As the title maaay vaguely suggest, I haven’t been very on top of my game lately. But rather than focus on the negatives (throws glitter into the air): I have repurposed the Kraft-tex material I made a while ago into something completely new! I didn’t really like the zipper pouches (the zips were meh and … More When life gives you lemons, make some lemon cakes because you’re absolutely amazing
Deciding if I want to make a wee tutorial on how to make these wee little bow pins! Bow Pin on Etsy by makeMonster
Who doesn’t need a velvet cactus plush keychain? (Say that five times fast) I made these a while ago, hence the reference to my Etsy shop, but I really enjoy the little cactus dude 🙂 They’re now up on the MadeIt shop, with super awesome updated keychains that I randomly found while clearing out my … More Velvet Cactus Plush Keychain
Okay, okay… I know they’ve been done 1,000x before… But I had such cute fabric, and they turned out so adorable!!!
Oh gosh, it’s been a while! My real job seems to have gotten in the way of doing anything on makeMonster, so I’ve had a backlog of things to write/update for a while now. My meager efforts so far have bee building a Facebook page and uploading many random photos my Instagram. So not a … More Small update and miniature embroidery hoops!
In an effort to just get out there, I’ve listed some things on my Madeit storefront! makeMonster @ MadeIt Currently I just have a few plushies and some embroidery art for now, but next weekend should have some jewellry up, and possibly I’ll get around to finishing some wallets or other Kraft-Tex things I’ve been … More Madeit Storefront
So I left off last time with just treating the Kraft-Tex (washing, mooshing, and then letting dry), with the intention on testing out how well it takes paint. I’ve decided to make a few ‘leather like’ labels to put into handbags or other things. I figured it would take the ink really well, but I … More Testing Kraft-Tex with Waterproof Ink & Stamping, DIY Sew-In Labels (Kraft-Tex Testing V2)
I haven’t really been much lately for doing things around the house… My excuse is that I’ve been in and out of the house since March, half living up on Ballina and other jobs. I got it in my head to at the very least unpack all my craft stuff and take stock of all … More Craft Room Organizing and Stash Show and Tell
I won’t lie, this stuff tripped me out when I first saw it. I was walking through Byron and little shop had these massive leather tote bags in all sorts of metallic colours. The shop owner saw me touching them (because I’m like a 4 year old and have to feel everything shiny), and asked … More What is Kraft-Tex Paper ‘Leather’ and how to treat it
Full disclosure: I’m not a jewelry person. I haven’t worn earrings since a New Years party… Nearly a year ago (side note, damn this year has gone fast). Necklaces for me are tiny neck prisons that always threaten to snag on an unseen nail somewhere and strangle me to death. I felt this up until I … More Japanese Seed Bead Wrap Necklaces and Packaging