For the benefit of first time visitors I'm a painter and crafter who loves sewing and making accessories, cushions and decorations (and blogging about it all). I recently opened my Etsy shop and you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Hellocotton.
I thought I'd join the party and celebrate the launch of the new magazine with a simple DIY to get us all in the mood for a bit of crafting. Here's some no-sew scrappy bunting, made from up-cycled materials.
You will need:
Some old shirts, pajamas or any other non-stretchy cotton fabric
Cut (or tear) the fabric in to strips approx 5cm x 40cm.
Now for the giveaway... To celebrate the launch of the new magazine, Make & Craft have teamed up with Search Press and given me a copy of Lorna Knight's Handbook of Sewing Stitches (RRP £9.99; ISBN 9781844488124) to give away to one of my readers.
An invaluable resource for sewers of all abilities, this guide offers practical help with all of the essential hand- and machine-sewing techniques, from stitches and fastenings to fabrics and seams.
This is a brilliant book jam packed with 250 pages sewing techniques including hand stitches, machine stitches and decorative stitches and is really well illustrated. The book also has a textile directory which includes advice on working with all kinds of fabrics.
To get your hands on this great little book simply register as a member on the Make and Craft Website and leave me a comment below. One reader will be chosen at random on the 14th October. If you're not lucky enough to win this handy book you can find it on the Search Press website. Order by phone on 01892 510850 quoting “Make and Craft Blog Tour” and Search Press will give you free postage and packaging.
And finally hop on over to knitnrun4sanity tomorrow for the next stop on the Make & Craft Magazine Launch Party Tour!! If you 've missed any of the previous stops on the tour you can find the full list here!
Thank you to first timers and regular readers for stopping by and good luck everyone!!