Belle & Boo Camera Bag

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This snappy little camera bag is from Belle & Boo’s book of Craft which Belle & Boo kindly sent us to review, along with S is for Sewing (Laura made the pull along duck toy last week which you can read about here).

So, no tutorial I’m afraid for this one – you’ll just have to get the book!  The bag was easy to make and inexpensive because it’s made from felt. I’m not great at following instructions (in fact I am BAD and I get bored easily and would much rather wing it) but this was straightforward and a lot simpler to make than it looks, thanks to the wonders of bond-a-web. Amelie loves snapping away with it. I was kind of hoping she wouldn’t like it because secretly I wanted to keep it for myself.  Damn.

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Create Double Exposures (in Picasa)

I don’t have Photoshop, so when it comes to making fancy edits of my photographs, well, I’m stuck. All I have is good old (and free) Picasa. Recently, I’ve become obsessed with looking at clever double exposures, I love how they can be beautiful, ghostly images. I really wanted to create some of my own and the other day I discovered you can create a multiple exposed image in Picasa, so I thought I’d share with you how to do it, as there don’t seem to be any good tutorials out there (that I could find anyway!).

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Patchwork Camera Strap Tutorial

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Our latest post for Hobbycraft is now live, hoorah! This month we decided to make something for our long-suffering cameras. We’re so snap happy – our cameras are always with us and they get a lot of bashing about, flung into the nappy bag with all manner of baby junk. We wanted to create a cover for the strap to personalise our cameras, one that can be removed for washing! This is a nice easy project and a great way to use up scraps of fabric.

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Nap Time Crafts: A Shrinkie Camera Brooch

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As I mentioned in a post a few weeks back (on making a shrinkie card), I have become a bit obsessed with shrink plastic. Its one of the easiest ways to create unusual jewellery and it takes no time at all. Watching your creation shrink down in the oven is really satisfying. I decided to make a little holga camera brooch for my Little Button counterpart Laura as she’s a big fan of vintage cameras.

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