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.
This week I wanted to share with you how easy it is to screen print your own designs. This step by step presentation guides you through the entire process from stencil to finished design. Preparation Before you begin printing, you will need to prepare your work surface. I usually put down an old towel and cover it with a piece of lining paper, which I tape in place. This … [Read more...] about Learn How to Screen Print
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.
Bespoke Buttons Buttons are a great way to embellish a project. Bespoke buttons that totally match or co-ordinate beautifully with either your outfit or your craft or sewing project are particularly eye-catching. This is also a great little stash busting project because you only need relatively small amounts of fabric. In this slideshow I show you just how easy it is to … [Read more...] about Buttons: Make Your Own
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