I made my daughters a Tilda doll each for Christmas. Making them was a pleasure in itself. Seeing their little personalities come together was a joy. What made them even more special, was that I used fabric from vintage pieces given to me by a very special lady in my life. At first it made me sad, cutting up the pieces, but I knew in my heart of hearts, that re-using them in such a lovely way and not keeping them in a drawer, would have made her very happy and fitted in with the way she herself viewed life. Now the memory of those clothes will live on through these lovely dolls for many years to come.
I have just bought a couple – well four – Clover Pom Pom makers. I love them! I honestly think that perhaps I am additcted to making pom poms now. Gone are the old style cardboard circles that take forever to wind and fill and instead, in just one night and a couple of good films, I have a bowl full of pink and fluffy pom poms! This lovely soft and squishy collection is going to make up two garlands for a photo shoot prop. Next on the agenda? A bowl full of blue and fluffy pom poms!
I used the 21/2 inch for these poms poms – a good size to use for pom pom garlands – you can find the pom pom makers on Amazon – Pom-Pom Maker Large-2/Pkg 2-1/2″ & 3-3/8″
I wanted these before Christmas, but everywhere was out of stock, but they are back in now, so I bought while the going was good!
Jodie Brennan Photography recently asked me to make some photography props for the studio, especially for her ‘cake smash’ shoots. These are the some of the photos that she took using the props – really pleased with the way they look, but think that Jodie’s talent has something to do with that too!
I was asked to make some sandwich wraps ready for Christmas presents, and here they are! They are so useful and easy to use, and much less bulky than a sandwich box and far prettier, don’t you think?
This is the perfect website to browse, you will be sure to find something that is just up your street!
Lovely and easy tutorial to follow for you and your children to make a mix and match flip book. A great weekend activity with thanks to Make and Takes. This could be a monster book, an animal book, family book, so many different ways in which this idea can be used.
Babies grow out of their shoes so quickly. The Stitching Scientist has provided a brilliant tutorial which will show you how to make to measure and make your own baby shoes. This is such an easy tutorial to follow and you can download her own pattern and instructions to give it a go before you start to make your baby his or her tailor made shoes!
I have been busy planning and finally attending my beautiful daughters wedding! So, so wonderful – everything was as perfect as it could possibly be. Although my crafting didn’t stop completely, a lot of it was for the wedding, not least this cushion that I made using the offcuts from her wedding dress and the ribboned back was based on the colours of the wedding. She now has a memento of her day and her dress – it was so lovely to make and even more lovely to give!
Received my customised stamp today from The English Stamp Company. I love it! The website was so easy to use and order from. Delivery was prompt and efficient and I think the prices are really reasonable. I paid £21.00 for mine, but considering how many times I will be able to use it and in many different ways, I think it was a real bargain!
Really pleased with how these little coasters turned out. I have been meaning to try them for ages and have finally got round to it. Have to admit that having a Big Shot and bird die made life a lot easier! Wasn’t sure whether or not to use batting in the middle at first, but tried one with and one without and much preferred the ones with, had a firmer feel to them. Love the idea of being able to do a little bit of free machining on them too, because I wanted them to look a little ‘rough and ready’ and it took away the stress of having to be neat, neat, neat. Chose one of the ‘fancy’ stitches on my machine to go around the edge, again didn’t worry about being to precise with this either! Love them so much that I am not sure that I really want to put a cup of tea on them, let along a glass of red wine – might end up just being for show!