Sunday, 22 April 2012

Making Flowers

Im always up for learning new techniques and ideas. I suppose that comes from having a little creative streak. 

I'll quite often experiment with little ideas that have come to me at some ungodly hour of the night, but recently i've been checking out some interesting tutorials i've stumbled across online. I think its really important to expand your skills (not that I need any more projects!).

This week i've tried out two.......this lovely one for a beautiful flower bracelet made out of leftover fabric scraps.

Click on the pic above to see the tutorial

The other one, and definitely the more successful for me, is this one for button brooches. Again click on the pic below to go to the tutorial.

This one requires you to do a little fabric burning (or singeing) of the edges. Not something i've ever done, or thought of, before. But it seals the edges and gives a really nice effect.

These are my creations.....

I think they've turned out well.

Monday, 9 April 2012

New Fabric Designs by Dan Bennett

Im very excited to have discovered that Dan Bennett, a fabulous painter I have talked about before, has created a series of designs for Rowan Fabrics. 

I fell in love with one of his paintings I saw a couple of years ago at the Brighton Art Fair. Unfortunately it was a little out of my price range, but retailing at £2.90 per quarter metre, I think im off to treat myself to some of these beautiful designs.......i've just got to decide which is my favourite!

Check out Cotton Patch to see all these lovelies and more.....

Wild Garden, Bellflower - Red

Wild Garden, Wild Rye - Teal

 Premier Lord, Pom - Purple

 Premier Lord, Pom - Red

 Premier Lord, Daisy - Black

Wild Garden, Eggs - Purple

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Nests

My version of the Easter Chocolate Nests from the Taste website.

I have used the traditional 'cornflakes' in mine, but added in a little desiccated coconut for a tropical twist.....yum!


Friday, 6 April 2012

Folksy finds......Happy Easter

So Easter is here.

Let the egg hunts, bunny costumes and chocolate fun commence!

But first check out these lovely goodies i've spied on Folksy this week........

Easter Egg Card - Quirk

Little Easter Chicken Cushion - Patchwork Daisies

Easter Wreath - Pretty Rustic

 Easter Bunny Egg Cosy - Lilipopo at Glass Mountain

Retro Egg Decoration - Court & Spark

Little Easter Egg Bunny Cup - Butterfly & Things

  Easter Egg Buttons - Jo Lucksted Ceramics

Peter Rabbit Cushion - Nostalgia Knits


 Happy Easter All...xx

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Easter Makes

Ok, so I haven't had much time to do any Easter themed making myself, but if I get chance this weekend I will definitely keep these cool ideas in mind.

Check out the links to find step by step instructions for all these goodies.....and enjoy!

DIY Paper Bag Easter Basket -

Elegant Decorated Eggs -

Cool 'Purple Candy Land' Kids Table Layout -

 And Easter wouldn't really be Easter without a big, sweet, chocolate hit.......would it??

 Yummy Easter Nests -

A very impressive looking Chocolate Hazelnut

I think it would be rude not make those nests.......don't you?

Let me know if you give any of them a love to hear how you get on......