Thursday, 27 June 2013

Fabric Tissue Pouch Tutorial...

So I found these on Pinterest and loved them so much I made a tutorial! 

First you need to chose your fabrics. One for the lining and one for the outside. So that I can quickly make lots of these I also made a 6" X 7" template/pattern. 

Cut one rectangle out of each fabric...

Sew all the way round leaving a gap on one of the 6" sides (remember to backstitch these) 

Snip off the corners... 

Turn the right way and use scissors to push the corners out...

Press with an iron so that you get a nice smooth finish once its all stitched together. 

Top stitch the 6" side where the turning gap is and then the other 6" side to match! 

Now chose which fabric you want to be on the outside and which will be the lining... 

Fold the two top stitched sides to the centre. The fabric you chose for your lining should be facing you...

Top stitch each end (not the sides you have already top stitched) 

Turn out the right way and your done! These Would be cute as an inexpensive gift or like this one great in my bag! It took me literally minutes to make and I am now using all my scraps to make lots more! 

Found this picture on google. There are so many more things you could add to them like buttons or embellishments or even a key ring loop! Enjoy! 

Fabric bow tutorial...

I have had lots of lovely comments about the bows I made with my crafty creatives 'm' cabochons both on my blog and Instagram. Lots of you have asked how to make them and would like a tutorial. This is the tutorial I followed, it is very simple and has great pictures as well. Thank you all for your lovely comments and I hope the tutorial from Lula Louise helps... Word of warning... It's addictive!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

First CCbox12 makes...

As per usual I delved straight into my Crafty Creatives box as soon as the children were in bed! Here are my first makes! Hope you like them as much as I do! 

How cute are the 'M' cabochons! I am going to make more using the other colours too! 

I love the combination of the ribbon with the ice cream buttons! The colours look great together and this will look cute in my daughters hair! 

Right... Off to make some more! 

***SPOILER ALERT**** Crafty Creatives Box 12!

It's that time again! It seems to come around so fast! (Not that I'm complaining!) and this months Crafty Creatives Box is just yummy!

This months theme is... THE TREAT BOX! Filled with crafty items that look good enough to eat! (And two of them I can eat!) 

So... What's in the box... 

• Art Card - This months art card features Louise Williams. I love the fun and quirky design. Find more of her yummy designs by following @gazeofdolls on Facebook and Instagram. 

• CC Kit - Cross stitch! I haven't done this for years! 

• 3 Cake slice charms - these are so cute! Made by Suzan King. Her Etsy shop is lovely 

• Cupcake grosgrain ribbon - I have quite a large ribbon collection and this will make some cute hair grips! 

• 10 'M' print cabochons - I got the pink/purple combo which is lush! Maybe more hair grips???

• Fat quarter of Paris Macaroons fabric - I think this is my favourite fabric that has come out of my crafty creatives boxes! I might try and make a purse/wallet with it. 

• Pack of alteration tags from Stix2 - perfect timing for Father's Day! Will be making some lovely tags to finish off my wrapping! 

• Biscuit cutter - I got a butterfly! What did you get? 

• Recipe card - An exclusive recipe from Cathryn Dresser, a contestant from the great British bake off, going to try these with my cutter! 

• Bag of juicy beads - I love these, remind me of the sweet necklaces I used to have as a child! Although I shan't try eating these! 

• Craft papers - As a card maker I always look forward to the papers and these are lush! AND DOUBLE SIDED! What's not to love! 

• Five ice cream buttons - So cute! My little girl is already eying these up so I may have to make her a little something with them on! 

Plus... Two Chupa Chups lollies (These you can eat!) I love this little touch to the box. After all those yummy treats that we can't eat, something that we can! Although my two little ones will probably nab these! 

My favourite sweets as a child (and now if I could find them!) where the little flat lollies you got in the 'booty bags' what was yours? 

Wow another amazing box! Please check out the crafty creatives Pinterest page where I join part of the team as a Pinterest pinner helping you all with ideas and inspiration for each CCBox. 

Next month is the birthday box! I can't wait!!!!! Keep an eye on my blog for all this months makes! 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Holiday to North Wales...

So, in half term we went on holiday to north Wales! I love Wales and one day would love to call it home! Here are a few of the places we visited...

The beautiful Aber Falls. Last time we visited this amazing place we had no children and it was about ten years ago on our first holiday together! But it hasn't changed a bit! Still as beautiful as I remembered, only this time we got to share it with our own beauty... Our children! 

This is Bodnant Gardens. If you ever visit north Wales i thoroughly advise visiting this perfect example of a national trust property. We even became national trust members we loved it so much! 

We stayed on a caravan park in the week and then travelled to my sister-in-laws home to visit for the weekend. On the way we visited Erddig (another beautiful national trust property)

Saturday we visited Chester Zoo with the children's cousins and I have to say its probably the best zoo we have been to. They had baby elephants, eight week old baby giraffes and hundreds of other animals too! 

We visited a lot of other places too and it was perfect! Although now we need another holiday to recover!