With supermarkets selling a fabulous array of good quality jams and preserves in just about every flavour imaginable, many people now feel as though it’s no longer necessary to go to the efforts of making jams yourself. Well, they’re right. It’s not necessary – but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a good idea… Continue reading Spotlight On Crafts #1: Jam Making
I cannot believe that it’s already 2015. Where on earth did 2014 go? I swear it blinked and it just went by. No doubt most of you are still asleep or nursing hangovers but I’m sure all of us are wondering what the new year has in store for us. 2014 has been a… Continue reading Happy New Year!!!
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
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
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
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
If baking and cake decorating is your thing, you might want to try your hand at this delightful Swedish Princess cake.