I absolutely love crafts. I love unleashing the artist in me and allowing my imagination to run wild. And I know that I’m not the only one. having spoken to lots of people who are into crafting like me, I’ve come to realise that us creative types have a lot of traits and habits in… Continue reading 10 Things Only A Craft Fanatic Would Understand
The Easter holidays are about to descend upon us and as we all know, eggs will play a big part in the festivities. If we’re not scoffing them, we’ll be hunting for them, and if we’re not hunting them, we’ll be decorating them. Yes, egg decorating is a popular Easter tradition which kids love –… Continue reading Easter Egg-stravaganza!
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
From: Essentials, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Bench Sandpaper Paintbrush Primer Waterproof or oil-based paint Decorative paper Waterproof Glue Varnish HOW TO MAKE: Sand your bench lightly to remove any old and loose paint or varnish. Make sure your bench is completely dry before you start painting. Paint the bench with a coat of primer and leave… Continue reading Painted Floral Bench
I recently came across a site called Mad Beauty that specializes in beauty and skin care products. Among some fabulous finds, are a range of novelty items for any crafter who’s mad about sewing and knitting. There are lip glosses and balms in the shape of buttons, cotton reels and balls of wool; tweezers with… Continue reading Cute As A Button: Mad Beauty’s Gift Ideas For The Keen Crafter
From: Women’s Weekly, 12 August 2014 I first tried my hand at creating bath products around thirteen years ago – and I loved it! I liked the fact that I knew exactly what was going into these products and that they contained lots of natural ingredients such as herbs and dried flowers. I used essential… Continue reading Fragrant Bath Salts
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