10+ Easy fabric flower tutorials

March 1, 2013

Looking for that fabulous fabric flower to add to your hairpiece, to your fashion accessories, as home decor items or even a wedding bouquet? These easy fabric flower tutorials cover a whole range of material, from fabric to leather, to felt to burlap. I don’t know about you but I seem to have an endless supply of fabric scraps waiting to be transformed into something…

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The 100% wool upcycled tweed skirt… what can you make?

February 25, 2013

For a bit of fun I decided to see what I could make from the one of those pleated tweed tartan wool skirts, which I traditionally think of older ladies wearing… frustratingly I didn’t take a picture before I started! Naturally I started with unpicking all the seams/darts at which point my daughter begged for me for a skirt in the style of the original…

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Inspiration strikes

February 13, 2013

Last week I have had a delightful couple of days with my mum who came to stay.. A trip to the local toddler group for some superb singing, followed by lunch out at one of my favourite cafes in Holt, plus just a little clothes shopping. I was very pleased to pick up a pair of trousers and top which make me look a couple of…

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Storage ideas for knitting needles, how do you store yours?

February 4, 2013

Whilst tidying my studio and making knitting needle rolls I have been contemplating various ways of storing my precious knitting needles. Why not reuse an item from around your home? Although I have to admit to craving  a beautiful upcycle wine crate: How do you store your knitting needles? Check out my knitting needles case tutorial here.…

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Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

February 2, 2013

This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles. It uses two contrasting fabrics for decoration and the smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks. The finished knitting needle organizer case measures 18 by 12″, with 9″ deep pockets to hold the knitting needles in, and a 6″ deep pocket…

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Craft Activism?? Race Against Hunger Campaign.. fancy sewing a jigsaw piece??

January 27, 2013

I am so excited about this craftivist jigsaw project supporting Save The Children Race Against Hunger Campaign, creating small jigsaw pieces with provocative messages. Years ago I took part in a big rally in London on the lead up to a G8 summit,  calling for the government to Drop the Debt. Catching a bus from Norwich, one of many coaches which attended. I was struck…

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