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!
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
Tassels are used in a range of crafts, especially paper crafts, so it’s a good idea to learn how to make them. They are relatively simple to make, but as always practice makes perfect. These are perfect added to cards, albums, bookmarks and photo frames. The instructions below for the tassels will produce tassels that… Continue reading Craft 101… Making Tassels
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