Archive Page 2

14
Mar
08

Circular Knitting Needle Roll Tutorial by esmecat

One of out creative crafter’s HQ members wrote a tutorial on how to make a needle roll.

 Check out her flickr photos

See tutorial here

11
Mar
08

Japanese Craftbooks

For those of you who have trouble finding japanese craft books or have problem buying from an Asian website, here’s good news! You can now find these craftbooks on amazon.co.uk! Check out the list below (you will be forwarded  to handigift’s craftbooks recommendations page)

Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts! Amigurumi (Crafts) (Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts)

11
Mar
08

Spotlight: Jen Leheny

 Red

Who
Jen Leheny is a 37yr old and very creative mum  from Canberra (Australia) WAHM

Areas of interest
sewing, art, collage

Why do you create?
Sometimes I think I have to create just because I have to use up all the fabric, paint and books that I keep buying! Truth is I do it simply because I love it and it keeps me happy and fulfilled.
Favourite materials
I love cotton prints and I love printed paper. I especially love turning them into amazing things with glue or sewing machine.

Source of inspiration
I buy heaps of magazines and books and I have thousands of sites on my Bloglines that I try in vain to keep up with.

Atelier/workspace
I am very lucky to have a large studio attached to the house where I can keep all my stuff and all my books. I have a sewing station, papercraft area, cutting and pattern table and computer area. It seems that I am always tidying and reorganising and I am trying hard not to buy anything else until I use up a lot of what I have stockpiled.
Jen's Atelier
Jen’s beautiful creations can be seen on her blog at www.jenleheny.com and her online store www.redinstead.com.au – She also sell her products and a couple of markets in Canberra ands he have some things at a gallery/store called in.cube8r in Melbourne.

23
Feb
08

Cute fimo sheep tutorial

One of our creative members Ilil Ziv from Israel made these easy to follow tutorials for those who want to try their hands on fimo and a bit of sculpture.

For inspiration, ideas and to shop, visit her blog and her flickr photostream.

20
Feb
08

bracelet and necklace by Maria Ribeiro


Check these beautiful handmade creations! This original artiwork to compliment to fashion style is made by Maria Ribeiro of kjoo from Portugal. She sells her unique textile fashion accessories on her  etsy shop

12
Feb
08

Spotlight: Margarida Sardo

Who


Margarida Sardo, 29 years old, a Portuguese girl living between Portugal and England! I’m a biologist, currently taking a PhD in Environmental Toxicology.

Areas of interest:

My areas of interest (speaking about crafts) are the creative process, the search for inspiration… I also want to learn new techniques to use in my crafts.

Why do you create?
I create unique and funky felt crafts: brooches, softies, hair clips, bookmarks, pincushions, key-rings and pouches.
Favourite materials:
Felt! I also love buttons (specially vintage) and ribbons.

Source of inspiration:
I’m a very visual person and I’m inspired by life in general, patterns, colours, art galleries, books. Sometimes just a piece of fabric or a button are enough. Mozart really inspires me!

Atelier/workspace

My workspace is a small room and I share the space with my main job.

Margarida’s cute creations can be found on shop.eikumpel.com, eikumpel.etsy.com and blog.eikumpel.com

Eikumpel offers 15% discount when you purchase from her  etsy store until 22nd february, don’t forget to mention “swaps and crafts”.

29
Jan
08

meter tree brooch by miriam

A very unique accessory made with unusual materials such as the measuring tape 🙂
These colourful and unique creations are handmade by Miriam, a multi-talentend crafty chica based in Portugal and she is also a graphic designer, illustrator, teacher and pianist (?).

The meter tree brooch are available on her etsy shop and starts from $10.00 each + shipping. She also maintains a blog so if you want to check out her latest, you can find it there as well (in Portuguese). If you have a flickr account, she uploads her latest creations regularly, check out her previous and current creative endevours!




Categories

Archives

Flickr Photos

Story Quilt 3 zipper zip pouch digital pdf sewing pattern, tutorial

Angel blanket for Joanie

Story Quilt double zipper long purse sewing pattern in Etsy

More Photos

Events

May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031