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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.

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

Boost your blog

Would you like to boost your blog?

Well, here's your opportunity. Link to www.craftfairy.co.uk 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.

Lovely Lilac Felt Heart

I think that this blog is becoming a bit heart obsessed. Or could that be me? Which ever thing it is I have made another heart for you all.



Can't decide if I went over the top with the flower, but I rather like it.

Products used to make this were:

White Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide, 30% Wool Blend x 6
White grosgrain ribbon with lilac carnations, 3m by 9mm
Light Orchid grosgrain ribbon with white swiss dots, 3m x 9mm
Grape Satin Ribbon, 3 metres by 16mm
I also used lilac embroidery thread and a white button.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Crimson Valentine Heart. Well it is almost Valentine's Day

The crimson heart die cuts are really beautiful. I played around with the ribbons, buttons and bows and came up with this combination. Hope that you like it too.


If you want to make one you'll need:

Crimson Red Felt Hearts 7.5cm wide, 30% Wool Blend 
Pointed Ribbon Flower with Pearls - Light Pink
Glass Seed Beads, Dyed Round, Crimson, 6cm tube
Wine Diamond Woven Satin Ribbon 9mm 

Some stuffing and thread to sew it together.

You will get far more products than you need to make this heart, so you'll have plenty left over to make something else.





Thursday, 12 February 2015

Fabulous new ribbons

Lately I've been working with ribbons to make a set of stunning ribbon roses. Suddemly I realised that I didn't have the really wide chiffon ribbon in stock and I just had to get it in and quickly. So, today my parlcle arrived and I've abandoned my sewing in favour of putting the ribbons on the web site. I know that you'll love them too.

I'll start off  with the 40mm chiffons in 25 Metre Reels. I've done this so that you can get cheaper prices.

 40mm chiffon ribbon

Now you'll have to come back tomorrow to see what I've done with these ribbons.