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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Santa Advent Download

You really wanted to make an advent this year ?

So much to do, you have run out of time ?

Yes I know the feeling all too well, so I went searching the internet for a quick easy solution………….and I found it!     Thanks to  The Organised Housewife

This adorable  Santa with his cotton ball beard will be a hit .

Just download the image , print out, attach to a piece of coloured card and you are ready.

Download Santa Advent Image




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Adorable Owl Softie Pattern / Tutorial

Hoot! Hoot! this is such a cute pattern  thanks to  Toad’s Treasures, it would have to be the easiest owl pattern I have seen .

As Christmas is just around the corner I am going to whip up a few for gifts.

I am planning to make one “shabby chic” with lovely pastel fabric and trimmed with laces and silk ribbons , I have a picture in my mind, another one I am going to make in little boys fabric and add a few novelty car button, as this one is for a budding rev head , still planning the one for the little girl, something cute & pretty .

My creative juices are flowing, off to make a start !

Here is the link to Trey’s Owl Pattern / Tutorial


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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