Stay at Home and Craft Part 1

With everyone pretty much on lock down other than a daily burst of exercise and Easter just around the corner thought I’d share some craft projects that could keep you entertained for a few hours. Separated from loved ones?  Why not brighten someone’s day with a handmade Easter Card.  Over the past few years I’ve created a range of cards from the simple ones you … Continue reading Stay at Home and Craft Part 1

Marbling and Book Binding Workshop

So having moved back up to the North East I realised that my usual go to’s for workshops and general art play aren’t that accessible any more so thought I’d check out what is available so a couple of weeks ago I signed up for a half day workshop at The Biscuit Factory.  The session was focused on marbling and some basic book binding. The … Continue reading Marbling and Book Binding Workshop

The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show starts today at the NEC, Birmingham

An exhibition designed for knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters opens at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, just off the M42.  The event is perfect for anyone looking to discover new ideas, get inspiration and buy craft supplies.  As well as the usual marketplace of exhibitiors the event also hosts a range of workshops and demonstrations. http://www.stitchandhobby.co.uk/birmingham/summer/?_ga=1.144771316.1783913727.1487232874 Continue reading The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show starts today at the NEC, Birmingham

Alice Themed Table Decorations

Another couple of ideas for an Alice themed  wedding or birthday party.  These are two to decorate the table. The first are simple name cards or place settings, using the a playing card design.  With the Mad hatters tea party such a central theme of the Alice books I decided to set each guest a tea cup and saucer. The second uses the same templates … Continue reading Alice Themed Table Decorations

Make an Alice Themed Garland

So first crafty idea in my Alice series – an Alice themed Garland, perfect for decorating a room for a birthday or even a wedding. I went a bit overboard making this garland so it ended up being much longer than I needed, in fact I’ve ended up cutting it in half to create two separate strings. To make the garland you will need coloured … Continue reading Make an Alice Themed Garland

Make a Party Invite for an Alice Themed Party

If you’re planning on an Alice themed party here’s a simple idea for some themed invites. I started by typing up the text I wanted to use on a computer to help make sure that the spacing looked neat. I then copied the text by hand onto a piece of card. Once you have the text laid out you can start by adding the illustrations. … Continue reading Make a Party Invite for an Alice Themed Party