Craft round-up: Viking Love

23 03 2012

Apparently vikings are the new cool, well that’s great for me because it means I am spoilt for choice when buying a gift for my partner (who suffers from delusions of becoming a Viking King). So here is my Etsy Treasury of viking related stuff, there is something for everyone, even the dog!


Handmade Jewelery

9 02 2012

I just received my second parcel from Bones & Glitter and I must say, I am super happy with my purchase! So, I thought I would do a wee plug for them.

One of the best things about Bones & Glitter is the number of ways you can find products and order them. They also do custom orders at little or no extra cost. If you can imagine it, they can probably make it. My most recent purchase was 2 hairclips to help hide my silly fringe (you can see them below being modelled by 2 of my rabbots – November and Romeo). Before that I got a skull braclet and a zombie cameo ring (bottom).

* Bones & Glitter on Facebook

* Glitterskull’s Shop on Felt

* Bones and Glitter on Etsy

Next Christmas

6 01 2012

Have I gone mad? Yes, quite possibly…

We have only just finished one years Christmas season and I am already planning the next one, in terms of decoration anyway. I was looking at the After-Christmas sale table at the local department store and inspiration hit me – BACON!

I think I was in bacon mode after finding bacon band-aids for my partners Christmas stocking. So now I’m covering red baubles with bacon printed paper, saving and drying out chicken bones to paint white later and doodling pictures of what it will all look like (see below).

Yummy yarns

6 12 2011

It’s officially summer which always helps get me back into creating. But today is wet and cold(ish) so I find myself looking at yarns. Etsy has some great yarns in evey colour of the rainbow, but doesn’t have the handy built in Share-a-link feature that Felt has. So I have had to take a screenshot to post here and add a link. Pift!

Local Steampunk

19 09 2011

With so many skilled crafters in NZ I’m kinda surprised there aren’t more steampunk crafters. There are a few though, and here is some of their stuff. Don’t forget to check out Dr. Gordbort’s Rayguns, League of Victorian Imagineers and the Steampunk Emporium (overseas) too.


Cleopatra Antique Earrings


Victoriana Pendant


Window Locket Pendant - Steampunk Cogs


Victoriana Pendant


Vintage watch movement in filigree Silver - Steampunk Inspired timeless relic


Different Typewriter Key in Green! Shift Lock Pendant. Great Steampunk look!


Steampunk Inspired Fantasy Cuff - Cogs and Antiqued Silver Dragonfly


Pocket Watch Pendant - Vintage Steampunk Inspired - Timeless Relic


Awesome octopus pendant in bronze


Steampunk Golden Stag Necklace


Filigree Ring with vintage watch movement, Antiqued Dragonfly and Swarovski - Steampunk Inspired


Vintage Typewriter Keys into amazing rings Steampunk *  Adjustable * Upcycling *


For the dogs

13 09 2011

A collection of cute stuff for dogs – all home grown via Felt

Copper Poppy Jacket - Medium
Alpaca filled  Pet cushion
Cool buttons dog collar
AroundAHound 1.5" Wide Martingale Collar
paw print throw
Copper Poppy Jacket - Small
Pimp my Pooch© 2011 Spring Collection ~ Boutique Reversible Double Breasted Military Jacket ~ Size XS
Personalised Pet Pendant Cat or Dog Lover
Handmade dog collar
Handmade dog collar
Pimp my Pooch© 2011 Spring Collection ~ Boutique Tartan 'Shortie Coat' ~ Size XS
Copper Poppy Flouro Jacket - Small

Judge a book by it’s cover?

20 05 2011

Apologies for the long break, you know, earthquakes and stuff…

Today I bring you a collection of new craft related books, most of which are currently gracing my bookshelves. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you have no internet and intermittent power 🙂

* Art by Tattooists : Beyond Flash by Jo Waterhouse

* Making handmade books : 100+ Bindings by Alisa Golden

* Two from one Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott

* Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse

* Literary Tattoos : The word made flesh by Eva Talmadge & Justin Taylor – original blog

* Paper + Craft by Minhee and Truman Cho