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Drawstring Waterproof Swimming Bag Tutorial

August 4, 2013
Drawstring Waterproof Swimming Bag Tutorial 2

Welcome to those joining us as part of Creative Crafting blog tour, hope you are enjoying the various stops. This is where I blog about items I make, either for our home or for sale. I often write about recycled and upcycled projects. What do you make with your former shirts? I love upcycling former clothes into new creations, often favouring eco bags. Today I…

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InkoDye Review

July 28, 2013

Here in the UK the summer holidays have started. I am looking forward to some time with my six year old exploring various creative products. This week my daughter and goddaughter had fun exploring the properties of InkoDye. The intention was to create fabric pieces to either make cushion covers out of, or framed pictures for bedroom walls. We followed these great instructions over at Sheknows.…

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Upcycling E Book Submission

July 21, 2013

A few weeks bag I spotted a wonderful opportunity shared by Katherine over on Pillow A-la-mode – the chance to be published in an upcycling e-book with Altered Upcycling. I am really excited about this chance:) I have decided to submit my jacket bag tutorial for submission, it is my most viewed and pinned tutorial. This week a rewrite has taken place. The principle alterations were to…

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Laptop Bag

July 7, 2013

This week I have been working on a commission. You may remember a couple of weeks ago I posted a round up of laptop case tutorials from around the internet. The bag was being purchased as a gift, the purchaser requested a zipped case which could be used to protect the laptop inside another bag, the receiver of the gift requested a shoulder strap. In order to combine…

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20 Social Media Tips

June 30, 2013

This week has been the conclusion of the social media course I have been studying courtesy of Creative University, with the great tutor Hilary Haptree (UK Craft Blog). The level of detail in the materials was great, as was on line support. No question was daft! Rather helpful as I found some weeks were harder than others – Linked In felt like double dutch! So what did…

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Fat quarter projects, what do you make?

June 23, 2013

A few weeks back I had the delightful surprise to win a giveaway, a couple of fat quarters of Sarah Waterhouse’s beautiful fabric. This is the gorgeous packet that dropped through my door. Sarah makes a range of modern funky designs. Using water based ink in her Sheffield studio she handprints onto organic cotton and hemp fabrics. To see more of her range, or to…

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