Shibori Tie Dye – 12 Easy Patterns

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Shibori Tie Dye Craft

Shibori Tie Dye Craft Shibori Tie dye is the Japanese art of dying fabric.  It involves twisting, scrunching, folding and tying or binding the cloth, which is then dipped in dye – usually indigo. Where the cloth has been bound or tied, the dye resists the cloth, creating blue and white patterns. Indigo is my current favourite colour, so I … Read More

DianaShibori Tie Dye – 12 Easy Patterns

Bumblebee Softie Tutorial. Sew at home project with instructions.

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Bumblebee softie

Bumblebee Softie Tutorial At the beginning of the summer, we made this bumblebee softie.  A while back my friend Trixi asked me to take part in an international sewing day to get children around the world sewing via tutorials and hands-on workshops.  Abbi and I made these cute bacon and egg softies as part of the project.  It was great fun … Read More

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Sew A Softie Day 2016: Bacon and Eggs

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bacon and egg softies

Sew A Softie Day 2016 Sew a Softie Day – Get involved I was asked by my friend Trixi at ColouredButtons to take part in the Sew a Softie Day project.  She has enlisted the help of over 20 bloggers, crafters and makers around the world to create tutorials for simple sewing projects that will be posted between 1st and … Read More

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Hoodie Cushion

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Hoodie Cushion

Hoodie Cushion made from a recycled Leavers Hoodie Repurposing  a Hoodie Hoodies and t-shirts now seem to be an essential part of any school trip or event. Unfortunately if you have a bean pole daughter like mine, you outgrow them only 5 minutes after you’ve been given them.  This was Abbis leavers hoodie from school. She left school in July. … Read More

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Felt and Appliqué Christmas Stockings

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DIY Christmas Stockings

Easy Home Made Felt and Appliqué Christmas Stockings These Christmas Stockings were made back in 2010 (long before I created this blog).  But they are still going strong, and get pulled out every year.  I didn’t take photos of the process, but they are so easy, the instructions should be enough to follow the process. Materials: Felting material (or other … Read More

DianaFelt and Appliqué Christmas Stockings