Test: Crochet Slippers

When I bought Issue 19 of Mollie Makes, I immediately knew that I would test out my crochet skills and make the ‘Sunday Slippers’. I liked the way it only used crochet squares, making it easier for a beginner crocheter. Even though I followed all the instructions (which were very well set out and easy … Continue reading

Test: Cupcake Table Runner

I was lucky enough to be able to try out one of Sally Giblin’s lovely Rivendale Collection patterns – the ‘My Little Patty’ cupcake table runner. While the photographed sample is based in pale floral pastel colours, I decided to use vibrant fabrics as a stark contrast in the hopes to make it a bit … Continue reading

Test: Christmas Projects

A quick Christmas update! Last week I quickly made up a tree skirt for my Grandma’s Christmas tree with a panel from Spotlight during their half price sale. Even though I had to piece the backing as I did not buy enough fabric, it turned out really well but its the design that makes it! … Continue reading

Test: Fabric Origami Bukuro Bag

The other day I needed to make a  Secret Santa present and so I decided to look through all my old Get Creative magazines in search of the perfect project when I landed upon a Brother advertisement: As the recipient had just bought a Japanese quilting book, I thought that this would be the perfect … Continue reading

Test: Crochet Coasters

Issue 20’s free kit in Mollie Makes was the crochet coaster kit. I decided to test out my crochet skills and see how I went. As you can see, the first one I made was significantly larger than the second, as my tension was not as tight. I found this created a more wave like … Continue reading

Tutorial: Artichoke Ball

Finally I have gotten all my photos ready and I can now present a tutorial for the artichoke balls! What you will need: 3 fabrics that are 10-20cm x 110cm 100mm styrofoam ball Sequin pins Rotary cutter Rotary mat Ruler Ribbon 1. To start off, cut out of each of the three fabrics 2ox2.5″ squares. … Continue reading

More Needle Felted Dogs!

Recently I was commissioned by my Grandma (if that counts!) to make some more needle felted dogs for Christmas presents to send away overseas. Of course, I jumped at the chance since I have learnt to love the technique. I tried to make these ones boyish as they were for some younger boys and I … Continue reading

Test: Handmade Advent Calendar

This year, after much heartache, I have finally decided to give up on the chocolate Advent Calendar and move onto a picture Advent Calendar! After a couple of weeks searching for a cute Advent Calendar, I found that you couldn’t buy them anywhere and so decided to make my own! After surfing the web to find … Continue reading

Test: Chair Upholstery Verdict

I have finally gotten around to completing my chair upholstery and this is my result: To start off, I bought a chair from the Salvation Army. Then I pulled apart the original insert, removing all wadding and replacing it with high density foam from Clark Rubber. Once that was done, I got my tools together … Continue reading