Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Another friend of mine gave me the idea of cupcakes made out of baby socks - she had seen these in the shops and made some herself thanks to tutorials on you tube. So I set about doing the same!
The only problem is - it is nearly impossible to find neutral coloured socks other than white! I really needed some colour for this to work, and finally managed to find some green and yellow socks in Debenhams. I luckily had green and yellow spotted cupcakes to match - perfect!
There are a few different ways of doing these, and you can do them with things other than socks too, but here is the video on you tube which I watched to learn how to do it:
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
But all of the cards I make can easily be made for any other theme, occasion or with another colour scheme and I have a feeling I'll be doing similar very soon! I've used the new Square Lattice embossing folder in the Big Shot machine to 'crinkle' the background blue Stampin Up card - I love this one for male cards, and the spotty embossing die for female cards. I've then used some of the natural twine around it - again this is a must have for your cards for men!
The sticker was an old one that I had from a long time ago. There's so many wonderful products in the mini catalogue that I haven't managed to use properly yet - it's criminal! I challenge you to make this card for another occasion and then send me a link - just substitute the sticker for another or a stamped image.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Animal themed papers and embellishments: here
A souvenir biscuit tin (not craft related, I know!) here
A brand new Dulwich Designs jewellery box - here
Saturday, 16 July 2011
The material was Hungry Caterpillar 'Encore food' 18" by 22". I bought it via a seller on ebay but I googled and quite a few people sell it too.
I created a triangle template which was 9" by 7".
Materials I used were:
fiskars rotary cutter
Hungry Caterpillar material (as above)
Red material (actually used a pillow case)
Blue material used about same amount as half a pillow case
9m bias binding
1) I cut as many triangles as I could from the hungry caterpillar material and again from the red and blue material making sure to note which way the pattern ran.
2) I pinned the HC material and red wrong side to each other, sewed a running stitch around the edge, leaving a two inch gap at the top of the triangle. I then snipped the corners of the triangle off and turned it the right way through using the gap. I then pushed the points of the triangle out using the pencil, before closing the gap using the sewing machine.
3) To make the HC material go further, each triangle was backed with red or blue fabric. This means the whole thing is reversible too. This was enough material to make two long strings of bunting.
4) I then laid out the triangles onto the bias binding (9m is enough for two strings). I positioned them so there was a 9" gap between them on the line, then pinned the triangles inside each bias binding and used the sewing machine to sew it in.
Friday, 15 July 2011
I tried lots of different styles on and found a dress that I loved there!
It's a really pretty boutique with lovely decor - I know all of you crafty friends are going to love the birdcage on the table - isn't it funny how the trends we see in crafts are extended right across fashion, decor and almost everywhere else?
My friend actually had birdcages as the centrepiece for her wedding a couple of years ago and they are still very trendy.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
The weather was lovely, it was very relaxing and peaceful and we had our own pool which was just lovely.