Jubilee Crafts

We are celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee the Buttonbag craft way at the world’s first virtual craft street party!   Who needs Madame Tussauds? If you can’t face the queue, why not create your own stunning life-like Queen in felt? You can even sew a corgi too, and it won’t melt...

25th May 2012

Penguins

Who needs to go to the south pole? How cute are our new penguins? Unbelievably these aren’t on an ice flow in the antarctic but are sitting in our studio. Based on a design from our soon to be published book ‘ReCraft’ they are made from old jumpers and are...

24th May 2012

Mouse House scoops top prize

Our best-selling Mouse House sewing kit has scampered away with the top prize in Junior magazine’s prestigious awards. We are really chuffed because Mouse House is definitely one of our favourite-ever kits. It’s probably one of our most simple craft kits – you just fold a   pre-cut felt circle in half and...

22nd May 2012

Inspired by the decoupage projects in our new book, ‘Recraft’, out in August, I spent a very enjoyable rainy day covering my kitchen table in pages of an old bird book bought on Ebay. I stuck the torn out pictures on with PVA glue, and then painted on several layers of...

21st May 2012

Harris Tweed Tea-Cups at the V&A

  We just spent a fantastic day at the V&A  learning how to make tea-cups out of Harris Tweed with the very talented artist Emma Dolan. Inspiration came from the V&A’s extensive ceramics collection and Sara and I both chose Clarice Cliff designs.  We recreated these in tiny scraps of Harris...

21st May 2012