Tag: Fabric

Toddler Bow Tie

We are attending a family wedding in late April, and this will be the first time I’ll dress Robin in smart wear (well, smart casual). I’d purchased a cute blue/yellow shirt from a charity shop a couple of months ago, and managed to get some coordinating chino trousers from Primark. However, I felt the outfit was missing a little something…

Onto Pinterest I went! After a good gander I realised what the outfit needed was a bow tie!

I had a look on Etsy and generally around the internet, but I couldn’t find one that was right. Then I remembered I had some leftover fabric from the lampshade I made.  So back onto Pinterest I went and soon enough I came across this step-by-step guide from Simply Being Mommy.

I did however not use a glue gun, did a tiny bit of sewing and added some elastic instead of a brooch pin. But I did however follow the fabric measurements and how to create the bow. I think it turned out pretty well in the end! Let’s hope Robin doesn’t yank it off on the day, I’ll be sure to update this post with a photo of him when the day comes 🙂

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Fairy tale dragons quilt

This time last year a friend asked if I could make a cot quilt for her son. Yes it really has taken me nearly a year to make it happen. To be fair I was still working on the whole ‘being a mum’ thing at the time.

Once my friend had decided on the theme (dragons) I started researching fabric asap! I discovered that Lewis and Irene had a Dragons collection and happened to find someone selling some fat quarter bundles of it on eBay.

After a few (quite a few) months and with the return of my creative spark, I managed to pull it all together. Even having some fabric to spare so I could make some cushion cover panels. My friend will be finishing them off.

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Apologies for the poor photographs, it was a very cloudy day when I took them and I really wanted to get this in the post to my friend.

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Fabric Notice Boards

Last summer my nan was giving her spare room a facelift and turning it into a craft room. After a casual browse on Pinterest one day, I came across the fabric/ribbon notice boards. I said to nan that I’d make her one for her new room and we board a board ready for it.

About 4 months later…

I was thinking about Christmas presents, with no idea what to do and then I remembered! Down the side of the chair in the living room stood the board, creative fingertips started tingling.

Now, I couldn’t just cover it in fabric, I had to do something a little more special. As nan is very much into her quilting I thought I’d have a go.

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After a rummage through my fabric scraps bag, I managed to pull something together. Some spare pieces of ribbon and some fabric buttons later, ta-da! my first fabric notice board 🙂

And I didn’t stop there!

I had uploaded the final photo onto my Instagram and my young cousins pointed out that they liked it. Well that was two more Christmas presents on the to-do list! Luckily I had enquired with Nan on the colours of their rooms.

As I was on a role, I thought it was about time I updated the slightly tatty pin board in the office. Bought this beautiful fabric in Ikea (TIGERÖGA), only £4 a meter! I really do recommend their fabrics, fantastic quality and so cheap.

Hobbycraft Haul – December 2015

Hobbycraft Haul – December 2015

Please say I’m not the only one who finds it easy to spend about two hours in Hobbycraft? These were my findings today, I managed to be good, sort of. 

The Fat Quarter bundles were about £7 each, with 6 different designs I thought this was pretty good. 
The Tilda Charm pack which contains 42 12×12 squares was on offer for £9.
Scrap books were on offer, 2 for £5, got these for some gifts I want to create. 
And a few rolls of Washi tape, because it’s pretty. Massive shame I couldn’t find anymore of the green button one, that was only 50p!

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The Makery Open Day – Egg Cup Pin Cushion

A trip to The Makery in Bath was had today! Myself and my nan attended an open day workshop to make an egg cup pin cushion. Such a simple little make and doesn’t take much time at all! 

Also managed to pick up a few bits in their bargain bin, and got a free little goodie bag. 

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And to follow our lovely crafty hour, we went for afternoon tea in Bea’s Vintage Tea Rooms. If you ever find yourself taking a trip to Bath then I very much recommend visiting Bea’s. 

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