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I’ve been quite busy over the winter months, especially before Christmas. So I have a backlog of stuff I need to post. Most of the things you need for this are tools most people and almost definitely frequent crafters’ will have already.
The wall hanging is made from 2 x A4 chipboard (cardboard), cotton fabric, acrylic yarn and felt. Held together with fabric glue I used PVA glue as it does a good job, also I used some cotton embroidery thread. You’ll also need scissors, a hole punch suitable for heavy card and hammer, pencil, embroidery needle or a large sewing needle, iron, and last but definitely not least a decent craft knife/Stanley blade.
Made for my niece as a Christmas present. I wanted to include her name, Summah. The name is cut out using acrylic felt because it was what I had in my stash. But you could use any you have.
Draw out yourself a cloud design. To make it as even as mine you can cheat like I did and draw around something =] .
I used a plate and something else small I can’t remember, maybe a cookie cutter to draw the rainbow. You could just use a rectangle though instead of a rainbow shape. Cut both out with a blade.
At this point make sure you mark evenly according to the weight balance of your shapes the wholes and don’t punch them too close to the edge as it will not work very well. Important – Keep the bits you punch out. You’ll need them afterwards! Read the rest of this entry
How to make an easy no zip cushion cover
A no zip cushion is not only super easy but super safe for toddlers as they can’t scratch their faces on it. Here’s how I put this together.
I found that it was more expensive to buy the oblong shaped cushion inner than a larger square one. So I thought I’d just make one myself from one square inner.
For this cushion I took an Ikea INNER inner cushion 50cm x 50cm (20×20 Inches) and halved it so I could make two cushions for my sons toddler bed. To do this you can mark the centre with a pen both sides. Using running stitch follow the line you’ve drawn and tie off. This will help squish the poly fill down so you can run a machine over it. Make a channel using the line as a guide and cut down the centre of this channel sealing and separating the two halves.
If using different inner cushions for this project you need to measure the longest side and double this number and add 5 inches to get the length of material you will need. Then measure the shortest and add 0.5 inches this will be your width. Otherwise follow the measurement below. I always use a ¼ Inch seam allowance. All my measurement include this unless stated.
43″ x 10″ Piece of Fabric of your choice (includes enough for an overlap)
Sewing Machine (optional, but would be quicker)
Double over the hem on the 10″ end as pictured. Pin in place. Repeat on the other end of the fabric so both ends are the same. This should cut the length to 42″.
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Checkered Flag Cushion
Children’s Ikea Furniture Foam Seat and Cover
1 piece of 10″x10″x1″ Seating Foam
(2) 10.5″ square pieces of fabric
(1) 1.5″ x 42″ strip of fabric
43″ + 23″ length of Bias Binding or piping strips
Black or Red Sewing Thread
10.5x10.5 Inch Fabric and Long Strip
Binding or Similar Cording
These are not exact instructions. But hopefully will provide you with enough of a guide to try it out yourself.
Pin pieces together
Pin your pieces together rights sides facing with your cording wedge between them. Remember that the fold in your binding or cording has to be put right edge inside. So when turned out it is facing the right way.
The shortest length of edging will be at the back. Each of the ties are 6.5 inches in length. The rest of the edging will run from the back right round the front back to the other side at the back.
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I am currently overhauling my little boys room. Disney Cars is the chosen theme. Here are some ideas of how to arrange the wall art stickers you can buy. This pack is available at amazon.co.uk Search: Decofun Cars Wall Stickers Room Kit. The wallpaper was purchased from http://rolling-borders.com/
Disney Cars Bedroom Decor
Cars Theme Decoration
Light Switch Decoration
Use any extras on your furniture to tie them in to the Decor