Monday, 26 December 2011

Felt Gingerbread Men

Here is a gingerbread man I made out of felt. These are really easy to make. I cut out two shapes of gingerbread men in orange felt. I used different coloured felt to make the eyes.mouth,nose and buttons. I also used some of mums white ric rac.  I then sewed them together with blanket stitch.I stuffed it with wadding. My little sister also made one similar to mine, she glued her parts on but she did get mum to help her with the blanket stitching. The photo below shows both our gingerbread men.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 19 December 2011

Handmade Cards

These are some cards that I made recently. I used coloured paper for the cards. To make the snowmen I used cotton wool balls. I used different coloured card to make the nose, eyes and buttons.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 12 December 2011

Small Pillow

The photograph above shows a small pillow I made for my best friend.

I made this with 2 rectangle shapes of red fleece. I decorated one of the pieces with hand stitches. I then put both pieces of fleece together and blanket stitched all the way around leaving a small space. I filled this pillow with some wadding and then closed up the gap with some more sewing.  I think my friend really liked her gift.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 5 December 2011

Pocket Warmers

The photograph above is of a pocket warmer I actually made. I made this from pink fleece. I cut out 2 heart shaped pieces and then hand sewed them together, leaving a small gap. I filled this with rice and then closed the gap.

These are put into the microwave just before leaving the house. It is best to make 2 of these, I put these in my coat pockets in the morning. When I am on my way to school on a cold morning I can warm my hands up in my pockets. These are really so easy to make.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 28 November 2011

Snowman Toy

This is a photograph of a snowman I made.

I made this snowman with fabric and fabric pens. Me and my friend made some and we made different hats and scarfes to put on them. We did all the work including the sewing by ourselves. My little sister also joined in and made a snowman picture with the fabric. 


Monday, 21 November 2011

Desk Tidy

I made the desk tidies shown above as a gift for my teacher. These were really fun to make. I used old bisto gravy tubs to make these. I used sticky backed plastic to cover them and then added some lovely gold sticky tape around the top and bottom.

The photograph below shows a tub before it is decorated.

You can use any container you wish, it doesn't have to be a gravy tub. My mum has used old tin cans from vegetables or baby milk. Why don't you try to upcycle something today.

Crafty Girl

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Queen Elizabeth 1st Drawing

At school we have been studying the Tudor Times in our History lessons. We all had to do draw a picture of Queen Elizabeth 1st.

The photograph above is the drawing that I did at school, I now have it at my home.

Crafty Girl

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Felt Donut

The photograph shows a donut I made out of felt.

This was very easy to make, I used a cd to draw around to make the circle shape.  I made this by sewing by hand. I made sprinkle designs by hand stitches which also helped keep the pink incing to stay in place.

You only need 3 circle pieces of felt or fabric to make this and some kind of stuffing. Two circles the same size for the top and bottom of the donut. and a circle for the icing. You cut the icing into a nice shape. I used a cd to get the shape for the circle and the centre of the circle to cut out. I used some of my mum's wadding to fill the donut.

These are also great to make and give as pin cushions for gifts for your family.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 31 October 2011

Plastic Bead Bowl

The photograph above shows a bead bowl that I made with the help of my mum. I used the craft plastic beads and stuck them all inside an oven bowl using cooking oil and put it into the oven so the beads would melt into a bowl shape.

I also love using plastic beads to make keyrings and coasters. I use an iron to make them, I will try to show some photographs of some of the things I have made in another post.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 24 October 2011

School Banner

The photograph above shows a school banner that I made for School Sports Day. I made this from 8 sheets of A4 coloured card at home. Mine was the largest made by one person. Emerald is the school team I am in. There are 4 teams in my school, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond.

Here is a photograph of me holding my banner.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 17 October 2011

Tudor House Model

I made this house with two of my friends at school. It is supposed to be a house in the Tudor times. It is made with one cardboard box, card and black paint. It took about 3 hours to make this.

Below is anothe photograph of the same house.

Crafty Girl

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Girls Aprons

The photograph above shows some aprons that I made for my friends. I made these a few years ago when I first started sewing.

I have made lots of aprons and have even made an apron for myself. They are really easy to make. You can find lots of tutorials on the internet showing you how to make them.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 26 September 2011

Pan Flute Tutorial

The photograph above is a pan flute that I made. I copied the instructions from one of the craft books that I have. It is really easy to do.

You need to have a few plastic straws. Then cut them to different lengths. Then you lie them out like in the photograph and tape them together in a few places. You now have your own instrument to play.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 19 September 2011

Owl Softie

The photograph above shows the owl softie that I made. My mum posted the tutorial online on her blog and did say that it was me that made it. Thanks mum.

The photo below show you what you need to make this owl. You need 2 pieces of the large owl body.

The photograph below is of me sewing the owl using blanket stitch.

We made these owls using old jumpers that we felted in the washing machine, how great! Here is the link to my mum's owl softie tutorial:

Crafty Girl

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Bookmark Design

The photograph above is of the first bookmark that I sewed. I used a blanket stitch around the edges, and different stitches for the design. I also used fabric paints to make a nice design.

I made this 3 years ago and I still have it now. I like making felt bookmarks they are a really easy and nice present to give to your friends.

Crafty Girl

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Teddy Bear Felt Craft

The photograph above shows a teddy that I sewed together from a ready made sewing pack for children. I used blanket stitch around the edges. I added my own touches to the teddy. 
My little sister enjoyed playing with the finished stuffed toy I made.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 15 August 2011

Decorated Cookies

The photograph above shows some cookies that I decorated. I made these again at the kids club that I went to during the summer holidays.

These not only looked nice but they were so tasty too! My little sister and big brother enjoyed helping me to eat these.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 8 August 2011

Bangle design

The photograph above shows a bangle that I made. This was a plain plastic bangle and I used coloured paints to make it look really pretty. This was really easy to do and I enjoyed making it.

I made this at one of the kids clubs I went to during the summer school holidays. Each day they did different kinds of crafts which I really enjoyed.

Crafty Girl

Monday, 1 August 2011


Hi, and welcome to my blog which will hopefully be all about my crafts. This blog is managed by my mother because of my age but all the posts shown will be things that I have written or designed myself. I am 9 years old and I love anything to do with art, I love attending weekly art classes and have learnt a lot of new things that I wouldn't normally learn. I love sewing either with the sewing machine or embroidery. This blog is mainly to share with you all my creations or any art related topics. I hope you enjoy reading.

Crafty Girl