Saturday, 30 April 2011

Felting 2 - Day 27

Did you guess what I was felting from the pictures in yesterdays post?

Did you think it was a butterfly? Yes? Well this is the picture of what I felted...

Butterfly and flowers in felt by StephieStephie
I have felted some little circles to act as flowers. I am making a wall hanging out of felt. Below is a close up of the flowers that are going to be added to the wall handing. They are not fully felted as they eventually will be added to a background and then fully felted to this.

Felt flowers by StephieStephie

I will be showing the background for this tomorrow.

Stephie :-)

Friday, 29 April 2011

Felting - Day 26

I am now away in the south of the uk but have still managed to upload a few posts for the days to come. Will be back soon but for the meantime enjoy these...

I have started a felting project lately using some of the roving that I have in my treasure trove of a craft room :-)

This is a picture of what I have started...

Felting work in progress by StephieStephie

Can you guess what It is going to be? ... Come back tomorrow to find out what it is going to be :-)

See you soon

Stephie x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Handmade, Hand Painted Beads - Day 25

So these are some of the hand made clay beads that I painted and now are finally varnished. The will shortly be made into necklaces and the like. I can not wait to see how they turn out!

My newly varnished beads by StephieStephie
I love the golden birdy bead in this picture!

Newly varnished beads by StephieStephie

Thank you for reading and following

Back again tomorrow for another blog post

Stephie :-)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tea Cups At The Ready - Day 24

This is a bit of a late blog today as I have been getting ready to go camping this weekend! Very excited as we are going to Longleat safari and then camping somewhere near there.

I have not managed to varnish as many of my newly made clay bits I would have liked so It's going to be short.

These tea cups are what I have varnished so far...

Tea cup brooches are now varnished by StephieStephie

All I will need to do next is add a few brooch backs and then they will be ready to sell :-)

You can also see Day 21 and Day 23 for how these came to life.

Thank you for looking

Stephie x

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Tea And Beads ... And Chocolate Shhh!!! - Day 23

I am very excited about the things I have been making today. So much so that I have actually stopped half way though my painting of my handmade beads so that I can share what I have been doing with you all.

My work table is never tidy when I'm making beads so please excuse the mess :-)
Work table in use :-)   by StephieStephie

This is a picture from blog day 21 of 365 blogging showing some of the things I had made from a bit of leftover clay.

Clay in the drying process by StephieStephie
It's not the most exciting of pictures but read on and you will see what has now become of some of these things :-)

I am going to make a brooch out of the piece in the center with the pink flower on it. If you are quick off the mark you will notice that it is the round, flat piece of clay in the first picture. I think it looks far more attractive now that it is painted. All of the beads and buttons that you see in this photograph have been handmade by me out of clay and will soon be made into different forms of jewellery.
Hand painted clay beads, buttons and brooches waiting to be varnished by StephieStephie
This is a photograph of what is to eventually become a brooch which will be unique for that oh so lucky person!
Brooch in the making by StephieStephie
This is a handful of black and white beads that I have made that also now need to be varnished.

Black and white hand painted clay beads by StephieStephie
Black and white hand painted clay beads by StephieStephie
Last but definitely not least are these. They are my favourite and look amazing now that they are painted! The photograph does not do these justice nor can it portray how much cuteness that these little brooch tea cups hold.
Hand Painted tea cup brooches waiting to be varnished by StephieStephie
I can not wait to finish these and make them into brooches.

What do you think? Do you like them?

Thank you for reading and see you again tomorrow :-)

Stephie x

Monday, 25 April 2011

Lovely Blogs I Love To Follow - Day 22

Today has been a day of tidying and trying to do things that have been left for a long time.

My craft room has been trying to get a little bit of an organisational makeover with not much success! I am sure that it will happen one day in the future just not right now :-)

I have also been adding things to my blog.

First of all you can now follow Stephie's Treasure Trove via email with the new widget I have added to the right hand side of this blog. All you have to do is enter your email address and you will get updates for the newest posts on this blog.

Second of all I have now added a 'Lovely Blogs I Love To Follow' page to this blog. This contains a list of other bloggers that create the most wonderful things. I always look forward to reading these peoples posts and thought that it was time to share this with the people who read my blog!

Today this is what made me smile the most...

Felt Fibre Art by That Fuzzy Feeling
It is the completed piece that Liz from That Fuzzy Feeling has been working on. I have been following her on the progress she has been making for this beautiful piece and the waiting was definitely worth while!

