Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Personalised blanket
November 8, 2016 – 3:53 am | No Comment

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A few months ago I discovered an amazing American company that prints fabrics and paper on demand, you can upload your designs and have it printed on your favourite fabric. Spoonflower offers a great selection of textiles and they host competitions for designers to upload their work. For this project I chose fleece. I wanted to make a cosy blanket to use when we cuddle up on the sofa and I am very pleased with the result.

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My designs are very simple, I normally draw my motif first with sharpies, then I scan it and manipulate it with Photoshop and Illustrator, I turn the drawing into a vector file so I can enlarge it without losing quality. I can also choose all the colour combination I want. This blanket was very simple to make, I rounded the corners of my fabric and I applied a simple white edge with my sewing machine. to do this I first hand stitched the ribbon all around and then I machine stitched it, but just as I was finished I found there is a much easier way to do this by using machine foot that feeds the ribbon as you sew and does all the hard work for you!

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Crocheting with magazine paper yarn
October 5, 2015 – 6:37 am | No Comment
Crocheting with magazine paper yarn

I meant to have a go at making magazine yarn ever since I saw it on Pinterest a few months back, but I kept putting it off. Now that I have started I just …

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Upcyle project: denim rug
October 1, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Upcyle project: denim rug

This is my latest upcycle project, a bedroom rug for my son’s bedroom made of old jeans. It took a little working out, as many of new know I am still new at sewing, …

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How to use denim scraps
August 6, 2015 – 8:07 am | No Comment
How to use denim scraps

After my recycling projects using old denim I was left with a lot of denim scraps. True to my philosophy not to waste anything I have been thinking of ways to use the left …

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Zentangle inspired maps
June 12, 2015 – 2:19 am | No Comment
Zentangle inspired maps

This is the map of Italy divided into regions and decorated with Zentangle Inspired Art. I originally drew the map for an education project, but I couldn’t resist to see what it would look like …

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Fabric upcycle: what you can make from an old dress
May 25, 2015 – 1:49 am | No Comment
Fabric upcycle: what you can make from an old dress

I love to find a new purpose from all things. My favourite materials to transform are cardboard boxes, newspapers and magazines, and fabric. These projects are the result of me not fitting so well into …

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Portrait with ZIA hair
May 5, 2015 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Portrait with ZIA hair

This portrait with hair in Zentangle Inspired Art style started off as an experiment, but I quite like the end result enough to share it here. I started by tracing a photo in Photoshop, …

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How to make a cutlery tray from cardboard containers
May 4, 2015 – 7:17 am | No Comment
How to make a cutlery tray from cardboard containers

I made this cutlery tray from cardboard containers, newspaper and glue. To make this tray you need 4 long containers, hot glue gun, newspapers, vinyl glue, brushes, decorative paper, decoupage glue suitable for food …

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Rabbit doodles
April 4, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment
Rabbit doodles

Wishing all our lovely readers a very Happy Easter with this special Rabbit doodles. To download the template click on here.

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Spring Zentangle Inspired Art
March 13, 2015 – 2:15 am | No Comment
Spring Zentangle Inspired Art

This is my latest zen inspired by Spring.

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Zentangle Inspired drawings: a rose
February 13, 2015 – 4:01 am | No Comment
Zentangle Inspired drawings: a rose

Another Zentangle with a Valentine’s Day theme. A rose with a tiny heart in the middle.

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Multiply with hearts
February 10, 2015 – 2:00 am | No Comment
Multiply with hearts

This is a two page printable with a grid of the two times table where hearts are used instead of numbers and another grid with hearts containing the answer. The answer grid can be cut …

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Valentine’s Day ZIA
February 9, 2015 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Valentine’s Day ZIA

This is my latest Zentangles drawing.

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