craft rescue

I bought a new-to-me hat at the op shop in Hamilton. It’s been a chilly and wet start to the school holidays in the western district and a warm beanie has been a necessity.
$4.  I 💜 craft rescue – this hat looks like it’s been made from home spun wool and definitely hand knitted.  And having both spun wool and then knitted it, I appreciate the effort involved.

And … the colours match my winter boots.  Which is extra great!

craft stall day 5: wooden necklaces

Ali and Trish had already sourced the wooden necklaces and the chains.  I just added the decoration.

I used gel medium to stick images from magazines and books to the discs.  Then I waited 24 hours (aagh … I find it SOO hard to wait) and then rubbed the layers of paper off, leaving the last layer on the timber.  So it leaves a reverse image.  It’s pretty clever that gel medium stuff!

Then added a varnish and finally waxed the discs back and front before adding the jump rings and hanging them on the chains.

I think they worked out okay.

craft stall day 3: polymer clay and wood

Polymer clay and wooden beads on a silver chain.  In nice neutral tones that go with every Melburnians wardrobe (in the theme of black).   
Nice? Nice.