Category Archives: Crafty

All Jules’ crafty posts

First crafting of 2014…

Well sort of. I started making these on a boring, nothing on telly night after Christmas. Then I put them in the airing cupboard to dry and forgot about them until tonight. This is just the first batch. I’ll post … Continue reading

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Selling my wares

On Saturday I did my second craft fair. This time in a little village hall outside of the local big town. It was a Medium sized fair with just over thirty stalls and I had a great time. I was … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I’m am going to try and craft something for fun at least once a fortnight this year. I started on New Years Day with the bracelet below. I wanted to make something using beads and findings I already had, with … Continue reading

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The weird world of jewellery making

What is this: You could be mistaken for thinking its some really random spaghetti shapes. But I’m actually pickling/polishing some copper pendants using good old ketchup. No really. I’ve been told they polish up really well and it’s great for … Continue reading

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Twelve Tutorial Challenge: Bean Bag

My small child has inherited my old beanbag. And at twenty years old it’s done me (and her) well. But at twenty years old it’s starting to look a bit tired, the seams are coming apart and the zip is … Continue reading

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5 minute crafting

I gave no care for the hours and hours of football on in my house at the moment. So while the England match was on last night I decided to do a little bit of crafting. And this is what … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Chalkboard Seed Markers

For this hobby you will need: Chalkboard paint (or spray) a paintbrush some lollipop/ice cream sticks paper to protect your work suface Method Paint one side of the lollipop sticks. (You can dollop the paint on quite thickly but try … Continue reading

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