Sunday, 7 October 2012

Home comforts.......

After months of wanting an armchair in my lounge I finally decided to make my own. Having created a mini chair prototype it was easy to increase the measurements to create a pattern for the full size chair. I also thought I would have a go at piping for the first time and although the amount I needed was a little difficult to manoevre I'm glad I did it as it looks lovely!

Thank to the lovely 3 bears for the ENORMOUS bag of beans they gave me for my birthday! And a big thank you to the lovely Debbie at Jumble Jelly for letting me have a first go on her new overlocker! I can't wait for the long winter evenings

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Hello, I'm other Laura, (Laura S) !
I started off crafting pretty young, my grandparents were a major influence starting me off with potato printing and collage and steadily helping me explore materials such as wood, fabric and really anything else that came to hand. I studied 3D design at uni and really loved working with form and sculptures, finally specialising in ceramics. I like textures and patterns it's pretty much what drives me, I tend to draw, sketch and print before designing sufaces to take on the patterns. I cant resist bright colours well that and sparkly things!! I'm such magpie!
My latest crafty adventure started a year ago when I moved to BEAUTIFUL Bradford on Avon. Incentives from friends expecting a new arrival stated me on the path to knitting with a clear goal. Make something special, that will last and hasn't been mass produced. I took this on with gusto and from this not only had fabulous little outfits but have made some amazing friends! I can't resist new materials, a challenge or trying something new. So from that quiet knitting promise, i've ventured into felting, needle felting, designing, teaching and making so much more...

Monday, 24 September 2012

Meet Laura W..........

Helloooooo! I am Laura W, creator of "Heavens to Betsy!", we create fun little fabric characters like the owls in the picture above. We also like knitting and are just beginning on the crochet journey.........xx