March 22, 2013

Initial Greeting Cards

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I was asked last week to create a card for EVERY pupil and member of staff in a school Β and the idea for these cards sprung from that challenge! I saw some tiles with initials on when I was in Liberty the other day and really liked them, I thought using someone’s initial on a…

March 21, 2013

Company Style Blog Awards!

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We know we have just started out with this blog (we aren’t even a month old yet!) but if you think that we are deserving of a nomination and you have a few spare moments, we would be very very happy! You can nominate us here. Thank you! H & R.

March 20, 2013

Printing Blocks

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Last time I showed you the hand block printed fabric that I bought in India and now I would like to share the tools used to make these fabrics – some old used wooden printing blocks that I managed to find. They were unbelievably cheap and there were loads to choose from. Mine are mostly…

March 19, 2013

Little Knitted Bears

Little Knitted Bears

My Great Aunt wrote the pattern for these little knitted bears many decades ago and I figured it was about time I gave them a go. I still have the original piece of paper she wrote the pattern on, including her tiny bear illustration, I’ve pictured it below for you to see. It’s a super…

March 16, 2013

Fabric Decisions

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I recently went travelling to India. One day me and my friend G wandered into a block printing factory. I’ve seen similar prints for sale at home, and in India they cost about a tenth of the price. So I went a little crazy and had a parcel of about 20 metres wrapped, stitched up…

March 15, 2013

Knitting Update – Herringbone Stitch

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It’s been a while since I posted about knitting and that’s basically because I haven’t been doing much. The days got warmer and I wanted to encourage spring by refusing to knit my scarf but that plan didn’t work and it’s now freezing again. All the more reason to get knitting! I’m using Rowan Lima…

March 13, 2013

Tea Light Holders

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Because I’ve just started out with clay and still getting the hang of how to work with it, I have been looking for some tiny little simple things to test out. I wanted to make a little tea light holder. This is basically just a tiny little bowl – with an added bee for fun….

March 12, 2013

Aaron’s Needlepoint Project

My boyfriend has basically never crafted in his life. He made a canvas bag for his sister with my help a few Christmases ago but apart from that he is a needle-and-thread virgin. A few weeks ago he found a small canvas frame in a charity shop and decided he’d like to try his own…

March 11, 2013

How To: Pottery Stencils

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I’ve been working on some new prints for stencilling on to different pieces of pottery this week. I’m gonna put the kiln on later this week when they’ve finished drying out, so will post the results after that. Everything is still a little hit and miss as I’m just starting out, but hopefully soon I…

March 10, 2013

Liberty Coin Purse

Liberty Coin Purse

I have a bit of an obsession with Liberty fabric, if I could afford it I think I’d make everything using it. Last week I bought a small piece of the ‘Mitsi’ print in green on eBay. It’s only 35x35cm so I decided I’d try and make a small coin purse with it. I ordered…