Tag Archives: diy

DIY : String Art

It was our second wedding anniversary this year and I wanted to get Matt a gift that followed the traditional pattern. Last year it was paper and we found each other a map and a lino cut. This year it … Continue reading

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Floral flannels!

The latest batch of flannels are hot off my sewing machine! I’ve been experimenting with how I quilt them, including geometric shapes and stripes. I love using and making these flannels and they use up lots of little scraps too. … Continue reading

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DIY : Braided Jersey Dog Toy

Everyone loves a home made gift and dogs are no exception! I made some braided jersey dog toys for my friends dogs this Christmas and they absolutely love them! Jo says that every time they come home they have been … Continue reading

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Tea tip : Free machine quilting

This tea tip (learn something new and useful in the time it takes to make and drink your cup of tea!) will show you how use free machine embroidery to finish off your latest quilt! All you need is your … Continue reading

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DIY : Super Simple Flannels

When we were packing to move house, I found some old towels which were past their best. I didn’t want to throw them away so decided to re-purpose them into lovely flannels! I raided my fabric scraps for small pieces … Continue reading

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DIY : Crayon cakes!

I love making things for my niece and nephews, so when a big box of broken crayons appeared on my local Freecycle group I¬†excitedly set about making them a big batch of crayon cakes! They are such good fun to … Continue reading

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Using Matt’s old shirts

We are just buying our first house and are currently under siege from piles of boxes! To make packing easier we have been having a good sort out and Matt decided to retire several of his old shirts. I rescued … Continue reading

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Little hands make : Fingerprint flowers

There are so many beautiful flowers out at the moment and you can make your very own everlasting blooms with a bit of help from your little ones! This DIY uses materials that you probably already have at home and … Continue reading

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Loving seed stitch

Seed stitch is one of my most favourite embroidery stitches and I seem to be using it on lots of my projects at the moment! I have used it to embroider a wedding present, some simple cards and also in … Continue reading

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Tea tip : Adding tassels to a scarf

This tea tip (learn something new and useful in the time it takes to make and drink your cup of tea!) will show you how to attach tassels onto a scarf. Sometimes a handmade scarf needs that little something extra … Continue reading

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