Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tutorial: Satin Flowers

I have seen these all over (including youtube) - how to make  a flower from polyester satin.  The secret is to singe the fabric with a lighter - although I used a wood burning tool with greater success (less likely to get burn marks on as well); this gives the curl to the edge of the petals.  The tutorial is for a three and a half inch flower but if you want it larger or smaller just adjust the size of the circle templates you use.

click here to go to the tutorial from Sister Stuff.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Tutorial: Denim rosettes

Proving that nothing should ever be thrown away click here for how to create these rosettes from a hem plus a little extra fabric.

The tutorial shows them made into a brooch but would also work for a headband or clip or as a decoration on something like a bag.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Tutorial:Fabric headband

How to make a reversible headband from fabric, interfacing and elastic.  It even comes in wide and narrow versions. Click here for instructions.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Tutorial: Loopy Puff Bow

More hair bows - this time one of many from the Ribbon Retreat - this one is simple enough for the kids to make if you seal the ribbons.

Click here to go to the tutorial.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tutorial: Tinkerbell Style Hair Clip

Ribbon sculpture hair clip tutorial
going to try and make :)
Click here for the tutorial

Friday, 29 March 2013

Tutorial: Fabric Flower

Cute flower tutorial using fabric

Click here to go to the tutorial

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tutorial:Simple no-sew felt flower

A simple no-sew flower tutorial.  You could add this to a headband, bag, fair clip or brooch...

Click here to go to the tutorial.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tutorial:Simple Bow Hair clips

Joy Is At Home has a brilliant photo tutorial for making cute no sew clips

Click here for the tutorial

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Free Video Tutorial: Korker or corkscrew Bow

In the quest for more bows to sell I across these crazy looking things:
Although they look like some kind of weird wig they are actually only about 3 inches across and attached to a hair clip.  

Here's the entire vid on how to make them.

I was sceptical - you have to BAKE the ribbon before you make the bow - what? How is that ever going to work? T also though I was completely mad. (No change ther then...)
But here is what I ended up with, perfect korker ribbon.  

R and I will get the chance to make some more and finish the bows this afternoon I hope as they require no sewing or hot glue gun until you attach the clip.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Free Video Tutorial: wavy bow

Made from the instructions here  I sold several of these attached to both headbands and hair clips.  The start of the video gives instructions for a variety of widths of ribbon - I used a wired gift ribbon with the wire removed from the side that forms the centre of the rosette and it worked really well.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Free Video Tutorial:butterfly bow

Step-by-step video on how to make this cute bow for hair clips, hair bands etc from 3/8 inch ribbon
Click here to go to video.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Free online story: the kissing hand

In the battle to get B to like books we have started to look for alternative sources of the written word.  This is the classic story "The Kissing Hand" read aloud - with no words on screen, so that we can do some learning stuff based on the story without the temper tantrums associated with printed material.

click here to go to the story.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Woven Heart Ribbon Hairclip/Hairband

More goodies for sale...

Woven hearts ready to attach to hairbands,hairclips and badge backs.  Made using the instructions from here.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

2013 The year of the snake-

This colouring page is one of the freebies from kidsoup.

Download from here.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Skylanders Colouring Pages

Found by A this morning and perfect for the snowdays we are having on and off at home.
Skylanders Pages - other theme available from site as well...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Free sheet music - Greensleeves

Following a recent acquisition of a keyboard for Christmas R is now looking forward to learning a new instrument.  Whilst we look for a suitable music teacher we have been looking at the free resources aready available on the net.  This piece also ties in nicely with the theme R is learning this term at school "The Tudors".
File available for download from here.