First attempt at water colouring, late at night while waiting for a job on the laser to finish. I messed up the face & the printed lines smudged, but pleased for my first watercolour attempt with my new gansai tambi watercolours that I got with a birthday voucher The gorgeous image was from ‘all Dressed up’ In the above photo I had tried to neaten her face a little so it didn’t look so blotchy! Sam x To keep up to date with the blog and for exclusive offers and discounts why not Sign up for the newsletter?
In love with Peacock Feathers So in love with these Peacock feathers, they are lasercut from thick chipboard and are so beautiful and detailed. I ummed and ahhhed about cutting them from wood, but from a crafting perspective much preferred them cut from the chipboard as its more flexible if I wanted to mould the feather around something or snip it to make it shorter for a project. I used Dylusion sprays to add the colour and managed to get to colours to mix beautifully in a mottled way, that really makes them look striking as peacock feathers. […]
DIY pin cushion sewing project tutorial (and bean bag!) Use the template and instructions below to create these gorgeous pin cushions or even create your very own bean bag! Step 1. Print the template, which can be found below. Cut out and draw onto fabric of your choice x 2. Step 2. Place the two pieces of fabric, outer side against outer side. Attach a pin in each corner of the the upper piece of fabric and attach these pins onto the lower piece of fabric; between the corners. Step 3. Sew the two pieces of fabric together on the […]
Cat sewing project- Neck pillow – Diy project tutorial Here’s your chance to create this adorable neck rest in the shape of a sleeping cat. Black yarn is used for embroidering the eyes onto the appliqued cat’s head and the neck rest is filled with polyester wadding. Step 1. Print and cut out the template, which you will find below. Draw the template onto the fabric. Include a 1cm seam allowance all the way around each part. NB. Do not include any seam allowance for the applique on the cat’s head. Step 2. Iron vliesofix fabric (or other bonding material) onto the […]
Papier-Mâché Easter Bunny project – Decoupage – Diy project tutorial Here’s your chance to create this funky Easter bunny project, using decoupage! Step 1. Prime the brown papier-mâché bunny with white craft paint. This results in the slightly transparent decoupage paper appearing as clearly as possible. Leave to dry. Step 2. Tear or cut small pieces of decoupage paper. Use decoupage glue (or another equivalent) for attaching the decoupage paper onto the bunny. Most decoupage glues when watered down help create a smooth top coat. Leave to dry. Step 3. Draw details on the bunny according to your own imagination using 3D Liners […]
Felt case – Diy project tutorial A cute felt case, perfect for glasses or phones. Template below. You can always enlarge or shrink the template to create a smaller case Step 1. Print the template which is below. Use the template and cut it out of thick foam. Step 2. Use a stencil on top of the piece of felt and draw patterns according to your own taste. You could even just freestyle some drawings or sayings on there! Use textile markers and feel free to use different colours. Leave to dry. Step 3. Double over the piece of felt […]
A painted decorated Treasure Chest – Mothers day project Another in the Mothers day project series. Another quick but effective gift for Mothers day or if the kids want to make Nanny (or you ;p) something, . Below is the third project, you can find the second one HERE and the first one HERE Today are these cute treasure chests, which are painted and decorated. Why not upcycle an old box? Instead of using rhinestones, why not use any other gems or embellishments you may have. Step 1. Paint the treasure chest (or box) with craft paint and leave to dry. Step 2. Write […]
Bright Frame with wooden discs – Mothers day project Following on from yesterdays post, if you still need to make a quick but effective gift for Mothers day or the kids want to make Nanny (or you ;p) something, then over the next couple of days I’ll be sharing some quick Mothers day projects for you. Below is the second one, you can find the first one HERE Today are these bright & vibrant frames, which are decorated with patterned wooden discs. Step 1. Remove the backing and the glass from the frame and paint it all over. Leave to dry. Step 2. Glue […]