These little cat hair clips are a nice little Halloween make and perfect for kiddies. They’re made from polymer clay which is great for kids as it’s brightly coloured and easy to work with. You could make any shape you like onto a clip, I think I might make a few more of different animals and maybe even a little unicorn…
Hobbycraft asked us to create a Christmas Stocking for a pet, so we used our trusty potato printing skills to make this stamped stocking with an appliquéd name and Christmas tree tag. Stamping is super easy and a lovely project to do with kids. If you don’t have a pet, you can change the design to make a handmade gift for another family member. Simply cut basic shapes into potatoes (such as baubles, stars or triangles to make into Christmas trees) and stamp on your design using fabric or acrylic paints. For see our full tutorial visit the Hobbycraft site. They’ve got so many lovely Christmas craft DIYs to try!
Hi! I’m Charlie Brandon-King and I work as an illustrator and print-maker in Bristol, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to write a printmaking tutorial for Little Button Diaries.
I work across various printmaking disciplines, but for my most recent project, the children’s book ‘A Cat Called Panda’, I used block-printing, so I thought a black and white, cat-themed project would be a great place to start.
Two months ago our black cat, Treacle, went missing. We thought she’d found a loving new home and was enjoying cream and napping on a old dear’s lap. We were so shocked when she came wandering back last week looking very frail but ok. The most surprised of us all was Little Button.
She’d been quite used to conversing with our other black cat, Tumble, and can’t quite work out that we have two of these creatures. In honour of Treacle’s return I made a cat-shaped rattle for Little Button to stroke and play with as she’s not quite mastered the art of gentle yet.