Sunday, 2 December 2018

Quick Christmas Gifts

Day 2 of our Christmas book countdown advent
23 days till Christmas


Quick Christmas Gifts - 25 designs for perfect presents.
This little Christmas craft book has a focus on cross-stitch but even if you're not a cross stitch fanatic, there's instructions to a variety of charming crafts you can give as Christmas presents. 






50 Christmas Things to Make and Do

Day 1 of Christmas book countdown
(24 days till Christmas)


This one has been with us for years and it's a unanimously acclaimed favourite.
It's got lots of great crafts to so with kids. Here's just a taste:





Christmas Book Countdown Advent Calendar



 This year, instead of a Christmas advent calendar (see advent diy here), we chose to gave a book countdown advent with the various Christmas children's books and craft books that we've picked up over the years.
So we'll be counting down the days to Christmas with a craft or children's book each day till December 25.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Polka Dots, Flowers and Butterflies Tote



Handmade bag with polka dots, stripes, butterflies and flowers.
All fabrics used are 100% natural lightweight cotton. 


There's a magnetic snap to keep it closed and two inner pockets: one with a zipper and one without.


The combination of fabrics is a jumble of some of my favourites.
It's a bonus that the bag itself is also very light and practical.


You can find it here.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Mini Flower Headbands


Dainty little fabric flowers in a variety of colours, ready to be made into headbands.


I like the simple, unfussy, look of just one little flower on the side of the metal band.


On occasion though, I am tempted to add two -or even three- flowers on one headband....

I'll be listing a couple in my etsy shop soon.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Flower Garden at Eichstatt


If you're looking for beautiful old botanical prints, you can't do much better than the amazing flora prints of the Flower Garden at Eichstatt.










Sunday, 11 November 2018

Vintage Fabric


This is a vintage piece of fabric that I'm holding on to, waiting for the right project to come along.


It's a beautiful, sturdy cotton canvas in the most outrageous autumn colours and dates from the 1970s.


It's a vivid combination of brown, orange, black, burnt orange, brick red, muted light green and some white.


It sure is eye-catching!


And I love the close-ups.



Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Pinata Party!


I've been making these colourful pinatas for birthday parties lately. 
They're always such a hit with the children - as well as the adults. 
And they're such fun to make!

Monday, 29 October 2018

Fashion Ads of the 20th Century


365 days of Fashion Ads of the 20th century by Taschen. This book is full of wonderful colourful fashion from the 1900s through to -and including- the 1990s.


Each double page has a full-page ad on one side and a witty quote pertaining to fashion on the other.


It's a fun book to look through on a rainy day - which certainly fits this season- or go through for inspiration.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tassel Inspiration





 Having fun looking looking through old craft magazines and unearthing 'mythical treasure'....


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