English Paper Piecing

So, after my joyful, if out of the blue trip to the Beeb just after Christmas, I thought it would be good to put up a somewhat more detailed list of instructions for English Paper piecing. So here goes! First I started off with a hexagonal template which I downloaded for free. I printed this…

Customised Notebook Teacher Gift

True to form, I really wanted to give great teacher gifts this year but was horribly last minute getting it sorted. Two things became ridiculously apparent: when a deadline approaches I hunker down and get things done and that I really ought to work on just buying and wrapping things instead of making things when…

Made Back When – Toddler T-shirt Dress Tutorial

So I haven’t posted in ages, and I feel like life has never been more frantic, so I decided that despite not having time to make anything I should post something which might help me get my rhythm back! So here’s an old but hopefully gold project making a very cute dress for my very…

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 1

Alongside my established habit of acquiring fabric I also have a tendancy towards accumulating furniture through purchases on eBay and in charity shops. Some of it arrives here in less than stellar condition and therefore becomes part of the ‘project’ section of my life. One such purchase was a footstool I brought via eBay that…