Its that time of the week when I reflect on some craftiness. First up a tiny little hat I knitted up in no time to send to a special little premmy bubby doing it tough....hang in there little man!
Its the cutiest little beannie BUT it would also double as en 'egg cosy'????
I am finding lots of uses for my dyed doillies, not only have they appeared in recent scrapbooking projects, card making and present toppers, but this week I made up some heat packs for the family using some vintage sheeting and an old 'weathered' dressing gown...what do you think?
There are some great tutorials around on 'how to make' heat packs, some people use rice and others wheat (I used wheat and purchased it at the local pet shop), add a handful of dried lavender and the best tip I can give you...double the fabric if it is lightweight (the vintage sheeting I used was okay but some fabric is too 'thin' and wears away too quickly with use. Simply pop them in the microwave for 2 minutes and enjoy!
NB. the girls like thinner, longer heatpacks, I prefer mine more square, there is no rule.
There is always another Birthday card to create....
And finally, here is an easy peasy (and super quick) present idea to share.
Simply start with a frame and an old map (more op-shopping adventures), trace around a 'meaningful' part of the map depending on the recipient (this girlie LOVES Italy) with a heart shaped template and frame...ta da...pretty cool even if I do say so myself!!