Home-Made Pencil Cases

From: Tesco Living   YOU WILL NEED: Sheets of funky foam in assorted colours Chunky wool yarn Self-adhesive Velcro strips A sewing needle Scissors Two clothes pegs HOW TO MAKE: 1. Fold the foam sheet over by 10cm, to create the case section. 2. Hold the fold in place with a clothes peg at each… Continue reading Home-Made Pencil Cases

Awesome Pom-Pom Maker

  Pom-poms are a great embellishment for scarves, home furnishing and even paper crafts, and rumour has it that no woolly hat is complete without a big fluffy pom-pom on top! Everyone knows how to make pom-poms using the cardboard circle method – and I’ve made many this way. But avid pom-pom makers will be… Continue reading Awesome Pom-Pom Maker

Craft 101 #3: Appliqué Embellishments

Appliqué is a wonderful way to personalise clothes, accessories, home furnishings and even certain types of stationary. Designs can be created either by freehand, using stencils or tracing simple shapes. YOU WILL NEED: For stitching method Fabric scraps Template paper Tailor’s chalk Dressmaking scissors Needle Embroidery scissors Tacking cotton Thread For non-stitching method Fusible web… Continue reading Craft 101 #3: Appliqué Embellishments

Craft 101 #2: Pumpkin Carving

  It’s definitely that time of year when pumpkins sporting eerie cut out faces with a glowing candle inside adorn window ledges and porches. It’s a classic Halloween tradition which scares the living daylights out of me – and it’s got nothing to do with the creepy looking faces!   Years ago when I was… Continue reading Craft 101 #2: Pumpkin Carving