Come back tomorrow for the next installment of 365 Blogging!

Happy blogging everyone and thank you for following.

Stephie x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter And Clay - Day 21


Hope that everyone has had a great easter today and probably eaten that little bit too much chocolate :-)

I found a little bit of clay left over from another project so I used it to make these...

Clay in the drying process by StephieStephie

Just a few random bits, beads in the making and things to hang on the wall. They will be drying for a few days so will post again when these have been painted!

Happy Blogging

Stephie :-)

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Fabric Brooches - Works In Progress - Day 20

I have been busy today so I have not had any time to be crafting. However the house is quiet now and I am going to get on with some of my many things that are currently in progress to be finished. These are a few pictures of the things I will mainly be making into brooches but some will also be made into little bracelets, necklaces and rings. I will post these when they have been completed in one of my later posts but for now this is what I have...

Work in progress by StephieStephie

Work in progress by StephieStephie

Work in progress by StephieStephie
Thanks for looking  - Leave a comment below if you like, I love to know what others think.

Stephie :-)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Felt WIP Finished - Day 19

I have finally finished my felt Hammerhead badges that I have mentioned in previous posts and I am really pleased with them.

Hammerhead badges by StephieStephie
I like the way that the black backing felt makes the colours stand out more and also unites them as a series! They are my fleet of RAINBOW HAMMERHEAD BADGES!

These have been made in red, yellow, pink, green, orange, purple, blue and white with two of each. These are a trial and will be added to my shop shortly.

Hammerhead badges by StephieStephie
Thank you for looking and be sure to leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Stephie :-)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

One Lovely Blog Award - Day 18

OOooo so I have just found out that I have been awarded this by a very lovely blogger named Valerie. You can visit her over at valvalvoom for her blog.

Thank you ever so much Valerie, I love your blog and I am very grateful to have been chosen.

So the rules for this award are that once you have won you are supposed to share 7 wonderful things about myself with you all. Then you pass on the award to 15 lucky bloggers!

So here goes...

1) I LOVE crafting. I think about all the lovely things I could make all the time out of absolutely anything. I find the littlest thing and think 'Ooooo what could I make out of this?'

2) My favourite colour is purple. I even have purple coloured boots with a purple knit around the top - My favourite pair of footwear.

3) I am a Chemist. I graduated last summer with a BSc in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry. I enjoy the mental challenge that science gives me.

4) I adore Italian food with the vast array of dished they have. Ooo I think after this I'm going to cook myself an Italian dish. Yum!

5) I really want to travel the world and visit as many places I can. All I need to do is save save save!

6) My ambition is to eventually set up my own crafting company so that it will become my main source of income - Time will tell.

7) Outdoors I find great. Whether that be walking, climbing, cycling, fishing anything - Especially when the weather is good

So now the hard part of picking only 15 of the great many bloggers out there...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Cubes - Day 17

I am not entirely sure where this blog actually went although I was extremely tired when I posted it. This is what the post actually was...


I found a little bit of striped fabric and I was wondering what to do with it? I had been making some more of my hammerhead dolls to put into the boutiqur in town so I was thinking af some kind of plush toy maybe? Anyway I was getting pretty tired and just wanted to make something simple so here it is...

Cubes, a striped plush pet that will keep you company by StephieStephie

This is Cubes, a striped plush pet that you can squeeze when stressed, cuddle when tired and talk to when no one else is listening!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Heart Felt - Day 16

 I have been looking back at my photographs tonight lookig for something and found these...

Peppermint felt heart brooch by StephieStephie
I have been making these felt hearts for some years now and giving them out as gifts. I think they look very sweet, What do you think?

Blue and green felt brooch with beads by StephieStephie

This one is my favourite, I think it is the lovely colours and the addition of the glass beads that does it :-)

I am also trying out a different layout with my pictures. Do you like them this big of is smaller better? Let me know in the comment box below.

Happy Blogging

Stephie :-)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Beautiful Butterfly Finds - Day 15

I came across this lovely butterfly necklace over the weekend and I just fell in love with it. I adore butterflies and anything that reminds me of them. So todays post is going to be about ... BUTTERFLIES! :-)

This is the necklace I fell in love with by MySelvagedLife on etsy.

