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Crafting with Suzanne · 3d ago

Batik using Acrylic Paints

Batik is a wonderful process for decorating fabric. It is a technique in which wax is used to resist your choice of dye. I loved doing it in Ghana back in 2010 but had not tried it since. I ...
Crafting with Suzanne · 5d ago

Daddy and Cat

Jessica asked to do some gluing yesterday. Specifically she wanted to glue Daddy's face. I couldn't resist sharing her creation...I dutifully cut out the shapes she requested in the colours ...
Crafting with Suzanne · 5d ago

Mixed Media Bluebells

We had a lovely walk to some bluebell woods with Toddler group this morning and then spent the early evening trying out making bluebell pictures from dyed farfalle pasta, watercolours and st...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1W ago

Spanish Mosaics

I have never seen anything quite like the enormous 3D mosaic map at Huerta Grande where we stayed for our springtime holiday this year. Jessica thought it was amazing and loved running aroun...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1W ago

Hobbycraft Suncatcher Kits

We love these - they are cheap, they have great designs, which Hobbycraft keep updating and they look wonderful when they're finished irrespective of how carefully they have done so they are...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1W ago

10 minute cushion

During these past few years I have occasionally (ok, often) felt a bit of a longing to be able to do more of my own crafts again. Being a full-time Mum is fantastic, I love it but it is exac...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1W ago

Fairy Doors

Jessica has a wonderful cupboard in her bedroom. It's deep, it's high, it's a little bit strange and it's even carpeted. Kids love to hide in it and if I'm honest, so do I. Best of all, it's...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1W ago

Wedding Pyrography

The weather was beautiful, the ceremony was heart-felt, the personal and handmade touches at the reception were perfect and the couple were radiant. I mentioned a while ago that Hobbycraft h...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1W ago

Shredded Easter Egg Nest

Eggs definitely belong in a nest so Jessica and I made one to house our polystyrene eggs this year. The process we used is something of a mix between papier mache and decoupage. Jessica was ...
Crafting with Suzanne · 1M ago

Tissue Paper Tulips

We have our first tulips out in the garden and our fishy suncatchers were looking a little sad so we've made a few tissue paper tulips to brighten up our windows. I love the authentic lookin...