Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Bead It – a simple ribbon and bead necklace.

The weekend before last, I visited Melanie Bond, who was hosting a pop up stall of her stunning handmade jewellery at Mexx in Bow Street Mall's Tempest department store. Melanie recently led some exciting jewellery classes in The Bead Shop in Lisburn - sadly I missed these but plan to keep an eye on her… Continue reading Monday Makes: Bead It – a simple ribbon and bead necklace.

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Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Bead It – a simple ribbon and bead necklace.

A visit to jewellery-maker Melanie Bond's pop up stall put me in the mood for some jewellery making!
 

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Button it – customising shoes!

This week, following last week's disastrous conclusion to the two-part dress post I started the previous week, I decided to take a well-needed rest from the sewing machine and explore some of the other areas of handicrafts I'm interested in. Like many other crafters, I have ever-growing - and rather gorgeous - collections of both… Continue reading Monday Makes: Button it – customising shoes!

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Button it – customising shoes!

I decided to take a well-needed rest from the sewing machine and explore some of the other areas of handicrafts I'm interested in. Like many other crafters, I have ever-growing - and rather gorgeous - collections of both buttons and ribbons, so I thought it was time to do something pretty with them.
 

CRAFTING

Merry Christmas!

I did a lot of research before starting up The Patchwork Quill. So I know that 'blogging 101' dictates posts should be original, timely and topical to keep your readership interested. Sod that - I still haven't shown off about what I got for Christmas. Happy New Year!

CRAFTING

A crafty plan…

It's really funny how things in life seem to fall in to place sometimes. As you know, I have dedicated a lot of my blogging time recently to the arts and culture side of things and I have been conscious of the fact I may be neglecting the crafting aspect of it. As it says… Continue reading A crafty plan…

CRAFTING

A crafty plan…

It's really funny how things in life seem to fall in to place sometimes. As you know, I have dedicated a lot of my blogging time recently to the arts and culture side of things and I have been conscious of the fact I may be neglecting the crafting aspect of it.As it says in… Continue reading A crafty plan…