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Create Unique Passport or Notebook Covers

Create Unique Passport or Notebook Covers

In this project you will learn how to protect and personalise a passport or notebook with a removable and reusable cover. With a few minor adjustments, you could adapt this cover for your passport, diary or notebook of any size and personalise it as much as you wish. In this version we have made the cover to fit a standard paperback novel and reused a skinny belt to create a book fastener and to join the front cover to the back.

Yas – Ming Ceramics

Yas – Ming Ceramics

Yas-Ming Ceramics is a collaboration between Yasmin Dilekkaya and Ming Wai Sun. The pair have been working together since they graduated. Their products are fun and functional with animal heads and bums going in and out of ceramic tableware in place of conventional handles. Their process involves slip casting, press moulding and hand building techniques. All work is designed by Ming Wai and Yasmin and handmade in England. All Yas-Ming Ceramics are made in their Kent studio and in a small factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Katrin Moye’s Ceramic Art

Katrin Moye’s Ceramic Art

Katrin Moye is a ceramic artist and she specialises in making tableware using the traditional technique of slip painting on earthenware.  Her pattern designs are based on memories of her childhood in the 1970′s. She is inspired by everyday items she remember from the time such as wallpaper, picture books and cushions.  Katrin has developed her patterns on the simplified natural motifs found in design from this period as well as in the 1950s and 1960s.

Homemade Birthday Invitations

Homemade Birthday Invitations

Planning to throw a birthday party for one of your kids? Invite all your kid’s friends, classmates and all of your relatives with simple handmade birthday invitations. This will give a unique impression to the guests that you will be inviting over to celebrate one of the most important events in a person’s life.

Fabric Beads Necklace for Mother’s Day

Fabric Beads Necklace for Mother’s Day

There’s nothing like the a nice handmade jewellery present for Mother’s Day change. Maybe this special day can get you in the mood for a new jewellery project. Here is an easy project of making the fabric beads necklace which will help you to create an unique gift. From funky, bold colours and flower vintage style to cotton stripy beads and more, this will help you to be creative.

Making Your Own Furniture

Making Your Own Furniture

Making your own furniture could be a long process. Though it can take a great deal of time to design and produce your own pieces,  the challenge is quite enjoyable. It is possible to design the exact piece that you are interested in and then make it to the exact specifications. That means you can make the exact piece of furniture that you ever wanted. In short, if you dream it, it can be made.

The World of Candles

The World of Candles

Candles have been around for many, many years, but it was not too long ago that candles were just a means of getting some light in a room when the power went out, and they were a necessity for such emergencies. Nowadays, the role of candles has changed. Some are beautiful works of art which it seems a shame to light, others are a custom scented candle lit and used for relaxation purposes, with their perfume permeating the air.

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.

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.