Crafts

Instructions for Catherine-wheel Decoration

Well, this took a little longer than I had expected!  Still,  plenty of time for you to put some of these lovely hanging decorations together.  They are really simple to do –  no sewing, no gluing, no mess 🙂 Materials 8cm Polysterne discs Ribbon in contrasting colours (approx 4cm x 2m & 0.5cm x 20-25cm) Sequin pins Ruler Scissors Decorative bows/flowers/discs for the centres. I’ve attempted videos this time to […]

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Cards: New baby!

This took a little working on because of the text I wanted to include.  One way of doing text transfers is to use a mirror image that is either printed or photocopied using a laser printer.  I only have an inkjet so the usual way of doing this either left too much paper on my mount board and/or I ended up smudging the print…grrr! So, what do most of us […]

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Lacy Bowl 2

It’s been quite an eventful week so I tried something different with the machine embroidered lacy bowl this weekend to help me relax.  It started as a ‘spaghetti’ jumble… And finished as another pretty bowl… I really like the addition of a fabric flower and butterflies.  I should have fully centred the flower in the bottom of the bowl to help keep it level thoug, this is a good lesson […]

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Machine Appliqué

I am very new to appliqué and my first proper attempt was under instruction during a workshop at the Handmade Fair in Warwickshire earlier this year.  Needless to say, like most crafts I’m trying lately I loved it! This cute bunny bag is the result of that workshop The HOPE cushion below is the product of a training course I attended (also earlier this year) which just happened to be an […]

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Folk Art

This is a small selection of some folk art pieces I have completed using one of the Folk It! kits. The techniques are very easy (they have to be for me!) combining dot-painting with  simple brush strokes, and designs which you can mix and add to, to create your own unique designs. The possibilities are endless and this is one of my favourite crafts at the moment, I can’t wait […]

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