For Lovers of Stationery and Writing

I’ve always fancied trying my hand at calligraphy, although not sure I’d have the patience or the natural talent, but this week’s Cass blog really caught my attention. They’re promoting a new book by designer and calligrapher Rebecca Cahill – its promoted as a “new guide to calligraphy. Learn how to become a master of modern letter forms and inject some personality into your penmanship, … Continue reading For Lovers of Stationery and Writing

Festival of Quilts

The Festival of Quilts is live at the NEC, Birmingham this weekend (10th – 13th August) and is well worth a visit. As well as an array of stalls selling fabrics, threads, felting, wool and a whole lot more crafting materials the event has an exhibition of work throughout the halls displaying creations from professional an amateur artists. I took a quick walk around on … Continue reading Festival of Quilts

Make a Decorative Wire Heart

These wire and bead hearts make great christmas decorations but are also sweet little gifts for children to make for newlyweds. They’re really easy to make.  You start by creating a basic heart shape by tying wire. Once you’re happy with the shape using a thinner wire wrap wire in a non uniform way around the heart, threading small beads onto the wire You keep … Continue reading Make a Decorative Wire Heart