Crafter's Corner

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Knitted Squares - Raised Heart Pattern February 14, 2017
  Cast on 29 stitches. Row  1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1. Row  2: *(purl 1, knit 1) –... [MORE]

Make a Rag Doll January 20, 2017
I rather like the idea of making a rag doll and adding to her set of clothes every month.  It's great practice for making up whatever you fancy... [MORE]

Knitted Square - Bamboo January 03, 2017
You will need; 1 strand of double knitting to be worked on 4mm knitting needles – about 12g Or 2 strands of double knitting (equal to chun... [MORE]

Knitted square - Raised Chain Links October 04, 2016
The Square Collection – Raised Chain links   The idea behind this series is to expand your knowledge and build your confidence by tackl... [MORE]

Squares Pattern - Double Moss Stitch March 26, 2016
You will need; Double knitting or chunky weight yarn – 20g 6mm knitting needles If you are using the double knitting weight of yarn, th... [MORE]

Squares Pattern - Basket weave March 05, 2016
The idea behind this series is to expand your knowledge and build your confidence by tackling new techniques with small, simple projects.  Ea... [MORE]

Squares pattern - Stocking Stitch February 09, 2016
You will need; Double knitting or chunky weight yarn – about 20g 6mm knitting needles   If you are using the double knitting weig... [MORE]

Squares Pattern - Garter Stitch January 12, 2016
You will need;Double knitting or chunky weight yarn – about 20g6mm knitting needles If you are using the double knitting weight of yarn, ... [MORE]

Toilet Roll Album May 03, 2015
Toilet Roll Album   * I originally made this in the Santorro papers pictured in the first section – then I lost all the photos and had ... [MORE]

Cute Little Tote Bag May 03, 2015
Make a cute lined fabric bag  There are no exact measurement to make this – you can make any size you want. You will ne... [MORE]

Crochet Pencil Case / Purse May 03, 2015
Make a purse / pencil case You will need: Double knitting yarn in your favourite colour 4mm crochet hook Co-ordinating fabric to line Zip Shar... [MORE]

Make a book cutting and folding 1 sheet of 12" card March 13, 2015
This is a formula to make a book from one sheet of card- just with a few folds and a simple cut.  It's a formula that will work on any shape or... [MORE]

Using H2Os as a mister October 14, 2012
  You will need - a pot of H2Os paint water paint brush  one of the small spritzers   Flood the paint pot wi... [MORE]

Starting stamping October 14, 2012
 you will need - a stamp and an ink pad  If you are using a wood mounted rubber stamp - it will be already for you to use &n... [MORE]

Quick and simple letter/statement folder August 18, 2012
  needed a proper folder to keep my bank statements in and check them every week.  So I thought I would actually make one... [MORE]

How a digital image is created March 16, 2012
Shelly from Shelly's Images made a little film of her starting work on an Easter bunny image     ... [MORE]

High back box October 20, 2011
This has been designed for the Hougie board - so if you use a score-pal or score with a trimmer you will have to experiment   This proj... [MORE]

EASEL CARD FOR MEMO BLOCK September 02, 2011
These are sooo simple - and sooo effective   you will need - 5" square card blank - plain(or 6" - just approximately!) - 1 x 5" square of c... [MORE]

Doggie Treat Bag August 01, 2011
    This darling little tote bag will hold 2 Bonio biscuits for your favourite mutt - you can get 3 out of a decent weight double-side... [MORE]

3-Fold landscape card June 25, 2011
You will need -   2 x A4 card 1 x 12" x 12" paper plus the usual DST - cutter - stuff to decorate Cut the ca... [MORE]

Envelopes for DVD and CD January 21, 2011
This is the basic pattern for making up the envelopes.  Cut a piece of card for the back the same size as the large front panel.  Fold t... [MORE]

Paper Applique January 14, 2011
I have been asked a couple of times how to do this, so I am going to show you how I do it.  I expect there are other ways - but having done so ... [MORE]

Cracker Gift Box December 23, 2010
This is a dead easy way to dress up a simple gift.   All you will need is:- - 1 x 12" square card for the box - half a 12" square ... [MORE]

Folded Santa Shape November 25, 2010
For a card A5 in size I used 2 sheets of red pearl paper 13cm square.  There is no measuring in this - so as long as you start with a square yo... [MORE]

TEA BAG FOLDER November 14, 2010
Tea bag folder                                ... [MORE]

SHAPED TOPPER April 07, 2010
You will need  Folding board and embossing tool Stamping, piercing or embossing mat (as long as thick and firm, but soft – you ca... [MORE]

