{How To} Dyeing to make your silk hankies look kool?

  First things first,  I do not apologise unreservedly for the dreadful puns in the title of this post. Secondly, I tried to take beautiful photos of each stage of this process I really did but imagine a wet, soft, slightly lumpy mass of silk hankies soaking in a shallow bath of deep red liquid….it’s straight from a horror film! The finished hankies are very … Continue reading {How To} Dyeing to make your silk hankies look kool?

{How to} Beaded pipe cleaner baubles

I’ve wanted to make video tutorials for such a long time and now I’ve finally done it! It’s not easy this video business (especially when you live in a basement and even getting enough light is an uphill struggle!) but I am working on it. Baby steps people, baby steps! But that’s not all that’s new in the pickleverse. You might already have noticed. You … Continue reading {How to} Beaded pipe cleaner baubles

{How to} Rag Rug Wreath

We need to thank the early 1900s for this nifty, thrifty craft! The best fabrics to use are woollen or jersey weight fabrics but you can use whatever you like, just keep in mind that the thicker your fabric the tuftier your rug. A quick note about fancy pants crafting gadgets that you dont really need. You dont need a rugging tool, also (and brilliantly) … Continue reading {How to} Rag Rug Wreath

{Review} Creative Therapy Colouring Book

According to a news article I read the other day 4 of the top 10 best selling books on Amazon are adult colouring books. No, not adult colouring books (although I am sure there are plenty of those in print too), colouring books for grown-ups. I’m sure you already know what I am talking about, these books are springing up all over the place. I … Continue reading {Review} Creative Therapy Colouring Book

Essential Crochet by Erika Knight cover

{Review} Essential Crochet, Erika Knight

Erika Knight dedicates her book to all stitch makers passionate for their crafts. Subtitled “30 Irresistible projects for your home” this bookful of bright ideas by Erika Knight is filled with beautiful photographs that would set any yarn lover’s crochet hooks aquiver. There is a variety of patterns to choose from aimed at a range of different abilities.  Everything from small scented pillows to large afgan throws, detailed filet cushion … Continue reading {Review} Essential Crochet, Erika Knight

{How to} Make a fabric bowl

{How to} make a fabric bowl

Because all of your beautiful things need pretty places to live. No more tangled necklaces or frantic searches for house keys as you are rushing out the door, these bowls are a great way to use up all scraps of fabric and add some style to your storage solutions at the same time. You will need: fabric rotary cutter and cutting board and scissors craft … Continue reading {How to} make a fabric bowl