It didn’t take long for us to do another wooden sled decor project! I guess it’s just the spirit of the season that’s beckoning us to create merry and bright sleigh decor, like our recent Christmas sleigh decor! Continue reading
Category Archives: Crochet and Fibre Crafts
Gnome DIY (with Light Up Hat)!
Every time I see the Travelocity Gnome on the Amazing Race, I tell myself ‘I have to get around to making a gnome’! I had so much fun with this gnome DIY, I really don’t know what took me so long to make one! But I’m glad I did wait, because the gnome kit I received from Kim and Garrett Make It, combined with the Christmas Sweater stencil from Old Sign Stencils, is so worth the wait :). With a gnome kit and stencil in hand, this is an easy diy gnome – no sewing required! Continue reading
DIY Pincushion – Mudcloth Pumpkin
This DIY Pincushion is the start of an odyssey. Today I’m showing you a technique to create your own custom mudcloth-style fabric – using cotton fabric, gel school glue and dye! But, as usual, I have plans to take the technique much further in a future post! Continue reading
How to Recover a Lampshade with a Slipcover
Wouldn’t you love to be able to change the fabric on your lampshades at a whim? Read on for a budget friendly decorating idea to refresh your home. We’ll show you how to recover a lampshade with a slipcover so you can do just that!
But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Jenna at The Painted Apron, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a creative group of 16 other bloggers with inspiring Summer ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
Webcam Cozy: Shaughnessy Turtle Peeper
A webcam cozy is a must these days with so many kids schooling at home!
Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!
Crochet Easter Bunny Pattern
A crochet Easter bunny is just the thing to welcome Spring. But even though it’s officially Spring, our weather here is still cold and blustery. Until the weather warms up, I’m keeping my hands and mind busy indoors by reacquainting myself with crochet. And since Easter is less than a week away, I’m squeezing in one more crocheted project with this sleeping crochet Easter bunny pattern! This one is tiny so it’s quick. Continue reading
Spring Easter Bunny Wreath: Working with iCord
With Spring a remote inevitability, I thought I’d try my hand at making an Easter bunny wreath to dress up our front door.x Continue reading
Needle Felted Elf: A Coastal Christmas
This needle felted elf will make a cute addition to your Christmas decor!
I recently took a course on needle felting featuring needle felted elves. Needle felting is something I’ve alway wanted to learn! When I discovered that I could get wool roving online, I was excited to practice what I had learned and design my own project. Amazon has a great selection of colours of wool roving and tools by Clover. Continue reading
Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Gabriola Frog
This free crochet frog pattern came about one night while watching The Orville. I couldn’t help but notice the Frog leaned up against the desk light on captain Ed Mercer’s desk because he always steals the scene! I love Kermit the Frog so the next day I was inspired to make Kermit’s counterpart to adorn wherever I choose to place her.
Only problem was, I couldn’t find a free frog pattern I liked so I had to make my own. You know what they say about necessity being the mother of invention, don’t you? If you love frogs as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to get your free crochet frog pattern for Gabriola at the end of this post. Continue reading
Comfy Lounging with Jalie 3676
Welcome to so sew Sunday (the first of an occasional new sewing feature on Birdz of a Feather)! Comfy lounging is a priority to me no matter what time of year. As soon as my work day ends, I can’t wait to put on the most comfortable clothing so I can chillax for the remainder of the day! Continue reading
Window Dressing Dilemma – An Easy Fix
Have you ever had a window dressing dilemma? We’ve had several – and all with the same window! This is how the window coverings looked in the bay window at the back of the house when I first moved in; tattered and worn. The house needed so much work that window dressings fell to the bottom of the priority list. Continue reading
Stained Glass Wall Art for the Bedroom
Stained glass wall art can make a stunning addition to any bedroom decor!
Ugly Christmas Socks: X-mas Sweater Twist
Whenever my brother-and-sister-in-law host a Christmas party, it’s always a hoot. They go out of their way to make it interesting with games and competitions – for the little kids and big ones (aka the adults) alike. This year, my B-I-L and S-I-L introduced an ‘ugly Christmas socks contest’ to the festivities – a twist on ugly Christmas sweaters. How they ever came up with the idea I don’t know, but I’m always up to a fun challenge so was eager to get started. Continue reading
DIY Wine Bag – Wine Gift Bag
A DIY wine bag is always a welcome hostess gift to show up with something in hand or even at Christmas. In under an hour, you can easily make this last minute in a pinch!
We always seem to have more reusable shopping bags than we know what to do with. So why not upcycle them into a wine gift bag? With the holidays right around the corner, it’s handy to have a wine tote to carry some spirits to get into the spirit. Of course, it goes without saying that it could also carry a non-alcoholic drink instead; don’t forget about those designated drivers!
Reupholster an Office Chair
Happy New Year everyone! For my first post of 2017 I have a tutorial to show you how to reupholster an office chair. You may have seen the embarrassing state of my office (one hour project organizing the office). My office chair was no better shape. When the tear in the seat looked like it was trying to run right out of the office, I knew it was time for a makeover. I relocated it to my craft studio to give it the Cinderella treatment. Continue reading
Woven Plant Basket: a Thoughtful Gift!
Know someone who just celebrated milestone? What better way to congratulate them than with a hand woven plant basket? A gift that decorates any space with greenery has so many benefits. In a home office for instance, plants can increase creativity, improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, increase engagement with work, etc. I love indoor plants! Continue reading