Sunday, 1 January 2012

Be more crafty!

And that's not in a sneaky, coniving kind of way either :)

I have always been the creative craft type of person but it is having the time to fit everything in.

I have been reading some great craft and thrift blogs and they have inspired me to start making things again. Whether its knitting, crochet, painting, felting, sewing, carving (not sure here!?), emblishing, scrapbooking, anything really...

I have come away from some blogs with a few ideas already and to motivate me I have joined up to Monthly Makes 2012 through The Felt Fairy, whereby you have to make something every month. To find out more, click on the picture to the left or here

So being the 1st January and not being able to do much else because of this poxy chest infection, I decided to start my 'January Monthly Make 2012' :) and here it is...

Its from the Cath Kidston (I love her stuff!) Patch! book. The kit was all included and you have the option of making a a tote bag or a cushion. I'm going for the cushion and here is what I have done so far...

 Its going well!! think it might be finished way before the end of January though :)


  1. Hi...just popped over via The Felt Fairy to say I am joining in the Monthly Make...hope to keep up with you through 2012...Happy New Year...

    Kirsti xx

  2. Hi,

    I have joined the Monthly Make as well, just thought I would introduce myself. What you've done so far looks good, this fabric is gorgeous isn't it?

  3. Thank you to you both! :)

    Quite excited about the Monthly Makes. I'm having a dilemma though as I can't decide to turn it into the cushion or bag eek! although a friend got the same book and she is not crafty at all so she has given me the materials from her book!!! so might make one of each :)

    Look forward to seeing your projects...

  4. this sounds like a fab idea! I must a) join monthly make and b) check out the book!

  5. That patchwork is cute! Good for you on deciding to be more crafty! :)