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This Week

Hang on, how is it December already? Bit of a wake up call that Christmas is just around the bend! Lots of exciting things have been happening this week in Holly-land, here’s pictures of some of it…

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December 2nd, 2009 Real Life | 1 Comment
 
 

This week

Phew its been a busy week! I’ve been a bit of a crazy computer lady the last couple of weeks while ive been getting the new www.alittlestranger.com up and working. Computer stuff dosent come that naturally to me so theres been a lot of me banging my head on my desk and making a grumpy face,  but it looks like everything’s done now and i can get over myself!

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November 25th, 2009 Real Life | 2 Comments
 
 
Finished the Mario cross stitch and hung it in the living room!
The Mario Cross Stitch :)

Mario Cross Stitch We have been making this for the living room, it took about 3 weeks all together, Jonjo did the sky and i did the everything else, ha! It was a lot of fun, i’ve never done a big cross stitch like this before, we used a huge needle and doubled over thread, so it’s got quite a 3D effect when you look at it up close. More pictures of the Mario Cross stitch here.

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November 18th, 2009 Real Life | 11 Comments
 
 

New Stuff

Heres my messy desk with what i’ve been up to lately on it! I’ve had a few days off work this week and ive spent my time working on custom orders, painting, going mental over the new Paramore album (Hayley Williams is my latest  all-consuming celebrity crush) and working on my own projects – Lots of messing around with polymer clay and experimenting with using glass eyes. I was unsure if they eyes would expand when i cooked them so this was a test, to see what happened. I tried this in the past with plastic eyes but they slightly melted and lost their shape, ew! I didnt think i’d use this face but i’ve ended up really liking him! I’ll finish him off next week. I’ve been experimenting with making polymer clay jewellery but i’ll share pictures when they’re a bit more finished.

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October 2nd, 2009 Real Life | No Comments
 
 

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Check out these cute Mario garden decoration me and Jonjo made! We were anxious waiting to go out raving that night so we chilled out by doing crafts (yeah i know we’re cool!) We made them using Hama beads , check out this flickr group where clever people have made all kinds of mental Hama bead beauties, i love nerd craft!! This pictures was taken before we went on holiday, while we were away the marigolds in the background got eaten by slugs and the geraniums got all dried out and nasty. boo! :(

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August 27th, 2009 Real Life | No Comments
 
 

Project Blankie

So heres the latest with Project Blankie ! I got a few done while i was on holiday. I lined them all up and counted, i’ve got 66 so far, i worked out that i need 250+, so if you’ve got knitting/crochet skills you could send, join in and save my crippled fingers? pwease?! :)

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August 25th, 2009 Project Blankie, Real Life | 1 Comment
 
 

Summer Stuff

Phew i cant believe its nearly the end of August already, this year is going so fast! It’s been a weird few months in Holly-land, but I’ve been having the awesomest summer, which i guess reflects my total neglect of blog entries lately :)

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August 23rd, 2009 Real Life | No Comments
 
 

So as you may have noticed that www.alittlestranger.com has been a leetle quiet lately, ive been super busy with ‘proper’ work and had less time to focus on my personal projects.

Due to the nature of my day job i dont often get to share pictures of what i’ve been up to, but i wanted to share this with you :)

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August 10th, 2009 Real Life, Toys & Plush | No Comments
 
 

Project blankie took a bit of a backseat last week while i moved house, but i have finally had a minute to upload all the pictures of week 4! I got some lovely squares in the post, all the way from Australia, from Lauren who i met on Flickr, thanks Lauren! :)

I’ll get a picture soon of all the squares together – im really interested to see how they all look, laid out! they’re stacked up on my bookcase right now and all the colours look lovely.

What is Project Blankie? I’m making a huuuge sofa throw, out of simple 5″ granny squares. I’m posting picture of my progress online to encourange others to send me a square- If you knit or crochet i would love for you to join in!

Click here for Project Blankie Homepage with more pictures and patterns.

Project Blankie, join in!

 
July 6th, 2009 Project Blankie, Real Life | No Comments
 
 

I’ve just added a new full size plush to my etsy shop,  a not-so-scary zombie :)

She is for sale here Edit: sorry she is now sold


She has weighted feet and a weighted bottom and free moving teddy bear joints in her shoulders and hips so she can sit and stand unassisted. Her head is sewn on but still has enough movement to allow you to pose her easily.

Zombie-bear

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May 8th, 2009 Real Life | No Comments
 
 
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