Indigo Ink Tie Dye and Book Binding

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share photos from another workshop that I attended back in May, it was an Indigo ink Tie Dye and book binding workshop held at the Granton Hub in Edinburgh.

It was a fabulous workshop where you learned to Tie Dye fabric with Indigo ink then use your fabric to make a book… the tutors were fabulous Elizabeth and Cassandra .. they can be found here and here if you are looking to do something like this in the future

Here are my photographs from the day…

Thanks for popping round

Sarah x

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2016 a crafty year in review

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year and hope 2017 is just the best year ever..

I pulled together a video showing almost everything I made during 2016, I hope you enjoy it and I shall see you all next Year!

Thanks for watching and being part of my crafty adventures

Sarah xx

Easter Nest Box

Hi everyone… hope your weekend is going well.

Today I have an Easter Nest Project to share with you that I created for Wild Orchid Crafts  as part of their Youtube Design Team.

My daughter was throwing out an old mug box, and I managed to get it up to my shed before it hit the bucket! … this is what the box looked like before I altered and decorated it

I peeled off the cellophane skin

Gave the whole box a coat of Gesso inside and out

Then I took some Linen Acyrlic paint by Docrafts Artist and painted the whole box with 2 coats

I then picked some patterned paper .. I chose My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection

and I covered the lid and base

I had bought some Jungle Moss and Reindeer Moss last week and it was just perfect to make a nest for the top of the box

I used Glossy accents to adhere it to the lid of the box

next I took some englaise lace from wild orchid crafts and fixed a band around the lid and base and decorated the top with flowers and pearls and the bottom with buttons

The flowers were scrunched up into little balls to give them a crinkled effect then I stuck 2 together before adhering them onto the lace and topping with a pearl

I then made a label for the front of the box using the “b” side of the patterned paper, some victorian edge scissors, some skeleton leaved, a button and a flower.. oh and some old sticky letters from Karen Foster Designs

Next up was the egg shell for the centre for the moss nest…  I used 3 colours of paint for the egg

I love the colour the egg turned out.. all creamy yellowey and greeney

All that was left to do now was to pop the chicks in and take some more photographs of the finished Easter Nest Box

I had a lot of fun making this project… a full supplies list is listed below.. thanks for popping in 🙂 and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies List:-

  • 1 x Old Mug Box (rescued from the bucket)
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Jungle Moss
  • Reindeer Moss
  • Easter Chicks from the Pound shop
  • Distress Ink : Iced Spruce
  • Scor tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Acrylic Paint in : Linen, Lemonade and Citron green
  • Half and Egg Shell from local haberdashery
  • Karen Foster Designs Alpha Stickers

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :

  • LL-00003 100 Natural Skeleton Leaves
  • BM-00041 2.2cm Foundation White Blooms
  • SP-00008 60 White, Ivory & Ta  Self Adhesive Pearls – 5mm
  • BO-00014 Mixed Brown/Natural Buttons – 30g (1oz US) In stock now
  • LA-00042 1 Metre Ivory Insertion Aglaise Lace