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
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
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
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
Let It Snow!
I love a wreath. It’s no secret – as I have taken to having some sort of wreath on our own front door, all year round! It makes me smile, and it apparently makes people smile as they walk past too – so, wreaths it is… However, sometimes – it is nice to have a
The Crafty Lass does… Halloween!
I know, I think I’m crazy sometimes too. I could have just bought a costume… But I WANTED to make one. Little Freddie has suddenly become very interested in Mummy’s sewing machine – and thinks it is magic that I can take fabric and turn into something ‘for you’. How perfect then, to make him
I can’t do everything!
People presume as I am ‘The Crafty Lass’, I can do it ALL. Everything – ALL the crafty things. Well… I can’t! I cannot sew a zip. Although I can easily sew on a button, I do not know how to sew a button hole. I think there is a setting on my beloved sewing
The Crafty Lass does… World Book Day!
Sometimes, I get an idea in my head – and that’s it, the idea HAS to be done. It doesn’t matter whether that is going to take me all day and all night (and then all day and all night again) to complete whatever hair brained challenge I have set myself, or whether it is
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
The Crafty Lass does… Too much!
I really wish there were two of me. Or, if we are going for ideals – perhaps even three or four… Right now, there is simply just so, so, (SO) much whizzing round my mind. Multiple, multiple tabs open that often sends my brain in to overdrive. I actually started to write this blog post at
Date for your diaries…!
I am excited to announce that The Crafty Lass will be holding a workshop in the Hobbycraft at Milton Keynes store – come and have a go at ‘decoupage’ letters! Saturday 26th September 2015 – and it will be running as a ‘drop in’ session between 11am and 3pm. Simply choose and buy your letter
A quiet Crafty Lass is a busy Crafty Lass!
Wow, a whole 10 days without a blog post! Where does time go? Well – there has been ‘The Crafty Lass does…Workshops!’ survey, a bead making class (full blog post on this coming up soon…!), the ‘Artisan Market Night’ at The Green Room, Brackley for the charity ‘People Like Me‘ – then there has been