Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Trees of Christmas Past

Some of you may remember this beautiful ribbon tree from a few Christmases past. It is still shining and ready to take pride of place on my mantlepiece this Christmas. Why not make one? The ribbon is all available from: Craft Fairy

I do love to see all of the beautiful and varied colour themes that seem to abound in the shops every year. I sigh and think that gold and cream is so chic and elegant, but, somehow I always return to the traditional when it comes to putting my Christmas decor together. So it is no surprise that I have chosen red, green and gold as the colours of my ribbon tree.

To make this tree you will need to go and get yourself a polystyrene cone.

Cut ribbons to the length that you feel you like and, using short pins, pin them to the cone. Start from the bottom and work up. I pinned mine in a random way but you can be more structured if you want. I made a small cone from yellow paper to finish.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

How To Make a Felt Tooth Fairy Pillow

A few months ago I showed you a tooth fairy pillow but I didn't give you the instructions. I decided to put that right today and add to the fun with a video tutorial.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Butterfly Bags for the Spring Time

I don't know what the weather is like with you, but, here's it is a beautiful sun shiny day. So I thought that I would celebrate what looks like the beginning of the spring with making some delightful  butterflies from ribbon. Ok, so I can make the butterflies but the question is.... What do I do with them once they have been made? Didn't need to think for long as I decided to put them on one of my beautiful Jute bags.

Medium Jute Shopper - Natural 300 x 150 x 400mm

I didn't stop at the butterflies though as I had to add a little lace too.

37mm Guipure Lace x 1 Metre - Ivory

The butterflies have been made with:

Pink grosgrain ribbon with funky flowers, 2m by 23mm
Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon, 3m x 9mm
Pearl Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 3m x 6mm

This is the result.

Here's the video of making butterflies.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Blast from the Past

This card is a blast from the past, but no less beautiful for being that.

I'll start off by admiting that this fancy fold card is not the easiest card on the planet to make. but it is one of the most satisfying.  I've chosen is beautiful iris stamp to showcase on this card.

The flowers can be bought here.
The stamp which is from, Stampinback, here.
The butterfly here.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Craft Fairy at the NEC, Birmingham

The clock is ticking to the Hobbycraft Show at the NEC, Birmingham. It will take place next week from the 19th March to the 22nd March.

Craft Fairy and all her lovely, ribbon, lace, felt, bows, buttons, raffia, die cuts staickers and all the rest, will be exhibiting on stand


Buy before 10.30 for a 10% discount.

ICHF, the organizers have a web site here for more details.

Se you there.

Boost your blog

Would you like to boost your blog?

Well, here's your opportunity. Link to and Craft Fairy will link to you.

All you have to do is send her a message with the link and she will post a link.

That way, you should see the traffic on your blog increase.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Almost Half Price rubber stamps

Today is the first in a series of post that will highlight the rubber stamp sale.

This is only £2.

Stamp size: 2-3/4" x 3"

So here's a beautiful waterlily rubber stamp. Use it to make delightful Spring time cards and scrapbook pages. This is fabulous as a decoupage card too. The flowers just lend themselves to layering.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Tooth Fairy Pillow

I've seen lots of Tooth Fairy pillows are being posted on Pinterest. I thought that they looked cute but they needed a Craft Fairy makeover. So I decided to make a bright and cheerful one that can be used for other things once the teeth have all fallen out.

This ├╝ber cute tooth fairy pillow is only 10cm wide. Just the right size for slipping under the child's pillow on the bed.

The pocket is formed by laying a piece of pink felt over the white base. Remember to sew the sides closed but to leave the top open. Sew the pompom trim to the pink felt before sewing the sides of the pillow.

It is made from:

Baby Pink 30% Wool Craft Felt
White Felt 30% Wool Blend 
Shocking Pink Pom Pom Trim, 25mm 
Black Swiss Dot Ribbon Bows Centre Stitch

I also used a pink thread for the blanket stitch and sewing on the bow.

The pillow is stuffed with white pillow filling.

Felt is currently unavailable on Craft Fairy so please contact me for a supply.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Love Ya!

I've decided that resistance is futile. I love making these hearts. It really can't be denied. Every evening I make another. You may wonder why I need so many? Well, in March I'm exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham and I intend to have a bunting of felt hearts. So I have a reason. Well, that's the one that I'm using and I'm sticking to it.

Here's the latest:

If you want to see the hearts on display then please come and find the stand.

I used:

Click the above links for the lovely crafty items. Make your heart.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Amethyst Spiral Rope Necklace

Amethyst Necklace with a twist. A spiral rope necklace in fact.

I have some beautiful large silverlined glass beads. They are lentil shaped which means that they are discs with a dome shape in the middle. I also have the Silver Colour Scarf Tube Pendant x 2, which I used to hang the pendant.

Now, I'm not pretending that this was quick to make as it was not. The rope will take a couple of evenings but, when that's done, the rest is a breeze and the effect is stunning.

If you are interested I can make up a kit for you at the cost of £10. This will include everything except the fireline and needle.