Sunday, November 20, 2011

International Mini's swap 2011

Good morning everyone,

I wanted to let you all know about a great miniatures swap going on right now.  Caterina organized this last year and it was a great success.  You do need to have a blog to participate in this but otherwise the rules are pretty simple.  Just create something christmas themed for your partner to enjoy!  It can be anything you would like to make.  I recieved a pretty fantastic package last year and had a ball making my own gifts.  I cant wait to see what gets created this year.  Caterina will post pictrues of all the goodies at the end so we can all see what was made and get inspired for our own creations.  Pop over to her blog here for all the details and to sign up.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Easy Peasy Miniature Scarfs

Good morning everyone,  I woke up this morning to a sky that was threatening to douse me in my first flakes of snow.  I have seen a couple of wee flurries but so far nothing too heavy.  I've known its coming of course, but I have hoped for a delay in the inevitable.  Well, one good thing about the snow is that it makes for the perfect time to stay inside were it is warm and cosy and craft!  I don't know about all of you but I have bits of scraps of fabric all over.  Sometimes the pieces are so small I am not really sure why I have saved them at all!  One day I was hemming and hawing about throwing them out all together when I had a great idea to use these bits to make mini scarfs.  These are great for draping over a chair or bed, or for hanging on a wee hook at the front door. 

Simple cut a length that suits you, tie off the ends with a little piece of string or embroidery floss in a matching colour, then fray the ends.  Viola!  A mini scarf ready to hang. These scarfs are more wintery but I have made them with light, floral summery fabrics too.  So many scraps of fabric, so many possibilities.  Have fun!

 Happy Crafting everyone,