19 December 2010
Firstly thanks to everyone who entered!! Your entries are muchly appreciated!
So onto the winner...Congratulations to Olivia fro Olivia Writes!
I have contacted you via email so will wait to hear from you!
Hopefully i will be holding another giveaway soom so keep your eyes peeled!
12 December 2010
You will need:
Outer Fabric (Kilt)
Padding/wadding - very cheap from john lewis or fabric shops!
Inner/Lining Fabric (Strawberry)
Thread (try and make this the same colour as your outer fabric!
Bias Binding - not much, about 50cm!
Sewing machine optional, but a lot faster with one!!
Pin this to your fabric and cut out one whole one, a small half for the top and a larger bottom half, so that when placed on top of the whole one, they overlap.
Pin this sandwich together and then carefully sew together.
11 December 2010
What you will need...
Fabric..This can be all the same colour, or different patterns as i have gone for.
Scissors..for cutting out your triangles.
A cardboard triangle template...Mine is 14cm at top, and 16 on either side.
Some Bias Binding (170cm) in the colour of your choice (really cheap from fabric shops)
Cotton in a matching or contrasting colour to your bunting.
...Sewing machine is optional but very quick if you have one!
Lets get started!...
Firstly you will need to choose your fabrics, I chose ten as this makes a nice length of bunting.
Place your triangle on the fabric and cut out, leaving a cm either side of the cardboard. You can save fabric by turning the triangle upside down each time you cut.
You will need two fabric triangles per bunting triangle (does that make sense?) for front and back!
You should end up with something that looks like this...
Next, place correct sides together and sew down each side - not the top!!
(Quick tip for sewing machine users..Sew down one side, At the bottom of the triangle keep the needle in and turn the fabric - saves time and having to sew each side separately!)
Trim the excess and turn inside out. Press with an iron to keep flat.
Repeat this for all sets of triangles!
Next you will need to work out which order you want your triangles and fold the bias binding over each of the triangle tops. It makes it way easier to do this all in advance and pin in place, like below :)
Sew all triangles onto the bias, making sure it is always folded correctly, and the triangle is sandwiched inbetween! I just do one continuous sewing strip, and sew together the empty bias inbetween each triangle. This will save you a lot of time over sewing each one in individually!
5 December 2010
This pretty burgundy one , in the same style as previous ones. So easy to make and so pretty :)
This one i made for myself, out of strips of some of my fabric! I love it. I have filled it with toy stuffing, so its sooooo comfy and soft :) I love the velvet strips and the colour graduation...
Im thinking a ruffled one like this would be pretty!
And lastly a few pics of some inspirational cushions...Im loving the large red rose one!
Dont forget to enter my Giveaway to win an Elf Palette, Handmade Make Up Bag and someother goodies!
28 November 2010
The pics below are of two trips i went on...One to Keydell garden centre where there was every decoration and light you ould possibly imagine! Every colour of tinsel! And..some cute donkeys!
I also went to Stansted house for a chrismas market..which was held inside the big mansion. It was so pretty and christmassy! And there was some horses dressed as reindeer pulling santa along!
So charming :)
Last but not least...i went to a fancy dress party..here i am in my maid costume...in the toilet :)
Please remember to enter my giveaway below!!
I will be taking part in a christmas handmade fair in a couple of weeks, so expect some crafty pictures and tutorials in the coming week :)
Up for winning is a 32 piece Elf Eyeshadow Palette, A pretty make up bag...made by yourse truly! and a few cheeky suprises too :)
To be in with a chance of winning, the rules are as follows...
1) You must be a follower :)
2) You must leave a comment in this post, with the words 'Enter me because i'm fabulous'...
3) You must also leave your blog and email address so i can contact you if you win...
4) Lastly you must post about this giveaway in your blog or sidebar :)