NEW! Easter Made Easy: Spring Wreath Making Craft-Along with The Crafty Lass

Workshops… it feels like an AGE since there were people sat around The Old Grain Store studio crafting table. I miss teaching! But, I have NEWS! I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching Spring Wreath ‘Zoom’ workshops with Hobbycraft! There are 12 (yes, TWELVE!) different sessions to choose from – lunchtimes, Read More

Heart Placemats

Heart Placemats  A simple, but effective table mats idea that uses just a few simple sewing techniques and some wadding to create a padded heart effect. You could do this with any shape – a star, a letter, flower – whatever you like as long as you create a template to sew around as below! Read More

The Table

Tables. I have talked about them before in this blog, but to me – they are such an important part of furniture. They are MORE than ‘just’ a piece of furniture. They truly are, and make – the heart of the home. Yes, they get covered in ‘stuff’ and random cr*p but they are still Read More

Farmyard Friends – Handmade with Heinz

How super cute?! This has to be my favourite Handmade with Heinz project so far – make a farmyard animal set from your used Heinz UK cans! Let me know if you make these easy and fun farmyard friends – be sure to share your own can crafts with me! MATERIALS 1 X EMPTY HEINZ Read More

William Morris Bag (with optional drawstring) for Craft Cotton Co

You Will Need Fabric Thread Wadding Ribbon Craft Essentials Sewing Machine Fabric Scissors Pins Tape Measure Iron and Ironing Board Safety Pin (optional for the inner drawstring bag) Read More

All that glitters… Gilding!

Have you ever tried gilding? No, me neither. I expected it to be super difficult for some reason – I mean, how does the gold leaf stick? Doesn’t it go everywhere? (The answer in short to this is yes, the gold leaf can flake and go everywhere if you aren’t careful…!) BUT, it is super Read More

Personalised Door Mats!

I love doors. Front doors! Wreaths on doors, what colour they are, what door furniture. I am a door geek! And, I genuinely have a thing about doormats too – I love them! They are the welcome into our home (albeit done very little of that in recent times!) They make me happy. And after Read More

Simple, Fun, Festive – Paper Green Wreath

One of the things I enjoy with craft – is quite often it is the quick and simple ideas that give me the most satisfaction. Being able to turn a few basic materials into something. This is made from 1 gold wreath, some white felt balls (both from Pompluspom and 3 sheets of card (by American Read More

Merry & Bright Cushion – NEW Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks!

I studied Printed Textile Design at Loughborough University – and I miss the old days of being in the print room. Mixing the dyes, calculating the fabric steaming requirements, preparing screen prints. Designing! Even thinking about the ‘smell’ of the print room brings back warm memories. But, this year – I discovered something new. Infusible Read More

Rainbow T-Shirt – Cricut Infusible Ink!

Last Saturday we set about a little craft project, and what could be better than Freddie drawing his own rainbow and we magically get this on to his own new t-shirt?! I’ve done several Cricut Infusible Ink* projects now, and it never fails to amaze me just how easy it is, how vibrant the colours Read More

Skittles Set – Handmade with Heinz

Here’s my next crafty can creation with Heinz UK – super bright and colourful… a ‘Skittles Set’! Get creative with whatever design you like and then have fun playing! Please do share your can crafts with me if you give it a try! MATERIALS 10 X EMPTY HEINZ CANS THICK TAPE PAINT THIN PAPER OR Read More

Christmas Bauble Wreath

Normally I only put a Christmas wreath up from around December 1st onwards… and it’s normally a fresh greenery one, but I’ve decided to get one up early and make it sparkly and fun! This bauble wreath was put together in just a couple of hours using a LOT of different sized baubles, a hot Read More

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