Hi, it’s Michelle back again
Have you enjoyed working on your Carnivale Cushions so far? I have! I’m really enjoying seeing all the different variations and colour combinations you are all using. I love how different it can look depending on your colour choice. Such a creative lot you are!
This week we’ll be finishing off the front of the cushion. I’m excited so let’s get started…. (more…)
I’m away in Japan this week so today I’m handing over the crafty reins to the very lovely Trixi Symonds, author of a new craft book for kids “Sew Together Grow Together”. Trixi has created a cute and practical little project just for My Poppet, it’s a pouch to keep your Jacks in. Some of you may know the game as ‘knucklebones’. I loved playing Jacks as a kid, and was delighted when Trixi suggested it as a project.
Here is Trixi to show you how easy it is to make…
When I was in primary school playground games alternated between skipping, elastics, hoola hoops and jacks…but jacks was a favorite. Times may have changed but the fun of having a little game to carry around hasn’t. This pouch can be made by Mum or Dad as a gift for their child, and of course, older children can make it by themselves.
Hello again, Michelle here…
Well, today is the day and we can finally get stuck into our crochet-along. There’s a lot to talk about so I won’t waste space here waffling on. Here is Part 1 if you missed it.
OK then, let’s get started!
US terms used throughout (I’ve shown UK/AUS terms in brackets in the following abbreviations table however, I haven’t shown them throughout the instructions as I think it just gets all too confusing with too many bracketed abbreviations. For those that prefer Aussie/UK terms, substitute all sc’s with a dc and all dc’s with a treble)
It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a collector. I like to collect vintagey things, textiley things and crafty things. Combine all of the above and you can understand why I have a huge collection vintage fabrics and trims that I love to sew and craft with. I also have a bit of a penchant for midcentury furniture pieces and west german pottery, they just look so good together!
Here it is, by popular demand…How to make rope from scrap fabric. It’s an idea that came to me whilst I was in the process of tidying up my sewing space, I tend to keep all my fabric scraps ‘just in case’ and all those really long thin pieces were tangling together and making a big mess. After doing a bit of online research on rope making, I found this video showing how to hand twist rope from tree bark, so I’ve used the same technique with fabric and it works a treat.
I’ve made a video tutorial to go with the instructions.
I’m so pleased to introduce a new regular contributor to My Poppet, Michelle Robinson from Poppy & Bliss. Michelle is obsessed with crochet and will be sharing her skills with us in the months to come. I’m very excited to learn from her expertise, and I’m very happy to have her as part of the My Poppet team. Welcome Michelle…
I was thrilled when Cintia invited me to write some posts on my favourite topic: CROCHET! For those that don’t know me, my style is modern, fun and colourful. I love to combine bright colours and interesting techniques putting a modern twist on an old craft.
In deciding what to write about, I wanted to cover a few nifty tips and tricks, some pretty stitches and have a play with colour, so I rolled all this into one cushion and thought it would be fun to have a Crochet-ALong (CAL).
Easter is nearly upon us, only a few more sleeps before Mrs Bunny comes to visit. If you’ve been a bit disorganised and haven’t had time to make or buy a gift, here is a quick and easy last minute project that you can whip up in just a few minutes.
Make this Easter Greeting Card with scraps of pretty gift wrapping paper. You can even use vintage wallpaper or pieces of fabric to make it really unique. I’ve included the bunny face printable and instructions for resizing.
I’m really enjoying these Easter paper craft projects and coming up with cute simple ideas for using my Bunny Face Printable. So far I’ve shown you how to make a Bunny Takeaway Box and Easy Bunny Garland, today I’ve made a couple of projects that are perfect to make your Easter table setting really special.
With just one small variation you can make either a Bunny Egg Cup or a Bunny Napkin Ring. Both are really quick and simple to make, and if you are having an Easter lunch or party, why not write your guest’s name on the bunny’s ear and use them as a place marker. (more…)