Sunday, April 12, 2015

Maelo, the LifeSize Elf

This is a long term project I have on the go.  Today I did a little bit of hair styling on Maelo. Decided to make wool felted dreadlocks for his hair instead of the blond flax locks that I had previously put on him. This makes him so much nicer. Just need to permanently fix the skull cap to his head, funky up his clothing a little and he will be finished. I can then think about making his little wood nymph mate... he is a (OOAK) One of A Kind Art Doll, hand made by me with Polymer Clay on a heavy duty wire armature with a felt body.  His hands and feet are also polymer clay. He is approximately 4 feet tall.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Little Easter Greeting

I would like to share this little Easter Garden design I drew for you all to print and colour in. I hope everyone has a safe Easter Holiday period.  Share with others so they can colour it in too,  but please use the image only for personal use.     Jane

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New One Tangle Volume IV - Borderz - Pattern Step Outs e-book

 One Tangle Volume IV - Borderz is live and ready to purchase either direct through my web site here : http://janemonkstudio.com/index.php…
or through my Craftsy store here : http://www.craftsy.com/user/7113277/pattern-store…

This is a digital e-book. Once purchased you will receive an email with a download link. Please use an email address that you check regularly.

 Borders and more borders. You can use them for making cards, creating journal pages. In fact anywhere you might need a border. I have designed a range of patterns in this volume that will show you how to make your own Border tangle drawings, including showing you how to get that pattern around the corner.



 On the last pattern page I have included a little tip on how to divide a space into even or odd sections without the use of a ruler or using maths. I hope you enjoy this new volume as much as I enjoyed creating it for you. Jane

Zentangle(R) is a wonderful art form that teaches anyone that they can draw with simple step by step lines, circles and swirls. You do not need to know how to make art.

 This is a little snippet of what most of the pattern step outs look like.

Cheers Jane x

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Little Crochet

I like to crochet using fine lace weight yarn.  I designed this little scarf to use up a miniscule 11g of yarn after spinning some beautiful English Leicester wool that I got at the Bothwell SpinIn last month.

I called this pattern A Little JEM.

Pretty cute I think!