I was unwrapping my tree decorations and when I got to this one, I thought of you! I bought him at a church fair when I lived in Scotland and just had to have him. He is really easy to make; just 6 different triangles. This one is made of cotton, but he could also … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
The big day is almost here and I'm frantically getting the last few little things ready. We have family round on Christmas eve and it's such a wonderful evening of food, games and laughs. I love how life slows down at Christmas as it means I can really get my craft on! I'm already planning … Continue reading 1 day till Christmas
If you want something beautiful, spectacular, colourful and starry to look at, check out the Hubble Space Telescope advent calendar .... Woah. Plenty of inspiration for colour palettes here!
So the weather is absolutely awful at the moment, and it's dark all the time! Time to get baking, because what else is winter good for if not for eating, right? These are my favourite cinnamon rolls: 500 gr flour sachet / heaped tsp dried yeast 250 ml milk 50 gr butter (unsalted if you … Continue reading 3 days till Christmas
If you are anything like me, you've not even started wrapping your presents yet. So allow me to suggest wrapping with fabric! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp9a13Xg7xs/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=27p1tu5zv1yn https://www.instagram.com/p/BlS7eVKjMl8/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1g7veo1a87l5 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrWk6ZznenX/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1po491ubfliuq This gorgeous technique is called Furoshiki. It's a Japanese method of wrapping items for transport, but it also makes a beautiful way of wrapping your gifts. And in the … Continue reading 4 days till Christmas
With only five days to go, most people will probably have decorated their house by now to cheer up the December gloom. But just in case you've been too busy to get round to it, or if you want your very own Christmas tree, I present to you the alternative to the traditional evergreen tree: … Continue reading 5 days till Christmas
How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Do you love the glitz and sparkle, or are you more into muted displays? If the latter, look away now, because here are some epic Christmas lights to get you in the festive mood!
No machine required here - this is mainly hand-stitching, plus some ironing. Once you get the hang of these origami Christmas decorations, you won't be able to stop making them!! Top tip - try making this with paper first so you get the idea of how to make it (you won't need to iron or … Continue reading Origami Christmas Decoration
Hello there! This weekend, the fabulous Youngish quilters crew will be at The Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. We will be running workshops, exhibiting the winning quilts from festival as well as having lots of our own quilts for you to peruse and handle. The show is really inspirational and full of wonderful textile … Continue reading Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show
Yeah! It's almost Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! I always try to make unique gifts for my friends and they really appreciate the love and time that goes into handmade presents. This year I have made fabric Christmas crackers. They are so simple to make,can be used year after year and make … Continue reading Christmas Crackers