Lace Knitting Tips

Lace Knitting Tips

Knitting lace patterns is both wonderful and can be difficult. Over the years I have gone from being scared of it, to being able to do it, to actually really enjoying to do it. And the difference is really in the tips I learned for how to make it easier and how to fix mistakes along the way. Every lace pattern is made with a […]

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Making Tiny Unicorns

Making Tiny Unicorns

When I first started looking into making charms from Fimo, I admit the size of those tiny little things was a bit daunting. But making tiny unicorns – well who doesn’t want to do that?! I just had to try, and if it was too fiddly well at least I would have tried once in my life to make an actual tiny unicorn. In the […]

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Decoupage

Decoupage

One of my favourite ways of bringing new life to an object is decoupage. A bit of glue and some carefully selected paper and you’ve got a brand new look! There are two kinds of decoupage, one called simply ‘decoupage’ (or d√©coupage, if you’re feeling fancy) and the other ‘3D decoupage’. Both involve building up layers of paper to create an effect. In 3D decoupage, […]

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Stamped Sugar Cookies

Stamped Sugar Cookies

The Craft Room had their stall at the Expat Expo, Basel – Did you visit us? If you passed us, hopefully you were able to grab one of Helen’s home made sugar cookies! The beauty of sugar cookies is that you can stamp them with images and they keep their shape once they’re baked. You can personalise them depending on the occasion, just stamp them […]

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What exactly is Polymer Clay?

What exactly is Polymer Clay?

At the Craft Room we run classes using polymer clay, and we find that people either think it’s something for children, or they’ve never heard of it at all. Whilst polymer clay is great for kids to make things with, it is also very much a grown up past-time! So what exactly is it and what do you do with it? Polymer clay is a […]

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Bullet journals

Bullet journals

Bullet journals have been all over Pinterest for a while now and frankly I’ve never really thought much about them. I mean, it’s just writing lists right? I’ve always had notebooks and written lists. Lots of them –¬† otherwise I would forget more things than I remember! Years ago when scrapbooking became an adult past-time rather than something you did as a kid after a […]

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Paper marbling

Paper marbling

What with our pinterest party coming up on 18th February it was time to try out a few of those techniques we’ve been coveting on pinterest! Our aim here was to find out what kind of paper to use and what kind of printing methods are easiest and produce great results. Shaving Foam First up was the kids shaving foam method. I’ve heard reports that […]

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Photo transfer

Photo transfer

The other day I was out shopping for some yarn for some project or other and – as you do when you wander aimlessly along the craft aisle, it just so happened I came across a pot of “Foto transfer potch”! This is something I’ve always wanted to try – I’ve seen those pieces of shabby chic furniture with transferred images and they look so […]

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Vegetable Printing

Vegetable Printing

When I was a child, one of my favourite activities was potato printing. I’m sure we’ve all done it – draw a design onto a potato, have a responsible adult carve it out and get messy with the poster paints! Now, I am the responsible (heh!) adult, printing is still an interest of mine and after reading an article in the latest issue of Flow, […]

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Mandala

Mandala

There’s nothing I love more than a bit of mandala. It’s a lovely thing to doodle in the evening as a relaxation. It can also be the basis of some awesome designs on cushions, T-shirts, cards, you name it you can mandala it (I’m not sure there is a verb to mandala something, but hey, what the heck!) I draw a lot of free hand […]

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