10 Things Only A Craft Fanatic Would Understand

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

Easter Egg-stravaganza!

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!

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

Painted Floral Bench

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

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