Friday 27 September 2013

Life's a Beach (hut)

I've got a bit of a thing for beach huts, so it seems.
Must be because I grew up near the coast. 

I'd love to own one, but they are a little out of my price-range. So instead I thought I'd make my own.
Far cheaper. And still cheerful on a rainy day, too.

If you fancy making this beach hut cushion, then pop into my Etsy shop (just over there on the left) for the pattern. It's available to download instantly too, so no faffing around waiting for an email to appear.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend,

Sarah x 

Saturday 21 September 2013

Beachhuts: Cut out and Keep

If you'd like to make my little Crochet Beach huts, then head on over to Cut Out And Keep's fab website.

If you love free stuff as much as I do, then this is the place for you.

While you're there have a mooch around- it is seriously brilliant- you'll find tonnes of patterns, tutorials and inspiration for anyone of a crafty bent. (knitting, sewing, recipes, papercraft, DIY, beauty etc etc)

Each week, a featured Superstar shows you how to make something fabulous, too.

Do check it out... 

.....hmmm, not sure about this one- she looks a bit iffy..

Enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

Sarah x

Monday 2 September 2013

Decoupage Votives

You may remember the Vintage Votives I made once upon a time? 
Super-quick-and-easy to make (the only kind of project I like) they looked pretty during the day and magical when illuminated at night.

Well here's an idea for some colourful votives:

You'll need:
A Glass/ tumbler
Decoupage paper or tissue paper
Tacky Glue (this is basically a very thick PVA glue which stops the paper from sliding around too much)

Using a paintbrush, apply the glue around the outside of the glass, wherever you want the paper to cover.
Tear your decoupage paper into manageable portions and stick onto the glass, covering the glue.
Once covered, add a little water to a small amount of glue (this loosens it slightly) and apply a coat all over the paper.
Leave to dry.

Add a tea light and bingo! A lovely votive.

Or how about using it as a pencil tidy for your desk?

Enjoy making!
Sarah x