Faux Leather Bow Tie Accessories

Use some gold faux leather to create bow tie accessories that can be added onto hairbands, bracelets or belts!

Faux Leather Bows

When I got my copy of the latest issue of Mollie Makes magazine, I was immediately in love with the cover gift of gold faux leather, and the idea of making bows out of them was just too tempting! Instead of using their tutorial to make the bows, I used a template I designed some time ago to make my own, as I had a very special use in mind for the bows. Read more

DIY Watermelon Print Bag

This fun watermelon print DIY tote bag is perfect for taking to the beach or park on sunny days.

DIY Watermelon Print Bag Tutorial

I am still loving the watermelon trend, it just shouts summer doesn’t it? I have been dying to make a easy print tutorial for a while and watermelon is an easy shape to make a stamp for. This DIY is super simple and requires no special painting skills or expensive equipment. Read more

Abakhans Fabric, North Wales

Abakhans Fabric, North Wales

It would be fair to say that my idea of a perfect day out involves some combination of craft, tea and cake. So when my Mum suggested that en-route to visit a family friend in Prestatyn in North Wales we took a trip to Abakhans Mostyn store, I wasn’t going to say no!

I visited the area often as a child and back then, Abakhans just sold fabric, but in recent years has expanded hugely, and now has interiors, yarn and craft shops as well as a gift shop, cafe and workshop space. Read more