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.

If you are in the UK and would like to win a FREE card of your choice, please head over to my Twitter page for more info :) Good luck!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Whiskey Sugar Rocks

Turn a regular coffee into an Irish coffee in an instant with these Bourbon-whiskey-soaked sugar cubes!
Click here to find the instructions.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Botanical Bleach Printing

Learn how to print your own fabric using leaves and bleach at home by following this link.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Magical Mushroom Lights

These mushroom LED lights are moulded from silicone and I think they look so beautiful!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Wood Slice Baby Mobile

Click here to discover how to make a simple baby mobile from a wood slice, eye hooks and twine.... and if you're handy with a scroll saw, you can easily make the little wooden fishies too!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Sparkly Personalised Hangers

The most glamorous hanger ever!
Click here to learn how to make sequin-covered hangers with personalised wire names underneath.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Weaving with Roving

I really like the look and feel of roving ...so soft in texture, and bulky enough to give extra depth to craft projects like this gorgeous woven wall hanging.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Paper Hydrangea Wreath

Click here to learn how to make this remarkably realistic wreath of paper Hydrangeas (my favourite flower!)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Floral Shadow Box Art

I think this pressed flower art is so delicate and beautiful...it's really one of my favourite projects 
I've seen this year.
Click here to see the instructions.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Star-Shaped Clothes Drying Rack

I love the look of this drying rack, and I particularly like the fact that it's so easily collapsible.
You can find the free plans and tutorial here, which really make me feel like I could make this myself from scratch; the pieces that make it really are all very simple.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Matisse Patterned Rug

I love colourful things anyway, but I just think this rug inspired by the art of Matisse is so fantastic!
Made from floor tiles, it's put together very much like a jigsaw.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

DIY Miniature Bookbinding

I have been working on putting together this Skillshare class for a while now, and it's finally finished :)
In the bite-size lessons, I will teach you exactly how to make a miniature hand-bound book.
Each book is finished with a smart leather cover, and measures only 1" wide!

The mini books have stitching down the spine (rather than just glue) to make them extra durable, which means that they can be used to actually write little messages in. And, if you add an eyepin, you can turn it into a necklace pendant if you like.

Thanks to anyone who enrols!

Monday, 4 July 2016

Wire Flower Necklace

This cute necklace tutorial shows a useful technique for shaping wire using nails in a cork board.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Grape Cluster Pillow

I love this fun grapes pillow... it just makes me want to make a whole series of fruity designs!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Amazing Paper Mushrooms

Click here to learn how to sculpt these mushrooms from crepe and honeycomb paper.
These look so delicate and impressive!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Fashionable Tie-Front Shirt

This awesome shirt was made by taking the sleeves off a shirt and sewing them back on at waist height to make a tie - what a creative idea!
Be sure to check out the 'A Pair and A Spare' fashion page for more really cool clothing DIYs.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Polka Dot Tealight Holders

Made in only a few steps from air-hardening clay and paint, these tealight holders are so cheerful!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Fleece Macaron Cushions

These plush cushions look soooo soft and cosy...I really want 1 2 3 loads of them!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Kitty Rope Basket

This 'cat' basket is made using cotton cord and a sewing machine. Adorable!