Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Year of Gifts - Project 11

Sorry for this project being 2 days late.  My concept of what I am capable of physically and what I THINK I am capable of have been poles apart this week.  Every few weeks I come crashing back to earth with a thud when I have been pushing my body and/or mind beyond it's capabilities and I pay with my body forcing me to just do nothing in order to recover.  The energy levels are at zero and the ability to do anything much is depleted.  You would think that I would learn by now but each time it happens I scold myself for being so stupid !  Anyway the 3 half finished projects for upcoming A Year of Gifts tutorials are still in the same state of semi completion and will have to stay this way until I can once again get some energy and finish them.

So this week I am sharing with you an old pattern of mine that was published in a magazine here in Australia about 6 or 7 years ago.  It's for a lovely needle book and pin cushion with a sweet little stitchery.  The pattern includes a step by step photographic tutorial for those of you that are visual learners.  You can DOWNLOAD IT HERE.


Fee xx

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Year of Gifts - Project 10

This week I have another stitchery for you.  This time I show you how to use an iron on transfer pen to transfer the image onto a darker fabric and also show you how to mount it inside a wooden hoop.  It would make the perfect gift !

Next weeks project will include a video for those of you who prefer to be taught visually.  You can download the pattern for the Woodland Deer HERE.


Fee xx

A Year of Gifts - Project 9

Most of the time I am pretty good at technology but last week the video for my project (No 9) became corrupted and no matter what I did I couldn't fix it.  I help run and attend a 5 day retreat every March and found that I just didn't have time to re shoot the video so instead I am now gifting you a stitchery instead as a replacement project 9.  I know that you will understand.  The project will now have to be remade and a new video made and maybe I can get it released as Project 11?

So here we have a gorgeous jar of buttons stitchery.  Isn't it adorable ?

It's perfect to make for any of your sewing friends.

You can find the FREE download HERE.


Fee xx

Monday, February 25, 2019

A Year of Gifts - Project 8

It's Monday again.  They seem to come around very fast don't they ?  This week's project is an environmentally friendly one.  It's for Beeswax Food Wraps.

They are super easy to make 

And can save your food from being stored in plastic.  Great for lunch boxes for the family or to give away sets as gifts.

You can make them any size you wish and fold them to store sandwiches, cheese slices etc or even to stretch over a bowl to seal it.

I have a downloadable Instruction Sheet for you this week.  You can download it HERE

Have a wonderful week.


Fee xx

Monday, February 18, 2019

Project 7 - A Year of Gifts

Welcome to Week 7 and Project 7 of A Year of Gifts.  This week I have a card making project for you.  I will show you how to make this gorgeous card which has a ribbon closure.

And when you open it up you have a pocket which holds a block of chocolate and room for a sentiment.  Isn't it gorgeous ??

I'll also show you how to make a little box to gift it in - Or you could gift it without the box - It's entirely up to you.  You can watch the video tutorial HERE

The cutting requirements as mentioned in the video are as follows :-

White Cardstock 

5 3/4 "X 8 1/4"(Bottom of Box) - Score @ 5/8th " on all 4 sides
6"X 8 1/2" (Top of Box) - Score @ 5/8th " on all 4 sides (not 3/4")
7"X 9 1/2" (Card) - Score at 4 1/2"& 5"
Chocolate Pocket - 4"X 8 5/16th - Score at 1/2" & 1" on 3 sides

Patterned Paper

6"X 2 3/4" (Top of Chocolate Pocket)
4 pieces of 4 1/4" X 6 3/4" (front and back panels on card)
4 1/2" X 7" - Top of Box

I hope you enjoy making them.


Fee xx

Monday, February 11, 2019

Project 6 - A Year of Gifts

Hello and welcome to this week's project !  It's for rubber gloves !  But not just any old rubber gloves these ones are gorgeous !  

Take a pair of supermarket rubber gloves and some fabric and watch my instructional video HERE and I will show you just how easy they are to make.  What a perfect gift for those people in your lives that have everything !!   

But beware they are addicitve !  You will be making more than one pair I am sure of it !!

I hope you enjoy this week's project.  

Love and Hugs,

Fee xxx

Monday, February 4, 2019

Project 5 - A Year of Gifts

Welcome to a Year of Gifts and welcome to Project 5 - Some Vintage Style Hexagon Needle books.

