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Saturday, 21 February 2015

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

25mm satin ribbon


6mm silver sparkle ribbon

Marabou feathers

Silver colour hair combs





Saturday, 31 January 2015

Butterflies from ribbon

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


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Purple Felt Heart with Beads

A simple name for this post, I know, but I couldn't think of anything else so please, help out if you can think of anything better.

However, today, I decided to put a new kit on the Craft Fairy web site and, as, I've fallen in love with making these felt hearts, I decided to make up kits of these hearts. The first one is this purple beaded beauty.


You will get a fabulous kit that you can use to make 3 of the beaded felt heart in purple that you see in the image.
The kit will consist of:

6 die cut purple felt hearts
1 pack of clear beads
1 pack of stuffing
1 pack of white ribbon roses
1 length of purple spotty grosgrain ribbon

You will need to supply your own needle and white thread for sewing the heart closed.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Red Felt Heart with lace and bow

Yesterday evening I felt, (ha, ha) the need to make another of my favourite craft goodies. So, being Christmas, I decided that the best thing to do would be to make one of the red hearts. This time I decided to combine it with the red spotty bows that I made and a little of the natural cotton lace and create this:


You can make one too by using:

Red Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide, 30% Wool Blend
30mm Pointed Cotton Lace Natural
Red Grosgrain Ribbon with White Swiss Dots
Christmas Red and Green Assorted Shape Buttons
Red Swiss Dot Ribbon, 6mm

You will also need a needle and thread of your colour choice,
Some wadding to fill the heart.