{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

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.

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 ┬áhour 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.