Celebrate summer with these easy and fun DIY projects and summer recipes. 30+ tutorials to make your own summer accessories, summer recipes with fresh berries & flowers and, of course, ice cream recipes! Those long summer days are perfect to chill out on your DIY pallet couch with a glass of homemade refreshing lemonade enjoying the smell of your natural rose petal blush! Continue reading 30+ Easy DIY Summer Crafts & Recipes
Jersey applique is so beautiful and such an easy project – even for a sewing beginner or for your kids! It just takes some minutes, and it’s a perfect project to use up all those jersey knit scraps. You can choose a simple design for your jersey applique, such as dots, stripes or flowers, or a more complicated pattern.
The jersey is appliqued with running stitches by hand. But even if you hate hand sewing, don’t fear: jersey applique is really easy and fast to sew. Continue reading Jersey Applique Tutorial
Many years ago, I turned a too large jersey knit sweater into a blazer. Continue reading Grey Crochet Lace Skirt & Jersey Knit Blazer
Lavender sachets were a popular gift in the Victorian and Edwardian era: ‘A delightful gift that will cost but little in time or money’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2a).
Lace lavender sachets are fast to sew and a great way to use up fabric and lace scraps. I used lace scraps from my Edwardian lingerie blouse and muslin scraps from my Victorian afternoon gown. (UK) Muslin is very sheer – perfect for lavender sachets. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial
Learn to make drawn thread work by hand! Drawn thread work is a beautiful whitework embroidery! It’s easy to make but it takes time.
‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: Warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches.
Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time. It was already used in the Middle Ages (source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial
A bunny-shaped pillow is so easy to sew and so cute! Make it for Easter, for your kids or as a gift. The DIY bunny pillow is as soft as a stuffed toy. 🙂 Continue reading DIY Bunny Pillow – Tutorial
Sew a cute Easter bunny pillow for Easter! DIY pillow cases with appliques are a great way to use up fabric scraps! I used up scraps from my hiking skirt, sequined skirt and the sleeve of my refashioned men’s shirt. Continue reading DIY Frayed Edge Applique Bunny Pillow
An envelope closure is the easiest pillow closure. You don’t have to sew buttons or a zipper: Just fold the fabric, sew the sides together and you’ll have a beautiful pillow case! 😀 Continue reading How To Sew An Envelope Pillow Cover
Count down the days until Easter Sunday 2017 with 30 free Easter and spring craft tutorials and Easter recipes. Continue reading Easter Countdown 2017 – 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes