Sewing

One simple trick to help keep the back of your cross stitch neat

After what seems like ages I have picked up some cross stitch and it feels so good to be stitching again! The trigger that got me started again was that my absolute favourite cross stitch designers The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery have released a new pattern The Nutcracker Parade. After Swan Lake The Nutcracker is my…… Continue reading One simple trick to help keep the back of your cross stitch neat

Sewing · Tutorials

Clover Bias Binding Ruler

I have to be honest I am super lazy when it comes to making my own binding! My first choice is to buy pre-made, always, even for quilts! Perhaps not the most cost effective and certainly very limiting with regards to fabric choices, but by the time it comes to the binding stage of a…… Continue reading Clover Bias Binding Ruler

Sewing · Tutorials

Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt

I was recently sent some embroidery hoops from Groves Ltd by Milward and as soon as I saw the mini pink one I just knew it would be perfect to show off some of my new Heather Ross Trixie fabric. I mean how could I not, it is very cute! I thought it would be…… Continue reading Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt

Sewing · Tutorials

Easy Christmas Cutlery Holder

Dress your Christmas table in style with these super easy cutlery holders. I don’t know about you but each year I have every intention of making a wonderful display for our Christmas table. If you think about it, it really is the one occasion when you can go all out. There are table runners, placemats,…… Continue reading Easy Christmas Cutlery Holder

Sewing · Tutorials

Tutorial – How to shorten a closed end zip

You have your pattern that your eager to start making but the only zip you have is too big. No problem! In this quick and easy tutorial I’ll show you  how to shorten any size closed end zip so it fits the project you need. What you’ll need: Zip Ruler Scissors or rotary cutter Needle and thread…… Continue reading Tutorial – How to shorten a closed end zip

Crafts · Inspiration

Pretty paper flower ideas

Following on from my last post on some of my Valentines crafting, I thought I would share with you some lovely paper flower ideas and tutorials, perfect if you can’t quite afford an expensive bouquet . Some of these are so impressive you’d be hard pushed to tell at first glance that they were not real!…… Continue reading Pretty paper flower ideas

Crafts

Christmas Craft Fair Final Checklist – Sellers Guide Part 3

  So following on from my previous two posts and the craft fair I did at the weekend I thought it would be handy for people to do a final checklist you can print off and check it off as you get ready. There were a couple of things I wish I had thought of…… Continue reading Christmas Craft Fair Final Checklist – Sellers Guide Part 3