Features

Latest Posts

Craft Finds »

These mini toolboxes, made from altoid tins are adorable and would make fantastic father's day gifts.

Check out the how-to from Alpha Mom.

Here's our pick of some of the best projects from last week on CO+K:

Make some dinosaur hama bead coasters, sew a felt rose ring, knit food fridge magents, dye a coffee filter flower, cook a super creamy flan and mountain dew cake, sew your own panties, make your own dough for a DIY pizza, sew a cupcake coin purse, melt a pony bead flower ring, keep your purse tidy with a bag organizer, and sew a burlesque bustle skirt.

If there's a prize for ultimate dessert mash up, then this cookie cake pie would certainly take the cake!

Check out the recipe from Cake Spy.

Megan Nicolay's new book, Generation T: Beyond Fashion takes t-shirt reconstruction in to the world of accessories, fashion, gifts and homeware.

The follow up to the popular Generation T, this book is filled with 120 projects for you to try at home. Including tutorials for all the techniques you'll need, learn the art of tying, knotting, braiding, embellishing and appliques. Restyle a tee and spice up your wardrobe with a Pinup Girl Halter, Knotted Caplet, Bubble Skirt or Twisted Shrug. Accessorize with Macrame Belts, Braided Headbands and a Hooded Scarf. Decorate your home with Knotted Pillows, a Laptop Sleeve, Drinking Coasters or a Royal Flush Toilet Lid Cover.

There are also projects for making maternity wear, male and female fashion, pet toys, sportswear, and baby accessories. The book even includes a range of blank figures, so that you can design your own projects. It's time to raid your wardrobe for unwanted tees and get crafty, because there are endless options for giving them new life. Y

ou can pick up a copy of the book from Workman or the Generation T website. Check out a sample project from this book, Grocery Tote.

Craft Finds »

These felt monsters are so adorable that we wouldn't mind them hiding under our bed.

Check out the how-to from Nina.

These would make awesome party favors filled with personalized fortunes.

Check out the recipe from Inch Mark.

In the latest episode of ThreadBanger you can learn how to make a wedding dress for $10.

Missed out on bagging a ticket to Glastonbury this year? Or, simply didn't want to fork our on the ticket price? Never fear, here's a crafty, credit-crunch friendly, guide to getting the most out of your sofa experience.

1. Turn your favorite bands in to booze. 

Ever wondered what a sip of The Prodigy or Blur would taste like? Get creative and mix up cocktails and shots to taste like your favorite bands. How about a can of Special Brew as a mixer for The Specials cocktail or mixing spirits with Irn Bru for the taste of Glasvegas? We came up with a drink so sugary sweet and poppy, it had to be named the Girls Aloud cocktail.

2. Get the outdoors feel.  

Dim the lights, close the curtains and crack open a can of baked beans. Grab a hammer and candle and knock yourself up some nifty lanterns for the ultimate camp sight look. You can eat your baked beans in the warming glow.

3. Dress up, or down with festival fashion.

Just because you're not there, doesn't mean you can't dress for the occasion and even better, you don't have to worry about photos appearing on Facebook the next day. No sewing required, simply grab some tulle and elastic to make your own tutu or bend a wire coat hanger in to fairy wings. Don't forget your face paints, glitter and glow sticks too!

 

4. Don't be afraid to get muddy.

The mud baths may be the worst part of the festival but they can do wonders for your skin. Raid your kitchen, fire up the blender and make yourself a scrumptious face mask to refresh your skin. Apply, watch some bands and then rinse off in between sets.

5. Festival food that's sweet and cheap.

Skip the queues, grease and extortionate prices, by making your own sugar-tastic festival food. Burger cookies taste so much better than the real thing, smores are the ultimate campsite snack, and if you don't have the sunshine, you can always pretend with ice cream cone cupcakes.

Ice cream jello has to be the most awesome summer treat!

Check out the recipe from justJenn recipes.

Where: Earl's Court, London SW5 When: 18th & 19th July, 10am-8pm

London Rollergirls are hosting Europe’s first competitive tournament in Earl’s Court, London on the 18th & 19th of July. 12 teams from England, Scotland and Germany will battle it out over the weekend, so expect fast-skating, hard-hitting, furious derby action! We've got a pair of tickets up for grabs, so to be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment below and let us know one thing you love about roller derby!

Congratulations to our winner Hayley C.

Tickets are available now from the Roll Britannia website.

Next Page »

Archive

Recent Comments
  • Vikki G. on Scribbler 3D Pen
    I would love to be a tester for that pen. I've been wondering if it really works. Vikkigalyean@yahoo.comLove
  • Sheila R. on Madame Tussauds
    Thanks for sharing this Cat. I really enjoyed it. Some people I didn't recognise but some were very realistic. Would love to go there one day.Love
  • RareJewel on Cheryl's Craft Room
    I notices Strawberry Shortcake Collection character Lemon Meringue and her pet Frappe' with her sewing machine I had the dolls but not the miniatures.
  • Pammie on Casper City Guide
    New things are always happening in Casper. Hancock Fabrics is closed, and the Natrona County Library now has a makerspace with sewing machines, a serger, an embroidery machine, a cricut maker and a...
  • Mistress Nora of Madness on Strumento
    I will have to stop in when I'm in your town.