Helium Balloon into… CUSHION!
Hmmm, so – how did you spend your weekend? Perhaps a walk, some chores? Time in the garden? If I gave you 100 guesses I am not sure you could have predicted that I was turning a helium balloon into a cushion?! Freddie LOVES balloons, but in particular – this helium balloon. It was left
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
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
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
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
Nail Varnish Marbling
Have you tried this before? It is something I have wanted to do for AGES! In fact, ever since I’ve been using Pinterest… I love Pinterest (do you use it?) I can often be found searching for ideas and inspiration around 3am when up with Rupert… 😅😴 Anyway, after buying some ceramic blanks from Hobbycraft, I
The Handmade Festival ONLINE 2020 – the FESTIVE edition!
I think we can all agree that this year – hasn’t quite gone to plan… Some highs, but mainly lows… certainly different. From a crafting perspective – I finished maternity leave ‘officially’ in June 2020 – and in all sense of ‘normality’ I would be fully into festive mode with workshops here at the studio
The Crafty Lass does… Quick Make: Bottle Gift Bag!
With the call for more ways to reuse and upcycle – here is a fun and simple make for a little gift bag. You could use any fabrics you like, and of course this wouldn’t have to be just for Christmas. You could even use something like an old shirt to turn it from unwanted
The Crafty Lass does… Santa Hats Tutorial!
I know (and I say this a lot to myself, and here on this blog about various things) why would I want to MAKE one, when I could BUY one? Because, I am crafty. Mad too, I think. But also – for the sheer personal satisfaction. To be honest, I was given this beautiful feathers
The Crafty Lass ADVENTure…
It has certainly been that… what an adventure it has been! 2nd October 2017 – we sold our first ever ticket for The Crafty Lass workshops at the Old Grain Store workshop studio… part of me feels like it was a lot LOT longer ago, and the other part says where has that year gone?!
A wreath is for life, not just for Christmas…
Autumn. For some, this is purely just the long, grey transition from the warm and bright Summer days into our dreary, cold, drab – and of late, very snowy Winters here in the UK. For, me – it is the ‘calm before the storm’… and I actually really love this season. I’ve talked before on
NEW – THE CRAFTY LASS CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS!
You might be thinking – it’s August. You might be thinking – it’s too HOT for Winter?! You might be thinking – what craft workshops are available at The Crafty Lass for Christmas?! Well – the dates are HERE! Tickets are not yet live for booking – but it doesn’t mean you can’t get