Thursday, 25 April 2013

Vintage Party Hats

Carrying on from the tea party theme from my last post I wanted to share with you these beautiful vintage party hats. Recently I have been experimenting with project ideas for craft parties and these hats would be a perfect project for a birthday party celebration. Just imagine gathering all your closest friends for a tea party and then being able to craft at the same time. All you need to do is pre-cut the hats and then lay out all the different embellishments you can add to it. Once everyone has made their hat, you can all pop them on and celebrate in style!

What do you think about craft parties? Would you like to make these vintage hats at a birthday tea party?

Monday, 22 April 2013

Teacup Bunting

Hi bloggers, I have some tea party inspiration for you today and also a bit of exciting news to share with you, but I will save that until last. But for now check out this teacup bunting, which will look so pretty hanging above a tea party table.

To make each teacup you need a  Brenda Walton Sizzix Teacup die, which is available at Crafts U Love. You will also need to own a Sizzix Big Shot machine to put the die cut through. But trust me, once you have one of these machines there are plenty of different die cuts you can buy to make lots of different shapes and 3D items.

 This is what the die cut will look like and each part will assemble together to form the teacup. Instructions can be found on the Sizzix website once you have clicked on this particular product, but it is very easy to assemble and before you know it you will be addicted to making lots of them, which is perfect for your teacup bunting.

 So now for the exciting news. If you have had time to scan your eyes to the top left of the page, you may have noticed that I have been nominated for Best Crafting blog as part of the Company Style Blogger Awards 2013. I am so thankful to everyone who has nominated this blog and hope that it really does inspire everyone to be a bit more crafty in their life. I would very much appreciate anyone who votes for me in these awards and you can do so by following the link at the top left of the page. Many thanks to you all and continue to be creative!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Vintage Bracelet Cuff

Hi bloggers, sorry for my absence over the past few weeks but I am glad to say I am back with some new vintage inspiration and today is about these beautiful vintage bracelet cuffs. I have been fascinated by these cuffs that I have come across on Pinterest and thought to myself that I needed to make one so I finally sat down in the craft room and put one of these glorious creations together. There are so many different designs you could do with this to match clothing or a theme you are looking for. I decided to keep it quite neutral so that it would fit in with my sort of style and could easily accessorize my blouses.

To fasten the back of the cuff I used buttons but you could also use poppers, which may be easier to do up when you are trying to fasten it with one hand! And they are pretty easy to make for even those of you with the most basic sewing skills. I have recently been improving my skills through experimentation and it may not look the neatest but it will do the trick for those ever changing fashion trends. Most of the layers were stuck in place with either fabric glue or a glue gun and then buttons and little tidy ups were fixed with a bit of hand sewing.

 Put your mark on what could be the next big fashion trend. We've already had the detachable collars, why not detachable cuffs. Get creative!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Vintage Paper Cones

Hi bloggers, I hope everyone had a choctastic weekend and managed to fit in a bit of crafting. Me and mum were lucky enough to receive these beautiful vintage cones filled with Easter goodies. The crafting gene definitely runs throughout the whole family as these were beautifully put together by my sister. She currently doesn't write her own blog but you can check out her Pinterest page here to see what inspirational ideas she has been pinning. Below are a few more close up pictures of each of these cones. They are a great alternative to a gift bag and could be used as a decoration for the home after the gift has been received. Lovely!