If you are looking for an extra special little gift for your crafty loved ones this year then head over to my ETSY store where I am giving away a free gift with every copy of my book Pompomania sold through the site. I have a limited edition of 20 signed and dedicated books and with that you will get a free pompom pudding, mini pompom maker and ball of wool. Gift wrapped and ready to go, cute right? All for just £10. Click here to visit my store SewyeahStudio.
Small and perfectly formed Pompomania is full of top tips and tutorials on how to make a whole variety of cute and unusual pompoms. I mean who doesn’t need some pompom sushi in their lives?!
Or pompoms with hearts inside?
I’ve just found out that Amazon is out of stock and we’re not sure they are going to have it back in by Christmas (epic fail!) but worry not – The Book People, Waterstones and WHS have lots of copies (click the names to visit the store).
Go on – buy one – tick something of the Christmas to do list!
Anyone for Christmas pudding? No? How about a pompom Christmas pudding?
Christmas pudding is one of those festive traditions that divides people – some people love it, some think its a total waste of a pudding. Me? I’ll just take the brandy butter any day.
But who couldn’t love this pompom pudding? Great as a tree decoration or a little stocking filler. This pompom is a project is fast becoming a new Christmas tradition – I shared the step by step instructions on the Loveknitting blog a few days ago so if you are looking for a little bit of Yuletide craftiness click here and get pompoming!
I’ve finally taken the plunge and opened an etsy shop selling my wares Sewyeahstudio – I’ve started small but hope to add more things as time goes by.
To begin with I present to you the Confetti bag range – a selection of purses and clutch bags/ ipad cases hand made using all my favourite things – lovely soft grey marl sweatshirt material – (I really want to call the range Sweaty Confetti but not sure it gives the right impression) – sparkly chevron lining and an awesome confetti pattern made up of glitter, neon and metallic vinyl. They make awesome Christmas presents if I do say so myself!
THE CONFETTI COIN PURSE
This purse measures 11 x 8 cm and can be personalised with up to three initials. Each purse is handmade and no two are alike as I use a variety of zippers and every confetti pattern is different. Prices start at £10. Click here for more info
lovely lining …
THE CONFETTI ENVELOPE CLUTCH
This envelope style clutch measures 26 x 19 cm and is the perfect size for an ipad air 2 or similar tablet. It also makes an awesome Christmas party clutch Again it can be personalised with up to three initials. Prices start at £22. Click here for more info …
THE CONFETTI ZIPPED CLUTCH
This zipped clutch measures 27 x 19 cm and is the perfect size for an ipad air 2 or similar tablet. It also makes an awesome Christmas party clutch with added pompom for extra party vibes. Again it can be personalised with up to three initials. Prices start at £22. Click here for more info …
If you’re still looking for something a little different for your Halloween parties this weekend then this bright and colourful Trick or Treat game might just be what you are looking for.
The rules are super simple – each player takes it in turns to pull a Halloween character off the game board to reveal if they’ve won a Trick or a Treat!
I’ve made the game using different coloured papers cut and stuck together, but on the download file that accompanies these instructions I’ve included coloured versions of each character as well as the templates. If you don’t have time to get super creative you can simply print the coloured versions out onto thin card and away you go! plus, the black and white out line templates are perfect for children to colour in so you could always use them as the game pieces. (ooh too much choice!)
The templates and full instructions are over on velcro.co.uk/blog – click here to go, go, go!