Recycled T-Shirt Hot Water Bottle Cover

My old hot water bottle has been around for a long time. It’s survived many days of dutiful service. I had to take it work recently (sore back kind of a day) and I realised how utterly repugnant it had become. It’s clean but it doesn’t look it. The velcro on the back has long…

Family Tree Birthday Cushion

So my lovely mother-in-law turned 70 this week and as part of her celebrations, my sister-in-law organised 7 gifts for her. Responsibility for of these came to me as I was asked to make a cushion for her. It was suggested I could make one with a 70 on it, but I wasn’t sure she…

Happy New Year!

So excited for all that lays ahead this year. A new year always feels so full of possibilities and I already know there are some major treats in store in 2018 – new family additions, some milestone birthdays to celebrate and more along with loads of other stuff that is, as yet, a complete mystery….

Festive Scrap Fabric Challenge

I decided to set myself a bit of a challenge as my scrap bag is really a scrap sack at the minute and a ridiculously full one at that! Seeing as it’s the season and all I also wanted to have a go at something that might help move me towards the goal of doing…

More Needle Felting Workshops

I am so happy to announce I am teaching 3 more needle felting workshops before Christmas! There’s an absolutely fab pop up shop in the Arcade in Bedford town centre which is full of arty delights to purchase and has drop in craft sessions along with workshops on the go right up until Christmas Eve. …

A Foray Into Upholstery – Part 3

This is the final installment in my upholstery project posts, though I feel I should qualify that by saying ‘for now’.  I have absolutely LOVED completing this project and will definitely have a go again in the future.  And that’s not even all due to the staple gun, although a large proportion of it may…

5 Needle Felting Tutorial Links

I did some needle felting workshops today which were so much fun, it was lovely to meet new people and craft together. Thanks Bedpop for having me, A Very Bedpop Christmas was an awesome event to be a part of! For those of you who caught the felting ‘bug’ and brought a kit to have a go…

Tutorial: 30 Minute Make – Rainbow Ribbon Unicorn Tail

It’s about to be my niece’s birthday and a while ago she went to London and tried on a dinosaur tail at the Natural History Museum which she adored. I vowed to make her one for her birthday but when I was talking about this and what colour to make it with my big brother…

A Foray Into Upholstery – Part 2

I continued my project to renew a lidded footstool this week and again had a great morning, though this time felt significantly more productive.  Less destruction and more beautifying was definitely the order of the day.  If you haven’t read it yet or want a nosey at a ‘before’ shot, have a read of my…

Tutorial: Fabric Slashing

A tutorial on the technique of fabric slashing, demonstrating the basics of the technique and a number of varieties of stitching shapes and cutting styles to create different effects.