Petal & Pip – is it real?
Surprise Luau Birthday Party – Club Tropicana!
Once I get an idea in my head, it can be all I think about. Especially when it is crafty, has a theme… That’s it, I have an idea, and I am off. Often writing lists, sketching, find ways to get creative. Do you do this? I always have to start NOW. Back in April
Feast of Memories
I set myself a challenge at the beginning of 2021 – sort of a ‘New Year’s Resolution’. To keep this blog up to date, to make sure everything I was making didn’t JUST go on to social media… but, as time would tell it is proving very easy to slip back into old ways. Is
This is a really simple, but fun make – to create a lovely Bunny style cushion with floppy ears and a fluffy pompom tail, a perfect home Spring decoration! You Will Need Fabric Thread Wool (Optional) Craft Essentials Sewing Machine Fabric Scissors Paper and Pencil Paper Scissors Pins Tape Measure Iron and Ironing Board
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
Hoppy Easter! Let’s get colourful…
EASTER! I don’t always do lots of Easter making and creating for some reason but I think this year anything to celebrate and bring joy.. let’s do that! So, I have been having lots of fun making lots of different sized B R I G H T bunnies using my Cricut Joy machine* in iron
Petal & Pip
Having studied Printed Textile Design at Loughborough University… print, design, fabrics – is what is at the core of my creative soul. To have something I have drawn, collaborated on, chosen colours on, discussed layout on – to be turned into a commercially available product… is just mind blowing. Obviously, all craft is my thing
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!
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)
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 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