Tuesday, 22 July 2014

loom band love

OK, lets talk about loom bands.
 And if you haven't been on another planet for the last year then you'll know that loom band have literally taken over the world just like any good craze should.
I have to say I love a good craze because it's great to see how it's builds and how it will, eventually fade away and become a distant memory - hey but not just yet! I hear you cry I have a million loom bands to make!
I love this craze because obviously although it is something predominately for kids adults have seriously joined in and it is not unusual to see adults sporting them (without shame, and not being in the least ironic either) My friend recently spotted an old lady of about eighty in the supermarket wearing a wrist-full which is brilliant!
I thought I would pay respect to the craze and make a few that maybe an older audience might like. There are so many things you can do with them and I suppose they have taken the place of the good old fashioned woven friendship bracelet. People make them for themselves, their friends and loved ones.
here I just added a vintage button to give them a charm.
If you have any old buttons around the house add them to your looms for a hippy look

What do you think? have you had enough of the craze? or do you think 'long let it continue'?

Monday, 14 July 2014

Pretty pattern round up

I thought I'd post some patterns.
Ideas that I'm currently working on.
Some bolder flowers with a bit of a seventies feel I think!
A little bit of experimentation.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Make a bohemian wall hanging

Hello I thought I would show you this project. It's simple to make and looks lovely!
Here's what you'll need
Step one
Using a circle template ( I made one using a piece of card and used a tape reel to draw around ,you can find something similar around the house that will make a good template.
then using the template cut out lots of circles from your assorted patterned papers
(I used a gift wrap,my patterned papers origami paper and wallpaper)
Then when you have lots of circles sew them together on the sewing machine.The sewing machine works
well because it makes the secure and also gives them that nice swinging effect

Leave a long piece of cotton at the top before you start sewing and use this to wrap around the stick
(the stick I found on the way home from dropping the kids off at school)
  keep adding on all the pieces. I had six circles on each piece but you can make them as long as you like
Just to make sure that the cotton doesn't unravel I like to brush on a little bit of pva glue to hold it in place.
Finally tie your ribbon at each side of the stick, and there you have it!
Hope you have fun making it!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

making jewellery magazine

Hello, what lovely weather we are having.
I have a project in the summer edition of making jewellery,which I'm really excited about.