#MadeItMonday: Baby Pretties

Welcome to #MadeItMonday, where I post something I’ve made in the previous week, and where you can join in and post something you made too! The rules are easy: post a pic somewhere of something you’ve made in the last week (ish; let’s say in the last month as the hard-and-fast) and tag it. Sit back and enjoy scrolling through all the beautiful things we’ve collectively created, and celebrate the fact that humans can be awesome! 🙂

Pretty baby things this week, because brain = dead and – confession – I haven’t actually really made anything this week. I mean okay I probably cooked food and made lesson plans and STUFF, but you’re getting baby things. Because I figured you’d prefer that to a powerpoint on how to use quotations, which, while an INCREDIBLY AMAZING RESOURCE, is probably not so interesting to the vast majority of the population.*

So. Pretty baby mat. Rawr.

baby mat drawn up into a sack with dark denim on the outside, a baby pink cotton fabric on the inside, and baby pink twisted rayon cord drawing it all together. baby play mat laid out on floor with edge flipped over to show underside and upper side at once. Upper is baby pink cotton fabric with a classic Winnie-the-Pooh print. Under is dark denim. Pink twisted rayon cord edges the denim. A toy sack (which lies flat as a baby mat) made from dark denim on the outside, a baby pink cotton fabric on the inside, and with a draw-cord of twisted rayon cord in blossom pink.

* If you’re part of the minority who would actually really be *interested* in a powerpoint on the subtleties of quotations and how to use them to prove your point, feel free to shoot me an email through the contact form in the menu, or leave a comment here, or contact me on social media etc etc etc and I’ll share it with you 😉 <3 

What have you made this week? (It doesn’t have to be fancy!!) Don’t forget to tag your contribution, or even better, leave a link in the comments!! I love seeing what inspiring things other people have made 🙂 🙂 🙂

Earth Hour: Shakespeare Shoes!

So, I think we may have a bit of a tradition of doing mad-cap things during Earth Hour now. Last year was admittedly boring, what with having a one-month-old in the house, but the year before we had 8 baby puppies running around the place, and during Earth Hour we did puppy-feet finger-painting. I’ll dig out the results at some point and post some pics 😉 😀

This year, inspired by this idea, I made Shakespeare Shoes! I was going to do Pride & Prejudice, but I left my dodgy $3 copy of it at school, so I went with Much Ado About Nothing, which is my fav Shakespeare play anyway and was once again a dodgy $2 copy. Dodgy copies work better; you want the paper to be thin and poor quality so it’s easier to stick. Good quality paper is too thick.

My darling baby sister helped me – we did one shoe each – and it still took four hours. The results, though, are totally worth it:

shoes front shoes side

Husband has suggested clear paint enamel seal-y stuff to make them waterproof, but for now they are just glued and finished with PVA wood glue. The shoes were just $19 cheapies from K-mart (though if I were to do this NOT starting at 730pm, I’d check out a secondhand shop first) with a suede finish. You can’t see clearly in the photos but they are a wine/burgundy sort of colour, which I’ve left bare on the heel and platform, and in a fine line around the foot opening bit. Easier than trying to get the paper over that edge, and finishes them off nicely, methinks 🙂

Anyway, yay! Shakespeare shoes! #EarthHourWin. :o)