June 19, 2013

Hand Stamped Wrapping Paper

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I always want to give people something handmade when it’s birthday/Christmas time, but I know this is not always a realistic aim. A couple of years ago I tried to give everyone at least one handmade present for Christmas and it all ended up being a bit of a rush and not that enjoyable.. sometimes…

June 17, 2013

Liberty Keepsake Boards

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When I saw the Keepsake Boards in the Liberty Book of Home Sewing I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist giving them a go at some point! I used to have pin boards when I was little and loved pinning various cards, photos and other bits and pieces to them. I wanted a couple…

June 16, 2013

Paper Cut Chicken Card

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Just a little quickie post here to show you the card I made for Father’s Day. I don’t really like buying Father’s/Mother’s day cards, if I am going to give one then I will make it. I guess because it is a bit of a ‘made-up’ day, I just don’t see the point in buying…

June 15, 2013

Wedding Party Invites

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Hello and a happy weekend to you all! I hope your weeks were relatively stress-free and full of crafting; mine was particularly busy but things have settled down now and I can’t wait to get stuck into some projects. I have a little something to tell you all too; my boyfriend and I are getting…

May 25, 2013

Gift Bag Badges

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The Company magazine Style Blogger Awards are now only a few days away! We’re having a few days in London around the event and have a lot planned – H and I haven’t seen each other since the last time she visited so we have a lot to catch up on! We’ve both been working…

April 23, 2013

Working With Wire

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I haven’t posted since we have been shortlisted for a Company Style Blog Award.. we are very excited about this!! It is great for our tiny little blog to be up against some really well established blogs and it means a lot to us. We are very proud of our blog! Today I am sharing…

April 21, 2013

Fabric Badges

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I’ve been developing a bit of a hoard of Liberty print Tana Lawn fabric. I honestly can’t stop myself from buying bits I find on eBay, convincing myself that every piece is a bargain and that I need to have it. As a result my collection is getting pretty large, don’t all the prints look pretty…

April 19, 2013

Liberty Lampshade Tutorial

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I’ve been wanting to make a new lampshade for my bedside lamp for some time now. I had a plain white shade which was so dull and uninspiring, I wanted something I would actually enjoy seeing every morning and evening! I saw this lovely lampshade on the Liberty Craft Blog which gave me inspiration to…

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  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 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…