Monday, 27 October 2014

Hair Bows inspired by Disney Frozen

Today, I have been inspired by Disney's film 'Frozen' as my little grand daughter loves it so much. I decided that I wanted to make some bows to give her for Christmas and this is what I made.

Not the best picture but the light is dreadful today.

Not being happy with just the one colour, I also make this one in pink.

They are made from 28mm white satin ribbon and overlaid with chiffon ribbon to create a light floaty feel.

They are for sale on the Craft Fairy web site so pop on over. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Such pretty hair bows

Hairbows in a little girl's hair are always so pretty. My litle girl always loved them and her daughters ar eno different. So, these are made for them initially but for you too as I have put them for sale on the Craft Fairy Hairbow section of the web site.

As with everything that I do, i can't just make one of anything. I started with fairly small hairbows but they have grown in size and complexity and now they are double bows rather than single ones.

I have priced these bows at just £2, so no excuse for not buying them.
Go on, bring a smile to a little girl's face.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Funky Heart

I think that you can't have helped but notice that I have made a large number of decorated felt hearts lately. I have loved them all but they are a little labour intensive, albeit a labour of love. No pun intended. So for today's heart I decided to go for simple and with the addition of a bow, I think quite funky.

Ready cut out hearts are available from Craft Fairy here. The bows can be seen here.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Lots more felt heart designs

Looking for wedding ideas?

Decorated felt hearts are all the rage. Choose shabby colours and you will create a double whammy of felt hearts.

Rather than bore you all with lots of individual posts on the felt hearts that I've been making, I thought that I would put a whole lot of them on at once. If you're wondering how I made so many then the answer is simple. They  can be made while watching the television of an evening.

So, what are you waiting for? These pretty felt hearts will make fabulous favours for any wedding, or a perfect gift got a bride.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Pretty pink flowers for a wedding or festival head dress or circlet

I've been itching to use these pretty pink flowers to make a wedding or festival head dress.  They are just the right size ot form into a head dress for a child to wear at a festival or wedding.

I used just 1 bunch each of the white flowers and the pink flowers and I interspaced tham with some silver spikes to give the circlet a little texture.

12 Artificial Silk Roses - 20mm - two tone Pink
12 Artificial Silk Roses - 20mm - White
Bunch of 12 flower spikes - silver

When you have made it long enough then twist the two ends together and your circlet is ready.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Felt Heart with Ribbon Roses

Have you liked the felt hearts that I've been posting recently? I hope that you have as here is another one for you. Nothing like a bit of overkill.

For this one, I decided that I had to break out of the diagonal rut that I seemed to be in and go for a simpler style. It's strange though how one creation inspired the next creation, so for this one I may have left the ribbon and lace behind, but I have used the ribbon roses to make a simpler but very pretty heart.

If you want to make one then you can get what you need here at

Willow Green, Double Faced Satin Ribbon, 3m x 6mm
Blue Ribbon Roses x 10
Aqua 6/0 Glass Seed Beads, Ceylon round - about 4mm 
White Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide 40% Wool and Synthetic Blend

You will also need some thread and a needle.

Christmas inspired felt heart

I did tell you two days ago that I was on a roll with these felt hearts. I wasn't lying as I"ve made another one today. This time I decided to go for a more Christmas inspired set of colours and this is what I came up with.

I chose the beauriful tear drop lace in ivory as I'm not all that keen on white and red. I paired it with the luxurious red and old gold damask ribbon, a cream ribbon rose and some of the 4mm golden beads. I used the diagonal layout that seems to be my favourite at the moment and this is the result. I hope that you like it too.

Materials used can be found here:

Red Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide 30% Wool and Synthetic Blend 
Golden Glass Seed Beads, Silver Lined, Round, approx 4mm 
Cream Ribbon Roses
15mm Tear Drop Guipure Lace x 1 Metre - Ivory
Red and Old Gold Luxury Damask Ribbon 2 metres x 16mm
Green ribbon with red centre stitching 3m x 4mm

On reflection I think that there should be a bead at the very bottom tip. Note to self. Do this next time.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Fantastic Tag from Tina Cox

The super talented Tina Cox has created this superb tag form Craft Fairy lace, and satin edged ribbon. Superb.

 If you want to make something similar you will need:

37mm Guipure Lace x 1 Metre - White
Pink Satin Edged Chiffon Ribbon, 3m x 9mm

You can make your own flowers as Tina did or you can use some of the fantastic flowers available here:

Craft Fairy Flowers

Go create.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Hearts in Lilac Felt

I hope that I'm not the only one to become obsessed with making a whole load of variations on a theme.   My current obsession is these felt hearts. My daughter said that she really liked them so that was me convinced and I was off. So here's today's heart in lilac this time.

I made it slightly different from the last one so compare them and see what I mean.


Saturday, 15 March 2014

Beaded lariat in silver and grey

This is my first lariat. I believe that I am proud as I have managed to make a necklace from very few components. The trick in this piece is to bunch all of the beads used at the ends so that they make a striking focal point.

The other thing about this lariat is that you don't really need any findings. The necklace is closed by looping one side over the other. I used the new P'Leather to string the beads and it is wonderfully non slip so it can be placed without the fear of your beads ending up in colourful pile on the floor.

So, what do we have to do?

In the picture below are the beads and P'Leather that I used.

You can find them here on Craft Fairy:

Start by cutting your 5 metrese of P'leather into three equal lengths.

On to two of the ends, thread a 4mm rose bead, a platinum spacer, a pink glass bead and a 4mm rose bead. Tie a knot at the end of the p'leather to keep the beads from falling off the end. Then tie another knot after the last rose bead. See below:

Once you have done this on two of the ends, you can add a little variety and thread the third cord ens with a silver oval bead instead.

Before you tie the know in the p'leather stager the length of the cords as shown above. Tie a knot about 10 - 15 cm from the end of the last bead. You don't have to be too precious about this, it all depends on how long you want to have the dangling beads.

Now on two of the cords only, thread on a silver faceted bead. Tie all three cords into a knot after the bead.

Now leave a gap of about 10 cm and tie another knot. Then thread a large pink bead onto 1 thread. You won't be able to get two threads through. Tie a knot after the bead.

Leave another 10 ch and tie a knot. Thread all three cords through one of the platinmum spacers and thie another knot.

Leave 20 cm and tie another knot. Add a platinum spacer and knot. 

Leave 10 cm and tie a knot. Thread on a Silver faceted bead and tie a knot. 

Leave 10cm and tie a knot. Thread on a pink bead and tie a knot.

Now leave a space equivalent to ont of the spaces on the first side of the lariat and tie a knot in just one of the cords. Thread on 1 small bead, 1 silver faceted bead, 1 platinum spacer and 1 small seed bead. Tie a knot trim.

Repeat this with the rest of  the beads to match the first side. I varied it a bit on this side and had two faceted silver beads and just one pink one. That way I ended up with a total of 3 pink beads and three silver beads when the lariat is folded over. Look down to see what I mean.