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Whilst running round after two bambinos I set up www.kryshees.com making childrens clothes, unique childrens accessories, wonderful nurser adornments and yummy mummy type products. I love things bright and bold and try to bring these into childrens items.

Friday, 21 October 2011

King Arthur Cape

I was tasked with making a King Arthur Cape, and here we are.....
Leather thong for the tie with 6 matching eyelets (optional princely badge!)

Side view - Optional Trimmed Pocket

Just under one meter in length for one swishy King Arthur cape

Oh King Arthur, King Arthur,
Where for art thou King Arthur?
For thou should be dishy
And your cape oh so swishy
Oh King Arthur!!!

(bit of poetic license)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A Very Hungry Caterpillar - Kryshees Style!

A menagerie of Kryshees creations in very hungry caterpiller!

VHC Cutlery Pod


VHC Crazy Crown
VHC Buggy Straps

VHC Carseat Liner

VHC Waterproof Mat

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dress a girl around the world!!

Louise from Sew Scrumptious set up thread on folksy asking if anyone wanted to join her in making pillowcase dresses to send abroad. The details are on her blog here

I joined in as soon as I saw the thread and posted out on my local freecycle for any pillowcases to transform. I met two ladies, Penny and Chrissie, who had a craft morning together and brought over 13 dresses! WOW!!!

I have picked up a number of pillowcases to transform. They are sitting nicely on a pile awaiting my attention! I will get round to them, promise!

I was also donated two lovely skirts to 'do something too', so ta da.. 2 slightly different dresses to add to the pile!

I felt bad chopping these up so decided to shirr(sp) the top sections for an easy dress coupled with ribbon ties.

Two more in a sparkly sequined circle print and details

Thanks to a village friend Clare for those.

I had best get a move on with the others!!!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Carboot to Pinboard!!

Oh I do love a good rummage and even better a wonderful bargain, well who doesn't?

I found an old picture with a passable frame and removed said picture from the frame.

then used the picture to cut out the right sized cork board (donated by my mum!)

popped it into the frame ... I was going to paint it....but I kinda like it as it is

And then hung it up over by my sewing space!!! And filled it up with all those bits what really shouldn't be lying around.
Coupled with a to do list, calendar and some painted pegs glued on.

And voila! Result!

Pop over to Wendy's Handmade Monday for even more weekend craftings!!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Well who doesn't need a waterproof hat in this balmy June?

A little foray into the wrld of oil cloth, but think actually I might have brought table cloth covering...(anyone out there knowledgable to tell me all about the differences?)

With a little help from a teflon foot....ta da...a green green grass waterproof hat for my lil girl. And blimey don't we need one in this balmy April/June weather???

Hope you like, and hopefully more to come!

Happy weekend everyone, lets hope for a nice weekend, or at least go prepared!! :D


Monday, 13 June 2011

Wigwam, Teepee or Tippi??!

Thanks to Wendy at 1st unique gifts for hosting handmade monday again!

So wigwams, teepees, tipi's....

To be honest if you were talking about one of these I think everyone would know what you meant. And I have no idea if there are technical differences between them (please do not go to the trouble of googling the difference on my account!)

I've been meaning to make a wigwam for my outdoor fairing days for a while and then after lots of proscrastinaton, made a mad late night attempt at the one below in preparation for a fair the next day.

On reflection, there are things I would change. This one is quite a petit one, more suitable for more individual play or for the smaller garden or bedroom.

But 4 little braves fitted in on saturday munching on sweets, so perhaps my expectations are larger than life! So this wigwam is four sided, and I think there is merit in either making one with a bigger footprint but the same style. Or perhaps a 5 sided one.

Here are my two enjoying it!

Will get my thinking cap on for that and perhaps come up with a tutorial as this was remarkable simple to make, it did however eat up material like nobodies business!

It has ribbon closures, internal elastics to hold those canes in place, and also those very essential tent peg loops, to stop it flying away in the wind!

Friday, 10 June 2011

More leather lovelies

Spurred on in my recent leather production, I've made a handful more iphone cases ready for their outing on saturday. Fingers crossed for fine weather and that the school's Musicala is not rained off, ekk.

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Perhaps purses next? hmmm off to explore! Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Exporing leather....

Well... sure that sounds fancier and more risque than necessary, but the truth is, I have rather a lot of leather about the house at the moment.

Hubby dear saves my lushy leather scraps from the dustbin for me, and I just can't bear not to use it, its soo luxurious, very expensive feeling leather. hmmmm *dribbles a bit*

I have converted some on my bigshot into brooches, and cutouts for fellow crafters, but amazingly, I still have a rather proud stash of larger than a4 squares.

So....after feeling a bit brooch wiery, weiry, weeiry (?) oh,
f* knows, tired then...shall we put it ;)
Slight digression...
I made an iphone cover!

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I hope you like it as much as I do, as I have cut out lots of these ready for sewing, to hopefully have their first outing on saturday.

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I hope you like them!

Friday, 6 May 2011

All things fairy

I love fairies! And sparkles and trinkets seem to go hand in hand with them...so heres my collection of things fairy.


