Tag Archives: diy

Mini Tutorial: Starch substitute for 37.5c!

I have a mini tutorial for you today on how to make your own starch substitute – like Best Press or Flatter for a few cents. The credit for this idea shouldn’t go to me though, I was told about this by Jackie who I used to work with, and she in turn was told […]

TUTORIAL: Simple tablet case (for Hudl2 and others)

I got myself a toy for the sewing room with my Amazon gift credit this week. My tablet is a Tesco Hudl2 and I’m really pleased with it. It’s replacing my clutter of books, CDs and magazines. Anyway I needed to make a case and thought I’d make a tutorial too. YOU WILL NEED Fat […]

I caved

I have been trying to stick to 200 pieces of fabric at any one time for so long but it clearly wasn’t working. I have been doing this by only owning 200 comic cards, which I used to store anything from a FQ upwards on two bookcase shelves. Thing is, for well over a year […]

Tutorial: Cushion Pads

When you make a cushion, chances are you want an inner with a removable cover so it can be washed. Why spend a fiver on a cushion pad when you can make your own? This tutorial is pretty self explanatory, and can be adapted to different shapes and sizes. I’m going to give you details […]

Button swap – and other stuff

It’s been confirmed that Amiee has received my package so I can now blog what I sent in the Crafteroo button swap! I made my very first book. It was fine up until the point where the cover wouldn’t take the impression of the buttons underneath particularly well so I added a load more glue. […]

New room!

I had my workroom built in our garage! OH and his dad spent the weekend putting a divider up, it’s still bloody cold and bloody messy, but we are getting somewhere! Got windows going in in the New Year, but the temporary space blanket was a nice thought 🙂

Tutorial: Dead easy earring display

I made this display to replace my tatty acrylic one at craft fairs and it was so easy I thought I’d share it with you. You can also use it to hang your own earrings on at home, and works for both dangles and stud types as long as they’re not too small. YOU WILL […]

Making a jewellery display from a guitar stand

So normally I use a 30″x20″ canvas and my storage boxes to prop it up to display some of my necklace ranges.  It looks like this, and I use pins to temporarily keep them in place: Unfortunately in order to get to the craft fair this weekend (http://handmadeoxford.blogspot.com) I will need to use the park […]