Thursday, 26 July 2007

Crafty Kids

Just found some great inspiration for kid's craft ideas over on the Wise Craft site.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Make your own envelopes.

I love handmade envelopes but it's taken me a while to have a go at making my own but I have to say I now love making them and got carried away and made loads!

Want to make some? here is how:

Find an envelope the same size as one you want to make and carefully pull it open. This will be your template.

Select some paper for your envelope. You can use anything including magazine pages, wall paper or scrap paper.

Draw round your envelope....

and cut it out.

Now this is the bit I just discovered and it makes your finished envelope really neat.

Place your envelope template on top of your cut out envelope. Fold the envelopes together using the template envelope as a guide for the folds.

Fold all the sides in, remove the template envelope.......

and glue the side flaps closed.

There you go, handmade envelopes, you can even make your own glue that can be licked to seal closed.


Finished my second washcloth, quite pleased with it. I decided to make some more and give them as presents to the boy's teachers as end of year presents.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Too Cute!

Had to post this photo, saw it on the Craftzine site while I was trawling through the knitting archive.
Watch out Ginger and Nutmeg, kitten hoodies are being knitted as you read!

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Can you guess what it is yet?

This bootee pattern is meant to be easy!
It's a Debbie Bliss one from a magazine and it could do with some illustrations, I am meant to pick up some stitches and it's taken a couple of days of thinking about it for it to make sense. I think I've got it now but we'll see when it's finished and when it is finished I'll have to knit another one!
I didn't think about that when I started it. At least if you knit one thing and it goes a bit wrong no one will know but if you have to knit a pair they both have to be wrong the same.