Hi, I’m Claire Mackaness, owner of Craft Classes @ Beautiful Things. I would like to invite you to join me for some craft classes with your children. These classes came about as a way of home educating my own children during the current school closure caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. All parents are having to […]
Here are the details for the Spring themed embroidery frame I made recently on my Facebook Live (Video will be uploaded here after the event) You will need the following materials Cricut Maker Machine (All other models will not cut bonded fabric) Fabric (Ideally 100% Quilting cotton) – The spring fabric used is linked HERE […]
Take a plain tote and pimp it up with the addition of a zipper pouch and a handle switch. Sew up a pouch and add it to the front or inside of your bag and replace the handles with something funky. Watch the YouTube video below for full instruction or scroll down further for written […]
These sweet little scissor keepers are really quick and simple to make. You will need to download your Scissor keeper (vinyl) PDF (this is different from our fabric scissor keeper PDF) and gather together some basic materials before you start. You will need: Small piece of vinyl or faux leather Small piece of felt KAM snap or […]
These sweet little needlebooks make a great addition to your needlework bag. Use them to keep your sewing needles, pins and darning needles safe and sound. They are a great little scrap buster and make ideal presents or craft fair sellers. You can watch a video tutorial on our YouTube channel. You will need […]
These sweet little scissor keepers are really quick and simple to make. You will need to download your Scissor keeper PDF and gather together some basic materials before you start. You will need: Wadding and 505 spray or fusible fleece Quilting cotton in 2 patterns (1 for outer and 1 for lining) KAM snap or […]
When you first start any new hobby it can be really easy to feel totally daunted by the options available to you.
Some people feel like they need to buy absolutely everything before they get started and others worry that they need lots of things, but have limited funds to get started.
To help you make a decision on what to buy we have written the following guide of things that are ‘Essential to have’, ‘Nice to have’ and ‘A treat to have’
So I’ve tried loads of Granny Square patterns and never found the one that was right for me, so I thought come on Claire write your own!!
And here it is. Written in UK terms using the appropriate hook for your wool size. (Photos show 4mm hook and DK yarn).
The #2018makenine hashtag has become a bit of a thing in the crafting world in recent years (obviously the prefix changes each time). It started with Dressmaking but in more recent years has been used for knitting, crochet and crafts in general.
Most often seen on Instagram, makers share 9 items they want to make in the coming year and set themselves the challenge of completing them all.
So here is my dressmaking make nine for 2018.
Beautiful Things are delighted to of been given the chance to chat to the Lovely Lucy from Attic24. Rather than just interview Lucy ourselves, we thought it would be nice to get you, our audience involved in the process.
I think I am safe to utter the C word now. Preparations are well under way and it’s important to make sure your loved ones know exactly what to get you this Christmas when it comes to anything crafty!
So how can we help make sure Santa brings you exactly what you want this Christmas?
Would you like to do work experience at Beautiful Things? There is never a typical day at BTHQ. Sometimes we are packed to the rafters with pupils and you might be asked to make lots of tea, tidy up and keep the customers happy or you could be sat at the computer all day doing administration tasks.