Monday 31 December 2012

Hama Bead heart bunting

hi! I'm theallcraftblog's little sister and recently i have been to her house. we got bored of watching films so we decided to do something creative. in the end we decided to make some hama bead stuff. we made loads of hearts and decided to make some cute little bunting out of them by sewing them together. We also made some coasters. they will probably come in a later post. Who knows?

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Bespoke Anthropomorphic Dolls

My work is inspired by incidents I have experienced upon little journeys. People I have met/seen. I have a thing about Northern Lights, odd characters, and icebergs.

Meet 'Arnold' he likes shooting and has a very very large collection of guns. He loves them and can't get enough of them. He can bore you endlessly with his collection.

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Knitted winter goodies

From pokeballs to R2D2 this girl can knit it all!

A lovely beanie modeled after a Pokeball from the infamous anime series Pokemon!

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Christmas Crochet

Another Christmas post as I am finding so many cute & wonderful Christmas craft items can you think of anything more darling to give to someone as a Terry's chocolate orange wrapped in a crochet snowman ? The cute is off the scale with this one.

So more crochet items made by the same wonderful HeloiseVCrochet  are these tiny vaseline tin holders i never thought I needed one until I saw them now I want one in every clolour super cute and you can bet when you get it out to use people will ask where you got it from and comment on how adorable it is, and again a great stocking filler !!!

You can find HeloiseVCrochet here!

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Christmas Badges

For those of you who don't know who Jenny Arnott is or what she does, she creates beautiful textile products that will last you a lifetime and never fail to light up a dull sofa or that wall that just needs something special.

But as Christmas is fast approaching us so is the Christmas craft stock and I just love these badges that Jenny has made.

I can't help but smile when i see these  just a reminder that Christmas is only 17 weeks away so get your Christmas craft on & support  handmade !

You can find Jenny Arnott and her fab makes here

Friday 10 August 2012

Hand Drawn T-shirts

Just look at these amazing shirts!  I love them!

I drew this originally for a friends birthday present as her initials are H.P!

Cute Felt Tea Set

Such a cute tea set, great for little children who like to play house, beautifully made too (:

you can find this set here

Saturday 4 August 2012

Biro Ink drawings

My neighbor is extremely talented all she needs is a biro and she draws beautiful images!  I really do enjoy her art!

Follow her on Twitter she really is quite fantastic ! @Nevillina

Patriotic Badge

So my mother in law is Portuguese and in my favorite magazine they had the cross stitch patterns of various country's and I knew I just had to stitch the Portuguese flag for my mother in law I used soluble canvas as I stitched it onto felt and for my first ever time finishing a project with soluble canvas I was very happy with the results.

And the back is just boring but here is a picture.

I totally recommend soluble canvas very easy to use no  mess no hassle just great original results !

Free Knitting patterns

Lots of free original knitting patterns (:

Go and get crafting !!!

Just go on

Image Transfer Paper How To

If you are new to image transfer paper, we have complied a handy guide that goes through the various steps in your way to a craft project success!

Step 1: Obtaining A Suitable Paper – Transfer paper is available for dark fabrics and for light fabrics. Light fabrics are considered white and creamy colours, dark are really all the rest. Your first task is to match the right paper with the fabric on which you plan to transfer. The reverse uncoated side of the paper will clearly be marked.

Monday 4 June 2012

Rainbow Dash Cross Stitch

So for those of you who don't know Rainbow Dash is from the TV series My Little Pony - Friendship is magic and there is a HUGE internet fandom surrounding the show my cousin is some of the fans and i suggested that i could cross stitch him a Dashy so he drew it for me and then i got it all stitched up!  I hope you all like her (: I will be stitching the other 5 pony's so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday 14 May 2012

Cute Anime clay minitures

My main medium for craft is air dry clay.

Most of the air dry clay crafters are masters of miniatures food, furnitures, etc. Therefore, I've decided to venture into something different. And due to my love for anime, they gave me an idea of creating characters I like into clay figures. I started to create a few just for fun but it soon turned into a very fun session for me to de-stress.

you can find her blog here

Friday 4 May 2012

Repairing a beloved umbrella

I have had this umbrella since I was in school so I have had it a good few years and recently I found a hole in it and I thought I was going to have to get a new one but never fear  I found a way of restoring it to it's former glory !

All I needed was a needle & thread and some good old strong hold hairspray!

you can see the stitching in this image not as neat as i wanted but it was a very awkward position and hard to keep the material tight even when it's fully open!  But be sure to stitch while your umbrella is fully open so you know the stitches wont rip when you open your umbrella!

Make sure you spray all over your stitched with a strong hold hairspray to ensure a waterproof seal, do this on the inside of the umbrella as well, allow to dry and BAM!  you can go out into the great British weather and stay dry! Granted it's not very pretty stitching but nobody is going to see and as long as your dry who cares?

PS:  I didn't want to throw it away as I love all the colours and strips <3!!

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Ed Sheeran heart

So I had my sisters over for the easter holidays and on one of the rainy miserable days we had, we got down to some crafting to make a change from watching the 5 million films we were watching, My one sister wanted a  One direction heart (which i don't have a photograph of) And my other sister (who wants a regular spot on my blog) wanted an Ed Sheeran heart as she loves him to bits so this is what I came up with !

The Front features his name  and the back features his tattoo which i believe is a logo he uses with his music and merchandise!   The paw print and ribbon re both orange in homage to his ginger hair I hope my sister is thrilled with this little hanging heart I made for her!

The one direction heart just features the 1D  logo on the front and nothing on the back, all in black felt and white stitching to go with the red white and black colour theme most of their merchandise has !

