Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Custom made soft toys

Child' s Own Studio makes soft toys from children's drawings!
"Child’s Own Studio celebrates children’s art and their imagination with every handcrafted one-of-a-kind soft toy."
I want to make one!! Check out the Flickr page for more pics!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Smelly Sachet's

I have some dried Rosemary that I want to use for something so want to make some smelly sachet's for my undie drawer or cupboard. Apparently it can repel moths and has an antibacterial quality as well as a nice aroma. I found a few different ideas other than the basic drawstring or pouch, however I may just end up going with the traditional.. But some of these would be great Christmas presents to keep in mind. Especially now I am growing my own rosemary and lavender..!

Lavendar Sachets- Good tut
Envelope Hanky Sachet

Gift Wrapping

So many ideas for gift wrapping. A lot using recycled materials, which I love! Magazines, newspapers, yarn, fabric, poms poms, doilies, paint swatches, book pages.. the list goes on! Here are just some of the cool ideas..!

Newspaper wrapping Dyed with food colouring, sprayed with glimmer mist
Lace flowers and sheet music wrapping paper

Pinwheel Bows..

Magazine gift bows This site has easy instructions!

Recycled magazine gift bows I'm going to always use these now, so easy and so effective!! With brown paper, newspaper or newspaper cutoff rolls (before it's been printed, $2-$4) from the printers

Scrap fabric bows

These tags have been punched out from old books and dictionaries salvaged from recycling.

Tea Bag gift tags complete with printable template. LOVE!

Pop-up 'I love you' card I made this with red and gold paper for Valentine's Day- turned out fabulously!

Pixel pop-up heart card Next Valentine's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spoon Flower prints your own fabric design from artwork, letters, photos, scans, graphic designs etc. They run a best fabric of the week contest, sell all sorts of cool fabric design, ship internationally and print on a number of different fabrics.

The Spoonflower community now numbers around 150,000 individuals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much, much more.