I’m a big reader but do have a tendency to either fold the corner of a page to mark my place or use whatever scrap piece of paper is hanging around in the cavernous depths of my bag! I thought a hand made bookmark would be a good idea and this method has the benefit… Continue reading 10 Minute Make….Ribbon Bookmarks
This week we interviewed Beth from our Tunbridge Wells store, who explains ‘Stitchscaping’ and how she came across this beautiful craft. What is ‘Stitchscaping’? The act of capturing a moment, a view or an idea in a fabric photograph; suggesting parts of that image with colour, fabric and embroidery and creating an overall ‘scape’ through… Continue reading The Art of Stitchscaping
I’d like to introduce you to needle felting, one of my all-time favourite hobbies. There are several different types, personally I enjoy making little 3D animals, which I will mostly focus this post on (there is some overlap in technique with 2D felting too, although I haven’t had a chance to try that out yet).… Continue reading Needle Felting – A Beginner’s Introduction.
A pin board is a great way to stay organised in your home and the perfect place to store invitations, lists, reminders and more! It’s also another way to display photos (especially if, like me, you are starting to run out of space for frames)! This tutorial explains how to take an ordinary notice board… Continue reading How To Make..A Fabric Pin Board
Emma Bridgewater founded her ceramic business in 1985 after she struggled to find the perfect birthday present for her mum. She saw a gap in the market for pottery that was both beautiful and practical. Over 30 years later and the business is still run by her and her husband. The designs come directly from… Continue reading Focus On….Emma Bridgewater for Sanderson
Christmas cards are a timeless seasonal tradition and I’ve put together a few ideas for making use of them after the holidays are over. A quick and easy way to recycle old cards is to make gift tags! All you need are some scissors or pinking shears (these give a prettier finish), a hole punch… Continue reading Upcycling Christmas Cards
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to think about your festive dining table! You can get lots of lovely paper napkins with beautiful seasonal designs, but I think a hand made napkin adds an extra special touch! They are quite easy to make and you will need the following (this will make four… Continue reading How To Make….Table Napkins!