Isn’t it the cutest?! Embroidery is something I’ve been wanting to do for ages (ok, since I saw my friend Gude’s amazing embroidery round her house) but I’ve always thought it would be too tricky, to difficult for me to do and if I’m honest, when I looked at starting all the embroidery kits I saw were a bit dull so I was really excited when Homecrafts asked if I would work with them to share this sweet bear embroidery kit with you. I think I might be a bit in love??
I have had so much fun this week making these two crafts to share! I’ve been working with SelfPackaging to share a couple of the fun cardboard decorations that they make and these DIY cardboard cactuses and cardboard letters have been so good to sit down and enjoy crafting! They’re now all making my home look more cheerful and they’re so easy to make I’m going to share how you can create them too! (Make sure you check out the letters too – perfect for kids bedrooms!)
A funny thing about writing a craft blog is that everyone expects you to do a lot of crafts. It seems like a fair presumption really, after all it was one of the main reasons I started this blog. I had this idea that writing about crafts would increase my craftiness, suddenly my quilting would improve, I’d be able to crochet and I’d be making the most amazing jewellery. Over the years my photography has improved, I’m certainly making cuter stuff but quilting and the other stuff? Nope. Actually I’m so busy with this I probably have less time than ever for my own crafting.
Over the last couple of years I’ve shared a ton of free colouring sheets for adults – in fact if you check out my main list of them you’ll find over 200 free colouring pages for adults, I haven’t shared any for a little while though so I thought it would be nice to share some new ones that I’ve been looking at as well as a couple of favourites from this site.
Felt is one of my absolute most favourite things to craft with as it’s so easy to use so I’m really pleased to be sharing some crafts with felt with you today. I’m sharing a mixture of both crafts with felt to make for kids and a couple that I think are nice just to make for yourself, although if I’m honest even with things like the garland I’m sharing below I often start by thinking that I’m making it for myself but the kids soon commandeer it! These would all also make great crafts with felt for teens or tweens too.