I just discovered these Scandinavian 'paper' baskets whilst re-reading an Astrid Lindgren book of Christmas stories ... Yes, there I go again with the Danish/Swedish influences, but my mum really likes Scandinavia, so a lot of my Christmas memories are quite Scandi-heavy, alright? These are really easily made out of two different colours of paper … Continue reading 14 days till Christmas: Scandinavian ‘paper’ baskets
If you don't fancy all that pine needle mess when the tree is taken out after Christmas, or need multiple trees to Christmasify your house, how about a fabric alternative? One option, as above, is simply to decorate a tree-like structure with bunting or patchwork quilted stars. If you're not that fussed about it being … Continue reading 18 days till Christmas: Alternative Christmas tree
Here is a nice thing to do with leftover bits of fabric: patchwork decorations. As you can see, they don't even need to be Christmas fabrics in order to create a Christmassy feel! I chose to make stars, but you could also make little Christmas trees out of triangles. Or, if you enjoy appliqué, the … Continue reading 19 days till Christmas: Patchwork decorations
We found an amazing tutorial on Devoted Quilter's blog - making use of scraps of fabric and wadding and one of our favourite techniques - free motion quilting! Her full instructions are here - and when we saw this we just couldn't wait to make our own, and here it is: This was so quick … Continue reading 20 days till Christmas: free motion quilted tree decorations
It's December - so we've starting feeling very Christmassy here at Youngish Quilters!! We're going to bring you lots of ideas and inspiration for the festive season over the next few weeks - do let us know what you're up to and send us any photos of your Christmas makes. We're starting our Christmas crafting … Continue reading 24 days till Christmas: Christmas cards
Young people want to make the world a better place, right? What if you could do so with your crafting skills? Check out the inspiring Craftivist Collective for ideas, projects and success stories relating to 'gentle protest'.
This is just a quick little project when you just want to relax and sew. Nothing difficult to find, you can just do it! STUFF YOU NEED Background fabric (plain) Wadding or another fabric layer Backing Sewing machine and thread Pens Stamps and ink pad Embellishments Wool scrap HOW TO MAKE THIS Take … Continue reading Graffiti Doodles