Perfect fabrics for an Autumn project – forest and woodland critter fabric from The Oz Material Girls.
Woodlands forest friends by Timeless Treasures quilt fabric
Friendly Forest fox, owl stripe by SPX quilt fabric
Woodland Critters stripe with owls, fox fabric by SPX Fabrics
Friendly Forest owls on green by SPX quilt fabric
Find these great forest & woodland themed fabrics at The Oz Material Girls.
Do you have a project in mind perfect for these fabrics? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Inspired by a creative mini-session I attended recently, hosted by the lovely handmade business My Aunty Anna and the super crafty organisation BrisStyle its had me thinking – thinking outside the traditional ‘box’. Kate from My Aunty Anna discussed her thoughts on today’s craft resurgence and how to get your craft-on using different everyday items. Why does craft, art, sewing, knitting and crochet have to be done the traditional way!
So inspired by her huge weaving and macramé creations I’m on the search for different ways to get crafty with a kids Hula Hoop.
1- Make a colourful Rag Rug
Make a colourful Tshirt Rag Rug
Continue reading 7 Ways to craft with a Hula Hoop
Easter is a fun time for kids craft. There are so many craft products and supplies you can use to create a festive Easter themed project. Why not make- a basket for your egg hunt, colour and decorate some eggs, make some cute little Easter chicks or decorate a hat ready for your school Easter Hat Parade.
Today we were very lucky to have one of the great Easter themed ‘CleverKits’ from CleverPatch to play with – the Easter Bead Bunny CleverKit.
Make an Easter Bead Bunny with a CleverPatch CleverKit
What a cute little bunny and so easy to make. This CleverKit comes with everything you need to make your little creation – with full step by step instructions and all the supplies needed. It’s a perfect little craft for your little one.
Here’s a quick video of our final creation – what do you think?
For more great kids craft kits and craft supplies why not pop over and see CleverPatch – a 100% Australian owned company with a combined 75 years experience in the craft industry.
What’s your favourite Easter Craft project? Why not try our this DIY
Fabulous Friday Finds – Australian Handmade
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This is a fun indoor craft activity to do with kids of all ages. The crafty supplies in this DIY are great sensory items for the little ones to feel and hold while helping out. While the activity itself is easy enough for older school aged children to do themselves with limited supervision (of course care is always needed when using scissors).
There are so many different ways to make your dreamcatcher – you can use sticks or dowel, wool or string, add beads & buttons. You can make it as long or as short as you like, as colourful or as simple as you like – the options are endless. Add you own personal touches and style. Have fun!
Continue reading Kids Craft: make a Stick Dreamcatcher
Last week I started the process of ticking something off my ‘to-do-list for 2015′. I started my ‘learn to crochet’ journey.
Perfectly timed, an email newsletter from Brisstyle popped up in my inbox and there was an introductory Learn to Crochet class – using tshirt yarn to create a soft bowl. I have always admired those crocheted bowls and baskets that you see at local handmade markets and thought I’d love to learn the process to make one myself (ok, so my bowl may be a little way off that quality just yet)..
This workshop was held in the lovely Brisstyle HQ in Brisbane, in a colourful and craft-inspired creative space. The class was led by the lovely Kath Chown from Handmade High Street.
I’ve never crocheted, or really even knitted in my life, so was wondering just how much I was going to be able to pick up from one class. But I tell you, Kath was a great teacher and explained every little step so clearly and preciously that I walked out of the class with one fully completed bowl and one on the way (which I finished when I got home). Wow, I have my first bowl – mind you its a bit lop-sided, but has heaps of ‘character’- lol!
Continue reading Learn to Crochet with Brisstyle