Oil cloth is exactly what it sounds like – cloth soaked in oil – and it is how waterproof fabric has been traditionally made for a long time.
This tutorial shows you how to make your own oil cloth, and also how to then turn that into an outdoor garland that can stay up all year round!
This page provides both the video tutorial and written instructions for how to make a custom dress form – made with your own measurements – and then decoupage it with vintage sewing pattern paper.
Both practical and ornamental!
And so Autumn begins!
To get your garden decorated for the next season, why not teach yourself a few DIY tricks by making these concrete pumpkins?
The tutorial contains a few methods I didn’t know about, including how to to make concrete lightweight by mixing it with Perlite and peat moss….AND how to mould the shape using tights!
The resulting pendant looks eye-catchingly intricate, yet the only thing you really need to learn is how to do the easy ‘square knot’ technique.
Click here if you’d like to make one youself.
I love the look of this cushion, and I especially love that it has been created using a rug hooking method so there’s plenty of texture!
Click here for the tutorial.
Just to let you know that I’ve published a knitting class over on Skillshare, yay!
It’s aimed at absolute beginners, so even if you have never picked up knitting needles before, you will be able to follow along and knit your own tasselled scarf.
Click here to view the intro video and see if it appeals 🙂
Thanks to anyone who joins my class!
If you feel like knitting up a few lovely & cosy festive ornaments in the run-up to Crimbo, then look no further than these candy cane knits! I particularly like the idea of having a pipe cleaner inside so you can shape it 🙂
Paper mache is one of those crafts that is so cheap and simple to do that it’s often just used for kids crafts, but it can easily become something impressive if it’s used artistically, like with this charming boat 🙂
Find the free tutorial here.
As a knitter, I found this pumpkin pattern very intriguing because they are crocheted yet look like they have been knitted – I didn’t know you could do that!
You learn something every day 🙂
I love a velvet cushion anyway, but this one in particular has such a vintage-style elegance. So pretty!
Click here for the DIY.