Friday, 6 August 2010

Kakes Makes

As some of you may already know, in April I began my own craft venture - Kakes Makes. A large percentage of the materials I use are recycled or vintage. Here are a few photographs of what I have been up to over the past few months!

I have always loved Ladybird books, I had lots of them when I was growing up and I now collect them. The books with Peter and Jane are my favourites, so I decided to make these 'Shopping With Mother' pin badges.

I now have rather a large collection of plates and sherry glasses in boxes, just waiting to become a cake stand!

Working in a school has some advantages! I often use the workshops and created these wooden cassette tape brooches using a design program (Techsoft 2D) and the laser cutter. The technician, Mick, is a lovely guy and has helped me out on multiple occasions - technology really isn't my strong point!

I love hair bows, except I do often think that they make me look about 12 years old! I have made lots and lots of bows so far, in various fabrics and sizes.

I first made myself a polaroid camera brooch from felt a few years ago. I am really pleased with these designs, but don't end up getting many made as they take a while to produce and I have a very short attention span! I am hoping to make some more retro camera brooches soon though.

I brought this red 1950s vanity case at a car boot sale about a month ago for £4.00. It's in really good condition, and it's perfect for displaying my recycled tie purses in when I hold stalls at fairs!

If you would like to see some more of my creations, you can find me on facebook or folksy.


  1. Katie these are amazing! Can I put some of the pictures on my blog? I'll link it to your Folksy too :) x

  2. Hi Ellie! Thanks very much, and yes of course you can put some pictures on your blog, in fact, that would be really great! You can use any of these or any from facebook/folksy, I don't mind :) xx

  3. the cake stand is so pretty! i've been meaning to make some for a while using old plates and candlesticks :)

    love, jazzabelle. x



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