Hello and welcome everyone. Hope your week has gone well. Thank you, as always, for popping in and for the wonderful comments you leave. Also a big thank you to my new followers.
This week at Out of a Hat we are making something with the subject locks and keys. Here is what I made and I had so much fun seeing it develope.
My daughter bought me a book called Steam Punk Softies by Sarah Skeate and Nicola Tedman.. It is full of characters and patterns for you to make. I must say I didn't follow the pattern to the letter and did my own take on one of the characters to create a new character. I will probably do the same thing if I make any more of them.
This is my own character and I named her Lydia Whitlock. I decided that she is the keeper of the locks and keys at Dreadcrank Manor, a huge, old castle with secrets too lost in time to tell. She is a close relative of Charity Storm who is one of the characters you can make from the book. I would love to write stories about all of them.
Lydia is mostly made in felt and is hand sewn. I painted some buttons with gold paint for the glass part of her goggles. Bought some small locks with keys from Poundland and distressed those. Then I added a bit of jewellery I won as blog candy--along with lots more jewellery which I am really enjoying using--thanks Zoe. The skirt is a bit of lace coloured with a Promarker. I thought I would add the butterfly to make Lydia look less scary.
Do pop over to see what Janet, Florence and Sandra have made for this week and find out how they made them
Hope you will join us in the challenge and I look forward to seeing what locks and keys mean to you.
Love Chrissie xx