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
Make-Up Brush Holder – Handmade with Heinz
It’s been a little while since I have shared a Handmade with Heinz blog post – I had so much fun last Summer with these upcycling makes… but next up is how to turn one Heinz UK can into a pretty make-up brush stand! Let me know if you give this project a try and
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
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,
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!
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
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
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)
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