Festive Wiltshire Dress

This Festive Wiltshire Dress is the last of the series of projects by the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees.  Gill Nicholls has made this gorgeous dress using one of my exclusive Wiltshire fabrics. I love this dress.  It can be worn at the festive drinks parties or for the rest of the year for any special occasion.  Gill has certainly got her Christmas drinks party outfit sorted for this year.  It has spurred me on to get sewing for my Christmas outfit.  Thank you to the lovely Pauline from the studio for modelling it here.   I asked Gill a few …

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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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I’m Dreaming of a Liberty Christmas

I really am dreaming of a Liberty Christmas this year.  I absolutely love the festive season and can’t wait to cover my home in Liberty fabrics through one craft project or another.  I’ve got several Liberty Christmas craft projects lined up to share with you over the next few weeks.  I thought I would start with the Liberty Christmas baubles project so you can start with decorating your tree. I’ve made versions of these baubles before, but they are so popular that I’ve made fresh ones this year.  I’ve gone even bigger this year and I’ve also filmed a video …

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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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We LOVE the Liberty Christmas Shop!

We all absolutely LOVE the Liberty Christmas Shop at Alice Caroline – it’s a haven of Christmas inspiration at this wonderfully festive time of the year.  So, I thought I would share a few of the Liberty shop Christmas scenes with you – if this doesn’t get you in the festive spirit then nothing will! It’s a tradition in my house to buy a Liberty bauble or decoration every year – this year I just couldn’t resist buying beautiful clear glass baubles with a little sparkle.  For the children, a ballerina fairy and of course a nutcracker soldier.  The choice …

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Rainbow Liberty Hankies

I always struggle to find original presents for the men in my life so I decided that this year, I would make sets of rainbow Liberty hankies for them.  This is a really easy project to whip up just before the festive season and is great for using up left over fabric from other projects. I used up lots of Liberty pieces of fabric from other projects and then used a few extra fabrics from the studio to complete the colours in the rainbow.  I’ve made these hankies for the men so have tried to use prints I thought they …

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Alice Caroline Advent – Liberty Christmas Baubles

I’m launching the Alice Caroline Advent today with this lovely Liberty Christmas Baubles project.  Visit my Liberty advent section every day to find brilliant gift ideas and Christmas crafting projects.  I want to share my love of Liberty with you this festive season. December 1st:  Liberty Christmas Baubles I have shared these wonderful Liberty Christmas baubles with you before, but know that you go slightly crazy for them each year so I thought I would remind you of this really cute and easy Christmas crafting project.  They are such fun and really easy to make so it’s a project for anyone.  Take yourself away from any stresses of Christmas preparation …

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Perfect Christmas Present

So, today I have a whole load of perfect Christmas present for you.  My Alice Caroline range of accessories gives a whole load of ideas of things to buy loved ones this Christmas. The Wiltshire Liberty range you can see above is really beautiful and is a very classic Liberty print.  Many of you Liberty lovers will recognise this as a well-known Liberty fabric which makes it a perfect choice this Christmas. I have lots of contemporary patterns in the collection too – you can see the full colours and patterns below. I have been perfecting this range over the …

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A Liberty Christmas

Sorry to mention the ‘C’ word everyone but I wanted to give you some ideas for a Liberty Christmas!  I know, I know, it’s only October but I do like to plan ahead especially when it comes to making lovely Liberty Christmas things! Planning for Christmas is my favourite time of the year and so I thought I would share some of my designs with you. So here they are – my Liberty Christmas range of things to make for the home.  Some of these are from last year but there are some brand new Christmassy things to make including a …

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