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!
We were asked by the lovely people at the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) if we wanted to be involved in their I Heart My Pet 2014 Campaign, a project to promote animal well-being. The campaign is all about crafts for pets, so we jumped at the chance. We decided to use our macramé skills to make a dog toy.
I used to run a friendship bracelet business when I was 8. I took it very seriously and spent all my time after class making up new bracelets to sell at school. I had some serious macramé skills, even if I say so myself!
Recently, I decided to resurrect these macramé skills to make a dog toy. I chose to upcycle some old t-shirts for the job, as the material had some stretch.