Monday 14 May 2012

Cute Anime clay minitures

My main medium for craft is air dry clay.

Most of the air dry clay crafters are masters of miniatures food, furnitures, etc. Therefore, I've decided to venture into something different. And due to my love for anime, they gave me an idea of creating characters I like into clay figures. I started to create a few just for fun but it soon turned into a very fun session for me to de-stress.

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Friday 4 May 2012

Repairing a beloved umbrella

I have had this umbrella since I was in school so I have had it a good few years and recently I found a hole in it and I thought I was going to have to get a new one but never fear  I found a way of restoring it to it's former glory !

All I needed was a needle & thread and some good old strong hold hairspray!

you can see the stitching in this image not as neat as i wanted but it was a very awkward position and hard to keep the material tight even when it's fully open!  But be sure to stitch while your umbrella is fully open so you know the stitches wont rip when you open your umbrella!

Make sure you spray all over your stitched with a strong hold hairspray to ensure a waterproof seal, do this on the inside of the umbrella as well, allow to dry and BAM!  you can go out into the great British weather and stay dry! Granted it's not very pretty stitching but nobody is going to see and as long as your dry who cares?

PS:  I didn't want to throw it away as I love all the colours and strips <3!!