Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Toadstool houses

I think you can tell how much I love this mould

Just creating the scene on the top of the vintage teacup set was easy to make with this mould, on the saucer I created realistic mushrooms, so much so that my Grandson thought they were real.

I was thinking that it could be sprayed with a scent or drops of essential oils dropped on to create a wonderful room fresh inner gift. 


Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Flower Pro Toadstools and Mushroom Mould

I just couldn’t wait to show you the new addition of the KatySue Designs Flower Pro mould, this is the Mushroom/Toadstool silicone mould which is simply amazing. I love that is has a separate veiner mould with all of the texture needed for the underside of the mushroom.
I mad this using the Mushrrom mould the log slice impression mould, the fern mould and veiner and the tree bark mould, I also used Heartysoft air dry clay.

There are so many different fungi, mushroom and toadstools you can make and the new moulds with give you the perfect design.
My whole design started with an empty Pringles tube and cutting it down in size and covering it with the clay.


Rolling parts of the bark back to make the log realistic and using paints for detail and shading.

The link to all the moulds used is https://katysuedesigns.com/products/flower-pro-toadstools-and-mushrooms-mould-and-veiner



Monday, 26 October 2020

Toadstools and Mushroom Mould at its Best

I have to say as mushrooms go this mould ticks all the boxes for me, I can go from realistic to fantasy and it looks amazing, so easy to use too. The Flower Pro range is simply the best.

The texture on the mushrooms are fantastic


I also used the bark mould around the steampunk top hat and my husband came to the rescue to make me the hat stand.



Of course the scene wouldn't be complete without a fern mould as ferns are notorious for thriving in the damp ground.

I finished the top of the hat with the Log Slice impression mould.


All of the moulds can be found here, this is a brand new launch so you could be one of the first to get your hands on them
They release on Tuesday 27th October 2020




Monday, 19 October 2020

Flower Pro Poppy Mould by KatySue Designs

The Poppy Mould by KatySue designs I used to create a Remembrance Day model last year is still one of my favourite silicone moulds, It was designed by the fabulous Chef Nicholas Lodge along with the Flower Pro Fern mould. 


When you buy from the Flower Pro collection you are buying into a whole educational program that leads you buy the hand to create amazing realistic flowers with step by step videos, isn't that just fantastic?
So I used a fabric hardener (Powertex) to create this model and if I was to put it in the garden I would spray it with a weatherproof varnish.



and the educational video can be watched here How to make the Flower Pro Poppy

Thursday, 15 October 2020

KatySue Designs Rainbow Teddy Mould

Such a cute Mould with loads of possibilities and it launches on Create and Craft Friday 16th October at 9am and 1:30pm with Debbie Reybould
It is such a lovely character then can be made for either boys or girls and it even has a miniature blossom that you can use for decorating your bear.
Although I have used this for home decor I can just imagine how many cakes this character will be on to celebrate children’s birthday’s.
With this one I added it onto one the MDF caddy’s turning it into art storage for a little one, keeping all art  stuff safe in one place.


As you can see I modelled a little cap for my teddy.
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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Needle Felt Gardening Mouse

This little beauty was made as a gift for my Mams Birthday in June, both my mam and Dad are and were avid gardeners, my Dad grew all of our vegetables in an allotment so when he wasn't at work he could be found working in the garden.
I knew a felted mouse would delight my Mam. 


I wasn't wrong, she loves him.


I had so much fun making the miniatures to feature with the mouse and even found a dolls house miniature newspaper that I could print and make up.


The delight of watching this felted creation build up and all the pain of some finger stabs was worth every hour it took when I saw the joy it gave to my Mam


Isn't it fabulous. I'm proud of this one.


From his flat cap to his waistcoat I loved making him.





Thursday, 13 August 2020

Fairy Paper Pad Collection

It's been a busy month at Katy Sue Designs lots of new products and the Fairy Paper Pad is sure to delight, the artwork is by Teresa Goodridge and has the most cutest detail.

Here is a few of my cards made from this collection

The paper pad is designed so that you can use your own dies to cut out the images as toppers.
Of course you could equally use a paper trimmer and just cut them out too


I love that they have remembered the little boys in this collection.


Just look at this little angel riding the snail.



within this collection you are getting backgrounds, toppers in two sizes, insets, sentiment ad embellishments.All in a pad so you would loose part of the collection and it will stack perfect on those crafty shelves.



I think it is one of the prettiest collections that I have seen in a long time







Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Fairytale Needle Felting Pincushion


Once upon a time in a land of fluff and colour lived a princess who sewed, she had lots of bits and pieces that needed organizing and one of the things that was problematic was where to keep her pins and needles without the mountain dragon collecting them to use for his weapons.


I know my head is in fairy land but hey, in this unpredictable world it is good to escape into a better one now and again.
Needle Felting does that for me, a bit of escapism from this weird world that we live in.


Again using a vintage tea trio as my base as they are so pretty I created a fairy-tale of my own which I think any sewing princess out there would love.


I'm thinking of selling these sewing pincushion with a difference for around £25 plus postage I have 3 different ones made up so far.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Vintage Tea Trio

Tea in a china cup, there's something quite British about it isn't there?
This Tea cup trio is a delight.


A pin cushion with a difference, sure to delight the avid needle crafter.
Loads of wool went into this and it was a fun needle felt project.


I find most pin cushions a little boring to say the least but this one is a bit of a taking point, just imagine this sitting on the sewing table.
I'm thinking I may make a few more to sell if I can bear to part with them.


Sunday, 21 June 2020

Needle Felt Fairy Tutorial

I recently did a facebook live on how to make a needle felt fairy and thought it would be lovely to share here too.


  Perfect for anyone wanting to try their hand at this craft and perfect for gift giving.


to see the tutorial in in a larger view click to watch on my u tube channel




Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Pin Cushion with a difference

When it comes to pin cushions and sewing we all love something a bit different right?
I started making this with no idea where it would take me but I've falling in love with it.

Isn't it just cute? you would think in theory that the smaller the item the less time it would take... but you would be very wrong.


The thing with needle felting is that the smaller the item the more likely you are to stab your fingers haha! so slow and steady wins the race.


So on a little hill lives a little fairy in her little toadstool house with a cobbled pathway leading to her front door.


now to make another.