Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles and a smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.

DIY Bunk Bed Caddy

Currently, on a health kick, I’m doing what I can to stop my sleep being interrupted by the children help my children sleep through the night. My daughter needs someone to turn the light off once she has climbed back into her bunk bed, following a trip to the bathroom. She has already broken two clip-on lights, we … Read more

Recycled Crisp Packet Apron DIY

This upcycled crisp packet apron is a little quirky,  certainly a fun recycling craft idea. Regular readers may remember a post with 8 different ideas for upcycling crisp packets.  At the time my husband suggested an apron, a google search later and it seems no one has made one. I am delighted to say I have … Read more

DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

Remedy the lack of clock in the sewing room with a fun DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock. I love this upcycled clock, utilizing clock parts from a clock from a charity shop, using buttons from my stash. Its so quick and easy to make. This is a fun project, how about whipping up some unique Button … Read more

Recycled plastic sandwich wrapper

Zero waste week 2014 is the perfect prompt to consider how I wrap sandwiches. Recycle plastic bags by fusing them to create a new durable material, perfect to be sewn up into reusable sandwich bags. My first design of sandwich bag measures 7.5″ by 6.5″ First cut the handles and bottoms off your plastic bags, create 6-8 layers of … Read more

Guest Blogger – Upcycled Tablet Case

Today I am delighted to be a guest blogger over at Green Issues by Agy as part of her Greeny crafters series. Have you met Agy? She is passionate about the environment, recycling and refashioning. Check out her blog for lots of fun tutorials and upcycling – my post today features a tutorial for making … Read more

Fabric Selvage Cushion Cover

I’ve been gathering my fabric selvage’s for some time, it reached a point where I felt I had enough to create a project. That or it was time to make another storage basket.   My cushion covers are looking somewhat the worse for wear. An ideal chance to redesign, recover. I used the old cushion … Read more

Create a jewellery roll

  Midweek it dawned on me that I was about to attend a 40th birthday with no gift – which is just not right! I find making an item for someone I know I add pressure to myself, am I going to make what they are envisaging? Is the finish going to be good enough? … Read more

Drawstring Waterproof Swimming Bag Tutorial

Welcome to those joining us as part of Creative Crafting blog tour, hope you are enjoying the various stops. This is where I blog about items I make, either for our home or for sale. I often write about recycled and upcycled projects. What do you make with your former shirts? I love upcycling former … Read more

Scrap fabric flower tutorial

Last week I was sharing the inspiration my friends flower corsage provoked. She advised me it had been made on a course, and involved two washer taps and three metres of homemade fabric ribbon. Here’s my version of the scrap fabric flower tutorial. This week I have visiting various DIY store to try and find large washer taps.. … Read more

10+ Easy fabric flower tutorials

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 … Read more