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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Love Ya!

I've decided that resistance is futile. I love making these hearts. It really can't be denied. Every evening I make another. You may wonder why I need so many? Well, in March I'm exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham and I intend to have a bunting of felt hearts. So I have a reason. Well, that's the one that I'm using and I'm sticking to it.

Here's the latest:


If you want to see the hearts on display then please come and find the stand.

I used:


Click the above links for the lovely crafty items. Make your heart.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Amethyst Spiral Rope Necklace

Amethyst Necklace with a twist. A spiral rope necklace in fact.


I have some beautiful large silverlined glass beads. They are lentil shaped which means that they are discs with a dome shape in the middle. I also have the Silver Colour Scarf Tube Pendant x 2, which I used to hang the pendant.

Now, I'm not pretending that this was quick to make as it was not. The rope will take a couple of evenings but, when that's done, the rest is a breeze and the effect is stunning.

If you are interested I can make up a kit for you at the cost of £10. This will include everything except the fireline and needle.

Lovely Lilac Felt Heart

I think that this blog is becoming a bit heart obsessed. Or could that be me? Which ever thing it is I have made another heart for you all.



Can't decide if I went over the top with the flower, but I rather like it.

Products used to make this were:

White Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide, 30% Wool Blend x 6
White grosgrain ribbon with lilac carnations, 3m by 9mm
Light Orchid grosgrain ribbon with white swiss dots, 3m x 9mm
Grape Satin Ribbon, 3 metres by 16mm
I also used lilac embroidery thread and a white button.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

D.I.Y. Vintage Wired Satin Flower - Tutorial

Don't you just love this tutorial from MyInDulzens?

This fabulous tutorial for flowers that can be made with the beautiful Craft Fairy ribbons.

See Craft Fairy ribbons here:

www.craftfairy.co.uk



Friday, 13 February 2015

Crimson Valentine Heart. Well it is almost Valentine's Day

The crimson heart die cuts are really beautiful. I played around with the ribbons, buttons and bows and came up with this combination. Hope that you like it too.


If you want to make one you'll need:

Crimson Red Felt Hearts 7.5cm wide, 30% Wool Blend 
Pointed Ribbon Flower with Pearls - Light Pink
Glass Seed Beads, Dyed Round, Crimson, 6cm tube
Wine Diamond Woven Satin Ribbon 9mm 

Some stuffing and thread to sew it together.

You will get far more products than you need to make this heart, so you'll have plenty left over to make something else.





Thursday, 12 February 2015

Fabulous new ribbons

Lately I've been working with ribbons to make a set of stunning ribbon roses. Suddemly I realised that I didn't have the really wide chiffon ribbon in stock and I just had to get it in and quickly. So, today my parlcle arrived and I've abandoned my sewing in favour of putting the ribbons on the web site. I know that you'll love them too.

I'll start off  with the 40mm chiffons in 25 Metre Reels. I've done this so that you can get cheaper prices.

 40mm chiffon ribbon

Now you'll have to come back tomorrow to see what I've done with these ribbons.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Shocking Heart

I,m working my way through a rainbow of felt colours as I want to make a felt heart bunting to hang on my stand at the NEC in March this year. I realised that I hadn't made any hearts from the cerise felt so I put that right this morning and came up with this design.


It's  a kit too so, if you want one, you can get it from Craft Fairy. Just click on 'kits'.

My banner is coming on a pace. It measures 2 metres when the hearts are touching. All I need to do is make sure that it will be about 7 metres long. If I leave a space between each heart I think that I may be about there. I'll get a long piece of 16mm grosgrain out and give it a try.

Hubby wonders how we are going to attach it to the stand. I have the solution:

Self adhesive velcro.

The hearts are really light so they won't put much pull on the bunting and the velcro. That's my idea and I'm going with it. Fingers crossed.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Valentine's Day is almost here

It's a cold morning today so I thought that I would sew one of the new Felt Heart kits that I have just added to the Craft Fairy web site.

This kit is the pink heart kit and it is made up of lots of our beautiful Crat Fairy products.


So. I'm sure that you want to get started on your project.

Get your kit here:

Decorated Felt Heart Kit

This is what you will need to do.

The heart is decorated before it is sewn together.


Start by sewing a length of the heart ribbon in a diagonal across one side of the felt heart. Don't worry if the ribbon is a bit too long as you can trim it later.


Now sew on the buttons as seen.

Next sew on the beads. I sewed them on randomly. You can add more if you want. There are plenty of beads in the pack.



Take a length of ribbon and fold it into a loop. Pin the loop to the inside of the felt heart.



Now, using the white embroidery thread, sew the heart together. I used blanket stitch. Make sure that you sew the blanket stitch through the ribbon loop as this will hold it in place.



When you have sewn about three quarters of the heart, fill it with some stuffing until you are happy that it is bouncy enough. Not too full though.



Finish sewing the heart together. remembering to remove any pins. 

You have a heart. Perfect for a little girl's room.  





Monday, 2 February 2015

Ribbon Roses with a Twist

This is a very different way of making ribbon roses. It is perfect if you don't have any wide ribbon in your stash. I've used 16mm and 25mm ribbon and achieved fairly big flowers.

I've had lots of fun making this video so I do hope that you enjoy it too.

All the products used can be obtained from the links below.

How to make these beautiful ribbon roses and then add them to a hair comb for a stunning wedding hair decoration.

The ribbons that you will need can all be bought from

www.craftfairy.co.uk

16mm pink ribbon:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/pink-single-faced-satin-ribbon-3m-x-16mm-4618-p.asp

25mm satin ribbon:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/pearl-pink-single-faced-satin-25mm-x-3-metres-6270-p.asp

6mm silver sparkle ribbon:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/metalic-ribbon-47-c.asp

Marabou feathers:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/marabou-feathers-119-c.asp

Silver colour hair combs:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/silver-colour-hair-comb-for-wedding-hair-accessories-8620-p.asp



Saturday, 31 January 2015

Butterflies from ribbon

I cannot claim to have done the next project and I can't find out who did th original. If it's you then please come over and let us know. This person is super talented and should be acknowledged.