Sunday, 29 March 2015

Box Crafts cardboard house


I have been busy with cardboard and my duct tape recently. I used an old folding box and decorated it into a design of a house. I then added duct tape furniture inside which is now used my little sister for her toy miniature dog.


Photos of the inside of the house, which includes sofa and TV and an upstairs room.


I hope you like my designs.


CRAFTY GIRL



Sunday, 22 March 2015

Decorated Sugar Cookies Recipe


I have been busy making some yummy sugar cookies and decorated them in my own designs.  Here is my recipe for these delicious cookies.

Recipe: 

  • 90 grams of butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • 200g plain flour
  • 150g icing sugar
  • Food colouring


Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C
Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar and then add the egg and vanilla essence
Step 3: In a separate bowl add the baking powder, flour and salt.
Step 4: Add your mixed dry ingredients into the butter mix and mix until forming a dough.
Step 5: Make the dough into a ball and cover and leave in the fridge for about an hour.
Step 6: Remove from fridge and place dough out onto floured table and roll out until about half a centimetre.
Step 7: Cut out your shapes with the cookie cutters and place onto a baking tray.
Step 8: Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until slightly golden.
Step 9: Remove from oven and place onto a cooling rack.
Step 10: Make the icing sugar following the instructions on the packet. Add the Food colouring to some to make different coloured icing. Then decorate your cookies.






CRAFTY GIRL




Sunday, 15 March 2015

Folded Book Art


folded book art

I recently did my first Folded Book Art. I did this at one of my Home Education Art Classes that I attend fortnightly. We used small simple books with plain pages that we designed first before folding. When you use real books and add more folding detail these can look amazing. This might be another project I do in the future using real books.


CRAFTY GIRL




Friday, 6 March 2015

Bed Tidy Tutorial



I decided to make Bed Tidy to go on the side of my bed so that I can place things in like my reading book. I am in a top bed of a bunk bed so can't easily place something on the floor so having something next to me to store things would make things much easier for me.

I recently bought some new bedding for my bed and had a small matching throw for the bottom of the bed which I decided to use to make the tidy so that everything matched.  I only needed part of the rectangle fabric and luckily all the edges were already sewn neatly apart from the end that I cut.


My Easy Tutorial:

Step 1: Cut out a piece of rectangular fabric measuring it against the side of the bed to get the required size. If it needs the hems sewn then do this first. I only had to hem one side where I cut the fabric.
Step 2: Fold the fabric over making the pocket shape you require and pin the edges together where you require stitching. I made sure that the top  flap would be long enough to clip over the wooden rail on the bed.
Step 3: I stitched down the right side and left side of the large pocket securing the 2 pieces so making a large pocket.
Step 4: I then used some sew on fasteners and placed them onto the fabric in the top corners and just above the pocket so that I could secure this bed tidy to the wooden rail.
Step 5: Place the finished item onto the bed and use for any items you want handy like a book or some tissues.

Here is a different angle photo of where the bed tidy has been placed.



I hope you like my sewing project.



CRAFTY GIRL