DIY Gold Dipped Feathers

I love it when I find a great DIY craft idea, even when I don’t get the chance to make every great craft idea I come across but I love sharing it! ūüôā

With Christmas just around the corner, I¬†found this awesome Christmas accessory idea from Honestly WTF ¬†to add to Christmas tree and affordable too!¬†¬†If you have a some pretty feathers leftover from another craft project lying around, you will find that it is a good use of¬†those¬† feathers and makes your tree look prettier too! For the full DIY tutorial , step by step…check Honestly WTF’s website.

Happy crafting! NOtahati x

Items needed for this craft project are:

  • pheasant feathers
  • gold spray paint
  • gold end caps
  • paper
  • tape
  • glue

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mmmcrafts!

Good morning! I have been meaning to share my latest effort of making this delightful bunny but in combination of¬† last year’s Christmas business and taking a break from everything else except crafting, I forgot! ūüôā

Anyway, here is my very own  New Year bunny who is dressed to the nines right down to a masquerade mask of her own!  I had made her with the intention of sharing her just before NYE but I was away! LOL

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My variation of Baby Binky Bunny dressed in masquerade ball finery:) (Handmade and image by NotaHati)

This little bunny was inspired by the Baby Binky Bunny pattern which I bought ages ago from Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts.

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Baby Binky Bunny from mmmcrafts

I am especially pleased with my Binky Bunny because it has been awhile I made something just for me which turned out better than I thought upon completion and it is one of those little things which brings crafting  joy!

If you want to make your very own Binky Bunny, you can get a pattern from Larissa’s store

Happy Monday!

xo NOtaHati@Rachel

Mousey Christmas in July

Christmas in July is probably a bit of a weird concept for those of you out there who actually do get snow during Christmas, but for us who live here in the Eastern side of Australia, July is our coldest winter month and also the time of year, where we get more snow fall¬† ..a real joy for all skiing and snowboarding hard-cores ..and also a great excuse to celebrate a “cold Christmas”.

Inspired by the thought, I finished needle-felting this little mouse 2 days ago, wearing a Santa hat and in the midst of wrapping a present and putting up over-sized Christmas baubles.

I am quite pleased with this little mouse which I took a photo of with my crappy phone camera because I just thought I do  an update today after weeks of silence asI have been feeling quite stretched at work and in my usual way of dealing with stress, I work with my hands.

Up close shot:Image by notaisihati

Up close shot of Mouse

The complete picture…

Tis Christmas in July, all busy with decor and present wrapping…Image: Notaisihati

 

I really hope I feel better about things soon…all the rubbish at work is getting me down so much.:(

To better days…x Rach@ Notahati

 

Skinny Ties for Little Guys: DIY/Tutorial

hello! *bright smile*

Phew! my previous post was pretty heavy stuff wasn’t? But I had been thinking about sharing my own personal experience ever since I read about Project Unbreakable and strangely,in by retelling, recalling what had happened…I feel like this part of me can move forward.:)

Now while browsing the web the other morning , I found this really cute tutorial on how to make skinny ties for little guys (little boys) from See Kate Sew. Puts a smile on my face:). If you have a special little guy in your life and you are somewhat crafty…I am sure you will find this project quite irresistable! Click on tutorial for how to:)

I think it is fabulous project and great gift idea too…Happy Friday and have a great weekend xo

Skinny TIes for Little Guys:Image from See Kate Sew

Dominic Wilcox: Watch Sculptures: Moments in Time

When I think of Dominic Wilcox’s watch sculptures, I can’t seem to think of any other words except of the song “Time of Time” especially the chorus from this song sung by Cyndi Lauper in the 80s.

“If you’re lost you can look–and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you–I’ll be waiting
Time after time”

Don’t ask me why ..but my brain has a way of connecting things and I have also digressed from I wanted to share about which is Dominic Wilcox’s amazing work: a series of miniature time-based sculptures using a collection of vintage mechanical watches and customised model figures. By attaching tiny figures onto the second and minute hands of each watch, Wilcox has made unique, animated scenes from everyday observations and imagined situations. Like the one below…

Another interesting clip on how he discerningly¬† “feels” which¬† toy soldiers to use¬† for his sculptures.

Interestingly different way of displaying his observation, if only I had at least extra GBP 600 lying around..I would happily purchase one of these watch sculptures. For more updates, or news on Dominic Wilcox..check out his website

I am glad it is a short work week (Easter)….this week and next, more time to rest,”re-set” and craft. ūüôā

PS: March Daisy hasn’t emerged due to busy schedule but she will make the appearence…along with April. xo Rachel@NotaHati

The Falling Leaves, Drift By the Window…

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold….
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands, I used to hold
Since you went away, the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear ol’ winter’s song.
But I miss you most of all my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall

(extract from the song “The Falling Leaves” by Nat King Cole)

Autumn is here and I love to watch  how the leaves in the trees start to change colour,  from deep green to red, yellow and gold and as the temperature gradually drops  Melbournians will try to cramp as much outdoor acitivities, picnics and meet-ups before the season changes and almost everyone goes into hibernation mode until Spring.

Below is  a  photo below of  the leaves fallen from the trees at the back of my home last Autumn, I love the  look of the natural rich mix of colours autumn leaves  so much that I want to be able to bring this into my home.

Autumn Leaves:image from NotaIsiHati

Like the look of beautiful felted leaves below?This can be made using wool roving following this  great tutorial from Living Felt.

Felt Autumn Leaves: Image :Living Felt

Need a little inspiration to get started?Maybe this oldie but goodie from Nat King Cole will get you started.Happy crafting:)

Cart Before The House

When I am feeling a little uninspired or needing that extra inspiration,there are a few websites that I love going into, and one of my favourite websites  to get some inspiration is Pinterest.

Two days ago while perusing Pinterest, I discovered the most beautifully made crafted folk artsy  cloth- dolls designed  by a husband and wife team (Dylan and Jo) from Oregon from their websiteCart Before The Horse.

I have compiled some of my favourites from their range of  creations. So lovely, some of their dolls remind me of the characters that I used to read about in storybooks and I hope to buy of these lovely dolls from their Etsy shop.:) xo Rachel@Nota Hati