Monday, August 31, 2009

Head gear for a Hen Hooley

As I mentioned in my last post I was asked to make a little veil for a friend's hen-night.
It was mucho fun to make as you can imagine and it also meant I could use up some supplies that didn't generally fit into my aesthetic.
I went for a birdcage style veil as I think they are both classy and cheeky... But I do look like a bit of an ass pulling this pose:

Just in case you'd like a tutorial here goes:

  • Tulle scraps
  • hairband (I picked up a pack of 5 in the €2 shop)
  • diamante brooch
  • red feathers
  • Glue gun
  1. Cut a square-ish piece of tulle slightly larger than your face
  2. Run a length of thread through the top (or least neat edge) of your square amid the netting and bunch up the tulle until it fits the length of your ear to ear
  3. Position your main colour of tulle on the hairband, pin it and reposition until it sits where you want it.
  4. Sew or glue in place.
  5. Now glue your feathers in place - you can go for real drama here or keep it to a few whips.
  6. Now play around with your other decorations, tulle scraps, brooches or whatever else you have to hand. Stitch, glue or pin in place.
Et C'est Tout!
You're all done and looking very risqué too.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lads and Ladies we are LIVE!!

My Darlings my Etsy shops went up today. It has been a little light in an awful, horrible week. But it has been okay craft-wise which is what this blog is about after all.
I've been putting lots of work into my underwear pattern but I'm not happy with it just yet so alas that will have to wait a little longer before I can reveal any of those dainties.
But guys, guys.. My shop is up, IT'S REALLY UP. Yey! Look:
The Sailmaker's Daughter

Here is a shot of the very first item I listed, I called it Odette after the Swan Lake Princess:

Let me know what you think of the shop. It needs a proper banner and more items. Do you think its needs anything else?
I'll be back soon with more hair accessory photos as I was asked to make a veil for a Hen party. The Hen party has been and gone so I'll have the photos for you soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Absense Makes The Heart Grow Fonder... I hope

That was a crazy length absence. I have no excuse but I do have a reason. We moved house and the blasted internet provider, who shall for the moment remain nameless (until they really piss me off), didn't get us up and running for 5 weeks!
But I have not been idle, Oh no!
The Sailmaker's Daughter had an outing to the Crafty Market on the 5th of July and it was fantastic. I didn't have anyone sharing the booth with me this time because I had more merchandise and although it was a little lonely and I was a tad hungry I had a blast. The other sellers were fantastic, there were bellydancers and the atmosphere was great. If you haven't already been GO!
It's on the first Sunday of every month and I will be there and square on the 6th of September
Here's a link to there website:
The Crafty Market
And here's a shot of my stall:

This was a new robot lavender dude that was snapped up by one of the really sound organisers:

One of the best things about the market (apart from lots of sales, a-woohoo) was meeting some fellow Etsy peeps. Tanya of the Happy Heart Place did some awesome networking and invited myself and others along to the first Etsy Team Ireland meeting organised by herself and Sarah of Red Possum.
The meeting was truly stimulating, the show and tell was awe inspiring, the sheer range of crafty was wonderful and the ladies all delightful. For more about the first meeting check out Sarah's post on the Redpossum blog:

We've just had our second meeting this weekend and again, so motivational. Next one will be mid-September so if you are interested check out the team blog Etsy Ireland :

Working on some new stuff too. More on that later... but not too much later hopefully!