Category Archives: Craft

Advent Calendar Crazy!

Pocket  Advent Calendar
Gone advent calendar crazy here! Yet to be made by the elves are T’was the Night Before Christmas calendars with cute little mice (sorry not made by Rocking Dog). I’m resisting putting Michael Buble on …. but it’s very hard!

Glove and Mittens

Glove and Mittens

...before Christmas

…before Christmas

Advent Calendar Making

Paper bag Advent.

Rosettes

Mums are Best

Quick labels for parcels (these were for a Baby shower). The orange rosette is made from a short length of pretty ribbon. Hand sew a line of running stitch along one of the long edges of the ribbon and then pull the cotton so it gathers up. Anchor with two or three stitches and stitch the two short edges together neatly. Cut a circle of thin card and handwrite or stamp a message and glue to the centre of your rosette. Add some contrasting ribbon to finish.The other rosettes are made from paper fairy cake cases. You could adapt the idea to make table place names, badges or adornments for paper hats or party bags. As the meerkats would say….Simple!

Tweet for baby

Tweet for baby

Dog prize

Dog prize

Happy Monday!

For Lara
Inspiring the next generation of crafty folk. A present for maker friend, young Lara. Luggage labels, ribbons, buttons, string. etc.. all stowed away in a large glass jar. Packaging goods attractively we are told by the Gods of ┬áretail ┬áis all part of the shopping experience! I had wallpaper delivered last week – each roll was wrapped in turquoise tissue paper and sent in individual 3ft cardboard tubes- that is just plain wasteful!

Vintage Trinkets

Vintage Trinkets

Vintage Stock

Vintage Stock