Wednesday, 2 July 2014

dream catcher DIY...


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we used to make these a lot when the boys were small, mostly from found twigs and things like pine cones but I fancied making an updated version with neon feathers and string so I've done a little how to...it's an easy project that can be made by children, maybe with a little help with the tying bits.

you will need pic 1
a hoop (I used part of an embroidery hoop)
yarn in various colours
string
feathers
scissors
double sided tape or glue

take your hoop and apply some double sided tape where you want to add the yarn. start wrapping the yarn around the hoop, tie off to finish and tuck the end in pic 2/3... continue adding the different colours in sections all the way around the hoop, you can leave open spaces like i did if you wish to or fill the whole hoop with colour.
using the string begin to wrap around the hoop to fill in the centre pic 4 keep going until you are happy with the way it looks.
tie a loop at the top to hang it with pic 5
add the feathers by attaching them to the string and then tying the string to the base of the hoop pic 6/7

you can make the hoop from twigs if you can bend them into a circle, you could make tiny ones from things like curtain rings or bangles. if you don't have any feathers you could make some from coloured paper, or you could use pom poms
have fun!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

pops of colour








hello...just stopping by for a quick colour catch up. Our days have been busy but we managed a little break in May and spent some lovely if very wet days by the sea. I had a few days free of work so I got busy with the fabric stash and had a grand time sewing. Sometimes it is just lovely to dive into a pile of colourful patterns and lose yourself for a while. I'm hoping to get back here more often now and have plans for some more tutorials and a new look blog.
Have a lovely week x x

Monday, 14 April 2014

owning up....

you can find me sat here most days

or in here x

I have a confession...about this blog,
time has run away with me these past few months...things pop up, life gets tricky, then it gets busy...throw in a bit of fretting and family stuff and suddenly you realise you haven't posted on your blog for ages...where do you start??? so I'm just stopping by to say I'm still here but just taking a little break from teawagontales while I work on something very exciting...my first book! I am hard at work with it so there will be no shop updates for while, but I'm hoping you will still be here when I share this project and my new makes with you again x x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

it's a post, well almost...








 this week I have been dusting down the shelves and doing a bit of spring cleaning...my definition of this is to tickle everything with my pink feather duster and scatter a few bunnies or easter type creatures here and there. The first sign of spring for me is the change in the light..oh ok who am I kidding it's those cute little chenille chicks that pop up everywhere in the shops :)
Have a lovely week x x
Jane



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

half term tricks



last weeks half term was a busy one with trips to visit family, ten pin bowling and cinema outings, sleep overs and dodging all the rain but I did find a little bit of time for myself :)


like...making thank you origami thingys for lovely friends :)


and finally finishing this blanket...it's a big one, the edges are finished in neon yellow :)


and framing some cards :) 




sewing up some new pillows for the shop





and finishing up some new patchwork...these are for friends but I am getting on with some which will be for sale very soon :) 
hope you are having a good week x x