Our tree is up and it’s time to crack on with the Christmas decorations. This morning we made some tree decorations out of Jumping Clay. With a 20 month old, the tree is an attractive *toy* so I wanted some decorations that wouldn’t be damaged if she pulled them off and played with them. So with some Jumping Clay, phone charm attachments and cookie cutters the kids and I made some tree decorations. Here is how you could make them too.
I love Autumn, it is my favourite season. Although I am not fond of the cold weather or the long nights, it does means I can make some things to keep us warm. My crochet hooks are out and sewing machine primed, getting ready for winter.
With my business cards designed and ordered ready for BlogOn, I was in need of something to put them in. My solution was to try and make a holder myself. Fabric and sewing: DIY project for business cards.
This weekend, I am off to my first ever blogging conference BlogOn. Yay! A month or so ago, I made a to-do list. Between sourcing a suitcase and getting a Christmas jumper I needed to order business cards. Although I still haven’t got that jumper yet. Continue reading “Fabric and Sewing: DIY Project for Business Cards.”
A little over a month ago, I set myself a challenge. I wanted to make the butterfly doll I had crocheted, from fabric. So with a bag full of Ro’s old clothes, my stash of yarn and some bits and pieces in my sewing basket, I set to work. Here is how I went about making a butterfly doll Continue reading “Sewing basket, Yarn and Clothes – Making a Butterfly Doll”
Finding a desk that is affordable, fits in with your home and has the storage you need, can feel like an impossible task. so why not try a bit of mix and matching to create a good workspace
Wanting to make a space for my sewing, arts and crafts and a space to teach J to sew, I started on my search to find something that would be perfect. Up until now I had a mix match of furniture, using an old treadle sewing desk, makeshift table on an old set of drawers and a little bench. It was a bit claustrophobic and no storage for my ever growing stash of supplies. Continue reading “Mix and Matching – Creating a Workspace”
Recently a couple of friends that have wanted to take up sewing, have been looking for advice on what they need to start. From what machine they should get to what items they need to start. This then inspired this guide – Beginner’s Sewing Basket – a guide to get you started.
Here is a basic supplies guide to get you creating
This is the second edition in the Craftyparents Series, which will be moving to a fortnightly series on Mondays.
Working on this series, its been lovely to get to see where people get their inspiration and what has been made, from toilet rolls with eyes and hair to enhance a story being told to big makes like an activity board.
For this Monday’s installment, I got to interview Sara Balls from Ballsy Mama, from making collages to her husband making an awesome Activity board for their son Arthur. Continue reading “CraftyParents Series – Sara Balls”
I’m always looking for something a little different to crochet or sew for my kids, so when a friend and I were chatting about toys for our girls upcoming 1st birthdays, an idea was formed. Some different size tubs with something colour matching to put inside. Continue reading “Making Little Tubs of Learning”