Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Star Wars: Ewok Village Terrarium

Sorry I've not posted for ages I've been busy with holidays, and work, and my international, super secret, night-time crime fighting operation.
Anyway, I'm back with a project I started working on ages ago; a terrarium for boyfriend.  (This is a little garden in a bowl which you arrange in a particular scene, I chose stars wars, and in particular Bright Tree Village on the forest moon of Endor, home to the Ewoks- see below.)


I had already made my Ewok but it took my a while to get all the bits and pieces together to make the village.  I used a large (30cm) glass bowl that was too large!, moss, pebbles from my garden, hay, brown textured card, scissors, tape, and glue.  I bought tooth picks as well but didn't use them.

You can also see the paper prototype of the Ewok house I made as I was figuring it all out.  I then remade this in card.  I glued the hay onto the little house in an effort to recreate the strange texture the trees and houses have in the films. Not sure I quite got it but it was quite hard to glue on.


 I also made three more little houses (I made them smaller because they are further away, and because I didn't have very much card left!)  They are on the ground and a little hidden in the moss and pebbles  but I think they are a cute surprise.
Pictures aren't great because photographing a dusty and fingerprint smudged shiny glass bowl in a messy bedroom with the sun shining in is slightly beyond my abilities.

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