Felt Christmas wreath

Christmas crafting is in full swing of many of us now, which means that I can’t actually share most of the things I’m working on with you at the moment! However, I was recently invited to take part in a competition to design a Christmas wreath as part of the Direct Blinds ‘Deck Your Doors’ campaign, and this I can share with you! I had been wondering about making a felt Christmas wreath anyway, so this was a great opportunity to get around to doing it.

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A bit more about Hello! Hooray!

It has been a little over a month since my blog switched over from So Many Crafts, So Little Time! to Hello! Hooray! and I’m so pleased that I decided to change things. It was a bit daunting at first, and I didn’t realise all the technical things that I’d have to learn, but I’m glad that I just went for it! When the switchover happened we were on holiday, and I had to rush to the aquarium in Maryport to be able to use the WIFI there to write my original post about the changes. I arrived there quite late in the day and didn’t have a huge amount of time to say what I wanted to at the time! So hopefully I can cover everything that I wanted to, now that I have more than 20 minutes to think about it… Read More

Ukulele baby bodysuit
This cute baby project was inspired by something that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago – unfortunately I can’t find out where the original link came from before it was posted on a tumblr account. If anyone can help me out with that, let me know! The original is actually a guitar bodysuit, but (as I play the ukulele) when I saw it I knew I’d have to have a go at making a ukulele version, especially as some of my fellow uke-ers have recently had babies! I think the original version is probably printed onto the fabric, but I thought that an appliqué version would look good. I’m not going to pretend that this is an easy project – sewing the neck of the uke in the arm is pretty tricky – but it is fun! And when it’s done you can play the uke on baby’s tummy! 🙂 I’ve included the templates in this post, so you can download them by clicking on the link below.

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Instagram gallery: March 2014

March seems to have gone in a flash! Here are my favourite Instagram photos from this month 🙂

Tutorial: One-pot tea cosy

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Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Mum! 🙂 Hopefully you have opened your present…I’m about to tell people how to make it!

 

My Mum has a little one-pot tea pot, and she asked me to make a little tea cosy for it. When I visited her a few weeks ago, I measured it and made a template. It was actually quite tricky to make the tea cosy back here in Newcastle without being able to try it on the teapot, so I hope it fits!

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Fabric button badges

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I love embroidery and I love badges, so this little project is perfect as it combines the two! It’s also a really good way of using up fabric scraps – I hate having random little bits of lovely fabric left over with no idea what to use them for. I’ve made these badges using coverable buttons – the small one is 29mm and the larger one is 38mm – and they are so versatile. I’ve got lots of ideas for these badges, so look out for more projects to come soon! Continue reading…