You know when you see someone wearing something and you think ‘I should buy that!’ And then you think ‘Actually, no, I shoud make that! Duh!’ Well that was me and even though it was super easy to figure out how to make button earrings (and super easy to make them too!) I figured I’d share it to help inspire someone else, after all, who couldn’t do with more cute accessories?!
With two small kids I’m always trying to think of crafts I can do very, very quickly. I thought it might be fun to do a tutorial on how to make a tag blanket as I knew it would be something my daughter would enjoy and therefore also meaning I felt rightious in doing some sewing rather than the housework! I did the majority of this while she had a nap and (as she woke up earlier than planned, boooo), finished the last bit after she’d woken up. I think the whole thing took less than an hour which makes this not only a ‘how to make a tag blanket’ but also a ‘how to get stuff done very quickly while your kids nap’!
After spotting these gorgeous feathers a couple of weeks back in my local fabric shop I knew I had to have them! I’m a little bit obsessed with making garlands (so much quicker and more fun than proper bunting I think) so a feather garland seemed like the perfect thing for me to make!
Since I learnt how to make cushions myself I’ve been loathe to buy any in the shops (and if you don’t know how to make cushion covers, check out my tutorial here, it’s dead easy.) The other day I came across a cloud shaped cushion and I wondered if I could make one myself. A bit of faffing, a ponder over a glass of wine and ta-da! It was done, so I thought I would share this cloud cushion tutorial so you can make one too!
So, last week I saw my friend Louise and I was discussing the Christmas wreaths we made together and how mine had started getting pinned again on Pinterest.
“I don’t remember making those” she said.
“But we were round your house!” I said. “You liberated all the foliage!” The memory comes drifting back. And this dear reader, is the issue of when you do crafts after a couple of glasses of red wine. Still, at least we had the pictures to jog our memories!
Anyway, this got me thinking of how I could make a really quick wreath this year and this is the result! This easy Christmas wreath tutorial should have you with the finished wreath in around ten minutes and as it doesn’t require much to make it it’s super thrifty too, always handy at this time of year!
Cut your foliage. I originally thought this was rosemary until my urban foraging trip earlier today. It’s not, but it’s still nice! Cut a few long stems of whatever plant you can find that looks suitably festive….