Can you believe it's less than 2 months to Christmas?
We love Christmas, it's such a lovely festive season! All those cosy nights in by the fire, the loveliest food, time spent with family, gift giving (and receiving!) What's not to love?
One of my favourite things about Christmas is Gift Wrapping. I know lots of people who think it's a chore and really boring, but I LOVE it! :)
This week's Crafty Friday tutorial is a nice and easy project for Crochet Pro's or even Beginners and the end result is so pretty. This tutorial has been requested by our customers too, so we really hope you all like it.
So the back to school madness has crept up on us all again. If you're wanting to get your kids (or even yourself) to eat that little bit more healthily than why not make everyone one of these brilliant eco friendly lunch bags? Add some personalisation to them to make them that little bit more fun for your children and fill them up with yummy, healthy snacks! Brilliant!
We're Sew excited for Sew Saturday, happening on 15th October, that we wanted to share with you a tutorial for how to make your own felt kitty pincushion, Buttons, the Sew Saturday mascot!
Our latest Window Display – which I’m sure you’ve all seen by now – sure has caught the eye of a number of people. We’ve even had people just popping in to compliment us on it, which has been really rather lovely! One of the main attractions in our window has been the lovely handmade paper dresses garland.
We’ve stocked a gorgeous ‘country style’ printed linen fabric for a while now and for all the time it’s been here, I’ve been promising myself that I’d find a perfect excuse to use it. It’s far too pretty to be just sitting on a shelf, but what to make with it?!
Last week, I decided that for this week’s Crafty Friday tutorial, I would finally get around to using it – so I did – I made this lovely heart shaped oven mitt and I have to say, I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
You could make two, so you have a pair of mitts or just make the one (as I did). This tutorial will explain how to make just one mitt – if you’re making two, make sure to cut double to quantities shown below.
These would make lovely gifts for Christmas, House-warmings or even birthdays. The print on this material is super-cute and it adds a bit of that sought after country-style to any kitchen.
This week’s Crafty Friday tutorial is extra special as it’s also Laura’s birthday (yay! 🍰) birthdays – as well as Christmas – are the perfect excuse for making some fabulous handmade gifts.
You’ll find a number of handmade gift ideas in our Crafty Friday posts; including this one!
This week we wanted to show you how to make these beautiful Crochet Bow Hairclips. They are so easy to make – a perfect project for any crochet beginner – and they look super sweet! You make them using any left-over yarn, so the cost really is minimal.
Summer seems to have finally arrived this week, which has been wonderful. Children leaving school for the summer holidays, plane tickets to exotic foreign destinations being snapped up quicker than you can say “Let’s Sew!” and a lovely helping of warm sunshine. What’s not to love?
Well if this week’s weather has got you thinking of jetting off or booking a weekend away, then make sure you make one of these Exposed Zipper Cosmetic Bags using this handy tutorial, to take with you wherever you go!
Oh how we love Friday! :-)
Phew! Another busy week for us all at Karen Delahunty Sewing & Knitting Centre, lots of alteration fittings, sewing machine demonstrations going on as well as the usual hustle and bustle of the shop. Here we are again though, ready to share another lovely tutorial with you.
It’s finally Friday (hooray!) :D
What a week it has been! Our summer sale launched earlier in the week and we’ve been super busy ever since, so it’s nice to have finally found some time to sit with a cup of tea and share this simple and fun tutorial with you all.
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