My First Reduction Linocut Print

Starfish Lino Print

At the end of the summer, I attended a printmaking workshop at the Art on the Prom event in Felixstowe. The workshop was taught by Al Smyth, from The Tower Street Print Project in Ipswich, and was an introduction to reduction linocutting. I did some linocutting in my art college days, but I only ever produced one colour prints. Reduction linocutting is a technique in which multi-coloured prints are produced … Continue reading

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

These cute little Halloween treat bags are simple to make using black felt. Felt is one of my favourite materials for crafting, as it is easy to cut and sew and best of all it doesn’t fray! Only basic sewing skills are required to make these felt bags and you don’t even need a sewing machine. I stitched these two little bags by hand, as I was just too lazy … Continue reading

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Crochet Flower Garland

Crochet flower garland

I like to dabble in lots of different crafts, but crochet has to be one of my favourites. It needs very little equipment, just a crochet hook and some yarn, which makes it easily portable and I find it most relaxing to do. I prefer projects that are quick to complete and that only use quite small amounts of yarn. I have been crocheting in the garden a lot during … Continue reading

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Flower Pot Birthday Card

Flower Pot Card | Paperspice

I recently made this card for my Mum’s birthday. Inspired by all the lovely flower pot card designs that I had seen on Pinterest, I decided to make by own version. My Mum enjoys gardening and flower arranging and so I knew that this card would be perfect for her. The card was made with basic items that I already had in my craft stash. The flower pot base was … Continue reading

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Spring Flower Gift Basket

Spring Flower Gift Basket 1

My lovely Mother-in Law celebrated her 90th birthday last month. As a special gift for her I planted a basket with primulas and daffodils and then added some simple decoration to personalize it. I made a fancy bow using two different ribbons, a small crochet flower and a button and attached it to the handle at the side of the basket. I made the MUM bunting using letters printed on … Continue reading

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