Tag: papercraft

Paper Peg Butterflies

One of the reasons I enjoy reading blogs is that not only do they inspire me to do things, but there are so many amazing talented people out there who create and write great things. One such blog is Ginger & George. The post that inspired me this week was the tutorial for making peg butterflies. As I have quite an obsession with butterflies, I knew I had to have a go. Fortunately, I already had a wooden peg ready to be used, thanks to my Crafty Fox Box and I always have plenty of paper in so it was a no-fuss, easy to follow tutorial.

Butterfly

I used some new washi tape to cover the body (boy do I have a thing for spots at the moment!), used some old wrapping paper and one of the bags that came with my Crafty Fox Box. So I’m not only creating something new & unusual for my room, but I’m also reusing something & turning it into something pretty! Despite having to draw the butterfly free hand, I think I did a pretty good job! It’s such a lovely idea and a great way to jazz up a gift card or a present.

The tutorial was easy to follow, which is always good for me! And it didn’t require lots of different bits of kit, which always puts me off. Have you made anything this week or have anything crafty planned for the weekend? Or have you pinned any tutorials that you can’t wait to do? Let me know & have a great weekend πŸ™‚

 

A Crafty Afternoon

Needlepoint

One of my resolutions last year was to spend more time crafting so I’ve decided to dedicate some time every weekend crafting on specific WIP’s. Just knitting isn’t enough, as I do this most evenings anyway so I want to make sure that I spend time on the other craft that I enjoy and it’ll help me keep my Folksy shop nicely stocked!

Last year, I failed to send quite a few birthday cards on time. Part of the reason was that I didn’t have any cards in the house. So I decided that I should make a stock of birthday cards just for me to use. I won’t write them in advance, as I’ve done that before & a few recipients haven’t made it to their birthday. Yep, I’m that superstitious that I won’t be doing that again! So for the moment, I’ll keep them safe & blank.

Handmade cards

I’ve used Blom Flowers and washi tape, but I have quite a few other ideas that I’d like to develop further. But, you can pretty much guarrantee that I’ll be using my new favourite thing, washi tape!

Some of my time today has also been spent working on a little project using some Liberty fabricΒ I received before Christmas. But I wanted to do something a little different, something to brighten up the house & use an idea I’ve seen on Pinterest. It’s a Work in Progress, so here’s a little snippet of what I’ve achieved today, during the Murray/Djokovic final.

Needlepoint

This is something that I’m going to work on everytime I sit down to watch sport, so with the Six Nations coming up, it shouldn’t take me too long to complete it & move on to the next one! I’ll keep you posted on this & on all my other craft WIP once a month! What are you working on at the moment? Feel free to share it & a link to your site in the comments below!

Tuesday Treat

Oh, Hello Friend

This week, in the middle of shopping, finishing up with work, wrapping & tinsel, I wanted to bring you something lovely. So I’ve decided to share with you a great online shop & blog, Oh, Hello Friend. I discovered it the Renegade Craft Fair that I went to a few months ago. It was my favourite stall in the whole place because it had a mixture of vintage, stationery and craft products. It’s basically a shop designed for me! My favourite thing of the moment tho, are stamps. Not postage stamps, though I love those too, but big stamps, like the ones that Oh, Hello Friend do.

Oh, Hello Friend

If I had my way I’d have them all! Oh, Hello Friend is even branching out & opening a real bricks and mortar shop in the new year. Sadly for me, they are based in California, so visiting their shop would involve a plane ticket! But for now, I’ll have to stick with their online shop. Not that that’s a hardship – in fact it’s a real pleasure looking through all their great photos!

Tuesday Treat

A bit late in the day today, but here’s my Tuesday Treat for this week and it’s another fabulous online shop that also has a real B&M shop in Camden Passage. Such a fab area!

I can’t remember how I came across Smug, but I know it was through Twitter (another reason I love it so!) Smug sells all my favourite things, from Pug cards to badger cushions, to guinea pig tea towels and wooden owls.

Smug

The image above is taken from their range of cards. Aren’t they cool? I can’t wait to visit Camden Passage again and pop into Smug. It’ll be difficult not to buy all the badger related items, but I’ll give it a go!