Earlier this year I took part in a ceramics class. I have already posted about some of the things I made, but somehow forgot about the leaf bowl one. So this post is about the leaf bowl I made in February. It is on display at home with some lovely pot pourri in it.
The collage below shows the steps in making the design. I used an actual leaf to imprint the design onto the clay and then cut out the shape. I used a plastic bowl lined with newspaper to place the clay leaves in and layer them carefully to form a bowl shape. I love the autumn yellow colour that it became after painting it.
My previous post was a Harry Potter Craft, this was another one that I did at my Guides group. A Golden Snitch made from a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.
This was an easy craft, involving some printed out wings, you could use your own design and one Ferrero Roche chocolates. You remove the small sticker, using glue stick glue on the wings and then place the sticker over the middle like shown in the photo.
If you don't already know, I am a Harry Potter Fan. I was so excited that my Guides group are doing Harry Potter themed events. One of the crafts we did was make a Sorting Hat with chocolate.
To make this you need:
1 Ice Cream Cone
1 Digestive biscuit
1 Paper Cake case
1) Place the biscuit onto the paper case.
2) Place some melted chocolate onto the biscuit;
3) Then place the ice-cream cone onto the biscuit.
4) Then you pour melted chocolate all over the cone and biscuit, so it looks like a pointed hat.
5) You can add sprinkles if you wish for extra taste.
The photo above shows that I have already started adding some sand and shows me taking off the paper to add more colours. You have to do it a step at a time, and you choose the design and colours you want.
I have recently been attending Comic Con events doing cosplay as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. I have shared some before when I shared a post about the Harry Potter Wand I made for the costume. Here are some photos of me dressed up at events.
I have dressed as Belle at a local Comic Con event and also recently at another event. My big sister is studying photography so she recently did a photo shoot of me in my costume. I will share some of the photos she recently took of me outside a local castle.
Below are some other photos of me dressed up as Belle.
I recently attended a Pirate Comic Con event and wanted to dress up as a pirate. I managed to put together a costume using items of clothing from local charity/thrift shops. My mum made me a pirate hat from an old straw hat. I also had my handmade treasure map which I previously blogged about. I also bought a plastic sword for my outfit.
My mum took me to the beach to get some good photos with the pirate costume on.
I am thinking to dress up as a pirate and was needing some ideas to go with my costume. One suggestion I was given was to have my own Pirate Treasure Map. So I decided to make one myself and thought I would share with you how I made it. I also decided that because I am a Doctor Who Fan I would make the Treasure Map have a Doctor Who Theme on it. I hope you like my design. I did most of the map myself, though I did get my mum to write the words on the map.
Step 1) I used an A4 piece of white plain paper and ripped around the edges to give an uneven ripped look.
Step 2) Then I painted cold black coffee onto both sides of the paper and allowed to dry. I used a hairdryer for quickness.
Step 3) Then I drew out the map with a brown pen. Then the words were written onto the map.
Step 4) I then used some ribbon and rolled the map up and tied with the ribbon.
I recently got dressed up as Hermione from Harry Potter to attend a local Comic Con. I will also be dressing up for a Homeschool World Book Day event too very soon in the same costume. I decided to be crafty and make my own wand for my costume. It really is very simple so I decided to share my tutorial with you.
A small stick (wand length)
A knife to cut the bark off (you will need adult supervision for this)
Hot glue gun (or other glue)
Find a stick from a local park perhaps.
Cut off the bark with a knife carefully.
Cut off some rope long enough to wrap around the stick.
Glue the rope to the stick.
When glue is dry you then paint the stick brown. (you may need to find something to stand the stick in, and do the bottom half first and allow to dry and then paint the top half and allow to dry.
You may need 2 coats of paint.
Once dry apply a layer of varnish, again doing bottom first and then top half after.
Below are some photos of me with other cos-players at the event. I even got to meet other Harry Potter Cos-players! And I had to have a photo in front of a Dr Who board.
Many will already know that I am a big Dr Who Fan. I recently painted a Galaxy Scene with a Dr Who Tardis in the background. I used a downloaded template I had found online to help with the painting. I decided as I still had the template I would use it to design a plain white T-shirt I have.
All I needed apart from the template was some blue fabric paint which my mum already had at home and a plain white t-shirt.
I placed some card inside the T-shirt and then placed the template on the top. I used a sponge and dabbed on the fabric paint over the template leaving the dye on the t-shirt. The card inside stops the dye from going through to the back of the T-shirt. Once dry I ironed the design, following the fabric dye instructions. Then wash the t-shirt. I really love my new T-shirt and I am happy that it is a unique design nobody else will have.
First photo below shows the template I used on the painting, this was the same template I used for the T-shirt. There is also the photo of me meeting 2 lovely people dressed up as Dr Who and Amy Pond, I was Princess Merida.