Wednesday 28 December 2016

Upcycled Scarf Bag Tutorial

I have been busy recently making some Upcycled Scarf Bags.  I use second hand scarves that I buy from thrift stores/charity shops. I make these scarves into tote style bags and add a lining with a pocket using upycled fabric too.  I am making these to sell on my craft stall or on my Etsy page.

I have posted a while bag showing the original tutorial on how the standard bag is made from a scarf. Here is the link:

Photo above shows some of the tote bags on my craft stall.

Sunday 25 December 2016

Candle Cozies

candle cozy cozies felt jumper sleeves upcycle

I have been upcycling again recently.  I still have quite a lot of felted fabric from old woolly jumpers.  I have used some of the fabric for previous projects but still had some spare sleeves.  So I thought I would make some candle cozies from them. These were the perfect size to fit the glass candle jars I had at home.  No need for any tutorial to be honest as very simple.  Once the jumpers have already been felted you simply just cut them to size, deciding if you wish to have a turn on the design.  I actually used the same sleeve for different designs of fitting them to the candle if you look closely. One of the cozies I actually cut a felt flower out and hand stitched it to the sleeve for decoration.

I have been selling these on my craft table events.

You may recognise some of the pink felt sleeves from the jumper that was used for a project my now 9 year old daughter made a while ago, an owl felt cushion. This is the link to the owl tutorial:

Saturday 17 December 2016

Craft Table Events

I have now officially done 2 craft table events.  I might have a 3rd one booked up next week, still waiting for confirmation.  I thought I would share some photos of my tables. I have had both my daughters helping me out and selling some of their items too.  The first one I did was on a weekend for a local Islamic charitable event, I was so glad to be part of this. I was also offering my services as a face painter for that event too.  My second event was at a local call centre during the week.

I have shared some photos showing my tables and some of the things that I have for sale.  I have also set up an ETSY shop to sell some of my stock. Bear with me as this is so new to me so still learning.

I had for sale some different types of pincushions, some cozy candles, framed papercuttings and upcyled scarf bags.  Also on the stall were my daughter's Sea Glass Necklaces and painted candles.

Here is the link to my ETSY shop: Karima's Crafts Etsy Shop