Saturday, 13 November 2021
Saturday, 6 November 2021
This one is definitely the best made one yet....isn't my little niece, Jessica, lucky to get one that is sort of half decently made, lol. I'd like to think that I improved with this being my 3rd backpack I've made. This will be a Christmas present for little Miss this year. Of course. she'll have it filled with lots of Harry Potter swag...she won't just be getting her old Aunties handmade rubbish, teehee.
I will have a shopping list for all the products I used, down below to include the fixings etc. As for the fabric, I bought this off a specific seller who happened to be selling off her stash. So, you'll just have to do a quick search on Ebay for that. This one was using slightly different Harry Potter fabric but it was still from a fat quarter bundle that I found on Ebay. So just do a wee search around Ebay for Harry Potter fat quarters and I'm sure you will find them. Alternatively, I did recently find some Harry Potter Fat Quarter Bundles at The Works, so you can have a try there too. See below for shopping list details.
Toodles Noodles....Lee aka Crafty Loops xx
Items used and where to buy them:-
Sunday, 31 October 2021
I made these cake pops and will be making the finishing touches to his birthday cake very soon. If the cake looks half decent, I will share a photo of it too. But for now, here are my cake pops. These are my own recipe that I have developed and they taste incredible.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
I love the fabrics, they are so cute with the cats from Aristocats and the dogs from Lady and the Tramp. Again, the webbing is from Ebay. I prefer the cotton webbing as it's softer and very easy to sew through
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Whatabout ye folks, it's Lee here. I'm back with a real quick make and it is so super easy to make. I followed a tutorial from Debbie Shore on YouTube and I modified it to work with what I had. It was so super quick and easy to make and I highly recommend Debbie's tutorials. I made this for my wee sister, although I have a feeling that her wee daughter might be claiming this one. My sister has put in a request for another one for her, lol....so the next one will probably be Disney themed.
webbing straps on Ebay and can be purchased here
toggle clasp on Ebay, if you want to buy your own. When I make the next one, I'll sew the toggle into the backpack flap, so the black part of the toggle is not on the outside of the fabric....but this was my first attempt....we live, we learn.
Metal sliding bars along with the 1 inch Metal D rings also
And that's it from me folks. I'm sure I'll be back soon with something else to share.
Toodles Noodles.....Lee aka Crafty Loops xx
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Tuesday, 14 September 2021
So, here I am with my 3rd quilt.....I think it's my third, lol. It's another Donna Jordan, from Jordan Fabrics pattern. Here instructions and YouTube videos really are amazing. They make a new sewer like me feel confident enough to make a quilt like this. Although, maybe this is easy for most people....but as I said, I'm still pretty new to all this sewing business.
This quilt is for my almost 21 year old wee bro who is studying for his Masters in AeroSpace Engineering at Queen's University in Belfast.....the kid is a bloody genius, I tell ya! Did I say he got his pilots license when he was only 19 years old!? He was the youngest person to get his license in the shortest amount of time. To say I am incredibly proud of him, is an understatement. He's so incredibly smart but is such a kind and humble person.....unlike his big sister, when it comes to bragging about him, teehee. But I'm his big sister...I'm allowed to brag about him. And when I say I'm his big sister....did I say there is 21 years between us? So, probably more of an OLD big sister, teehee. He's my "wee Minkete" (my pet name for him, lol)....even if he towers over his old, big sister and can fly a plane.
So, as this was for my brother, I decided to go with a dark background with really bright pops of contrasting, colourful fabrics. The fabric is cotton marbled blenders from Fiddlesticks Fabrics on Ebay. They are based in Ballymena, here in Northern Ireland and also have a website HERE. I'm not being paid or affiliated with Fiddlesticks, I just love their fabric and they got my order to me in super quick time. I thought the star type design of this quilt would be perfect for my little star gazer. So, here it is.
That's it from me folks. I think my next project might be a bit more crafty related, than sewing. But who knows with me.....as someone who changes her mind a hundred times a day, just to keep things interesting, goodness knows what I'll be making next.
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