Tuesday, 20 January 2015

On the Move

I have moved the Fun With Fabric updates to a Facebook group - please do come and visit!

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Monday, 15 December 2014

December and Decorations

The December session of Crafty Church was dedicated to making Christmas Decorations:  Not brilliant photos, but a fun afternoon


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Stocking Success

On Friday I taught a Christmas Stocking class at Chertsey Museum - fourteen people joined the class and made some fab stockings, just wish I'd managed to get more photos before people packed up!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

More Mug Caddies

 I made mug caddies with the evening ladies at Chertsey a while ago, but this week it was the turn of the afternoon ladies!

They don't look much like a mug caddy yet, but they will do soon!  Click here to see some completed ones, and for the instructions


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bye Bye Broom Farm

Sadly this week saw the last of the autumn Broom Farm sessions.  Officially titled Make Do and Mend, we had a variety of project going on:   A quilt from baby clothes, a purse, two Christmas stockings, a Christmas decoration, a bias pleated chiffon dress being made from a pattern ,and a feathered evening dress that needed taking up - no pressure there at all then!

Anyway, it was a fab two hours and hopefully they've all gone home with enough knowledge to finish 9or at least get a bit further) on their projects


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Mug Caddies

We made mug, or craft, caddies at Chertsey's evening Fun With Fabric in October:  It took us a bit of time with some of the instructions, but everyone got a long way into theirs , and all were confident they could finish off at home:

Some even give an indication of the finished item!


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Broom Farm: Tart up a Tote bag

 A little bit of show and tell from Sandeep: she finished last session's bunting

Isn't it great!

And this week's Terrific tote bags:

 Well done ladies!


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Kids' Crafty Church

This weekend just gone was Kids' Crafty Church:  From a random assortment of resources they came up with some great ideas: innovative ones as well as some traditional ones!

Little people always seem to love gluing!

Learning to kit

Teaching me how to use loom bands

yay for stickers

Chains from half straws, taking advantage of the bendy section

A new version of bunting (using the other half of the straws)

 sewing and sizzix!

The next one is the Saturday before Christmas - I'm already looking forward to it!


Monday, 22 September 2014

Back at Broom Farm

Oh I've missed teaching at Broom Farm! It was lovely to be back today!

We've shaken up the classes a bit, and have planned a number of one off workshops - starting today with recycling and reusing a pair of jeans 

We had great fun - and the girls made some fab denim pots

And slippers!

( I love Pinterest!)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Paint & Paper

Yesterday's session at Chertsey museum took me a little out of my comfort zone - I like to work with fabric and needle and thread, but we were using paper and paint and paintbrushes!

I bought some transfer paints at a quilt show earlier in the year: you paint on paper then iron the image onto polyester and the image transfers, but much brighter colours.

We had some fab results, but the most stunning was this tiger.  

Stephanie used a printed colouring page ( from google) and pretty much painted the whole tiger orange, planning to add the stripes later with embroidery thread, but the paint didn't transfer from the black areas so the detail transferred too.








And Kaye's

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