Sometimes it’s the simpler craft projects which are the most effective. This infographic shows how you can re-use household waste such as an empty Pringles can, and by applying a spot of découpage, end up with a neat storage receptacle. You get to enjoy the original contents of the Pringles tube, you reduce your waste and end up with a useful container for spaghetti which looks good on your kitchen shelf. A win win situation all round!
Re-using Pringles containers is highly topical at the moment as the Recycling Association has said that they are one of the most challenging items to recycle given the mix of materials used to produce them. You may be interested to take a look at this article which appeared on the BBC Website suggesting some different uses for a Pringles tube once the contents have been munched. Most of the ideas aren’t particularly crafty – hence our suggestion above – but I do rather like the re-invention as toys for pets. Those guinea pigs nibbling away at their treat tubes are very cute!
It’s always great to see what craft and sewing projects people have been working on and this girl’s dress for Easter is no exception. Mum Jess is a just loves sewing and regularly makes clothes for her children. Here’s an excerpt from her blog showing off the Easter dress she made for her daughter, Ava.
Here we go with the Easter dress posts! Are you surprised I made them this year? Ye me too.
I’m also showing you the last dress I made first, so it’s all over the place here folks. Welcome to my life. snort.
This kraken. I swear. She does all her poses. The only ones that were suggested by me are the basic shots. Everything else is ALL AVA.
K anyways. the dress. I actually made another outfit for her for Easter and then strongly disliked how it looked with Sadie and Charlotte’s dresses (I’ll still blog it, I love it but not all of them together), so I whipped this one up Saturday morning before Easter. Luckily it’s definitely a whip-uppable dress! I used my darling friend Melissa’s pattern which I’ve made once before, the Lizzy dress. (oddly enough, the other time I made this pattern it was also for an Easter dress!)
I sewed up a size 5, with the short sleeve option. Love this perfect gold button I found in my stash to use! The fabric was I believe, from Hobby Lobby awhile back. It’s fairly stiff quilting cotton so not perfect for clothes, but for this dress shape it worked fine.
The residents of Pangbourne and Whitchurch on Thames are enjoying a rare treat at the moment.
A community art project has brought together almost 100 local people who have all contributed to producing a wonderful display of needlework and woolcraft artworks which are covering the Whitchurch Toll bridge over the river Thames on the Berkshire, Oxfordshire border.
Inspired by the Thames Path, the combination of knitted and crocheted panels and needlework, quilted and embroidered scenes feature characters, events animals and birds connected with the river Thames and the surrounding area.
One of the most common questions I heard was “What happens to it when it rains?” Well you’ll be happy to know that even after some heavy downpours everything still looks as good as new!
The installation is being displayed from 29th April through to the 14th of May. If you’d like to visit, the organisers, Gill and Alison, would be delighted to welcome you not only to enjoy the artworks, but to enjoy coffee and cake at the Art Cafe by the tollbridge.
For readers resident in the United Kingdom or the United States, Father’s Day is now not far away, occurring on Sunday 18 June in 2017. Although many may think it as a recent invention, perhaps cynically designed to help the card industry sell lots, it has it has been celebrated on St Joseph’s Day (March 19) in Catholic Europe since the Middle Ages.
Rather than buy ready made cards for your father, this celebratory day provides the ideal opportunity to design your own card or use a card design template. You can personalise it with all sorts of embellishments relevant to your loved one. This is the time to be adventurous and even quirky, adding different levels of detail as you feel inspired. For some interesting ideas to get you started, you might like to check out other people’s handcrafted father’s day cards.
You can choose to reflect Dad’s interests and hobbies on the card – for example, you could add beer related card toppers for a home brew expert, sports motifs for an athletic dad or even birds for a keen ornithologist.
I’m sure any father would love to receive a hand made card so why not get your creative juices going and create that personalised, special card?
We’d love to see and share your creations, so why not get in touch with us, via the comments section below?