• Craft,  Sewing

    Simple Applique to Decorate Fabric Items

    What is applique? You may be wondering this? Well, strictly it is defined as ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are attached to a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. So, lots of decorative sewing is applique. If you attach fabric onto other pieces of fabric then you are probably appliqueing. People often think that it is hard and that there are lots of ‘rules’. Well, there aren’t. Applique can be as complicated or simple as you like. This tutorial is going to show you very simple applique that I did to a bedding set but you can repeat it with any shapes that you like and…

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    Easter Chick made from Pompoms

    Easter is a great time of year and one of the traditional symbols of Easter is the Easter chick. This has come about because of the connection between Easter and eggs. The eggs represent new life and are also associated with the Easter Bunny bringing them.  This Easter chick is so easy to make with pompoms and is really cute. He can be used as a gift or a decoration, perhaps with some eggs. It is a great craft for kids to get involved in and they can all personalise theirs with different coloured wings or different eyes, etc If you want to know how to make the pompoms then…

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    Pompoms – How to Make them with Cardboard and Yarn

    Pompoms are so quick and easy to make and have many uses. Don’t you just love a pompom? They are great for garlands, hat decorations (everyone loves a bobble hat) and cute little toy animals. Great craft idea for kids and adults. But, do you realise how easy they are to make and that you do not need a pompom maker? This tutorial will show you how to make your own pompoms of any size with just the yarn and some cardboard. You can do this! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands…

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    Lavender Bag Hearts to sew for Valentines Day Gifts

    This Valentine’s Day why not show someone how much you care for them by making them a beautiful gift? These gorgeous lavender bag hearts are really quick to make but look gorgeous. You could make one really special one or a collection to wow your loved one! They can use them to freshen their clothes and think about you every time they open that drawer or perhaps sleep with it under their pillow. Lavender helps you sleep! If you want to know more about the possible benefits of lavender read this informative article. This tutorial has everything you need to make your own special lavender bag hearts including a free…

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    Diamond Painting – an introduction

    What is diamond painting? How do I get started? Is it for me? Do you need great artistic talent? All great questions that you may be asking yourself. In this article I am going to try and help you answer these questions and introduce you to diamond painting. I will use a recent picture I have done  to show you what is involved so that you can make an informed decision on whether to try it for yourself. Diamond painting has proved to be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable! In these days where we talk about mindfulness I would say that diamond painting is an excellent tool for switching off and…

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    How to make a folded napkin arrowhead

    In this series of napkin related posts I have been guiding you to make your own fabric napkins which can be found here and to fold them into a rose which you can find here. This post will show you how to fold them really quickly and easily to form a folded napkin arrowhead. These are great if you need your napkins to lie quite flat or, like me, you like symmetry in your displays. They will help you make a stunning table display especially if you have double sided napkins like the ones I am using. You will need: Fabric or paper square napkins   Step 1: Make sure…

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    Autumn / Fall Leaves made from Felt

    It can be tricky to know how to bring that fall / autumn feel into your home. This week I am making some autumn / fall leaves from felt. They are super easy to make and very effective. There are lots of ways to make your leaves from felt but these are the easiest in my opinion. They look great in so many different craft projects. Perhaps hang them in the window, make a wreath, design a brooch, decorate a card, make a table runner and mats or produce a pretty picture for your wall. You could even simply place them around your home during fall / autumn. This page…

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    Bring Autumn into your home with a DIY fall leaf bowl / basket

    The best thing about autumn (or fall) is the fabulous colours on the leaves. This autumn /fall leaf bowl brings those fabulous colours into the home with very little effort. If you love fall / autumn then you will love this leaf bowl in your home. Complete the bowl in less than 30 minutes and then just wait for it to dry. It really brings some seasonal joy into the home. It is quite delicate (that is part of its charm) but it would easily hold some pot-pourri. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only…

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    Hanging Hearts made from Paper

    These hanging paper hearts are so easy and quick to make that you can do them in less than 10 minutes. They are really pretty and you could make lots of them and hang them on a garland to decorate a room for Valentine’s Day. You only need materials that you already have at home and you can be as creative as you like with the papers that you use. Further down I will show you how I experimented and how it can go a bit less than heart shaped! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you.…

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    Fabric Hexagons

    This tutorial shows you exactly how to make gorgeous fabric hexagons with very little sewing. In fact, you could glue the completed hexagon together and do no sewing at all! I have made them in various sizes and used them for a couple of different uses. They could be used as a brooch or to decorate just about anything. How about a cushion cover made from them? You Will Need: Fabric of your choice (fat quarters are ideal) A circular template (I used kitchen plates) Fabric Scissors Iron Needle & thread or fabric glue Amazon Links:         Step 1: Place your template onto the fabric. Mark the…

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