BUST Craftacular

BUST Craftacular

After receiving a reminder from Marcy (Asking For Trouble/Super Cute Kawaii) about the BUST craftacular this weekend, I took myself off to Bethnal Green, East London to check out some fabulous crafts.

At £70 a stall, the crafts on show tended towards the more accomplished & pricey end of the spectrum but there were also lots of cards and badges for limited budgets. The hall was packed with cool-looking people browsing the stalls and eating cupcakes in the tearoom.

The best part for me was the Tatty Devine stall where you could make your own charm bracelet for £2 a charm and add to the world’s largest charm bracelet for free! I spent some happy minutes here designing my own bracelet which is shown below.

Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet

Cool huh?! As you can see, I am quite the fan of stars & blue. I also spied a girl in a green Illinoise tee so just had to go say hi to a fellow Sufjan enthusiast! Shows you the nicest people go to craft fairs. 🙂

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Footie Shark - Awesome at keepie-uppies!

Footie Shark - Awesome at keepie-uppies!

I haven’t been doing a lot of crafting lately as have been revising hard for exams but I have come up with a couple of new designs and Footie Shark is my absolute favourite!

Seeing this adorable design by Crowded Teeth gave me a horrid realisation that I have been sorely neglecting sharks. Burning with shame, I put my brain to work and came up with this fun design of a shark doing keepie-uppies.

Footie Shark Notebook

Footie Shark Notebook

This was my first attempt at sewing a felt design onto a bag and I found it fun but fiddly! I also noticed I’d drawn the bounce lines the wrong way on the notebook so changed that for my bag design. Hope you love him as much as me!

Sag

Sag - cutest optical measurement ever!

And here is the finished item – a sag! I got the idea from a tricky mathematical thing we were struggling with at college, joking about what we would do with a sag if we ever got our hands on one. So I decided to make myself a sag pincushion to keep my pins & needles safe whilst revenging myself on sags!

Sag from behind showing fluffy tail

Sag from behind showing fluffy tail

I did a bit of a doodle of what one would look like (saggy ears, confused expression as sags are very confusing) and came up with this. I am pretty pleased with it but the ears are not quite right and I have some ideas for improvements so will attempt v.2 soon.

"Ow! It hurts!"

"Ow! It hurts!"

Sadly it is too cute to hate so I’m hoping it will help me to learn to love sags!