The #craftastherapy hashtag on Instagram is quickly approaching 500 images. I am really chuffed that so many creative crafters are using the hashtag to show off their handmade pieces. Crochet is obviously flavour of the month and fills most the feed, but that’s ok with me. There are some seriously talented ladies who know how to use the hook!! Here is a selection of my favourites from the feed. Enjoy!!
The April round of #7vignettes, created by The Interiors Addict is being judged by Once Was Lost who are lovers of beautifully handmade products. They source products from all over the globe focussing on well designed, high quality and ethically produced pieces. The list for this month’s 7 Vignettes has been one of my favourites. Simple, but thought provoking words that have inspired many beautiful vignettes on Instagram. Search under the hashtag #7vignettes to admire these lovingly created images. You can find me on Instagram under RedAgape.
The list –
* Simple Things
* Wise Words
We attended my brother-in -law’s wedding over the weekend. I needed a card for them and knowing the couple to be completely down to earth and relaxed, i wanted the card to suit them. It is no secret that i am a fan of washi tape. Who isn’t? Its uses are limitless. Just search ‘washi tape’ on Pinterest, i dare you, and see the massive number of creative projects that people all over the world have completed.
My card is simple but effective and easy to make. You’ll need –
2. kraft blackboard heart (or another heart as a template)
4. assorted washi tapes
Step 2 – stick lengths of washi tape to the heart template. Don’t stick them down too hard because you will need to be able to lift the pieces of washi tape off easily. Keep sticking until the heart is completely covered.
Step 3 – carefully cut off the overlapping bits of washi tape.
Step 4 – Once your heart is covered, very carefully remove the pieces of washi tape and attach them to your card using the pencil outline as a guide.
And finally, here it is all wrapped up with a bit more washi tape and string. I used the kraft chalkboard heart as a tag, which echoes the theme of the card inside.