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At last!

My fairy lights came!  I can finally finished my beaded curtain project and I can get on with new ones.  Not much to tell about their construction – I just pushed them through and cut the holes.  The assembly was a little more difficult though – it took me a few goes to get the […]

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All that’s left to do is to put the curtain together.  As the opening is an arch I think I will have to make a hood or covering to bring it altogether but I feel I need to see the curtaining hanging before deciding on the shape.  And in order to do that – I […]

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Fairy Lights

There is one more type of strip I planned to make.  I’ve made two felt tubes and had planned to embroider them then thread a sting of Fairy Lights down them with holes for the LEDs to poke out of.  But I am having immense amounts of trouble getting hold of Fairy Lights.  Apparently the […]

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Embossing Powders and Felt

Stampers and Scrapbook fanatics will be very familiar with Embossing Powders.  Used with special stamp pads, felt tip markers and a heat gun they produce a raised image of your drawing or stamp.  I started to play around with these powders and their effect on felt a couple of years ago and just loved the result.  It […]

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Millefiori felt beads

Millefiori is the name of beautiful glass beads from Murano near Venice.  We can imitate their patterns with felt by making a long snake or sausage with multiple layers of wool then cutting the up when they’re done. The ones above started with a thin roll of bright blue wool which I lightly prefelted then covered the sausage with a […]

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Cut and glue

I do love a good glue!  One that will pretty well stick anything together and dry clear and remain flexible.  Combine this with scraps of fabric and I’m in heaven.  After another rummage around in my plastic crates I had a significant pile of felt and nuno treasures ready, eager and willing to sacrifice themselves to the […]

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Fish Skeletons

By this stage I had used all of the black felt that I made for the Peek a boos and I felt (sorry no pun intended) that as the black felt was the thread in the project I either had to make some more or find some.  After much rummaging, snuffling, shuffling and scuffling through my […]

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Buttons and beads

I have had a collection of small bright coloured buttons for sometime now – bought on a “Oooooo I will need them one day” whim – finally today was the day!  I chose to add blue, white and black buttons to the mix and by using black felt cut outs from the Peek a boos in the […]

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Sushi Rolls

Another simple idea to use up leftovers!  Lay out your chosen pieces of fabric and/or felt as you would when making sushi rolls: And roll them up!  Run a bead of fabric or tacky glue along the edge and pin to keep it in place. Once dry cut them into pieces. I then threaded them with alternate […]

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Licorice allsorts

I love these lollies they remind me of staying with my Grandmother over the summer holidays and its a great way to use up scraps and fabric and felt.  But first as promised the end result of the Peek a boos strips.  I chose to use the larger of the glass beads and every colour […]

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