Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter... My new machine and a few quick makes...

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all having a chocolate filled day!

I thought I would share with you all my brand new sewing machine! Even the lady that delivered my machine said she was jealous as she has wanted one since Christmas!

I have already started sewing on it and I am surprised how much I can actually remember! I started with a few quick and easy makes. A pin cushion (every sewer needs one!) and a little gift set for my niece for Easter! She loves floral things like any little girl! And hair clips. So i decided to make her a little drawstring bag, flower hair clip and a little stuffed heart with the scrap material. I think she will love them!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Heart key Ring made with CCBox 9...

This isn't great but I gave it a go! I'm waiting for my new sewing machine to arrive so I hand stitched all of this! It's not perfect, but I still love it.

I started by cutting two hearts from the beautiful sparkly fabric in box 9. Then two more hearts from the brown leather. I turned the bigger heart over so the back of the leather was facing up, just for another texture. I then used fabric tac (from box 1, floral) to glue the two leather hearts together and onto one piece of the fabric. Once this was dry I placed the two large hearts back to back and pinned them in place.

Next you need to make the key ring part. I used the leather cord from box 9 to attach the heart and key ring together. Remember to place the key ring part inside your pinned heart so when you turn it the right way the key ring is on the right side.

Then I stitched it all together leaving a small gap to turn it out the right way, stuffed with wadding and sewed up the hole and voila! Done!

These would make great gifts and I have already had a few people ask me to make them one!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Firstly I'd just like to say sorry for the delay in posting this (and any other post for that matter!) I have been in the middle of switching jobs and as you can imagine with two small children this was a bit hectic to say the least!

Now to this months Crafty Creatives box!

This months box was a Steampunk box! Instantly I loved this box! There is just something about clockwork and crafting that fits so well together.

Inside the box...

• Art Card by Britta Van Den Boom from Germany.

• CC KIT - decoupage your own trinket box, can't wait to try this!

• 3 metres of leather brown cord. Maybe a bracelet???

• Pipe spacer beads - hmm... Bit stuck with these???

• Bottle of crackle glaze - this stuff is amazing!

• metallic transfer foils - haven't used these before but def be going on a card.

• Bundle of leather scraps - I have lots of ideas for these.

• Reel of wire - mine is copper which I love, thinking of making some bubble wands with this!

• Bulb and clock charms - how cute are these! Maybe with the cord and leather to make a necklace.

• Lock clasps - will possibly end up on a card.

• Watch parts - no idea what to do as they are so tiny but I love them!

• Brown tweed fabric with metallic copper twist - there is so much here which is fantastic! Might have a go at making a Steampunk collar.

This box is so very different to all the others, it's really taken a step back in time! The Crafty Creatives team never fail to surprise me! If your not signed up... Why not! Visit and join in the creativity!