Morning autumnal poppets! Hubby's away at the moment so I've been having a good clear out, and I'm starting to cosify the house ready for autumn. So before I forget I wanted to remind you of a video I made last year, which has proved really popular with 40,000 views ... it's a short tutorial on making thick, warm winter curtains, without the need for sewing. If you can't see the video just clear here
Friday, 26 September 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
A little while ago I wrote a piece on pressing flowers, well now it's time to unleash those bad boys and bask in their floral glory! if you haven't any pressed, here's my simple guide to pressing flowers. Once you have your flowers pressed all we need to do is pop them into a glass frame. The following projects can take 5 minutes, or 40 minutes, depending on how complex you want to make it. You'll end up with a beautiful piece of art that takes no time at all, but looks like it does! Wildflower frames makes beautiful gifts, and it's a lovely way of displaying wedding flowers after the the big day ... it's also a great project to do with kiddies, since there really is nothing to it.
Easy Pressed flower project
This is the easiest of project. Press a Hydrangea petal for a few weeks until dry, then pop it in a tiny glass frame ... or display a simple stem in a postcard-sized frame
Time taken: 5 mins.
Friday, 12 September 2014
Friday, 5 September 2014
I love my little red shoes. The belonged to my 2 year old self. I keep these shoes on my dresser, to remind me of who I once was - a spirited little girl, running through puddles with an eye for adventure and imagination to boot. I try hard to retain those qualities now - the ability to daydream, to see wonder in things, to appreciate simple things ... of course it doesn't always come easy, as life, news, work, chores, health and worry can dampen a spirit in a heartbeat ... so I keep these little shoes nearby, because in times of trouble they always remind me to try.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
This a lovely, super duper easy project for both beginners and experienced crafters. Fabric and lace-edged guest towels make gorgeous gifts for all occasions; birthdays, christmas and especially weddings! If you can sew in a straight line on a sewing machine, then you can do this. I churned out 8 towels in one afternoon, all of which are going to be christmas gifts for loved ones.