These beautiful needle books are made from old doillies and tray cloths.  We all have some lovely examples in our collection which may have stains or holes that we can't remove or repair. 

This is a great way to put them to good use and still be able to admire the beautiful work that has gone into them from someone a long time ago.  It seems such a shame to not put them to good use.

I have made a video tutorial on how to make them and you can find it on my channel HERE.

 Once you have watched the video you will need the templates which can be downloaded HERE

I really hope you enjoy making them as much as I have.

I have just finished my 8th one !!

 As always I would really appreciate you sharing my project with all of your friends.

Please come along and join our facebook group and show us some of your finished projects.  We would love to see them.   


Fee xx

Monday, January 28, 2019

Project 4 - A Year of Gifts

Week 4 of A Year of Gifts is here already - Can you believe it ?

This week I have a beautiful Felt Candle Mat adorned with pearl beads for you to make.

It is a very simple design but the possibilities are endless.  Watch the Instructional Video to find out more.  You can find it HERE on my channel.

Whilst you are there do not forget to subscribe as I add more crafty instructional videos every week.    To make the candle mat you will need to download the Templates which you will find HERE.

I hope you like this weeks little project.  It is very achievable for all skill levels.

 I have another give away this week which is for a set of little pre-cut butterflies - To enter just simply share this weeks project on your blog or on social media.

Last weeks winner was Illene T.  Congratulations Illene.  Drop me a message with your address and I will send out the card kit from last week.

Have a great week everyone.  Don't forget to join me in my Facebook Craft Room for lots of inspiration throughout the week.


Fee x

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Such A Busy Season

Summer is such a busy time here in the garden.  All of the fruit seems to ripen at the one time and the tomatoes are sneaking up behind them.

I finally finished picking the B grade apricots and beat the local parrots to them

And the greengages I picked before they are quite ripe but the parrots are relentless and I have to play the smarts to beat them to them.

All of the apricots have been processed - Some have been made into Jam and the remainder I have stewed and frozen ready for pies, crumbles and just eating over cereal etc.

They are one of our favourite fruits and mother nature was very kind to us this year with a wonderful crop.

I am going to have to heavily prune them this year as a few of the branches on each tree didn't bare fruit this year.

I think I will have to google how ......  I am not a gardening expert by any stretch .......  

The smell of these cooking was just amazing.  The house had a sweet honey scent.  I think because I used brown sugar when stewing that it caramelised them a little.

I recently picked up these gorgeous wooden dress forms from my local scrapbooking shop.

I have slowly been working on them.  Last weekend I undercoated them all with GESSO

And whilst I had the paint brush out and a bit of a mess happening I painted some wooden embellishments as well.  I did a little more work o the dress forms yesterday so I will show you them next time.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Fee xx

Monday, January 21, 2019

Project 3 - A Year of Gifts

Happy Monday and Welcome to the latest project in a Year of Gifts.  It's for this gorgeous little box with a belly band with 6 mini cards and envelopes inside.  All made from scratch !

It's super easy to make and all instructions are over on my YOU TUBE channel so nothing to download this week.

They are just adorable and so easy to make.  They would make the perfect gift for almost anybody.  

The measurements from the video for the Card is 6"X 3", The piece of cardstock for the envelopes are 5 1/4 " Square and the envelope punch board can be sourced HERE

All of the little cut embellishments on each card are made from gold foil card stock and are adorned with diamente and pearl embellishments.

They look beautiful teamed with the gorgeous water colour linen finish paper.

I must apologise for two things in the video (I filmed it 4 times so this was my 5th attempt and I got very flustered ! - The first 4 versions are a whole another story !)

Firstly I thought the envelope punch board was $25 - It is in fact $32 and I tell you that there are two ways to make the belly band and in fact only show you one - It is the best way so we might leave it at that.

I hope you like this weeks project and have fun making it.  If you do not have the supplies and/or the equipment and want to give paper crafting a go I have some awesome pre-cut, pre-stamped, pre punched and pre-scored kits available for $12 - All you need is glue

They are great value and will give you a stunning finish.  You can purchase them HERE

I hope you give them a go.  The winner of last weeks give away is VETTA please send me a message and I will get your pre-printed stitchery and thread out to you.  This week's give away is for one of these kits.  Just simply share on your blog or social media and leave me a message and tell me where you shared it.


Fee x