Sunday, May 31, 2015

How to make Fairy Windows and Doors out of Paint Stirring Sticks.

I've been looking for a way to make windows and doors for my garden projects. Here is one of my gardens that I started last year but I am adding to it with logs and more birdhouses. I am also making more for the trees that I want to decorate on my walkway.
Some of the Birdhouses being added to my Fairy Garden.
My husband came up with this idea of using the 5 gallon paint sticks. Using them to  make my doors and windows for my fairy garden.

More Birdhouses. My garden is not even half way done.

He was experimenting with a drill and dremel tool. He ended up using both of them to make these up for me.

He then added a small thin nail in the middle part of them. I ended up painting them and can't wait for him to make me more.


This is another of the logs I added windows and still need to add a door. You can see the nails going through the middle.
I will post more pictures when I have more of this done.
Follow Erika's Chiquis's board Fairy Gardens on Pinterest.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Crochet Tatting

I'm trying to find tutorials on how to do Crochet Tatting.
From Mary's M Cro-Tat designs instructions here

Another site to learn this technique is here

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

sewing sheds 3

Little Pin Cushion-lots of photos here

"Outnumbered by men: Caroline Counsell from Redhill, Surrey, uses her garden retreat to indulge in her love for arts and crafts and have a break from her husband and two sons." More here

"Quaint: Manjit Sidhu, 37, a police officer, lives in Solihull with her 16-year-old daughter. She uses her 'she' shed when she needs to forget about work." More info here

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tunisian Crochet Tutorials

Here are some great tutorials from Crocheting the Day Away.
From Tunisian Crochet Stitch here
For the Tunisian Crossed Stitch here
For theTunisian Lace Stitch here

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CardBoard Fun for Kids

From the Little Red Window she gives full instructions for making this cute sewing machine here
More from the Little Red Window -mailbox instructions here

How to make an oven from Martha Stewart here

From Forty Two Roads she has only pictures but you can buy the pattern at her Etsy shop.
Link to blog-here    Etsy shop-here

I saw all these awesome items made from cardboard boxes for kids and had to show you it.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Non Slip Sewing Machine Pedal Pad

This is such a great idea and simple pattern to make it yourself. It is for any size foot pedal since you are customizing it your machine pedal.

The instructions to make this on So Sew Easy -Here