Bridesmaid Badges and Cards

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I have a new range of hen night/wedding badges and cards. My etsy shop is growing with new additions of hen party badges for bridesmaids. The new badges for Bridesmaids come in pink and white to match the team bride badges that are currently available. These badges also come on cards for the bride to give out as either a thank you or to ask for her be her bridesmaid.

Etsy Shop

Spring/Summer Hen Party Badges

Hen party badges in pale pinkHen party badges in duck egg blue
Bride to be badge in duck egg blueBride to be badge in pale pink

Shocking pink tacky hen party accessories don’t really go with a stylish hens afternoon in London or your local town. My new range of Spring/Summer hen party badges are designed for sunny hen weekends away, classy afternoon teas and sophisticated activities. They are available in pale pink and duck egg blue. So whether you are organising a vintage hen celebration or a relaxing hens weekend in the sun. Adorn your fellow ladies with these beautiful pastel coloured badges.

They are available to buy in my etsy shop along with other items from my hen night range: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MakeLoops

Hand Painted Drawer Knobs

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I had been looking for matching number and letter knobs for ages. The only ones I could seem to find either didn’t go up to a high enough number to cover all my drawers or a high enough letter. So I took matters into my own hands and made my own. It worked out cheaper too! I bought some plain ceramic knobs off ebay and a ceramic painter pen. This is the final result.

Patchwork Quilt

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I recently finished a patchwork quilt. It was my first attempt and thanks to online tutorials and a bit of creative licence I am quite with how it turned out. Hopefully it wont fall apart on the first wash!

Below are some of the links for the tutorials I followed, along with links to shops where I purchased the pretty fabric:

http://www.cherrymenlove.com/crafts-how-tos/2010/03/how-to-make-a-patchwork-quilt.html
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-a-quilt-Quilting-101/
http://www.misformake.co.uk/
http://fabricrehab.co.uk/

Christmas Markets in Vienna

To get in the festive spirit, we spent the weekend in Vienna sightseeing and exploring the numerous christmas markets.
There were plenty of markets to explore and being crafty I wanted to see all of them. There were some really nice stools with unique hand crafted items although I have to say I was slightly disappointed to see similar items across all the markets. It seemed a shame that there wasn’t more hand crafted items and less mass produced. Having said that I enjoyed every minute of it. Below are a few pictures of my favourite stools.

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Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets

Renegade Craft Fair, London 2011

This weekend I went to the Renegade Craft Fair on Brick Lane. It was their first ever London event and it was brilliant. Its one of the best craft fairs I have been to in a long time. Every single stool was full of really nice handmade things. All the crafts were modern and really reasonably priced. I had to hold back the temptation to spend lots of money.

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Stools

There was a free felt making class courtsey of The Make Lounge. The Make Lounge do a variety of evening classes that I have always fancied doing. Hopefully one day I will get round to doing a real one :) It was my first attempt at felting and I quite enjoyed it although the little fox I made must have taken an hour in total. Felting involves jabbing a needle repeatedly into hair like material until it starts to matt together. You shape your creation by turning the matted felt and making some areas denser than others.