I’m Moving…

24 Sep

i'm movingI’ve decided to make the move to a self hosted blog so I can have more control over the look and feel of allthingshandmade.org.

For anyone who has subscribed by email then you don’t need to do anything, you will still receive notifications of new posts by email. It’s all my lovely wordpress.com followers that will miss out and I’m hoping that you will all visit my new site and re-subscribe so you don’t miss anything.

I hope to see you all on the other side and thank you for your continued support.

Lyndsay x

Rainbow Love Heart Card Collection

16 Sep

I wanted to share with you this Rainbow Love Heart Card Collection I have just made and Listed on my Etsy Shop. I’d love to know what you think and I’ve got more coming soon…

Rainbow love card collection cut out design

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Button Love Heart Picture

16 Sep


I’ve been busy this weekend getting a few bits and pieces completed. The first is this 2nd love heart picture design. I decided to use buttons as I’d been given some lovely ones with my Mollie Makes magazine.

There wasn’t quite enough for this design so I used some others that I had been saving and recycled from old shirts and cardigans.

For the background I recycled an old column table lampshade that was ready to be thrown out but I really liked the texture and thought it would look great against the buttons.

I used double-sided tape to stick the buttons on to the textured background and used the same heart template that I used for the 3D butterfly heart picture.So now they can sit pretty next to each other…

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3D Butterfly Heart Picture

8 Sep


3d butterfly love heart picture

After making the Christening Invites last weekend and using 3D butterflies within the design, it inspired me to make this 3D butterfly heart picture.

I made this 3D picture using:

1 8×8″ deep box frame

Approx 60 card butterflies

1x brown card for backing

dye cutting butterflies
I cut the butterflies using my dye cutting machine, you can cut them by hand using a stencil, it just takes a little longer……. it literally takes 2 mins on a cutting machine🙂

I cut the backing card to fit the box frame and used a stencil to draw a love heart onto the centre of the page.

Using double-sided tape I arranged and fixed the butterflies within the heart stencil, sticking some flat and the rest folded with one wing stuck down to create the 3D effect.

3d butterfly heart picture

3d butterfly heart picture

I’ve got 2 more deep box frames that I will use to create a similar effect but instead of white plain butterflies I will cut them out of old book pages and maps………. I’ll update you with these later!!


Christening Invite

2 Sep

My cousin’s gorgeous baby is being christened next month and I’ve been busy making the Christening Invites today. I made them using my Cricut cutting machine and finished them off with a pink ribbon.

I thought I’d share some of the photos with you…

christening invite butterfly and rose cut out design
christening invite butterfly and rose cut out design

christening invite butterfly and rose cut out design
christening invite butterfly and rose cut out design

Handmade Button Heart Decoration

4 Aug

My friend bought me this cute heart decoration for my birthday which gave me the idea to attempt to make my own. I also had some cream buttons that were perfect for this project.
button heart decoration
I started by feeding the buttons onto thin wire. Feeding the wire through the holes or through the loop depending on the button type.
button love heart decoration
I then fed a strip of galvanised wire through the back of the looped buttons to give structure to the decoration and make it easier to bend into a sturdy shape.
button heart decoration
I then attached the two ends of the galvanised wire by twisting the ends together. Once the wires were secured I bent the wire into a heart shape.

To make the decoration even sturdier I took some of the thinner wire and wrapped it between each button to secure them further to the galvanised wire. To finish I attached some beige ribbon to the back of the heart decoration and completed with a bow.

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Free Crochet Jewellery Patterns

29 Jul

I was searching on Twitter yesterday and came across a cute free crochet design for a Peter Pan collar. This also lead me to a great website called The Making Spot which contains lots of fantastic craft designers, ideas, free crochet patterns and lots more.

I thought I’d share with you a couple of free crochet jewellery designs that I came across today, I’m definitely going to start by making this cute peter Pan collar designed by Carol Meldrum.

peterpan collar free patternCrochet Necklaces by Carol Meldrum
crochet bracelet free patternJulie Cuff Bracelet by Robyn Chachula
crochet necklace free patternBlack Lacy Triangles Crochet Necklace
crochet ring free pattern
Crochet Pattern: Crazy Ruffle Ring