Sunday, 18 February 2018

Giant Granny Square rug

I got a 3kg ball of Woolly Mahoosive Mammoth yarn for Christmas, so I Crocheted this Giant Granny Square rug. It was fun and it didn't take a huge amount of time, because the yarn is so huge!
I used almost all of the 3kg on this rug, and a 40mm giant crochet hook. The rug turned out about 85cm square, the colour is Mushroom pink.

Giant Granny Square Rug by we laugh indoors

Giant Granny Square Rug by we laugh indoors

Giant Granny Square Rug by we laugh indoors

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Macrame Plant Hangers

Last summer I learned how to make a macrame plant hanger, so I made lots of them for christmas gifts. I think my favourite is the top one, I'll have to try to recreate it for myself! They're not very difficult once you get the hang of it.


Macrame plant hanger by Welaughindoors


Macrame plant hanger by Welaughindoors

Macrame plant hanger by Welaughindoors



Macrame plant hanger by Welaughindoors

Macrame plant hanger by Welaughindoors

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Christmas Characters in tiny jars

I bought these tiny jars a while ago and I couldn't think what to do with them, and then I got the idea to put some tiny characters inside of them and make them into christmas tree decorations. (They are very small, the jar opening is about 10mm) I think that next time if I made more I would use jars with a larger opening! That is why the snowman has somewhat stumpy arms haha! 
I made the characters out of white Milliput and then I painted them. Milliput is ideal because it's air drying so it would dry in the bottom of the jars to create the snow, and its super hard so it is easy to paint.


 Robin in a jar by welaughindoors 


Snowman in a jar by welaughindoors



Friday, 29 December 2017

Polar Bear Felted Christmas Jumper

I thought I'd share with you my hand decorated Christmas Jumper which I made for this Christmas. I wasn't going to make one this year but I remembered I had some soft white wool fluff, and I found the perfect jumper in a charity shop so this is what I created!
I drew out the polar bear shape and then resized it and cut it out of white normal felt. Then I needlefelted on some layers of white fluff onto the flat felt until the bear reached the right thickness. I was able to create some depth to the legs and ears when the felt was thick enough. I added a simple black bead for an eye and some brown wool for a nose. Quite simple and hopefully tasteful!
(Apologies for the images, my house is very dark! )

Polar Bear Felted Christmas Jumper by welaughindoors

Polar Bear Felted Christmas Jumper by welaughindoors
Polar Bear Felted Christmas Jumper by welaughindoors

Polar Bear Felted Christmas Jumper by welaughindoors


Friday, 15 December 2017

Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations

In the summer I learned how to make these lovely Origami folded paper decorations, courtesy of Origami Est at The Handmade Fair. Its very easy to do and quite relaxing! Really pleased with the way these turned out, I used some lovely Christmas foiled paper by Dovecraft, Time to Sparkle, in 6 inch squares. You can see how to make these in Origami Est (Esther Thorpe's) book, Paper Home
or online here.


Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations by welaughindoors

Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations by welaughindoors

Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations by welaughindoors

Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations by welaughindoors

Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations by welaughindoors

Origami Paper Folded Christmas Decorations by welaughindoors

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Make it in Design Summer School Creative Brief - Pure Zen

For the last couple of weeks I've been coming up with a pattern design for the Make it in Design Summer School Creative Brief, which was themed "Pure Zen". 
My idea was based upon the idea of oriental origami being very calming to make. A Crane bird is a very popular design to make, and so I decided to base my pattern idea on the image of a folded paper crane.  I used a calming grey palette for the crane outlines and a very slight pink hue in the watercolour background. I'm fairly pleased with the end result although I didn't really have enough time to work on it!

Origami Cranes Pattern by welaughindoors
Origami Cranes Pattern

Origami Cranes Wallpaper Pattern by welaughindoors
Example of a possible application of the pattern as a wallpaper

Origami Cranes Pattern cushion by welaughindoors
Fabric application

Origami Cranes Pattern Wall by welaughindoors
More wallpaper

Origami Crane by welaughindoors
My folded paper origami Crane


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