Crafts Lost and Found

Originally posted on Nostalgia Pie:
Lost Crafts by Una McGovern Starting a new job and moving into a new flat leaves me with precious little time to devote to my favourite pastime other than snuggling up to my gorgeous hubby – reading! However during a brief wander round my local Waterstones, I came across a delightful little…

Plant Label Spoons

The easiest and prettiest way to see where everything’s been planted. From: Essentials magazine, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Wooden spoons Paint brushes Acrylic paint Pencil Waterproof varnish HOW TO MAKE: give each spoon a coat or two of paint. Choose a different colour for each one. Use a pencil to lightly draw the outline of… Continue reading Plant Label Spoons

Heart Table Weight

Stop the wind playing havoc with your tablecloth! From: Essentials magazine, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Scissors Fabric Ribbon Pins Sewing machine Thread Buttons Sand HOW TO MAKE: Cut out two hearts from your fabric. Lay them right sides facing together. Pin and sew around outside edge, leaving a 3-4cm gap at the top. Make small cuts… Continue reading Heart Table Weight

Hanging Herb garden

From: Essentials magazine, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Scissors A printed list of herb names Wrapping paper Glue wide sticky tape Stapler or pins Hanging shoe caddy Selection of herbs Sandwich bags   HOW TO MAKE: Cut out the names of each of the herbs from the list. Cut out pieces of wrapping paper. They should… Continue reading Hanging Herb garden

Picnic Box Cushions

Hubby and I travelled down to the coast recently for an air show. Knowing that we’d be there for pretty much the whole day, I decide to splash out on a picnic blanket and a couple of cushions to make sure that we were comfy. However we’re now approaching the end of the Summer season… Continue reading Picnic Box Cushions

Tea Towel Tablecloth

Tea Towels aren’t just for drying dishes. Try this project to create a stylish tablecloth from the tea towels of your choice. They could all be the same design a select co-ordinating designs and colours. From: Essentials magazine, 2014   YOU WILL NEED: 6-12 tea towels Pins Sewing machine Thread WHAT TO DO: Measure your… Continue reading Tea Towel Tablecloth