Category Archives: Materials

Hello Cloud

This week I added a new collection of items to my etsy shop, cute little clouds!

These little clouds have been waiting to be finished all summer, and today I finished everything off and got some photos so that I could list them.

Hello Clouddream cloud

custom cloud

 

Currently available are ‘hello’ and ‘dream’, and I also accept custom requests. Each cloud has a hanging hook on the back so you can easily hang them on the wall.

I also have some additional items coming over the next few days, including a modern nursery room collection of garlands to match the black and white style of the clouds.

View the clouds in my Etsy store.

Hexagon Coasters – Tutorial

I always dream that one day I will have the time (and motivation) to make a quilt. I love the hexagon quilts I see popping up on some of the blogs I read and admire the time and patience it takes to cut and sew all those hexagons together. For now though I wanted to stay a bit more in my comfort zone and made these cute hexagon felt coasters.

hexagon coaster tutorial

They are super easy to make, and you can make them your own by picking a colour scheme to match your personal taste and style.

Materials:
Felt
Sewing Threads
Hexagon template

  1. For each coaster you need 7 small hexagons. You can use the template (link above) to cut them out.
  2. Pin the small hexagons onto a piece of felt leaving a small gap (2mm) between each hexagon. Handstitch around each hexagon to secure it to the backing felt.
  3. Add a second layer of felt behind the one you just sewed the hexagons onto and stitch around the outside of your hexagons (I used my sewing machine as it was quicker).
  4. Trim around your hexagons leaving 2mm of felt around the edge.

hexagon coaster tutorial

And that is it! Repeat for however many coasters you need to make.

I also make a set in bright rainbow colours. What colours would you use for your coasters?

hexagon coaster tutorial

Sweet Valentine Hidden Message Keychain {Tutorial}

It has been a while since I shared a tutorial on my blog, but today I have a cutey for you!

seceret valentine message keychain

Materials:
Felt – I used wool blend ready cut felt shapes from viltenknopen.
Ribbon – 6cm long
Keychain ring
Sewing threads etc.
Template (if not using ready cut felt pieces)

val-keychain

  1. I used ready cut felt circles and heart for my keychain, but I also included a template for you to cut your own from felt. Cut out your felt pieces, you need 2 large circles, 1 small circle and 1 heart.
  2. Sew the heart onto the small circle, it is nice to use a contrasting thread colour.
  3. Sew the small circle onto the centre of one of the large circles.
  4. Take the other large circle, fold it in half, and snip a line about 1/3 of the way along, so you have a slit in the circle (to hide your secret message in).
  5. Put the two large circles together, add the ribbon folded in half at the top and stitch around the two circles.
  6. Add a keychain ring to the ribbon loop, and hide a secret message inside the pocket before giving it to your valentine!

Apple Tree Brooch Tutorial

It may be getting into Autumn, but today I am sharing this apple tree brooch tutorial with you.

felt apple tree tutorial

This is a real simple, yet adorable felt apple tree brooch that you can make with just a few supplies.

Materials:

Start by downloading the free pattern (listed above), print it off and use it to cut out your pieces of felt.

On the larger felt circle, sew a brooch bar onto the back.

apple tree tutorial

Sew the smaller felt circle onto the other side of the larger felt circle.

Take the felt tree trunk, and position it on the felt circles so the brooch bar on the back is horizontal. Then sew down the middle of the tree trunk.

Then take a mini red button, and sew it onto the top left corner of the ‘tree’. That is your cute brooch all finished.

This would also make a lovely gift for teachers at the end of the school year. Or why not make it with orange and yellow felt for an autumn tree like this one.

apple tree brooch tutorial

New felt heart garlands

So earlier this week I shared some new felt heart confetti. I made this while cutting out lots of bigger hearts to make matching felt heart garlands.

heart garland red

Heart garland in red (perfect for valentines, but I am a bit late!)

felt heart garland purple

And purple.

I have some more hearts cut out that just need to be sewn into garlands to add to my etsy shop too. Gradually I will add lots of heart garlands, and also working on some other felt shape garlands too.