Lovely Liberty Boxes

Nick was working in the studio when he came up with this great idea of making Lovely Liberty Boxes to fill a tricky space.  You can find the inspiration and tutorial below. So, it turns out that finding a storage solution that is functional, cheap and aesthetically pleasing is a very hard task indeed- especially when the shelf you intend to put them on has very odd dimensions and nothing standard seems to fit! This is just the problem Nick was having at the same time he was helping out in the office at Alice Caroline. Looking around the studio …

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Top Tips For English Paper Piecing

I’ve put together some Top Tips For English Paper Piecing.  I’ve become obsessed with English Paper Piecing recently. It’s known as ‘EPP’ in the business and is such a lovely way to sew. For those of you who know nothing about EPP, then it is the art of cutting beautiful fabric into a wide variety of different shapes, wrapping them in paper and then sewing them back together again in many different designs.  Don’t worry about the paper, as once you have sewn around all of the sides of the fabric piece, you remove the papers and can use these …

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Liberty Fabric Chain

Laura from the office has made this gorgeous Liberty Fabric Chain.  I’ve been so inspired by all of the sweet Liberty Christmas projects that everyone has brought in.  This is a lovely and easy project if you fancy doing some Christmas crafting. Laura has written a tutorial for the project. “I recalled making paper chains when I was younger and thought that experience could be re-created using beautiful Liberty fabric. This project would be a great one to do with young kids as there is no sewing involved, was super easy to do and the chain grows very quickly once …

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Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees

Julie from the Studio has made these really sweet Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees.  She saw them on Pinterest in multi colours but wanted to make them in more Scandi colours. These are really simple to make. You will need:   A fat quarter of each of the colours you wish to use in your Christmas tree picture hanging  Ribbon and buttons A sewing machine or needle and matching thread Wadding – optional How to make: Step 1:  Cut varying squares of fabric; 10.5 x 10.5″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 7.5″ x 7.5″, 6.5″ x 6.5″, 5″ x 5″ and 3.5″ x …

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Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

With the dash and rush of Christmas ahead, I’ve decided to give you some sweet festive projects for my Liberty 12 Days of Christmas.  I’ll bring you a new crafting or sewing idea for the first 12 days of December which hopefully will relieve some of the stress that people sometimes feel at this time of year. Over the next 12 days I will have a different project to inspire.  These include a Liberty fabric chain, stocking bunting and a sweet Liberty fairy. Liberty fabric works in so many ways for the craft project of your choice.  For the project today …

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Create for Christmas

Create for Christmas

It’s always good to Create for Christmas.  Anna JP from the office has made these gorgeous candle holders.  I’ve asked her to tell you all about them. It’s always nice to have pretty candles and lit-up items over the winter time, when it can seem like you spend your whole life in the dark and needing to put the lights on. So when Anna asked us to make some Christmas-themed craft projects I immediately thought of something based around candles. These glass jars are really easy to make, and, as I had hoped, the candle-light shines through the Liberty fabric …

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Liberty Easter Eggs Project

Laura in the studio has been busy making these super beautiful Liberty Easter Eggs She has made them using muted pretty pastel colours all in gorgeous Liberty florals.  They make perfect little Easter gifts filled with yummy chocolate eggs.  This is a really easy and quick project to make.  She’s also made a pretty Easter basket and box.  See below for the tutorial of how to make them. Liberty Easter Eggs You will need: Cardboard eggs from a craft shop.  We bought a pack of two of approximately 15cm x 9cm and 12cm x 8cm.  You can either use solid …

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Liberty Christmas Cards – How To

I’ve made some pretty Liberty Christmas cards this week which are so simple and yet super pretty.  Once you have your supplies, each card takes minutes to make. You will need: Liberty Christmas fabric which you can buy here.  I suggest buying fat quarters of each of your favourite fabrics.  (Each regular Liberty FQ will make around 12 cards). Ready made cards and envelopes (I have used 135mm finished card size but you can choose your favourite size) Glue (I’ve used Coccoina which you can buy here) Christmas stamps and ink pad which you can buy in most crafting shops. …

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DIY “Mercury” Glass How To

I love the look of “mercury” glass, all shiny but pretty and vintage at the same time. I thought some mercury glass tealight holders would be nice on our Christmas table, so I went to buy some but found they a can be quite expensive, especially by the time you’ve bought a few! So I figured I’d have a go at making some myself……. You Will Need: Glass beakers, dishes or pots, (I got mine from charity shops (thrift stores)), looking glass (mirror) spray (not Chrome, it’s not shiny enough), an empty spray bottle, vinegar, water and kitchen paper towels. …

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Christmas Holidays Wreath How To

Every year before Christmas I get together with a group of friends at our local village hall and we make wreaths for our front doors. We make a brew of delicious hot apple & cinnamon (heat apple juice in a saucepan with 2-3 cinnamon tea bags, serve in mugs), put the Christmas tunes on and get crafting!   You will need:  A mixture of non-deciduous greenery (I used bay and Leylandii. Holly, laurel, fir and conifer also work well). Secateurs or strong scissors. Florist’s wire and wire cutters. Wire ring (30cm diameter). Optional: dried oranges & cinnamon sticks, red berries (real or fake). …

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