Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ribbons & Pearls

Guess I'm on a bit of a jewellery making spree at the moment, but then a girl can never have too many shoes, bags or jewellery can she?
So here are 2 super quick and easy to make bracelets that only need ribbon, pearls and some strong thread, there's tutorials out there on how to make them but it really is just thread on a pearls and wrap the ribbon round, thread through and then thread another pearl till it's the right length.
I'm linking this to some of the lovely parties linked on the right hand side.
In other news I now have a proper 'like' box on here for the facebook page so come along and 'like' it please :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Facebook Group

Hey everybody, after being asked by quite a few people I decided to finally make a facebook page for Southern Fairy Designs, so come find me and 'like' it please :)
Just click on the facebook link on the right hand side, and once I've got 25 people I'll be able to make a proper 'like' button to put on here

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Mono dot necklace

So I've been digging through my ebad and ribbon stash again and came across these fab dotty beads I bought years ago in Lebeado that I'd totally forgotten about! After a little rummaging looking for bits and bobs that complimented the dotty beads I came up with this necklace...
..this necklace is proof that the tiny little ribbon scraps I keep do in fact have a purpose ( I know I'm not the only person who keeps all the scraps of ribbon/fabric regardless of how small they are lol)
The main white ribbon was originally what tied my dressing gown in a bundle when I bought it and the black & white ball beads are from a bracelet that broke forever ago that I was determined would become something one day.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Fabric scraps pom pom bracelet tutorial

Here's another fabric scrap pom pom bracelet that I've made. i was emailed to ask if I could make a tutorial for it and it's takena little longer than planned but I've finally gotten round to it.
To make one of these you'll need the bits shown in the photo and a small scrap of felt.
1. Cut your piece of fabric into 4 equal strips. Put one to the side as this is for the pom pom later.
2. Put a dab of glue on the inside of the bracelet and adhere one end of the fabric to it. Wrap the fabric round, dab another blob of glue on and adhere the fabric.

3.Continue to do this till the whole bracelet is wrapped. (If you have a claps like my bracelet does then trial wrapping the fabric and opening/closing the bracelet before you glue it to make sure it works still)
4. Once the bracelet is fully wrapped glue the fabric end to the inside of the bracelet and trim off any excess fabric.

5. For the pom pom, take the spare fabric strip, cut it into 8 pieces then cut a circle from each roughly the same size.
6. Cut an equal size circle from the scrap of felt as well.

7. Dab a small blob of hot glue into the centre of a fabric circle.

8. Whilst the glue is still soft scrunch the fabric together, holding it at the glue blob till it dries.

9. Do the same with the remaining 7 fabric circles.
10. Glue one of the scrunched fabric circles to the centre of the felt circle.
11. Glue the other 7 scrunched fabric circles onto the felt so that none of the felt is visible, this completes the pom pom.
12. Glue the back of the felt and stick the pom pom onto the bracelet.
13. Trim any rough, uneven edges from the pom pom till it's even and tidy.
14. Put your bracelet on and wear with everything, then make one with every fabric scrap you have lol.
I'm linking this to the lovely parties listed on the right hand side!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Valentines Card

I think it's pretty safe to be blogging this before Monday as im 99.9% sure that he won't read my blog or even notice the post scroll down his facebook updates lol. So anyway here's the card I've made for my OH...

I've used:

  • Sizzix texturz kit #3 (heart background)
  • Cute little bear stamp from a local craft shop
  • Beige lace ribbon
  • Chipboard hearts
  • Sandpaper (to rub over the embossing)
  • Pearlescent white card
  • Red card
  • Marvy le plume markers

And I'm entering this to this weeks Crafty Creations Challenge 'Three Little Words'

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

All you need is..

So I know just about everybody out there in blogland has given this a go now but I still thought our mantle needed one so I went ahead and made one too.

The chocolate brown and red colourscheme seems to be creeping into our house, and it worked beautifully on this project. Good ol' dulux tester paint pots, what would I do without them lol.

I think the mantle is coming along nicely surrounded by all the bits I've been making :)

I'm linking this to the lovely linky parties listed on the right hand side and to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Power of 3!

Wow how chuffed am I, my tutorial for the Anthropologie Power of 3 necklace made it onto Wendy's friday favourites over at The Shabby Nest!

That's a first for me, never had one of my projects highlighted form a linky party before, yay! :)
And now it's been featured over at Flamingo Toes as well on Bev's Crush Of The Week! Think I need to be doing some more projects like this :)