some movies and a little scrapping in there too.  It's been a busy month! :)

Sheree xx

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jot Mood Board Challenge 8

There's a gorgeous new mood board challenge over at Jot today.  Such a pretty mix mix of peachy tones, mint green and woodgrain...

After sifting through my stash for peachy and minty papers here's what I came up with...


I love this photo of Ayden, Riley and Madi even though it's a little dark on the left there.  All smiles and no crazy faces for a change! LOL

I punched out different sized hearts out of a variety of papers and stitched them into three heartstrings down the top left corner of the page then folded the sides up to add a little dimension...


Here's a little closeup at my journaling...


 And there's those three little faces again. :)



Head on over to the Jot Magazine blog to see the other samples the team have come up with...so many gorgeous layouts!  We'd love for you to join in the challenge with us too!  You just need to create any paper project using the mood board as inspiration.. whether it be a layout, card, tag, project life journaling cards, mini book or whatever paper project you like...and upload it by the due date. You can find all the details on the blog HERE.

Oh and guess what?  Jot Issue 2 is on its way!!!!


It's going to be packed full of papery gorgeousness.  You won't want to miss it...and it's FREE!!! You'll be able to get your online copy Sunday 1 September.  See the Jot blog HERE for more details! :)

Sheree xx

Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Designs...Monsters University Hats!

It's always fun when a custom order comes in through my etsy store for a hat design that I've never made before. This week I had a customer ask if I could make some Monsters University inspired helmets...in particular the characters Mike and Sulley.


We LOVE the Monsters movies at our place...don't you?  They're so clever and funny and I love that adults can enjoy them just as much as the kids. :)

I decided to go with the Mike Wazowski hat first...

 Some little horns, a big eye with an eyelid, a quirky smile...and here's the finished design!


Next up was Sullivan.  He was a bit more of a challenge...


But once I'd worked out his big eyebrows, added horns, a hand stitched felt nose and a toothy smile he was all finished too!


So here are my two monster hats together...


These hats will be heading off to my customer overseas but I'll be making a couple for my Etsy store very soon!   :)

Sheree xx


Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Crochet Hello Kitty Hats!

I've added a new hat design to my Etsy store...Hello Kitty Helmets!


My daughter Madison is a HUGE Hello Kitty fan and has been asking me for ages to make one for her Blythes...so now she has one for her dolls and I've also added them to the shop. :)


These are the colours I've made so far but there'll be more colours to come!  You can find my Etsy store Poppy Tree Lane HERE...and if you miss what's listed in store or would prefer a different colour I'm always happy to do custom orders too.  I hope you like them!  They're so fun to make!

Sheree xx

Friday, August 9, 2013

Etzcetera Issue 10

There's a gorgeous new issue of online magazine Etzcetera OUT NOW and once again it's packed full of fun crafty projects, inspiring articles, yummy recipes and lots more!  I'm loving the beautiful crochet project on the cover...

Here's a little peek at just some of what you'll find inside...and that white crochet basket below on the left is my contribution this issue.  :)



Grab your own copy of Etzcetera Issue 10 HERE!

Sheree xx