Here's a great way to repurpose an old cupboard door, turn it in to a serving tray.
Check out the how-to from Crafty Nest.
The Stitch & Craft Show takes place in London, at the Olympia 2 in Kensington, from the 19th - 22nd of March. The show will feature lots of big names in craft and you'll be able to attend a range of creative workshops. We've got 10 sets of tickets up for grabs for CO+K members, so if you'd like to attend, simple send Crafterella a message with your address. First come, first served!
You can find out more about the Stitch & Craft Show on the website.
There are so many different things you can make with paper and Papercraft, by Marie Claire has over 50 designs that will have you folding, cutting, sticking and weaving like an expert.
Including crafts for a variety of occasions, there are many beautiful and innovative ideas that you can make at home, such as Stationery Bags for organizing all of your crafty bits and pieces, cut outs for Festive Windows, and decoupage boxes covered in money, which are a great way to use up foreign change when you come back from holiday.
I particularly liked the lights section, which included tutorials for gorgeous Newsprint Lanterns and a papercraft Candelabra. This book will help you discover a new world of possibilities and give paper a whole other dimension.
You can pick up a copy of the book from Quadrille now.
There's an awesome tutorial for making your own vanilla extract on Bethany Actually.
Check out the how-to here.
This weekend Cut Out + Keep attended London Edge, a trade buyer show, where we had a sneak peak at the new lines from some top alternative fashion brands. Hundreds of retailers attended, but here are our top picks to look out for in 2009:
Monkee Genes Ethical company who want you to go bananas for their organic jeans. www.monkeegenes.com Sweet & Co. Fashion accessories and jewelry which look good enough to eat. www.shopsweetandco.com Miss Fortune Vintage, pinup clothing for modern day guys and gals. www.missfortune.co.uk Girlie Pants Clean undies for dirty girls. www.girliepants.com
These snow globe bars of soap look adorable and you could cast anything you like inside them.
Check out the how-to from Alpha Mom.
If you suffer from the addiction to handbags that most women have, then Irresistible Bags by Marie Claire, is a cheap and creative way to get your fix. Including 45 designs in a wide range of styles, including urban chic, shopping totes and large storage bags, there's a project for every occasion.
Create a classic Tartan Tote, a practical and very handy Artist's Satchel, or opt for a vintage style Full Of Nostalgia handbag. There's even a selection of children's bags, including the My Favorite Pet Tote which features a photograph of their pet, and the adorable Ladybird Story, a tote bag embroidered with a fairy tale.
The book includes all the patterns and templates you'll need to get started, and with crafts such as sewing, quilting, crochet, knitting, appliqueing and embroidery, there's sure to be a style that's perfect for everyone.
Valentine's on it's way and what better way to embellish than with heart shaped pom poms.
Check out the how-to from Zakka Life.
Bring spring in to your home early with a Brini Maxwell and Felix Populi crating kit for making a daisy embroidered wall canvas. We were sent a kit at the CO+K office, so we gave it a spin.
The kit includes all the materials, minus the wood frame (but you can use an embroidery hoop), needed to create the canvas and the instructions will teach you how to do three different types of stitches, including the very nifty French knot, which we are ashamed to say we'd never tried before. This was a quick and easy kit to follow and the whole thing only took about an hour an a half from start to finish.
This would be a great gift for someone wanting to learn how to embroider and the finished product would be make an ideal Mother's day present!
You can pick up your own ornament kit from Felix Populi.