Posted in Challenges, Crafts, Seasonal Content, Sewing

On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Orange Fabric…

Week 4 of the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Orange Fabric, Yarn or Thread.

TO SEE MY FIRST POST ABOUT THE #CRAFTROOMINSPIREDCHALLENGE CLICK HERE!
On the desk...

Now we’re heading towards the end of September, the leaves are turning, it’s somehow immediately turning colder in the evenings, and so, you’re maybe starting to think about spending more time inside crafting? If that’s the case, why not take part in this week’s # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge!

Continue reading “On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Orange Fabric…”
Posted in Crafts, Current Projects, Seasonal Content, Sewing

On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Socks

Week 2 of the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Old Comfy Socks.

To see my first post about the #CraftRoomInspiredChallenge click here!
On the desk...

It’s definitely getting more autumnal isn’t it! If you’re seeking out your colder-weather clothing, perhaps you come across a pair of old cosy socks, why not take part in this week’s # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge!

Continue reading “On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Socks”
Posted in Crafts, Sewing

On The Desk – Handmade Face Masks

Of course face masks are around everywhere at the moment. I’ve had my trusty black and pink Disney mask for a while; (which I made during lockdown). But now the UK is making them mandatory in shops from July 24th; the time has come for me to have more than one available.

On the desk...

I haven’t really been out aside from work; or in outside spaces; so I didn’t need more than one mask. They wash up and dry so quickly once I get home from work!

However if I end up working on two consecutive days; and it isn’t quite dry, I’d potentially be left with a problem; and as this is the first week of that potentially happening, I thought I’d make a couple more.

Continue reading “On The Desk – Handmade Face Masks”
Posted in Crafts, Garden Projects, Sewing

In the Garden – Cotton Bunting

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 2)

Quick cotton bunting is great for birthdays and other events; or like me, you can just use it to brighten up a dull space…

In the garden

Coming up with ways to brighten up a boring, and rather grey corner of the garden without modifying anything (as we rent), can be a bit tricky, but this is a really quick and easy project, that you can do for all sorts of occasions, or, like me, just for fun!

Continue reading “In the Garden – Cotton Bunting”
Posted in Crafts, Paper Crafting, Sewing

Getting to Know the Cricut EasyPress 2*

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

I will be completely honest, I have never given much thought to iron-on projects. This isn’t to say I’ve never had the idea, I just assumed it was too complicated or fiddly for me, as well as something at risk of being a bit of a fad, that I’d pay out for, before becoming bored with it, not using it or getting distracted with something else. This being the case, I haven’t really been aware of products to do this at home, though of course I know you can do certain projects at home with an iron. I don’t know the first thing about materials or methods.

Getting to know the Cricut Easypress 2

This seems like a strange way to begin a post about a product designed for iron-on projects, but I wanted to stress that I am a complete novice here, it’s unexplored territory for me!

Continue reading “Getting to Know the Cricut EasyPress 2*”

Posted in Crafts, Seasonal Content, Sewing

#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018

Though I arrange #CraftBlogClub now, I have been a part of it for so much longer, and the annual Secret Santa is one of my favourite of the regular challenges and events throughout the #CraftBlogClub year. ed2f4-craftblogclub-badge-291x300I really like giving and receiving handmade gifts, and the wide range of crafts, and talents in #CraftBlogClub means it’s always a varied and fun activity at Christmas!

Do you craft and make handmade gifts? We’re always open to new people coming to join in the chats on Tuesday evenings! You can find out more over on Twitter.

Continue reading “#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018”

Posted in Crafts, Guest Posts, Knitting, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content, Sewing

Guest Post -Perfect Gifts for Crafters -Christine of Craftyism

My guest blogger today is Christine, a fellow craft blogger who I met through #CraftBlogClub on Twitter! I love her blog Craftyism, which is full of tutorials, tips, reviews and other crafty goodness. Like me Christine is a fan on many different crafts, and I’m so happy to share her post today.

Gifts For Crafters Craftyism

Thank you so much Christine for this fab post! So many gorgeous pieces, and some much needed Christmas shopping inspiration!

Continue reading “Guest Post -Perfect Gifts for Crafters -Christine of Craftyism”

Posted in Crafts, Sewing

Mr Cat Print Pinafore Dress – A Sewing Experiment

I have never made a dress.

I like the idea of making my own clothes, but so far I’ve been happy teaching myself quite basic sewing skills. I’ve done some upcycling, and some mending, and produced simple items around the house and the craft room but the only garments I’ve ever made have been circle skirts, and that process is somewhat simple.

Craft Room and Beyond, Crafts Header

Until now…

Continue reading “Mr Cat Print Pinafore Dress – A Sewing Experiment”

Posted in Crafts, Sewing

The Big Stitch – Summer Spots Upcycled Shorts

Over the last month I had seen the adverts for the British Heart Foundation competition #TheBigStitch and decided I wasn’t going to join in, simply because I had done some upcycling recently, as you can read here, and I have plenty of other sewing projects sitting in a pile waiting to be done… img_8625

Though, as you can probably guess, considering I’m sharing this post, I changed my mind!

Continue reading “The Big Stitch – Summer Spots Upcycled Shorts”