This week on the web #2; April Fool’s, Easter Projects & Claire Montgomery

Ooh it’s been an interesting week on the web with lots to distract me from all the stuff I should have been doing! So now I’m going to pass it on to you and cause you some procrastination too… It’s only fair!

Did you spot any good April Fool’s this week? I was so impressed to see the crafters getting in on the joke and loved Deramores’ ‘Hover Yarn’ invention and Love Knitting’s Chamelumen spider spun yarn! Very clever and gave me a giggle!

Deramores' Hover Yarn

Deramores’ Hover Yarn

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Make It Yourself (#MIY): Quick fabric corsage tutorial

corsage

Perfect for a super speedy gift idea, we managed to put this tutorial together during an evening at the pub. You could still make one in time for Mothers Day, or make for friends’ birthdays the night before… I can’t be the only one with a horrendous memory for dates!

As you’ll see from the atmospheric lighting in the photos, the roaring fire and the slowly emptying glass of wine, we really did make this in one evening, whilst chatting at the pub. So with this Make it Yourself (#MIY) tutorial you can make/do something new.

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You will need:

  • A wide narrow strip of light cotton fabric. Ours was about 40” x 3”
  • A small piece of slightly heavier wight fabric
  • A pair of scissors
  • A pen
  • Sewing thread (a sturdy thread, or just double it over as you’ll be pulling it tight)
  • Sewing needle
  • A safety pin

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This Week on the Web #1: craft hacks, new Noro & superheroes!

Craft Hacks idea from Buzzfeed

Craft Hacks idea from Buzzfeed

Every week we’re going to inspire you and hopefully make you chuckle as we bring you a round up of what we’ve spotted online in crafting blogs, websites and shops. So here goes week 1!

I love a good Buzzfeed. To be honest, they’re about the only Facebook links I ever bother to click through to these days, and few disappoint. So when I spotted this one I knew I had to share it with you. It’s a little American (no offence intended US buddies!), but has a couple of great thrifty ideas for crafting. My favourites are the ribbons stored on a kitchen roll holder and the bobbins in the pedicure foam – both will be implemented very soon in my messy craft storage! Continue reading