SCRAPBOOK PAGE - PAPER PIECES WITH 1 LARGE PHOTO April 07, 2010
I am really into different sized pieces of co-ordinating papers layered over each other at the moment.  It seems to be cropping up loads on my ... [MORE]

CHEESE BOX December 17, 2009
Little Crimbo pressie for you - this is a super easy -  super cool - no measure - no glue -  make any size - really clever - little... [MORE]

HARD BACK BOOK October 19, 2009
OK - I am going to try to show you how to make a simple hard back book.  Once you have mastered the general idea these are really useful for ... [MORE]

QUICK BRAYER BACKGROUND October 07, 2009
I love working with a brayer but some people just don't know how to start off.  Here is a really quick textured background method.  Do i... [MORE]

COPIC MARKERS August 31, 2009
The highs and lows of using Copic markers.    The highs - well I guess the amazing colour results you get and the vast range. ... [MORE]

USEFUL ANIVERSERYS / BIRTHDAYS ETC June 05, 2009
GEMSTONES Month Traditional Birthstone Modern Birthstone Mystical Birthstone Ayurvedic B... [MORE]

HOW TO WORK IN SUMMER June 01, 2009
The long, hot, dry, summer weather is great for drying the washing (OHH JOY!) - it also has weird effects on our crafting habits, and perhaps... [MORE]

EASTER BASKET April 10, 2009
This is princelet's basket for his Easter egg hunt - I know, ohh bless him.         A basket is sooo easy -... [MORE]

EMBOSSED WRAP CARDS January 25, 2009
This is the finished card.   I haven't given measurements because the method works with all sizes.  All thes... [MORE]

CARD WITH 2 POCKETS January 02, 2009
This is a useful fold for making money cards - or to attach to a scrapbook page to hold journaling texts.  There is a really clever trick to ... [MORE]

PAPER FOLDING - SNOWFLAKE October 30, 2008
This is a brilliant way to use up your border strips.  I have quite a stack of these and use them loads, for all sorts of things - but I had ... [MORE]

GIRAFFE SILHOUETTE October 14, 2008
The shape is done to size so, highlight the giraffe shape - right click and 'print' it.  Trace the shape with tracing paper, shade the back o... [MORE]

ACCORDION FOLD FRONT CARD October 04, 2008
I love this fold - there is a space to scribe a text - or decorate - which is half hidden by a folded front giving 3 more panels to decorate and 3... [MORE]

BRASS STENCILS - DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES July 26, 2008
TAKE ONE BRASS STENCIL:-   One fairly plain brass stencil (papermainia)   and here is what you can do:- - - ... [MORE]

EMBOSSING PASTE July 20, 2008
Using Embossing Paste with Brass Stencils          This technique has ... [MORE]

SIMPLE STITCHED ALBUM May 07, 2008
As the summer really starts, and we have B-B-Qs, fates, garden parties, day trips, school events and so on - what you will need is a small 'b... [MORE]

A GUIDE TO INK TYPES April 19, 2008
DYE INKS Dye inks are water based, non-toxic, wash out easily and mostly child safe.  They are transparent, and will blend easily and dry ... [MORE]

Medallion Treasure Box stamps April 03, 2008
You must have seen these 'Treasure Box' stamps, they are quite big - a funny shape - and a bit pricey.   I have always loved the id... [MORE]

MAKING IN LARGE NUMBERS March 26, 2008
As the wedding invite season starts upon us yet again, here are my tips for working in bulk.   This applies also to baptism – party... [MORE]

PAPER GLOBE March 10, 2008
PAPER GLOBES BY HEATHER BAILEY   This is just so cute - I came across it on the Heather Bailey blog.  http://heatherbailey.ty... [MORE]

SIMPLE ACCORDIAN FOLD BOOK February 13, 2008
The accordion book   The accordion book is one of the simplest books to make, and yet, with a bit of imagination and embellishment, thi... [MORE]

LAYERED THANK YOU CARD December 20, 2007
This is so easy and a brilliant way of using up all sorts of scraps.  You can make it to any size card or make it as a topper, just by a... [MORE]

paper 'finishes' November 19, 2007
When you buy art paper, as well as the weight - the pack will give you the 'finish' of the paper.   HOT - This means that the pape... [MORE]

Paper/card weights November 17, 2007
I have been asked to try and unpick what the paper ‘weights’ and ‘grades’ are all about.   When you buy paper and card it is graded ... [MORE]

Christmas 'FLOWER GARLAND' card November 13, 2007
Once you know the nuts and bolts of this card, you can do anything with it.   You will need:- BACKING CARD- pale colours work best, ... [MORE]

paper sizes November 07, 2007
The great mystery of paper sizes and codes explained!!   The biggest size of paper that you can get is A0 - it is used for posters.&nbs... [MORE]