Category Archives: Crafts

Valentine’s Day is Coming!

Valentine’s Day is Coming!

The Valentine Day is coming soon. And you want to make it special this year. Are you are bit tired of the Valentine’s Day cards and decorations that offer the shops? Then, why not to make them by yourself! It is always a great option, because it is personal, cute and, because of that, just adorable. No matter really are you able artist or crafting is your hobby – important thing are a good idea and a bit of spare time.

Eshelman’s Pottery

Eshelman’s Pottery

The clay vessels of Eshelman Pottery order and dignify human life. Clarity is given to simple forms by contrasting glazed and unglazed surfaces. Pure clean glazes render elegant presentation of food and drink. Paul’s developing artistic interests were directed along practical lines as he grew up in Iowa.

Making a New Furniture from an Old Drawers or Crate

Making a New Furniture from an Old Drawers or Crate

Upcycling is a huge part of making the vintage home, and it may be a great project for you to find a new ways of using old things. You can use old crates (wine crates, fruit or vegetable crate…) or drawers to make new shelves for your kitchen, study or childrens’ room, bedside cabinets, coffee tables or newspaper and magazine rack.

Making a Pom-Pom Snowman

Making a Pom-Pom Snowman

The winter is coming and you have to be prepared! Making the small woolen pom-pom snowman is a great fun and you can make a whole bunch of them in a very short time. Once you made them they can decorate your window sill, Christmas tree or be hung anywhere in the house during the Holiday season. You need very little skill and material to make them, but they will brighten up everyone’s face.

Willow placemats

Willow placemats

During the 1930s, homes were being built at a rate of knots all over the United Kingdom. People were moving in droves out in suburbia and into lovely new semis and detached properties, where the kitchen, as now, was the heart of the home. People wanted to create their own warm and friendly 1930s-inspired country kitchen and dining space, and part of that period look was achieved with willow weaving, a popular craft in this decade.

Craft show booth set up ideas

Craft show booth set up ideas

Craft shows are top event for all arts and crafts lovers. But some craft show booths have an inviting appearance and some not. Have you ever stopped in a front of the show booth and your eyes were all around the place and you wished to buy just about – everything? Things are neatly set up, displays are simple and well organized, and then above all, everything is labeled and priced. Don’t let this happen to your craft show booth. You need to think about the same principles of good marketing when you set up the booth for a craft show.

James Ward design: Friendly Beasts on Your Plate

James Ward design: Friendly Beasts on Your Plate

James Ward, a.k.a. JimBobArt, is a young UK based freelance illustrator who’s beautifully drawings moves from paper to different objects – plates, cups, walls, even a bath tub! After his holiday in Sweden he was inspired to start to draw on plates, as he found there is a lot of natural history prints on plates and furnishing. He uses a simple plates and he loves the idea of making cheap items such as blank plates into something a little more valuable.

Handmade Celebration Party Decor

Handmade Celebration Party Decor

Do leave plenty of time to make decorations for your celebration party. Remember that every last detail, from the venue itself right down to the drinks is a potential styling opportunity. None of it has to be expensive. As with styling your home, you can achieve a wonderful look for your celebration with a combination of second-hand shopping and home crafting.

Ernst Gamperl wooden craft

Ernst Gamperl wooden craft

Whilst training in carpentry Ernst Gamperl turned to the lathe rather by chance, and embarked on his lifelong love affair with wood. Starting out an autodidact with no previous knowledge of the art, Gamperl was unhampered by convention in his approach to turnery. From the outset he devoted his energies to the same artistic issues he was to toil at ever after.

Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing Studio

Peter Layton’s London Glassblowing Studio

London Glassblowing Studio was set up by Peter Layton as a hot glass studio in 1976, and it remains one of the  few places in the UK where hand-blown glass is created. All work is free-blown, ensuring the individuality of each piece. The glass artists that have worked here include Anna Dickinson, Candice-Elena Evans, David Flower, Yoshiko Okada and Siddy Langley – many setting up later their own workshops.