Thursday, 11 April 2019

News About My Tutorial Archive

I've decided to retire a few of my old blog tutorials - or, rather, to put them out to work to help pay my bills!

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/p/crafty-tutorials.html

Most of my archive of free crafty tutorials will remain as it is, but the following projects will soon be vanishing from my blog and reappearing as printable PDF patterns in my shop.

Three floral designs:

The felt flower headband, and the accompanying flower embroidery pattern. UPDATE: click here to view my Romantic Flowers pattern in my shop.

The felt dahlia brooches, and the festive variation: felt poinsettia brooches. UPDATE: these flowers are now available as part of a bargain bundle of 3 flower tutorials.

And the large felt flower brooches. UPDATE: click here to view my fabulous felt flowers pattern in my shop.

Plus three Christmas designs: 

The felt snow globe ornaments, and the accompanying snow globe embroidery pattern and ornament tutorial. UPDATE: click here to view my snow globes pattern in my shop. 

The felt angel ornaments, and the accompanying angel embroidery pattern and angel card tutorial. UPDATE: click here to view my angels pattern in my shop.

And the embroidered mistletoe ornament.

All of these projects will be removed from my blog on or after May 1st, so if you'd like to make them for free please get any instructions and templates/patterns printed out or saved before then!

The PDF versions will be in my shops from May. All the free tutorials here on my blog are intended for non-commercial use only, but you are very welcome to sell any items made using patterns purchased from my shop as long as you make the items yourself and credit me as the designer.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Felt Barn Owl Brooch Tutorial

The next free project for my pattern newsletter subscribers is gonna be...

http://eepurl.com/dvfYO1

... a little felt barn owl!

I made this fella a couple of years ago as part of my (rapidly abandoned) 100 Day Project. I thought it was high time I turned him into a pattern and I'm really looking forward to sharing it with you guys.

I'm still running a bit behind with my "monthly" patterns but I'll hopefully catch up soon. The emails might land in your inbox at slightly unexpected times but you'll still get a free project for each month this year.

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Click here to visit my tutorial archive for lots more free patterns and project ideas.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

A Year of Wreaths: April Felt Flowers Wreath Tutorial

UPDATE: this floral wreath tutorial is now available as a printable PDF pattern over on my Patreon.

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This month’s wreath is all about bright and zingy spring colours! The layered felt flowers and embroidered green leaves really pop against a wreath base wrapped in neutral linen-blend fabric.

make a wreath decorated with felt flowers and leaves


You could easily adapt this design by adding more flowers and leaves, or by using different shades of wool blend felt to change the mood of the wreath. 

The individual felt flowers would also make great brooches or hairclips.


add the felt flowers to the wreath


   

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