Monday, 5 October 2015

Sewing Project - Little Red Riding Hood Cape

I work in an infant school and our topic was Little Red Riding Hood.  Children love to dress up and we didn't have anything for little Red.

I do like a good sewing challenge.  So I took it upon myself to make, not one or two but 4 capes for Reception Year.

I found a great pattern online (I can't find the details at the moment, but when I do I will edit this post and add them).  So easy to alter, cut and sew, my kind of project.

 The back piece

The Hood

The two front pieces

The finished product                                                 My daughter modelling for me.

Sponged Decal Skittlette - 22 February 2015

Another water decal manicure.  For the polished nails, I picked colours from the decal and dabbed onto a white base with a small washing up sponge to get this stippled effect.  Added some round nail studs and voila.

Pink Gradient and Water Decals -10 February 2015

I love doing gradient manicures with a sponge.  I am quite good at the sponging where I don't get too much polish on my skin, therefore clean up is not bad at all.

But I had bought a small bottle of liquid latex a while back and thought would give it a go. I did do a video but the lighting was awful, so just could not share it.

However, I will say it was not as easy to peel off as all the tutorials I've seen at all.  As you can see from the second photo, I made quite a mess but the latex stuck near my nail beds and I had to use acetone to remove it.  I have not used it since as I find it too long winded.  But it was fun peeling it off where it was thick enough!

Nail polish/lacquer used:

Nail water decals I purchased from Aliexpress (see post here).

Water Decal Skittlette - 4 February 2015

I've had these decals in my stash for absolutely ages.  They were always just too pretty and I didn't ever want to use them.  But they can't sit around forever, so here they are.

The base is China Glaze For Audrey and I applied the decal over my Nail Envy base.  No undercoat was required for these as they weren't clear background decals.

Inspired Skittlette - 26 January 2015

I saw this on Instagram @botanicnails and just fell in love with it.  I had to give it a go.  Not as good as the original, my lines could have been better, but not bad if I do say so myself.

Above, my hardly ever seen right hand :)