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!
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
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
From: Essentials, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Fabric Pins Sewing machine Thread Buttons Scissors Wadding HOW TO MAKE: FOR THE BLANKET Cut out two pieces of fabric 114cm x 144cm. Lay them right sides together and sew around the outside edge, leaving a gap of 30cm on one side. Turn round the right way. Cut out… Continue reading Picnic Blanket
Stop the wind playing havoc with your tablecloth! From: Essentials magazine, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Scissors Fabric Ribbon Pins Sewing machine Thread Buttons Sand HOW TO MAKE: Cut out two hearts from your fabric. Lay them right sides facing together. Pin and sew around outside edge, leaving a 3-4cm gap at the top. Make small cuts… Continue reading Heart Table Weight
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