Well it’s been a while since my last handmade Monday. I’ve had lots going on – new job and making for a craft fair has meant my blogging has been a bit neglected. I have however managed to make these cute little Christmas tree decorations
I thought I’d share with you how I made them. You can either hand sew or use the sewing machine for this project, perfect for beginners to sewing! Continue reading
A few months ago I signed up for an introductory subscription to Craftseller magazine – 3 issues for £5. The October issue came with a free gift of a kit to make – a cute little reindeer, which I know Wendy talked about in last weeks handmade Monday. For the last few weeks I have really not be in the mood for sewing. I’m not really sure why, but I just couldn’t face many of the projects that are sat on my sewing table. So this cute little chappy seemed like a good thing to get my mojo back!
There didn’t seem to be any instructions on how to construct him, however it seemed like common sense. After watching a really helpful video on YouTube on how to do a blanket stitch, I was ready to go!
I was delighted with how he turned out and I’m sure I’ll be making many more for my upcoming Christmas fair! However this little fella will be going to my mum as an early Christmas present!
For some reason this month I’ve been baking a lot more than usual. There’s been quite a few birthdays and celebrations which definitely called for cakes I’d been dying to make for ages, but never had the occasion to do so! Plus my other half has started his cycling season, so each week I take along cake to each race. I’ve also tried my hand a some bread making, albeit soda bread, but it’s a start! I thought I’d share with you my makes for the whole of the month. Continue reading
Last month I visited Vermont in the States, narrowly missing the turn of the leaves into Fall season by just a few weeks. Every single shop or house was building up to it by decorating their porches and windows with pumpkins, leaves or wreaths. It’s a shame that we don’t celebrate the change from summer into autumn over here. I just love all the different orange and brown colours, definitely very inspiring for crafting!
It’s been a while since I’ve joined in with handmade Monday and even longer since I did a tutorial. So I thought I would kick off October by making something that I’ve been wanting to do for dome time – a pin cushion made using a kilner jar. This has to be the most straight forward make I’ve done, but one that looks so effective. It’s also relatively cheap to make, ideal to give as a Christmas present!
For the past 2 weeks I’ve been relaxing over in the sunny states of Massachusetts and Vermont in America. I’d been looking forward to this holiday, not only for the obvious reasons but also because I had a few fabric shops that I wanted to visit. As fabric is so much cheaper in America, I went armed with extra room in my luggage!
I just wanted to let all you lovely readers know that I’ve now got a super low price sale over in my Folksy shop. I’ve also added lots of new items as well. Please go and have a look and share with all your friends!
Happy bank holiday monday and what a glorious one it is too! I cant believe we’re nearing the end of August already, where has the time gone? I thought I’d share with you my latest makes this week for the local coffee shop where I sell my goodies. I had a few ideas of what I wanted to make, but after flicking through some books for inspiration, I decided on a bit of a baby theme.
For my last handmade Monday post I mentioned about a doll I was making for my friend. Well she has been received by the birthday girl now so I can finally reveal what she looks like! Continue reading
So it’s been fairly quiet here at Tilly Mint HQ with lots of house jobs needing doing, along with some building work starting, I haven’t had much motivation for sewing. When my friend asked me if I could custom make a birthday present for her friends daughter who is going to be 1 in August, I was delighted to be back behind the sewing machine!