Saturday, 19 April 2014

Celebrity Egg Tutorials for Tesco Living

Last week I got to work on a really fun project, making a couple of CelEGGbrity eggs for Tesco Living.

"What did you do today, Laura?" "Oh, I made an egg look like Marilyn Monroe. You know, the usual."

My job is weird and awesome and I love it.


As well as a Marilyn egg, I also made a Tommy Cooper egg:


They were a lot of fun to make! You can find the tutorials for how to make both eggs (and four more CelEGGbrities designed by other bloggers) HERE. 

P.S. The mini felt fez might also come in handy if you wanted to make a Matt-Smith-as-Doctor-Who egg!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Guest Post: Embroidered Felt Cat Hoop Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a cute sewing tutorial from Rebecca, who blogs at Hugs are Fun.

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To make this embroidered felt cat hoop you'll need -

Wool felt - I used mustard yellow and tan for the cat, but feel free to customize to match your own furry friend!
Matching embroidery floss (thread)
6" wooden embroidery hoop
Background fabric


Print out the template and cut out all the pieces. Stitch each piece in place with a whip stitch around the edge, using three strands of embroidery floss.


Using a backstitch, stitch whiskers and a mouth.


Tighten the fabric onto the hoop and position your cat onto the fabric. I found it easier to pin the cat so it didn't shift, but it's not absolutely necessary.


Trim away the excess fabric, trimming the fabric as close to the edge of the hoop as possible. You can cut a circle of felt to glue to the hoop, but this also isn't absolutely necessary. Add a ribbon for hanging or just hang the hoop directly on the wall.

Click here to view the template sheet full size and print at 100%.   


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Rebecca blogs at www.hugsarefun.com about her cross stitching and other craft exploits. She is the mom of two young girls and has a background in illustration and design.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Making Models

What do you do when you want to design a cosy / case for gadgets you don't own?

You make models using card and washi tape, of course!

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