I'm sure that like me, you try to get the most out of your creative purchases. We all like added value especially when we work hard for our money. So, when I designed my embroidery templates I was keen to explore other ways to use them. Of course you can use these creative suggestions for any templates that you may already have. More than just embroidery templates Alfie, Ethan … [Read more...] about Embroidery templates: Thinking outside the box
Some of you may already know about the fact that I used to make and sell dreamcatchers. Native American culture and traditions have always interested me and the history behind the dreamcatcher is completely fascinating. This week I would like to share the story of the dreamcatcher and how you can create your own using a few simple items. Once you have learnt the basics you … [Read more...] about Dreamcatcher: Make your own.
Design your own fabric using decorative machine embroidery! I'm sure you'll agree, beautiful fabric is one of lifes' necessities...erm...ok...luxuries; the colour, the texture, the feelings it can evoke, the endless creative possibilities. You'll also be aware of how expensive good quality fabric can be. I'm not trying to talk myself out of my surface design job, but I want to … [Read more...] about Creative uses for decorative, machine embroidery stitches.
I don't know about you, but I love drawstring bags. They are so handy. They can be made in all sorts of different sizes and used for so many things; from toiletries to toys and everything in between. Use them as party bags for the kiddos or as a gift bag for a friend. Use Your Stash The bag I have designed is simple but depending on your choice of fabric it could look very … [Read more...] about Drawstring Bags: Make Your Own
Creating a string of pretty bunting is easier than you think. For years and years the only time you saw bunting was at country fairs or in town centres. I'm not sure who brought it into the realm of everyday useage but I for one am happy they did! Adding a splash of colour Bunting is such a simple way to add a splash of colour to any occasion; a garden barbeque; a baby's … [Read more...] about Mini Bunting: Make Your Own