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…

Bec Goes Screen Printing

Back in the day I did quite a bit of screen printing at university. Feels like a lifetime ago now though, and I didn’t really use it further on in my degree. Having said that I really loved this technique so when I saw a day course advertised in my happy home town of sunny…

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…

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…