Sock Monkey portrait

{Review} Make you own Sock Monkey

I wasn’t given this kit, my sister was. She is big fan of Monkey, the cuddly, knitted, tea drinking kind, but not such a big fan of sewing. So, excited by the prospect of owning a Sock Monkey but with no intention of actually making one, she handed the box over to me (cue me trying to look pained and despairing but not convincing anyone). … Continue reading {Review} Make you own Sock Monkey

{How to} Turn a shirt into a cushion cover

{How To} Turn an old shirt into a cushion cover.

This simple twist on the classic envelope cover is a great way to give new life to an old shirt; 4 straight lines of sewing and someone has already done all the fastenings for you. Here’s how you do it… You will need:   1 shirt 1 cushion inner – I bought mine but you could make your own. measuring tape/ ruler chalk/ pen/ pencil … Continue reading {How To} Turn an old shirt into a cushion cover.

{How To} Upcycle an old jumper into a bag.

Every so often a friend of my Mum’s brings me a huge bag of hand-me-downs. It’s such a treat. After her last visit I plunged my hand into a bag, rummaged around and pulled out a huge knitted jumper. It was a chunky, grey wool knitted in loose, wide stitches. The body of the jumper was a T shape, two large squares for the body … Continue reading {How To} Upcycle an old jumper into a bag.

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The Cornershop. Lucy Sparrow

The lucky residents of Bethnal Green are about to have a wonderful new cornershop open up on a busy street corner. But this isn’t yet another Tesco’s Metro, although it looks just as well stocked – everything on sale in this shop has been handmade, by Lucy, out of felt. The project has been 7 months in the making and throws open its doors to … Continue reading The Cornershop. Lucy Sparrow

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{How to} make a beautiful Easter basket

The lovely people at Bristol With Kids asked me if I would like to write a guest post for their blog so I shared this super simple, 5 minute craft with them. We LOVE living in Bristol, and if you’re looking for things to do here then Nichola and Fritha’s blog is a great place to find out the best sights and sounds in this … Continue reading {How to} make a beautiful Easter basket

Wet felted eggs

Eggs!

I’ve been spinning and spinning the time turner I was given for my birthday but I can’t manage to create even one extra  hour in my day. Back to elbow grease and self discipline I guess! I’ve been feeling a little flat about all the felt making and social media madness recently, I’ve been working hard and don’t seem to have much to show for … Continue reading Eggs!

{How to} Care for your felted lantern.

Whether your lantern has just started to soften and sag, or your cat has mistaken it for a comfy sleeping spot, the following steps will restore your lantern to its former glory. You will need: your lantern a balloon soap hand hot water a tea towel/ drying rack Sit your lantern on a flat surface. Inflate the balloon inside the lantern. The idea is that … Continue reading {How to} Care for your felted lantern.