Friday 30 March 2012

Barbie head pendants

These are some pendants I made using Barbie heads, 40x30mm bezel settings, ball chain, charms, beads, rhinestones, and other jewelry findings.  I'm not really sure what inspired me at first, I was just using an exacto knife on a Barbie one day(that sounds creepy) and decided to glue it in a bottle cap, which started my new obsession with making these pendants. I just recently opened a little online shop after getting a good response from people on the internet of my pieces.

You can find her store here.       And check out her blog here

Friday 9 March 2012

Yarn Bombing

Yarn bombing/urban knitting/yarn storming, is fairly new popular trend that I am seeing more and more of although I must admit I have not come across any myself (but i would love to!) but my twitter and tumblr feed has been full of pictures of yarn bombing from all over the world, such a beautiful way to brighten up a dull high street I just wish someone would yarn bomb my town center!!!

I do not own any of these images if you know who i should credit please get in touch!

Sunday 19 February 2012

My fave craft store

I absolutely love this little cute  online store, if you need to update your craft supplies or just searching for a little bit of inspiration for your next crafty project then I assure you this is the place for you, buttons, divine twine, fimo clay, charms and cute unique cards. Her new store is Launching at 12Noon today and  will have a fantastic discount code for all you super savers take advantage of the HUGE 25%  off  but it ends at midnight tonight so get in there fast!!!!!

Just a glimpse of the selection of Beautiful twine she has to offer,

 Buttons galore I have some of these and they are perfect for making cute little gifts!

So go and have a look you will be surprised at the brilliant prices, beautiful products, speedy delivery & the packaging is beautiful too you won't be disappointed!!!

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Also Follow her on Twitter @purplecraftsuk

Thursday 16 February 2012

Corned Beef Hash


7 oz (200 g) tinned corned beef
2 large, very fresh eggs
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 rounded teaspoon grain mustard
1 large onion
10 oz (275 g)  King Edward potatoes or whatever ones you have
2-3 tablespoons of oil
salt and freshly milled black peppers


1. Start this off by cutting the corned beef in  into four ½ inch  pieces. Now chop these into ½ inch (1 cm) dice, then scoop them all up into a bowl. Combine the Worcestershire sauce and mustard in a cup and pour this all over the beef, mixing it around to distribute it evenly.

2.Now slice your onion. The potatoes need to be washed and cut into ½ inch  cubes, leaving the skin on, then place the cubes in a saucepan. Pour enough boiling water from the kettle to almost cover them, let them  simmer for just 5 minutes before draining them.

3. Now heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in the frying pan and, when it's smoking hot, add the sliced onions fry them around in the oil to brown for about 3 minutes altogether.

4.After that, add the potatoes and fry with the onions,  they also need to be quite brown. Add a little more oil here if necessary, keep turning the potatoes and onions over to hit the heat. After about 6 minutes, add the beef and continue to fry everything  to allow the beef to heat through (about 3 minutes).

5.Fry your eggs and serve!  (:

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Some free Cross Stitch Charts

Some free Cross Stitch charts I made a couple using the DMC Cross Stitch Pattern Designer you can find it on ebay for about £8 very useful thing to have if you like to create your own patterns as it tells you exactly what colours to use, but I also like to use chart paper too both handy to have!   (:

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Crazy tips from womens mags

Okay so looking through the interwebz and I came across these 'Tips' & they made me laugh alot I just had to share these with all of you!

It seems womens mags like to use sanitary towels for everything!!!
Tell me would you wear these?  I suppose if you have a wet floor or sweaty feet they will soak it all up!
More sanitary towel love here, here & here
Okay this one is stupid who in their right mind would serve shots out of a mouth wash cap ?
1 if you can't afford shot glasses maybe you shouldn't be having a party!
Some more stupid tips here, here & here
Tell me would you do this? Or this?
This is my favorite out of all the images I found & I may actually do this see if it works !!
More crazy pics here, here, here, here, here & here!!!! 

Thursday 26 January 2012

Make it easy crafts

A lovely little blog that is full of inspiration,  gives you all the know how!  From origami, card making,to how to distress woodwork it gives you everything you need to know  & what you will need to do a certain project. Gives you clear instructions & images to help guide you,  you can find the website here.

Friday 20 January 2012

Birthday Badges

So I have two family members birthdays coming up and very little money to spend on them so I get out my felt and thread and was up till past midnight cutting and sewing and made these badges I hope they like them

My nephew will be turning three next month and this was the first one I  made, I hope he wears it to school and shows it off :P  [HTML1]

And this one is for my cousin I can't wait till it's their birthdays already!

Monday 16 January 2012

11th January 2012

I am so behind on all of this been so busy with housework & trying to get my life in order trying to save money and find new work but it's not going how I want it to so this post will be short and sweet!

She is the loveliest ball of fluff ever and I love her and she is fluffy <3 My Jane (:
Also my partner has a forum and it's new so there isn't many members yet I am a member and if you want to know a little more about what I am into  such as music and TV shows then join up and get chatting (:

Thursday 12 January 2012

Hammered hearts collection

New hammered hearts collection, in time for Valentine's day, all lovingly handmade by Esh of OC Designs. Hearts are cut out from hammered silver sheet, then filed, polished and attached to faceted semi-precious gemstone beads & a sparkly diamond-cut silver chain,
In the picture: Amethyst (February birthstone), Pink Tourmaline and Garnet (January birthstone)

You can go get one of these here   & follow the wonderful lady who makes them here

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Easter Inspiration

I know it's a little early but for all you hardcore crafters you know it's good to be ahead of the festive holidays!   There are lots of projects you can do with the kids egg painting, easter bonnet parade, planning the easter egg hunt and of course eating all the yummy chocolate, but we must remember the religious significance of this holiday lets not let it be forgotten!!!

Websites to look at Here  & Here