Crafty Creatives Box

Last month I’ve heard of Crafty Creatives– a company where you sign up and get a box full of crafty goodies to play with each month. Perfect I thought for random inspiration.

Cue much squeeing when this arrived….

Some of the goodies…. coloured jingle bells, vintage style alice in wonderland postcard, ribbon and more!

There was even this cute project inside a crochet mouse- which I can’t wait to attempt! Although my most recent crochet was a disaster…

Definitely worth subscribing to for me this month.. I just got to think of some things to create with it.

Hannah.x

It’s the next crafty swap!

So.. with the success of my first swap (the pincushion) behind me- it’s time to announce the next!

Brilliantly suggested by Claire (Claire E Poppins on twitter) it is perfect to jumpstart any christmas projects as everyone needs one.

Without further ado…. the next mission will be to create a mini tote bag!

There are some fab tutorials around- my personal fave is using one of my favourite fabric lines.

This gorgeous tutorial can be found over on VeryKerryBerry’s blog along with some other amazing bits and pieces.

Rules…. Sorry but there is a need!

Medium: As long as you make it yourself it can be in any medium either sewn with fabrics, patchwork, knitted, crocheted, crossstitched, felted….

Entrants: UK only! I think it’s best due to posting restrictions/costs

Day to Enrol By: 10th October 2012

Day to Post By: 30th November 2012

Due to it being this time of year- I’m leaving a little extra time for this one 🙂

How to Sign Up: Either leave me a comment here or email me at squintessential@hotmail.co.uk please don’t forget to include your email address.

Once the enrolment day has passed I will pair you up and email you with your partner.

Don’t forget to join the flickr group and update everyone on your process or just to chat.

So… who’s in for this bit of fun?

Hannah.x

Some more cute Pincushions….

Shameless plug first- have you seen/signed up for my pincushion swap? The signup closes on the 31st July…. full details here!
Who hasn’t heard of the Moda Bake Shop? It’s a place where you can find lots of lovely sewing recipes to tryI already have my eye on a few!

Like this simpleish and cute pincushion by Kim Niedzwiecki (featured on the MBS)

 

You can do all sort of funky shapes too- like this one by Kimber.

To anyone else does it remind you of a jester and all you need is a bell!

That’s my lovely picks for the day and still I’m no closer to what I’m actually going to make for my partner… are you?

Hannah.x

How scary and exciting…

… was my first ACEO swap!

For those who are going what?! ACEO stands for Art, Cards, Editions and Originals. Basically mini works of art approx 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size and can be on any medium.

I found the ATCsforALL forum via Pixiecorpse. (check out the etsy shop for some amazing pieces 🙂 )

I dithered… and finally signed up for Pixiecorpse’s swap with the theme of Star Wars the Clown Wars.

Not known for my drawing skills… it was tough coming up with some themes but I don’t think I’ve done too bad…. what do you think?

Not going to stop me signing up to more now… I’m addicted! Especially to my watercolouring pencils…

Hannah.x

 

Another Month… More Projects and a Sewing Circle

Well, I’m sorry that I’ve not been around here much later but things been pretty hectic once again.

 

I have managed to do some more bits with my watercolour pencils- what do you think? And some new bits of jewellery.

Am thinking the watercolours will be turned into a fantasy card range soon 🙂

In addition this month one of my necklaces is in the Supermum’s Pop Up Marquee over on facebook- if you not been there for a browse go go go.

And… you remember that sewing circle I briefly mentioned? Well it’s set up. If you fancy being with likeminded people for chat and inspiration pop on over.

Hannah.x

My New Favourite Thing….

If anyone is like me.. you will have loads of crafty bits and bobs lying around from wool to fabrics to fimo to beads and even artsy stuff.

After being inspired to pick up the Michael Powell stamp from Trago a few weeks ago I finally decided to try it out……. since I had enough jewellery in my shop for a bit and the sewing machine isn’t wanting to be friends this weekend.

Usually with stamps I would just throw myself in with the limited supply of pro markers I own but as I’m taking part in the Crafty Folk Round Robin Giveaway- full details here. And…. it’s arrived on the doorstop for my turn I needed to do something different.

Out came the art set… mmm I tried pastels first with some colouring pencils and promarkers thrown in- looks alright doesn’t it?

Then I remembered some watercolour pencils I bought awhile back and decided to play…. attempts 1 and 2 in order.

Number 2 is definitely my favourite! And now… I might just be addicted to watercolour pencils as I’m already planning my next project.

What does everyone think?

Hannah.x

P.S- So… the Purse giveaway ends in 40 minutes- will it be you?

Yup… I’m not just a Fabric Addict… Really!

Well what a week so far- I’m exhausted and it’s only Tuesday! My to do list is ever growing…. so time for a droolworthy post…

….. Pretty Pretty Fabrics…..

So who can resist them? I know I have trouble doing that which easily explains why my fabric tower is pretty much crammed full. Which I discovered yesterday to my dismay when I gently placed my latest acquisions in. And guess what? My thoughts weren’t exactly I need to use some up… but more of where can I store new ones?

Mostly when I go giddy and buy I don’t have a certain project in mind… oops how naughty!

Here’s what’s hiding in the top drawer- aren’t they lovely? And it is a tiny fraction of what I hold… oh dear.

I’m not just a fabric hoarder too… I have a massive collection of beads and papercraft of which I had to add to last week. Not sure what I’m doing there either…. but how can you resist it?!

I’m sure some of it will become WIPS before long. But if you have any nifty pattern ideas or tutorials on what I should make with it feel free to send them my way 🙂

And stop drooling…… I’m thinking of holding a sewalong or sewing circle group (more on that to come) but if you are interested in the idea at this early stage just let me know.

Hannah.x

P.S- Oh have you checked out a previous post on the pursey giveaway? 😀 It ends on Sunday 20th May with the winner drawn at 8pm………