I bought some wooden beads a while ago as I have been meaning for ages to try making a knotted fabric necklace using wooden beads. I had a spare couple of hours today, so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. Here’s how I made this lovely necklace
Last weeks Handmade Monday was about cobweb scarves, so this week I thought I would share with you the process of making one. Read the rest of this entry
My friend Janine, who I met at my WI group, is in the process of starting her own business and opening her own coffee shop. She kindly asked if I would be wiling to supply some of my handmade items for selling in the shop and of course I jumped at the chance! I wanted to create a new range of products, unique to the shop that I wouldn’t sell anywhere else. I have gradually decided on a list of items, some aimed at children, one of which is a crayon roll. I thought I would share with you how to make one of them!
At the craft fair I had a request to make a ‘snack pack’ for a customers 6 year old child. They are designed for kids to use to take carrots, fruit, sandwiches etc into school, saving on using the freezer style bags. This was something I had seen on Etsy but hadn’t made before. However it all looked straight forward, the brief was – waterproof lining with a Velcro closure. I also decided to use some special wadding which will help keep the contents cool. I thought I would share with you how I made it. You will need some basic sewing experience to complete this project.
I thought I would share with you how to make this simple yet effective card
As you all know I have been beavering away making items for my craft stall. However I have also been spending quite a bit of time getting the look of my stall right. I think how it looks is just as important as the things you are selling, after all if you don’t entice your customers in to browse then it doesn’t matter what your products are like! So with this in mind I decided I wanted to have a striking sign with my stall name, tied in with my logo from my business cards and Etsy/Folksy site.
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As I mentioned for the last Handmade Monday I have been making some Nintendo DS covers. I based the cover on the same design as the kindle cover I have talked about previously. I have used more funky fabrics to appeal to children and have used a flap and velcro fastening to make it easier to open.
I have certainly got my sewing mojo back, there has been steam coming from my machine this week! For my birthday at the end of last year my Hubby got me a subscription to a fabric club – every quarter you receive a load of fabric samples (mainly Kaffee Fassett and Phil Jacobs).
After a few weeks off from sewing it has felt so good getting back behind the wheel! I have a craft fair planned in June and with making an apron in the after school kids club, it gave me a few ideas.
You may remember I received received a vintage tea cup candle from Emma for one of my advent parcels. It has long since burned to the bottom and a few weeks ago I bought a candle making kit from Twee T’s, determined to make my own! Armed with the kit and a few other cups and saucers, I raided the kitchen cupboards for things to use to make more candles! Read the rest of this entry