Liberty Easter Eggs Project

Laura in the studio has been busy making these super beautiful Liberty Easter Eggs She has made them using muted pretty pastel colours all in gorgeous Liberty florals.  They make perfect little Easter gifts filled with yummy chocolate eggs.  This is a really easy and quick project to make.  She’s also made a pretty Easter basket and box.  See below for the tutorial of how to make them. Liberty Easter Eggs You will need: Cardboard eggs from a craft shop.  We bought a pack of two of approximately 15cm x 9cm and 12cm x 8cm.  You can either use solid …

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Liberty Christmas Cards – How To

I’ve made some pretty Liberty Christmas cards this week which are so simple and yet super pretty.  Once you have your supplies, each card takes minutes to make. You will need: Liberty Christmas fabric which you can buy here.  I suggest buying fat quarters of each of your favourite fabrics.  (Each regular Liberty FQ will make around 12 cards). Ready made cards and envelopes (I have used 135mm finished card size but you can choose your favourite size) Glue (I’ve used Coccoina which you can buy here) Christmas stamps and ink pad which you can buy in most crafting shops. …

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DIY “Mercury” Glass How To

I love the look of “mercury” glass, all shiny but pretty and vintage at the same time. I thought some mercury glass tealight holders would be nice on our Christmas table, so I went to buy some but found they a can be quite expensive, especially by the time you’ve bought a few! So I figured I’d have a go at making some myself……. You Will Need: Glass beakers, dishes or pots, (I got mine from charity shops (thrift stores)), looking glass (mirror) spray (not Chrome, it’s not shiny enough), an empty spray bottle, vinegar, water and kitchen paper towels. …

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Christmas Holidays Wreath How To

Every year before Christmas I get together with a group of friends at our local village hall and we make wreaths for our front doors. We make a brew of delicious hot apple & cinnamon (heat apple juice in a saucepan with 2-3 cinnamon tea bags, serve in mugs), put the Christmas tunes on and get crafting!   You will need:  A mixture of non-deciduous greenery (I used bay and Leylandii. Holly, laurel, fir and conifer also work well). Secateurs or strong scissors. Florist’s wire and wire cutters. Wire ring (30cm diameter). Optional: dried oranges & cinnamon sticks, red berries (real or fake). …

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Lovely Liberty Easter Eggs

  My Lovely Liberty Easter Eggs – I just had to have a go at making these fab Easter eggs this year – after the success of my Christmas baubles, I thought Liberty would look just as great on an Easter tree.  Inspired by Mary Berry and her program about Easter food and decorations, (there was a lovely Easter tree on the Easter feast table – but it would have looked even better in Liberty fabric!) I thought it was about time I had a go. Admittedly, there’s not that much time before Easter day – um it’s tomorrow but …

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Pretty Easter Tea Towel

I felt inspired to make a Spring-coloured pretty tea towel for Easter. I kept it super easy, so this is a project you can sew in an evening! All measurements are in inches. You will need a white tea towel (or a I made one from a piece of white linen 20in x 25in. To hem the edges: fold 1/4in over along one side, press, fold another 1/4in over, press and stitch through all layers, repeat at three remaining sides. Wide strip of Liberty fabric: 6.5in wide, x 21in long (or whatever the width of your tea towel is). I used Emma …

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Liberty Kitty Tutorial

Liberty Kitty Tutorial

Meet Betsy, an adorable kitty who will warm your heart with her Liberty fabric loveliness.  I have a Liberty Kitty Tutorial for you today – a really fun project. She wants to brighten up your day, sitting calmly in your sewing room, on your sofa, or nestling up to your favourite books on a high shelf. She’ll make herself at home anywhere. Betsy can be adapted to use any fabrics that you’d love to pair together, whether vintage or newly-acquired. She would make a gorgeous gift for any furball-loving friend. I sewed most of her with a sewing machine, as …

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Festive Reindeer – Liberty Decoupage

Seeing as you went a bit crazy for my Liberty baubles, I thought I’d show you a little more Liberty decoupage with this fab Festive Reindeer I made over the weekend. It’s a crafting project that you can easily do over a couple of days or even in an evening with some friends over a glass of something nice and fizzy! (well it is the season) It’s a really simple crafting project and one that anyone can do.  You just need to make sure that you have your reindeer head and festive fabrics to get started. I have made my …

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Liberty Christmas Baubles – Deck the Balls with Liberty fa la la la la

Deck the balls this Christmas – I so love Christmas and wanted to share this really cute and quite frankly, dead easy crafting project with you.  No sewing on my blog today – simply cutting and sticking of lovely Liberty to make these super cute Liberty Christmas baubles. This is a really stunning way to use up any spare Liberty scraps of fabric and any baubles that don’t match your colour scheme anymore.  It simply uses plastic baubles in  a variety of sizes, scraps of Liberty fabric and PVA glue – it’s a really easy but fun crafting project that …

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Half Term Haberdashery – Lovely Liberty Project

One of my Liberty projects is featured on the Liberty of London website today in time for the Half Term holidays.  It’s a customised girl’s jumper – the perfect rainy day project to make this half term and wear all winter. I thought this would be a fun and quick project to make and it’s always good to see the delight on someone’s face when a homemade gift is received.  It would also be fun to make alongside a daughter or grandchild as it’s a fairly simple project.  It’s a great up cycling project so you can take any jumper …

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