OOoo it’s a bit chilly here in the Naki! There’s definitely a wiff of Autumn in the air, and with the weather closing in a bit, my mind always turns to little projects for a rainy day indoors.
I have a few favourite go-to pattern makers for just this sort of crafty, short and sweet type of project. So if you need something in between larger projects or want something that will only take an afternoon or two, check these great makers out.
Maisie Moo is a New Zealand pattern maker hailing from Tauranga. Her cute patterns are big on colour and on gorgeousness. Perfect for nursery and baby gifts, she suggests you use her patterns for bunting or mobiles, she also has some fun hoop art, perfect for kids walls.
I spotted Trellis and Thyme in a Molly Makes magazine awhile back and fell in love with their fun range of kawaii style ornaments for every occasion. Their Esty shop has a wonderfully quirky selection of cross stitch patterns too.
I was introduced to Wendy Williams patterns by a group of lovely quilters making one of her fabulous wool appliqué and fabric masterpieces. You might have seen my fun wee project with one of her Travel Threads patterns recently. She has a wonderful selection of little and very large projects to create.
I spyed Mmmcrafts on Instagram just before Christmas, with her beautiful 12 Days ornament Series. Her gorgeous stitched felt ornaments are to die for! Fabulous projects for Christmas and beyond.
I’m always on the lookout for wonderful projects, let me know your favourites.
I was absolutely thrilled to find Billy Buttons in one of our beautiful florists in New Plymouth this week. I spotted them on IG and fell immediately in love.
I'm sure you can see why, these happy, yellow balls of goodness are a dead ringer for my beloved felt balls.
Of course I had to try and make a Felt Ball version. And what a fun easy project. With only a couple of supplies I've made a cute wee posy for my desk.
All you'll need is a couple of bamboo skewers, our 2cm Felt Balls (I have used 5x 2cm Felt Balls in Yellow) and a length of twine or ribbon.
Super easy, use the pointed end of the skewer and gently twist and push into the felt ball. You can paint or twist ribbon or raffia around the skewer to give a more lux effect. I love the clean bamboo in a glass jar, so I left mine plain.
Even though Billy Buttons only grow yellow, the Felt Ball version have endless colour options, well 93 anyway ;) Check out our great range here.
Have fun with this, I sure did. I'm off to make some more.
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