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World Book Day 2015

World Book Day is nearly here! It’s happening next Thursday, March 5th. Get all the info and resources you need here.WBD2015_blue_leftup.

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Craft Paper Tutorial

Paper feathers

 

So far, so good; this is the first of my Pinterest Picks that I’ve actually attempted to make for once!
I’d seen a few tutorials for paper feathers, it looked pretty easy so I just got my stuff together and tried it out. Here we go!

Firstly, I cut some feather shapes – two for each feather – from some old sheet music:

Paper feathers 1

Next, I tightly rolled some paper, for the end of the feather:

Paper feathers 2

Then I made sets of the feather components. Paper shapes, a thin bit of wire to go up the middle (this really helps with shaping the feathers!) and a snip of the rolled paper:

Paper feathers 3

I covered the back of one of the feather shapes with glue, positioned the wire and end, then placed the second shape over the top:

Paper feathers 4

At this point I smoothed it as much as possible and left it all to dry. The last thing to do is snip along the edges to create the feather effect. I found the more of a downward angle I cut at, the better the effect; also, snip as close together as you can. These are my finished attempts:

Paper feathers 5

 

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Craft Inspiration Knitting Paper Tutorial

Pinterest Picks

Everyone knows Pinterest is a great place to find craftspiration (sure, it’s a word… just go with it…) and I often find myself pinning project after tutorial after project on my craft board and not doing a single one. I’ve decided to try and narrow my picks down to a few a month, and take the time to actually try them out – and then post my findings! So, here are my first lot of Pinterest Picks:

  • Paper Feathers. They look so delicate and would make great displays or table decorations:

Paper feathers

  • Pom pom bouquet. I bought a pom pom maker just before Christmas and *might* have got a little carried away. Making these pom pom flowers will be a great way to make use of any extras I may have:

Pom pom bouquet

  • Nail varnish flowers. This looks like it would be so simple to do but I’m wondering if it will work that well in real life. We shall see!

Nail varnish flowers

 

 

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Notebooks Stationery

Signs you’re a stationery addict

As if I need a sign!

http://linkis.com/www.buzzfeed.com/peg/R6Paa

As if there are only 27!!

Etc. etc…

I think this may be my favourite:

Signs you're a stationery addict: No. 12
Signs you’re a stationery addict: No. 12

 

 

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Craft

Love Your Library! National Libraries Day – 7th February 2015

Your local library wants YOU to get involved this coming Saturday and join fellow book-lovers in loving your library.

February 7th is National Libraries Day and there’s loads of ways to get involved, so check out the link and see what’s going on in your area!

National Libraries Day 2015