DIY Inspiration: Counting Sheep Medicine Bottle with Plastic Sheep. For more pages of clever plastic and rubber toy ideas and DIYs go here.
Cliché is a bottle of tiny silver sheep to be taken out and counted at bedtime.
Laura Potter employs a wide range of precious and non-precious materials in her work. As a jeweller she seeks to challenge perceptions of jewellery as a purely decorative art and is concerned with the personal relationships that develop between people and their possessions. Her early works, including Cliché, incorporated ideas of health and well being, gradually developing into an exploration of the emotional and psychological support provided by jewelery.
Cliché was part of a series of works acquired from the 1998 Crafts Council exhibition No Picnic, which focused on attitudes towards products and production among contemporary designer makers.
DIY Plastic Animal Advent Calendar Tutorial from A Bubbly Life here. I’ve gotten a message asking me to post a roundup of Advent Calendars that I like and aren’t too expensive to DIY. This one is really clever, reusable and cheap to make. For pages more of plastic toy DIYs go here.
DIY Plastic Animal Rings Two Ways Tutorial from Fashionrolla here. If you don’t have a ring blank Fashionrolla has a tutorial for plastic or leather/pleather bases. I like plastic toy DIYs because if you make a mistake you’re not out a lot of money. For pages more of plastic toy DIYs go here.
truebluemeandyou: DIY Alpaca Pincushion. I’ve been seeing a lot of Emi’s tutorials recently and I was one of the first people to blog about Small Good Things. I hope Emi notices that her projects are now being posted since she hasn’t blogged since March. You can go here for nail art, DIY jewelry and truly gorgeous projects: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/small-good-things
DIY Felt and Pincushion Pompom Plastic Animals Tutorial from Small Good Things. People who follow my blog know I love altering plastic toys and animals (see here). Pincushion Alpaca tutorial here, Bambi with a Pom Pom Felt Scarf and Felted Sheep tutorial here. For more DIYs with pompoms go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/pompoms