Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Busy Bee Month!

I was so busy I've neglected my blog for awhile (Thanks, Josie for reminding me!), but I'm back and here's why I've been busy as a bee. There is a shrinkable plastic bangle that I've wanted to post about but have yet to get really nice photos for it. (Did I mention about my other obsession with bangles? LOL!) There are quite a few pieces of crochet projects that are works in progress. I think you'll realise that I like to work a few projects at one go. That's just simply my way of rotating between projects. The following months will be quite hectic for me, as my little bro is getting married in November and there has been some serious planning and preparation work going on (and dieting!!!!). Sketching and dreaming about the wedding cake. Backdrop and the little details. You see, Victoria and me have this weird obsession with victorian motifs and we intend to use it as part of their wedding theme. Will post about it in stages. Keep in touch! Oh yes, I'll be giving out a surprise gift end of this month - Will let you lovely folks know the details soon!!
Found a pattern on the net and enlarged it to fit an A4 sized shrinkable plastic sheet. Cutting the pattern was a challenge. I used both scissors and blade. Pop it into the toaster over and shaped it to fit the bottom of a glass bottle (it's a wrist bangle - so you may need to refit it as you go on your own wrist. Careful, it can get hot) You can always pop it back into the oven and reshape until you get the right size. Once you're done, simply wash away the print with water, yep, it rinses right off. If you intend to have patterns on it permanent, I suggest a fixative spray or modge podge will do the trick to seal the inkjet prints. (Do not use shrinkable plastic on laserjet printers, disastrous!!!)

Elegant, isn't it? Have quite a few more patterns to try out. I've to look for bigger sheets of shrinkable plastic first.

The other side of the bangle. I think a tiara would be nice to make with this method too.

Side view. Look how delicate the tendrils are. You'll be surprised to know that this material is super flexible and will not break even if you drop it. It'll take some effort before a tendril can be snapped off.

Some ongoing crochet projects. I love the colours!


A scarf out of variegated Minlon yarns. This is 100% acryllic.

This is the scarf I've been making for my sis from Paul's yarn exchange. Thanks again Paul, it's almost finished!!
Base of a tote bag I'm making for Eirene. I think it's her birthday coming up and Oh boy, I'd better finish this quick!!!

This is a tote I experimented with 100% wool yarns. Very expensive lah!

Come back for my next posting! Will start my mini giveaway next week!!! Hugs!

14 comments:

Columbia Lily said...

ok that bangle bracelet is absolutely beautiful!!!!! You are seriously talented!

Victoria said...

i want this as my tiara!!!!! :) :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW! That bangle is incredible! What a genius idea! I can't wait to try that. I'll be linking to this...

snazzynsuch said...

the tote is so cute! but will the handle be able to hold if you put heavy stuff in it?

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Wow - you did an amazing job on that bracelet! I'm really impressed. Would you be willing to post or link to the print you used?

kitkat said...

Gorgeous yummy projects ongoing ... can't wait to see the finished results. Love the bracelet - and yeah, I was just thinking of it as a tiara ...hmmm, a Princess J tiara ...LOL!

Snippety Gibbet said...

That bangle is so cool. I've never seen that type of material before.

Paul Lionel said...

curly scarf hehehe

That's an awesome bracelet. You planning to splash colour on it?

Jen r. said...

Very cool bracelet project!

letters to elijah said...

You do some stunning work! Wow!

mary said...

I *love* the bracelet! I've been playing with shrink plastic and that looks like a fabulous design! Great idea - I'm completely inspired!

Maitreya said...

That bracelet is seriously awesome.

Diyana said...

hi, was wondering, where can i get my hands on these wonderful plastics?

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