Thursday 9 June 2022

I've been crafting away

I didn't realise that when I recently pulled out my fabric stash it would lead to a sudden influx of ideas for craft projects that I wanted to make! Over the last couple of weeks I've been crafting away like mad, and I wanted to share some of the things that I've been working on.

I've already shared my beach hut bunting for the garden and my zipped pouches. I have some zippers left and I'm planning to make some more pouches which I can use as project bags for my crafts in progress.

Beach hut bunting for the garden

Once I had the sewing machine out I was inspired to try some new things. I started with a small fabric storage bin using this tutorial - DIY Storage Bin. I was really pleased with how well it turned out, especially because it taught me how to box the corners of a bag, a technique which I'm intending to use when I make some smaller zipped pouches.

Small fabric storage bin craft

Then I was looking for a project to use up some of the larger pieces of fabric in my stash, and I decided to make some fabric laundry bags. I usually take old plastic bags to store dirty washing while we are on holiday but I thought that fabric ones would look tidier in a hotel room, be more durable, and are also washable. I used some strong ribbon from my stash for the drawstring. 

The dark pink fabric is some vintage Laura Ashley fabric which I was given a few years ago when my mother-in-law was having a clear out. The bags are a little mis-matched and they are very rough and ready, but I'm glad to be able to put the fabric to a good use! I may also make some smaller sized drawstring bags to hold shoes or smaller items in the suitcase.

Drawstring fabric laundry bags

Then I moved on to my felt drawer. I started by using up some of the scraps to make some simple felt heart bunting, then I started thinking ahead to some Christmas crafting. These crafts will be shared in full on my blog later in the year, but in the meantime here's a sneak peek! I used a cross stitch snowflake pattern that I've been working on to make some felt wreath style designs which I will turn into Christmas bunting.

Felt and cross stitch Christmas ornaments

I've also made some sweet little felt Christmas tree ornaments which are decorated with gold ric rac and buttons. The design of the trees was inspired by this craft - DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments - but instead of ornaments I'm planning to use them for bunting. I'm working on some baubles in a contrasting colour which will all be hung together on ribbon.

Felt Christmas tree craft

I'm still bursting with ideas, and I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by how much I want to get done! It's a really nice feeling to have :) Although I must admit that I don't feel as though I'm making much progress working through my various stashes, there is still plenty left to work with!


  1. They are lovely! I especially like the laundry bags and the Christmas trees xx

  2. You have been busy and have created some fantastic things. Those laundry bags are brilliant and would be so useful here and the start of the Christmas bunting looks so pretty. x


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