There seems to be a need for children to lean the simple things in life again. When I was a kid I would amuse myself in the garden for hours with a bean bag and either a bucket or hula-hoop/ I would toss the bean bag at the target and if I scored a bullseye I would move the target two steps further away. My cat would sit and womder why I would do such a thing, but I found it fun.
As a small project I have made some character fabric bean bags that are for sale via ebay. I showed them… Continue
Added by val robinson on December 31, 2009 at 23:30 —
Added by Natasha Collins on December 31, 2009 at 11:28 —
Jan 16th tbc
Jan 23rd Learn to Sew more...
Jan 30th Make do and Mend, How to reline a coat more...
Feb 6th and 7th Vintage Hair and Makeup more...
Feb 13th Valentines Candles and Potions more...
Feb 20th Make a Basic Skirt more...
Feb 27th Make do and Mend, How to revamp and recycle your wardrobe more...
March 6th Make an Advanced Skirt more...
March 13th tbc
March 20th Make a basic pair of… Continue
Added by Dawn Wood on December 30, 2009 at 16:21 —
Can't beleive that it has been a year since I added a post here!
Have had a busy year creating and have also had family health issues that have meant a lot of travelling for hospital appointments etc. Not over yet, but taking a few days to try and catch up in all my pages online.
Off to add pictures of the presents I created this year. If you are interested you can pop over to my pictures and see what I have been up to.
Wishing everyone a happy and successful… Continue
Added by Margaret Hamilton on December 29, 2009 at 14:05 —
I've just added a series of mini-posts looking at some different ideas for displaying kids artwork. You can see them here.
Added by Artful Kid on December 24, 2009 at 18:28 —
Added by Natasha Collins on December 24, 2009 at 8:30 —
This is a fondant fairy I made for my niece who is one on Christmas Eve. I was pleased with how she came out as I wanted a chubby fairy for a one year old rather than something more ethereal. I look at some Cicily May Barker illustrations for inspiration. I have some old annuals with gorgeous chubby children in.
I hand painted the sign as my piping skills are…
Added by Natasha Collins on December 22, 2009 at 19:03 —
My new jewellery packaging! They're part of a new Creative Packaging Project im starting over on my Blog. I'll be experimenting with all kinds of techniques and materials,shapes, sizes and styles :o)
and lots more!
You can see more photos of the Book Pages Packaging on My… Continue
Added by Chloe Livingstone on December 21, 2009 at 12:58 —
I made this little stocking this morning, nice and christmassy and perfect for the tree. I have made lots of little bits and pieces recently. I've made a fair few pairs of slipper socks, a hotwater bottle cover, some stockings and other things. I am working my way towards christmas. not long to go now! Check out my blog for more pics and info on what I've been doing at: http://surfjewels.blogspot.com/
Added by Surf Jewels on December 18, 2009 at 17:20 —
Added by Natasha Collins on December 17, 2009 at 7:23 —
I'm sure everyone has made glittery pinecones before at some time or another - after all they're not rocket science, but the idea is so simple, and we had so many pinecones that my elder son had collected, that I thought we'd make some. We have a very minimal, artificial twiggy tree, so I thought they'd look good hung on that, though I think they would also look good either individually or grouped together in a bowl, as table decorations (a considerably cheaper alternative to Kirsty's gilded… Continue
Added by Artful Kid on December 16, 2009 at 19:14 —
Tonight I uploaded a fabulous range of hot water bottles
from our newest maker, La La Loop. They're handmade from lambswool in her studio in Scotland, and as you can see below, they look pretty cosy. You can read more on her page
Added by Luke Saunders on December 15, 2009 at 20:31 —
This year whilst trying to get my own little business off the ground money has been tight to say the least. Needless to say that when it came time to ask the girls how many presents they needed for friends this year after a large gulp I needed to get my thinking cap on. Normally I would just trundle off down to either superdrug or boots and buy something, however, budget constraints were not allowing that this year. So here is what I came up with for littlest child 10 cupcake brooches with… Continue
Added by Not Just Handbags on December 14, 2009 at 15:30 —
It's been rather quiet here for me on UK Handmade; firstly because I lost the password (!!!) and secondly due to the fact that I have another blog directly on my sales site, called Hathor's Bath Scribe. However I rather like having several blogs out there so, I've created this one as well, though the importing feature doesn't work for beans.
The Xmess holidays have been productive if extremely tiring. Fibro/ME isn't kind, and even though I was exhausted I had to just keep going. I… Continue
Added by Hathor's Bath on December 11, 2009 at 7:49 —
Everyone loves the naivety and immediacy of children’s art, and will often joke that it is indistinguishable from the work of some well-known artists. But what if your child seems to have a genuine talent, what if in fact they appear to be a child prodigy?
Read more here
Added by Artful Kid on December 10, 2009 at 20:56 —
Welcome to the Magpie Nest, home of all things shiny and handmade!
We have just launched out new website and opened our online shop! Woohoo!
After several months of hard work, extreme crocheting, and a steep html learning curve, we are proud to announce the official launch of our brand-spanking new website
We'll use this blog to keep you updated on our news, events and progress, and to show you our… Continue
Added by The Magpie Nest on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 —
we've been busy adding products like the very clever flower handbag hanger
and some fine beaded jewellery like this agate necklace
and this… Continue
Added by Luke Saunders on December 5, 2009 at 12:00 —
Thought I would share with you the Christmas cushions I made from some scraps of material found in the charity shop. I am quite pleased with them as they are my first attempt at cushions & patchwork let me know what you think!…
Added by Not Just Handbags on December 4, 2009 at 21:13 —
Had a few fairs over the last few weeks. Got my very last one of 2009 tomorrow in Edinburgh. Fingers crossed for a super busy day so I can start 2010 afresh and not have a lot of stock leftover. I've brought back the Charm Necklaces after a few requests, still a few left although they are super popular.…
Added by Susan Elliott on December 4, 2009 at 13:55 —
I have just been doing some stock taking and realised that I have far too many fabric brooches! (Between you and me I think I may have a bit of a problem!) Therefore, I think the time has come to do my first blog giveaway. On Monday 4th December I will put all my blog followers (who leave a comment on my blogger blog
) names into a hat and draw one out at random and that person will be able to choose (from a vast selection,… Continue
Added by Not Just Handbags on December 1, 2009 at 10:30 —