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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Trees of Christmas Past

Some of you may remember this beautiful ribbon tree from a few Christmases past. It is still shining and ready to take pride of place on my mantlepiece this Christmas. Why not make one? The ribbon is all available from: Craft Fairy

I do love to see all of the beautiful and varied colour themes that seem to abound in the shops every year. I sigh and think that gold and cream is so chic and elegant, but, somehow I always return to the traditional when it comes to putting my Christmas decor together. So it is no surprise that I have chosen red, green and gold as the colours of my ribbon tree.


To make this tree you will need to go and get yourself a polystyrene cone.

Cut ribbons to the length that you feel you like and, using short pins, pin them to the cone. Start from the bottom and work up. I pinned mine in a random way but you can be more structured if you want. I made a small cone from yellow paper to finish.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

How To Make a Felt Tooth Fairy Pillow

A few months ago I showed you a tooth fairy pillow but I didn't give you the instructions. I decided to put that right today and add to the fun with a video tutorial.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Butterfly Bags for the Spring Time

I don't know what the weather is like with you, but, here's it is a beautiful sun shiny day. So I thought that I would celebrate what looks like the beginning of the spring with making some delightful  butterflies from ribbon. Ok, so I can make the butterflies but the question is.... What do I do with them once they have been made? Didn't need to think for long as I decided to put them on one of my beautiful Jute bags.

Medium Jute Shopper - Natural 300 x 150 x 400mm

I didn't stop at the butterflies though as I had to add a little lace too.

37mm Guipure Lace x 1 Metre - Ivory

The butterflies have been made with:

Pink grosgrain ribbon with funky flowers, 2m by 23mm
and
Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon, 3m x 9mm
and
Pearl Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 3m x 6mm

This is the result.


Here's the video of making butterflies.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Blast from the Past

This card is a blast from the past, but no less beautiful for being that.

I'll start off by admiting that this fancy fold card is not the easiest card on the planet to make. but it is one of the most satisfying.  I've chosen is beautiful iris stamp to showcase on this card.



The flowers can be bought here.
The stamp which is from, Stampinback, here.
The butterfly here.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Craft Fairy at the NEC, Birmingham

The clock is ticking to the Hobbycraft Show at the NEC, Birmingham. It will take place next week from the 19th March to the 22nd March.

Craft Fairy and all her lovely, ribbon, lace, felt, bows, buttons, raffia, die cuts staickers and all the rest, will be exhibiting on stand

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Buy before 10.30 for a 10% discount.


ICHF, the organizers have a web site here for more details.




Se you there.

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Well, here's your opportunity. Link to www.craftfairy.co.uk and Craft Fairy will link to you.

All you have to do is send her a message with the link and she will post a link.

That way, you should see the traffic on your blog increase.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Almost Half Price rubber stamps

Today is the first in a series of post that will highlight the rubber stamp sale.

This is only £2.

Stamp size: 2-3/4" x 3"

So here's a beautiful waterlily rubber stamp. Use it to make delightful Spring time cards and scrapbook pages. This is fabulous as a decoupage card too. The flowers just lend themselves to layering.





Saturday, 7 March 2015

Tooth Fairy Pillow

I've seen lots of Tooth Fairy pillows are being posted on Pinterest. I thought that they looked cute but they needed a Craft Fairy makeover. So I decided to make a bright and cheerful one that can be used for other things once the teeth have all fallen out.


This ├╝ber cute tooth fairy pillow is only 10cm wide. Just the right size for slipping under the child's pillow on the bed.

The pocket is formed by laying a piece of pink felt over the white base. Remember to sew the sides closed but to leave the top open. Sew the pompom trim to the pink felt before sewing the sides of the pillow.

It is made from:

Baby Pink 30% Wool Craft Felt
White Felt 30% Wool Blend 
Shocking Pink Pom Pom Trim, 25mm 
Black Swiss Dot Ribbon Bows Centre Stitch

I also used a pink thread for the blanket stitch and sewing on the bow.

The pillow is stuffed with white pillow filling.

Felt is currently unavailable on Craft Fairy so please contact me for a supply.

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

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.