Gigantor Mothra 4 by MySelvagedLife on Etsy.
I also found this ceramic brooch too by FunkyCinderella on Folksy

Butterfly brooch by FunkyCinderella on Folksy

And these are a pair of earrings I have made and are currently waiting for someone to give them a new home...
Butterfly earrings by StephieStephie

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Handmade clay beads - Day 14

I have been playing around with my camera so that I can show you some of the clay beads I have made...
Handmade clay beads - StephieStephie

They still need painting, drying, varnishing, drying, varnishing and then some more drying but the results afterwards will be gorgeous!

When I make things I very rarely make one, it's more like I stop when my hands hurt or I have run out so the following pictures are the rest that I made :-) ......

Handmade clay beads - StephieStephie

More handmade clay beads - StephieStephie

And more handmade clay beads - StephieStephie

Later on tonight I think I am going to get my paints out for these, infact I will!

Happy Blogging :-)

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Going... Going... GONE! - Day 13

Another great day. I have just been into town and have found out that a few of my items have been sold :-)

I have a selection of items displayed in a small boutique in Huddersfield and some of them have been sold.

This lovely blue necklace has now gone to another home - This is one of my favourites, I am surprised I let it go.

Teal Blue Hand Crafted Necklace - StephieStephie

One of my hammerhead dolls that I make...

Calhoun The Warrior - Hammerhead Dolls by StephieStephie
And some small fuzzy pompom earrings!

It is so nice when people buy my creations, it gives me a great feeling and urges me to keep making.

They have now gone to a loving home...

Friday, 15 April 2011

Vintage Buttons & New W.I.P Tray - Day 12

OOOooo today I have had fun shopping in town finding lovely things in the charity shops. I love to have a hunt in charity shops for old buttons ann other equally important thing.

These are what I bought today...

My new work in progress tray with buttons everywhere :-)  StephieStephie
I am hoping that this new tray with help me keep my work in progress relatively tidy when I am making so my husband doesn't get too grumpy with me :-)

This green pot I really like! I am going to put a candle in it later and have it flicker away while I craft.

Green pottery find :-) StephieStephie
I also picked up some other vintage buttons from between the 1910's to 1940's that I just could not resist buying...
Mixture of vintage buttons from 1910's to 1040's - StephieStephie

More vintage buttons...
Mixture of vintage buttons from 1910's to 1040's - StephieStephie
And more vintage buttons...
Mixture of vintage buttons from 1910's to 1040's - StephieStephie
These buttons were my last buy. They are vintage buttons from between 1930's to 1940's. There were only three of these and were a little more pricey but well worth it...
Red vintage buttons from 1930's to 1940's - StephieStephie
I just cannot resist buttons what so ever. I think it comes from always playing with my Nanna's blue button box when I was a child - What fun we had!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Necklace Surface & Texture - Day 11

These are two of the necklaces I have made with my own handmade beads.

Teal Blue hand crafted necklace - StephieStephie

I really love the colours in this one. There are three clay beads that I handmade, tectured, painted and then finally varnished but also two felted beads that I did make myself too :-)
Close-up of clay and felted beads - StephieStephie

This next necklace is a lovely mixture of colours and textures...

Green handmade necklace - StephieStephie

I have used a large focal wooden bead for the center and then complemented this with a few hand painted clay neads and felt beads.

Close-up of hand crafted clay and felt beads - StephieStephie

Happy blogging :-)

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Felt - Work In Progress Update - Day 10

So my felt work is coming along slowly but surely. I've not had much time to finish all of these cute felt badges I have been making for the opening of my Folksy shop but here are a few that are finished...

Hammerhead Badge by StephieStephie

Collection of hammerhead badges by StephieStephie

Hammerhead badges by StephieStephie

Hammerhead badges by StephieStephie
I will be stiching up the other colours shortly.

Stephie :-)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Celebrate April 2011 - 10% Discount - Day 9

I love this warm sunny weather at the moment (with the traditional English rain every now and again!).

Since it is almost Easter I have decided to celebrate April 2011 by offering a 10% discount for all items in my etsy shop StephieStephie. Use the code CELEBRATEAPRIL2011  for your 10% discount on everything!

These are a few of my brooch items...

Peacock Green Brooch by StephieStephie

Grey with white flower print brooch by StephieStephie

Pink and Black Flower Brooch

I am hoping to add some more items to my store in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.

Stephie :-)
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