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…

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…

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…

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…

Tutorial: Make Your Own Simple Softie Unicorns To DecorateĀ 

For my daughter’s 4th birthday party she really wanted a unicorn themed party. I, of course, was completely on board with adding rainbows, glitter (still finding that everywhere) and unicorns into our lives on a grand scale. As a craft activity I made up what felt like hundreds of mini unicorns (it was actually only…