Paper Plate Angels Table Decoration Project

Its that time of the year again and I have been on the search for something quick easy and rather cute to decorate the Christmas table .

Well I found the most adorable paper plate angels from the very talented  Martha Stewart, they are so quick and easy the table will look great in no time.

Click on the Martha Stewart link to go to her site to get the full instructions.

Paper Plate Angels


Ribbon & Bead Christmas Tree

Well the big day is almost here, I have been looking for a cute little favour to sit on each plate on the dinner table.

I finally found something, these adorable little  ribbon & bead trees they are so quick and easy to make, there are so many ways to use them .

All you need are some lengths of ribbon, some beads, and needle and thread,  oh yes , and a few spare minutes :)

Well here are the instructions by courtesy of  sunshine yellow-stitches




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Macaron Purses – Free Pattern / Tutorial

Forget the neverending pack of Tim Tams; I’ve found the Macaron that lasts forever!

Take a look at this  Free Macaron Coin Purse Pattern  thanks to Craft Passion

This little purse is super cute and almost good enough to eat.  It is quite limited in size  but great to keep some small treasures or piece of jewellery. Of course it would be perfect for keeping a few coins for the parking metre or just those times when you need a little cash.

You could even attach one to your key chain – however you decide to use your macaron purse, you will certainly receive lots of comments.

Don’t just make one, make a batch of them and create a Macaron Croquembouche – just kidding!  But they would make great little gifts or stocking fillers .

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Simple Sewing Companion – Free Pattern

I am quite excited, I came across this  Free Simple Sewing Companion Pattern  by Brenda Dean

I just love this little sewing companion there’s a place for tape measure , scissors, sewing threads, marking pen there is even instructions for making a little needle book

I have been going through my stash and choosing materials, yes I have a gorgeous piece of  gilded oriental in dark purples, & tone on tone black lining, STUNNING!, now to choose the next one.

Yes, I know what everyone will be getting for Christmas this year, I can’t wait to get started.


Oven Hand Mitt Tutorial

Whenever I am in the kitchen cooking, I am usually distracted thinking about everything else – especially craft projects –  I could be doing instead, and have burned myself more times than I care to remember!  Oven mitts really are a must for me, to prevent lack of identifiable fingerprints from serious burns! I’m just about ready for some new ones and have decided to make my own, to ensure my oven mitts are cute (very important!) as well as functional.  I found this quick and easy free oven mitts pattern from the Idea Room.

These oven mitts really are easy to make, but make  note of what the author says about the Insul~Bright insulating fabric; as she recommends two layers rather than the one layer she originally mentioned.

If you need Insul~Bright for this project you will find it  here







Amy Butler Shoulder Bag / Hand Bag – Free Pattern

Making your own DIY bags is great fun, and best of all, you are guaranteed to receive plenty of compliments! Try this free pattern  from Amy Butler;  if you  are like me and have a serious “Bag Habit”  then you will just have to make this one. Just find your favourite fabric, download the pattern and you’re ready to start making a lovely new bag.

The pattern has two versions; one for a shoulder bag and one for the handbag.

It has lots of room inside with little compartments for wallet, sunnies, phone etc.








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Free Felt Cupcake Luggage Tag Pattern

Cupcakes are so popular at the moment. Cupcake crafts are cute, delicate, colourful with zero calories! This little cupcake luggage tag would make a perfect gift, and is guaranteed to help your luggage stand out.

This free pattern  is from Lisa Pay and although it says it’s for a luggage tag, you could really use it for so many things; a keyring, mobile phone charm, or a zipper pull on a bag.

I have some planned for Christmas gifts. I am going to attach a pair of scissors to mine; no more lost scissors!




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Make a one of a kind reversible bag with this free pattern

If you love bags as much as I do, you probably feel that one bag is really never enough! I found this great free pattern for a handmade reversible bag at Pick two types of fabric in your favourite colours (inside and out) and you will have a one of a kind bag to complement your favourite outfits.

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Roxy Longsocks pattern from The Red Thread

Roxy Long Socks

Roxy is the latest creation from the “The Red Thread”

Roxy, like her pals the Ooshka Babushkas, comes as a pattern with a printed face panel.

You just pick your favourite fabrics and start sewing, the pattern also comes with instructions for making an applique face ,you can dress roxy in either winter or spring attire

She will fast become a best friend to your little princess

There are four face panels to choose from




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