Monday, 25 August 2014

Sloths: A Revolution

So, a good while back, I posted a couple of sloth craft tutorials: my sloth scarf and my ever-popular sock sloth. Since then, sewing sloths became something of a hobby, and I made a fair few.

Something else I haven't mentioned here, is that I also started my own Etsy shop, where all of these sloths are available for sale!

Anyway, the real point of this post is that, well, I made a video. Since I was little, I've been fascinated by stop-motion animation - a career at Aardman was always my dream job - and because I now had all these sloths sitting around... Well, why not make a little film?

I hope you enjoy it! Please like and leave a comment if it made your day a bit more slothy.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

DIY Photo Pocket Cushion

Instagram has become something of an integral piece in the lives of many, whether we like it or not. Whether it's photos of our pets, our meals or, in my case, our crafts, somehow, little square-cropped photos with vintage-style filters just get us going. However, yanking these pictures from their digital realm make for a cute, fun style, reminiscent of Polaroid pictures. Rather than simply tacking these to walls and notice boards, I thought of what other fun ways could be created to display these lovely photos, and I came up with my photo pocket pillow!

I used fabric and clear vinyl to create a cushion cover that offered spaces to add your own photos. What's great is that this makes the cushion cover customisable, and it can be changed as frequently as you like. Sick of one of your pictures? Just pick a new one! These also make lovely gifts, as they can be personalised with photos of special memories shared with the receiver of the cushion.

Instead of my usual photo-and-writing tutorials, I decided to try something different: a video! Sorry if it's not perfect, but it's my first attempt at a DIY on this platform.


Let me know what you think of the video, and if you give this project a try!