Hope you had a lovely weekend.
What have we got in store for your this week? Tando Creative !!!
We, at the Craft barn, LOVE Tando products, there is so much you can do with them. So our talented DT members have been working their brains and little fingers out to create beautiful samples. I am sure you will love those.
The other surprise we have for you is a new Guest Designer: Karen!
Karen is on the Tando Creative DT and has agreed to come and play with us for a while
Starting today with her GOOORGEOUS pincushion set.
Welcome Karen, I hope you enjoy your crafting time with us ;)
Hi there, my name is Karen and I live in Cornwall in the U.K. I am married and have one daughter and a gang of cats.
I can't remember a time when I wasn't making something! My Mum was always busy making all sorts and by the time I was 6 I could handle a sewing machine ( no Health & Safety issues in those days haha).
I have been on various design teams over the last few years and have worked closely with Di Oliver at Tando Creative since it was just an idea in her head!
I love getting messy with all sorts of mediums and am always up for trying something new. Its a real priviledge to be working with The Craft Barn and I look forward to it all.
TANDO PINCUSHION HOUSES
1. Lay the main house piece flat onto fabric and draw around, allowing some extra fabric to tuck over the top, where the eaves are. Make sure that the join will be at one of the side backs.
2. Glue the house together. Leave the roof aside as its not needed yet.
3. Arrange and stitch doors & windows on your cut out fabric so that they match the different sides (if you are using embellishments that need stitching) I used felt, blanket stitch & beads for these. If you are glueing on embellishments do this after you have stuck the fabric to the house.
4. Using wet glue attach the fabric to the house making sure that the fabric isn't wrinkled and the doors & windows are where you want them. Now glue the extra fabric over the tops, this can be tricky...it doesn't have to be too neat as most will be covered up!
5. Take some more fabric and fold in half. Take the chipboard roof from the house kit and use it to measure a piece for the stuffed roof (allow for a 1/4inch seam allowance all round). Right sides together, place the 2 long sides together and stitch, leaving a gap for stuffing. Press the seam open and to the centre of the tube. Now stitch the ends closed. Turn and stuff firmly. Push the stuffed roll into the roof space and secure with wet glue. (I used lots of elastic bands to hold in place till it dried).
6. Glue some lace to the eaves. Finally add felt to the bottom to finish off.
Cotton fabric sets 3 and 6
Isn't this adorable?
Can't wait what to hear what you think. Please let us know in a comment below.
See you tomorrow