For my Ballroom Dress (see inspiration here) I have decided that I would like to use crinoline to give shape to the hem of it. But this doesn’t seem to be something that is used in tutorials very much (at least not where the crinoline is visible on the hem of the skirt). The look that I am going for… Read more »
So both me and Pippa have got ourselves lovely Filofaxes, Pippa has had hers for over a year now and I’m a more recent convert. Pippa bought me one for my Birthday in November. Our filofaxes left: Pippa’s, right: Nikki’s Pippa saw a post on pinterest (from the blog a bowl full of lemons) that inspired her to create filofax dividers…. Read more »
Well it is coming up to easter now and part of that means creme eggs! I love these, and I wanted to do some baking, so I decided to combine the two and make some creme egg brownies. The recipe I used for this was a modified version of Mocha Brownies. Recipe: (Makes 32 ish) 110g/4oz Butter 130g/8oz Plain chocolate… Read more »
Carrying on from my previous post about the stoning of my latin dress, this post will talk more about actually putting the stones on my dress. I put my dress on my dressform for applying the majority of the stones on the top section because that way it would hold the shape of the dress better when I was sewing… Read more »
So by now my latin dress is looking like a dress. Yay! But definitely far from finished. The fringing has been completed. But now for the fiddly and time consuming part… Stoning! Most ballroom and latin dresses are pretty heavily embellished to make them sparkly and to stand out on the dance floor. My dress will be no exception…. Read more »
So previously I put up a tutorial on how to make a card holder but that was just a 2 part card holder, and Pippa has been hinting for rather a while that she wants a 3 pocket card holder to replace her plastic railcard holder which is always breaking… See that cracking in the plastic So I set about being… Read more »
Chair Feet Covers (aka Leprechaun feet) So we have a pair of rather comfortable high backed armchairs and we use them for most things, including our “dining” chairs for sitting at the dinner table. This means they get moved back and forward quite often and this has been wearing away our lovely wooden floorboards by the table *sadface* At this… Read more »
One picture tutorial for the Heart Shaped Heat Pack: Make the material four layers thick. Or draw out four times.