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Have a Crafty Hen do'! April 09 2015

Wedding season is fast approaching, coupled with this lovely weather in the UK its perfect for planning forthcoming summer activities! If you are getting married this year we are now taking bookings for Crafty Hen do's! Get to know your hens with some fun and creative craft activities before you move on to the champers and silliness!

We have lots of things to offer including:

Fascinator Workshops - perfect to make something for the big day

Bunting and Garlands - create a gorgeous decoration for the bride-to-be to treasure or for the wedding

Party Paper Pom Poms - learn the art of creating some massive paper pom poms!

Knicker Making - Make a beautiful pair of vintage style knickers

Knicker Customisation - decorate a pair of knickers with our massive stocks of fabric and trims make them fun, frilly, frou-frou or fancy!

We host a varied workshop programme all year round so can also offer a flexible party depending on what you would like to do! Prices start at £12.00pp with a cute crafty goodie bag for each partygoer. We can travel to your venue or can recommend some venues in the Salisbury area. Get in touch to discuss your requirements!


Make + Do! Pom Pom Pin Cushion! March 10 2015

My own personal sewing kit is such a mis-mash. Jars of threads, vintage sewing paraphernalia and pins and needles everywhere! I do love to make a pin cushion if it takes my fancy (we have a very fun watermelon kit in our shop!) and they are a great way of using up beautiful scraps and will organise those wayward pins! 

This is an easy peasy guide to making a Pom Pom Pin Cushion... read on!

You will need:

2 x squares of fabric (10cm x 10cm)

4 x Felt balls (ours are felt and you can get them from this great felt and craft ware supplier)

Needle and thread

Stuffing material (use a old fibre cushion or toy filling)

Scissors and Pins

optional: Sewing Machine

1. Pin your squares with their right sides together and sew (machine or hand) around the edge with a 1cm seam. You will need finish approx 4cm before where you started so that you leave a gap. Clip the corners off the square - carful not to cut through your stitching!

2. Turn the square inside out and push the corners out so that they are nice and pointing - a chopstick or knitting needle works perfectly. Take a needle and thread and stitch on your felt balls to each corner. Start from the inside so that the knot on your thread is inside the cushion.

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3. Stuff the cushion full of stuffing until its nice and plump. Push it into the corners and give it a squish to make sure the stuffing is even. Using small stitches sew the gap shut.

One cute pin cushion. Why not make one and box it up with some pins and haberdashery bits for a sewing themed present!?

Happy Sewing!