Today I am posting a very easy to project that you can make during lock down. All you need are plastic bags, scissors, cardboard or a 'pom pom maker' and string. I am not suggesting for one moment that you waste usable plastic bags, but once they are no longer viable they can be cut… Continue reading Recycle plastic bags to make pompoms
Make a Face Mask to help protect against Covid 19
Since, like the rest of the world, I have been in lock down I have had some time to do research into face mask making, to protect from Covid 19. I was going to create my own pattern but as there are so many mask patterns and videos on line, I decided not to reinvent… Continue reading Make a Face Mask to help protect against Covid 19
Make your own Christmas Stockings
We are getting very close to Christmas, so I think it might be the time for a bit of Christmas making. I originally designed these stockings for Laura Ashley's Blog. You can still find them on their web site. I used their fabrics at the time, however this is a great project for using up… Continue reading Make your own Christmas Stockings
Need somewhere to stack the Christmas presents? Make a coffee table from a wooden pallet.
This is such an inexpensive, quick and easy project to make. It would make a great Christmas present too. All you need is a wooden pallet, sandpaper, 4 castors, screw driver, paint brush, white primer/undercoat, top colour in emulsion or satinwood. Step 1 Sand off any rough bits from the pallet. Step 2 Paint onto… Continue reading Need somewhere to stack the Christmas presents? Make a coffee table from a wooden pallet.
Mend yourself by making things By Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin Published by Quercus books As somebody who is a craft author and maker of many years, when I saw the title and strap line of this book it resonated with me. In the introduction the authors, both makers, describe how they realized that craft… Continue reading Craftfulness