a quick shop update...some more bundles listed today here
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
|using up scraps :)|
|embracing the minecraft obsession for birthday boys|
mostly it has been crafty...like making patchwork covers for the boys again..
|a bit crumply but I quite like that..|
and enjoying a change from florals :) (the boys are pleased)
using neon thread for top stitching :)
making these for my new obsession....plants (but having no room to put them anywhere)
and whipping up some more Teawagon blankets...
the almost sorted shed...this is so tidy compared to how it was....the cupboard is for my keep fabric stash :)
this is my to be listed stash....keep an eye on FB for an update on when these are in the shop :)
have a happy weekend
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Friday, 26 April 2013
you will need -
felt scraps of many colours
1 cut the felt into different shapes..I made squares..triangles and circles to give it a geometric look...
2 pile them up in some sort of colour order and start sewing them together..sew right through the middle and keep going 'til you have used them all up...
3 hang 'em up :)
you could make them in all one colour...or do all the same shapes...mix them in with paper shapes ...do hearts...flags... the options are endless.... my scrap bag of felt however was not.. so now I'm wondering if I should go buy some more :)
I am still clearing out my fabric stash...it is taking a while because I want to bundle them together and mix up nice pattern options, but I am getting there...plundering and bundling is my middle name this week :)
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Thursday, 25 April 2013
as the name suggests it's in the northern part of the city...not far from trains..trams,bus stations and a good multi-story car park...the shops are mostly independents and the streets are filled with bars...tea shops and restaurant's.... it's worth a trip for this shop alone
it reminds me of the fab shops they have in Amsterdam..
not far away is the Manchester Craft Centre which is a lovely building housing units for crafts people to work and sell their designs from...
also around the same area there are shops..of the comic and book kind..vintage...galleries...fabrics...art supplies and clothes...there is a bit of an odd part where you might think you've taken a wrong turn (just warning you) but otherwise its a fab part of the city that makes me hop on a tram and visit more often than I probably should :)
I'd love to know if you have any favourite places so I can add them to my list :)
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013
rain clouds are everywhere at the moment.. so I thought I would make a colourful version to cheer me up when the sky's are grey... all you need to make these are -
sandwich the card inside and put a loop of string in the top - centre to hang it with...
sew all three layers together..make sure to over sew the bit where your loop is so it is nice and secure..leave the bottom edge open..
cut out raindrops in felt - 2 of each colour and sew them together adding a length of string at the top...trim the edges so they are nice and neat and when you have made 5 lay your rain drops underneath your cloud and arrange them at different lengths..washi tape them in place to make sure they don't move..
sew along the bottom edge attaching all 5 strings and raindrops...
and hang up :) ...these could be made from fabric and padded for a cuter look...
or if you are making with children they could be made from papers and glued or taped together...
and they would be super quick so you could make lots :)
hope the clouds are rainbow coloured where ever you are today... if not make some ;) x x x x