Thursday, 8 September 2016

Copper Tree Sculptures

Eye-catching and sophisticated ornaments made from copper wire and cement.
Find the tutorial here.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Pistachio Shell Wreath

On first glance I thought this was a wreath made of succulents... but it's actually painstakingly constructed from individual pistachio shells (and it took 20 hours to finish!)
Click here to find out how it was made.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Beautiful Lingerie Sewing Patterns

The 'Madalynne' website provides a few free sewing patterns for very elegant and feminine bras, including the above jazzy sequin number!
(Note: They are aimed at women with a smaller chest.)

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Man Candles!

Make some manly candles for your fella using soy wax, wooden wicks and a fragrance like 'spiced rum', 'bacon and barbecue sauce' or 'fresh cut grass' :)
Find the instructions here.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Fired Ink Art

In essence, these beautiful artworks are created by setting fire to alcohol, which sounds like fun!
Find the fascinating how-to here.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Copper Origami Brooch

These instructions walk you through how to make a lovely origami crane using copper foil.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Garden Toadstools

How fun! I particularly like how polka dot vinyl tablecloths are used for the outer coverings.
Please find the project instructions here.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1-Hour Giant Floor Cushion

Made from giant fabric triangles, this cushion looks so comfy compared to a lot of floor cushions and beanbags I've seen, and it's so fast and straightforward to make too.
Click here for the DIY.

Friday, 19 August 2016

How to Add Colour to Plaster

I am mesmerised by the beautiful colour of this powdered tempera paint!
Click here to find out how to use it to colour Plaster of Paris and turn it into little planters.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Cute Embroidered "Watches"

Bracelets that look like watches!
I think these look really lovely, especially in Liberty print fabrics :)
Click here for the DIY.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Amazing Paper Mache Octopus

These instructions give step-by-step instructions on how to make this awesome octopus sculpture. What I like best is the attention to detail, especially the hot glue tentacle suction cups, as well as the overall realism of the shape.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Felted Wool Geode

This colourful geode is both wet- and needle-felted, and I love the idea of the 'reveal' at the end of the process where the felted spheres are cut in half to display the striped centre :)

Friday, 12 August 2016

Miniature Croquet Set

Made from wood, dowel and wire, this mini croquet set is so adorable!
Find the how-to here.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Homemade Potato Smiles

Aww potato smileys!
I'm sure anyone who remembers these fondly from their childhood will want to give this recipe a whirl.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Free-Standing Fairy Light Poles

A fabulous outdoor project for summer; these tree branch poles are embedded in concrete and provide sturdy support for your favourite fairy lights.
Click here for the DIY instructions.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Embroidery Hoop Planter

This sleek and stylish planter is actually made mainly from wooden embroidery hoops!
Check out the tutorial here.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Colourful Painted Baskets

Follow these instructions to paint your own rope baskets with vibrant modern patterns.

Adorable Wool Mice

Click here to find a free pattern for these sweet 'n' smiley wool mice.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Pineapple Oven Gloves

Easy enough for a beginner sewist; these funky pineapple mitts are a fun and practical project.
Click here to find the instructions.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Fun & Quirky Greetings Cards - UK

This business has been a looonnnng time in the making, but The Card Connoisseur is finally here!

I have started selling greetings cards (just in the UK at first) that feature original illustrations by me and are all printed on quality card. I'm really excited about concentrating on this business, and can't wait to add more and more designs... as well as some handcrafted cards too later on.

Thanks to everyone who has a browse :)