Tagged: handmade

Ooooo Hello Block Craft!!

I first saw these gorgeous blocks and the prints they create at a Country Living Fair ages ago (like about 4 years ago) and had been meaning to try them ever since!  I finally got a set at the Knitting and Stitching show and I am in LOVE!  They are so easy to do and the colours are so vibrant its pretty impossible to go wrong!

I mean seriously – how stunning is this for a stall?  They are sold via The Arty Crafty Place who are a UK company based in Oxfordshire.


I started off with one of their starter kits which worked out at a very reasonable £30 for everything you need to get started, and then of course added in a few extra little blocks to play around with.  I had some tea towel blanks at home already from a little dabble in applique a while ago!

This is one end of a tea towel and the very first line of prints I tried.  It couldn’t be easier – this literally took me about 5 minutes.

They sell a lot of ‘blanks’ for you to practice on but the possibilities are endless – I am already eyeing up all my daughters plain t shirts!  I also think that you could make very pretty things from plain cotton fabric, calico or linen.

We have some wonderful friends that live in India, they are due to visit later in the summer and I can’t wait to show them and see what they think!

If you would like to have a go they website is here.   They sell everything you need online, including the starter kits and the blanks.

This is not a sponsored post and I am not affiliated with The Arty Crafty Place – I just genuinely love the blocks!!  If you give it a go or have any brilliant pieces you’ve printed I would love to see them!!


Top Christmas gift under £10 on WowThankYou

Hi Everyone,

Sew Make Me have recently started supplying Wow Thank You, an online ‘department’ store where everything is handmade on a small scale by local UK designers.  It is a great place to shop and find that unusual gift, something different to all the commercial high-street gifts.

I thought I would put together a collection of Christmas Gifts as, scarily, there are only 90 shopping days until Christmas is upon us once more!

Stocking fillers/Secret Santa Gifts – under £10

1 Lego Crayons (£5.50 on http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/colour-me-fun/products/lego-men-brick-crayons—set-of-8/) would be a fantastic stocking filler for a child, totally charming and unusual!

Lego Crayons – WowThankYou

2  Coin Purse (£9.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/beledien-handmade/products/cute-as-a-button-coin-purse-shabby-chic-applique-zipper-pouch-in-pink-and-cream-linen/)

Cute as Button Coin Purse £9.00

3  Cosmetic Toilet Bag ( £8.50 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/the-crafty-little-cottage/products/small-red-gingham-scottie-cosmetic-toilet-bag/)

Small Red Gingham Scottie Cosmetic Toilet Bag £8.50

4 Whipped Organic Shea Butter Souffle (£9.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/cebra-ethical-chic/products/whipped-organic-shea-butter-souffl/)

5  Wooden Handpainted Outdoor Plaque £8.00  http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/handcrafted-by-picto/products/wooden-handpainted-outdoor-plaque/

6)  Rocket and Space Notebook £9.00 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/dab-and-a-dash/products/rocket-and-space-notebook-handmade/

7) Chocolate Dipped Cake Balls £9.99 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/the-cake-nest/products/chocolate-dipped-cake-balls/

Wow! who could resist these!

8) Juicy Jungle Cotton and Waffle Bib £6.50 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/pinkyminkys-shop/products/juicy-jungle-cotton-and-waffle-bib/

9) Beach Hut Tote Bag £8.50 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/laura-lee-designs/products/beach-huts-tote-bag/

10) Personalised Baby Boy’s first christmas snowman tree bauble £9.95 http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/truly-for-you/products/personalised-baby-boys-first-christmas-snowman-tree-bauble/

I hope you like my little collection of stocking fillers/ secret santa Christmas gifts.  Wow thank you is a great store and is really worth a visit.