This is a fairy bracelet by Hand Made by Love Laura

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A crocheted Tooth Fairy bag by Elvira Jane

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A wonderful fairy door by Goblin Dreams

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I love this print by Silent Theatre

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And finally (although I could go on forever!) a fairy wings bag by Raggtagg Pixie

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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Some recent commissions and projects

I've been quiet on the interweb front recently, and I can promise you I have not been quiet on the Kryshees sewing front!

A few comissions included a lovely minky backed kick mat with some wonderful elephant and wavey printed fabric for the top. The top fabrics patcworked around a central panel of robots and some additional toy loops on the sides of the blanket too.

I made two custom named blankets for a lady who I made a snuggly blanket for last year.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar car seat cover also made my commission lists. This is currently a one off, but I did over buy on fabric, so might remake for Kryshees stock.

A whole pile of patch blankets were made to restock Kryshees facebook page and I must get around to popping them on folksy too. ekkk!

And finally (I think) long stringed apron for a daddy who liked to tie the strings on his front.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Sew Hip : Issue 28 & Kryshees! Woohooo

Horrah! International fame has become mine all mine...feel free to send flowers, stand outside my door paparazzi style!

Because if you stroll into your local news agents, and find your lovely copy of Sew Hip, issue 28, you will spy me oh me! Well my toy basket anyhow. *big grin*

I put together a tutorial for my wonderful squishy Toy Basket and here are the famous pics.

So for now, I shall don my starlet sun glasses and toast myself with some well deserved champers, whilst relaxing on my med cruise...er or with a cuppa and a malted milk biscuit. Cheers!
I do have to thank Beth from http://www.kidsfabrics.co.uk/ for supplying the lovely fabric. So please pop over to their shop as they have some wonderful wonderful fabrics, perfect for your littlies rooms!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

I won a Liebster Award!

I won a Liebster Award! Thank you inallmybrondays. *Does a lil dance*

The Liebster Award is designed to be awarded to ‘small’ blogs with less than 300 subscribers to spread the blog love and get them out to a wider audience.

The rules are:
1. Post displaying the award, linking back to the person who awarded you.
2. Choose your own blog picks and let them know they’re awarded
3. Hope everyone discovers some new favourites
4. Revel in the blog love!

Here are my choices to receive the award. I hope you enjoy!

Zukie Style for wonderful wonderful bags, perfect for that special night out.

Curious Cat Creative Who is just a creative genius when it comes to leather! God this lass is good.

Vibrant Glass Art who works with glass and colour in ways I can hardly grasp.


Monday, 28 March 2011

Kryshees Willow Garden Rocket!

Thanks to Wendy for hosting Handmade Monday! Lots of other lovelies on http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/2011/03/handmade-monday-9/

hmm ok, I'm not quite sure that when I started out, I wanted to build a rocket...but thats what I now have!

I have a honey suckle that used to rest on some trellis that we took down in the great gravel removal program (thanks to freecycle) and since then its been flopping on the border looking sad..

Great Kryshees Plan #578 in action...retrieve willow thats been in my shed for at least 8 years...fail to soak it as excitment kicks in!! And start making...er something!

Hubby was giving me 'that' look during the construction phase...well yes...I needed about 7 hands to hold it together on the first and second ring of weaving...hence no pics! And willow was flying everywhere. Luckily ds was having a nap, so one kiddie out of the way.

And the darn stuff was fairly brittle so I did have to go careful and it was all a bit ricketty! Not the neatest creation I will admit!

The uprights were a bit of a beast as the bottoms were bent inwards due to the natural curve of the dry willow on the thicker section. This did not help the ricketti-ness!

In hindsight I should have cut these off, cut a spike and shoved them in the ground...

But despite old willow and lack of soaking, my construction started to take shape. I really had forgotten a lot of my few basket weaving skill, ok, all of them. But this thing was still growing.


Till I had finally put in enough rings and with help, over the honey suckle it went. Its still a bit wonky as it is only resting on the soil at an angle, so needs a bit of jiggerypokery to get it more secure. One puff of wind and I'm sure the rocket will take off!

But it has added some height into the garden and some structure, and even hubby (and his doubtful bbq friend) admitted it looked ok...thanks for the support!!

So a scoot away from my 'normal' crafting for the weekend, and perhaps I should have stuck to sewing.

(Mental note to self : Soak willow before use!)

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Experiment #46 - Waterproof Wet Bag

Ok...so its a little odd...a million wet bags out there and a small percentage of them are actually waterproof...as in, they might be made from waterproof material but actually you couldn't pour in a glass of water!!

I know, I know, the average Joe might not want to do this, but it intrigued me. And I'm not an average Joe...I'm Krysia.
It really is very, very different...

The 'general' wetbag is great for wrung swim suits, baby cream and wet cloth nappies. All things that aren't actually dripping wet.

But really, tell me, when faced with a poopy nappy (which you'd probably flush the contents away and then have a rather wet nappy) .... would you wring it??
Or would you rather prefer that your wet bag didn't leak at all?

So...a waterproof wet bag.

Experiment #46 is not bad as a prototype. It measures 11 inches wide by 8 inches deep. It has a popper strip to attach to your buggy. It closes with a zipper. This is something I want to work on as this still will leak.

But not bad, not bad..