Anyone else feeling super inspired to try a new craft project?
We are always inspired by all our talented followers who have been busy creating projects from handmade garments to up-cycle projects. What's great about it, is that it really creates an amazing craft community, to share ideas and talk amongst one another.
For this months inspiration post we thought we would share with you Eight beautiful projects, that have been inspiring us on instagram. There is a great variety from home decorating to wardrobe transformations. Hopefully they inspire you to create something new and exciting like they have us!
1. @jennifergwinnorton beautiful bunting
Look at this beautiful bunting created by Jennifer. We are totally in love with the colour combinations of oranges, yellows and blues against the shadowing of the lettering. Not to mention the floral fabric binding which brings a sense of Spring time blooms with matching paper decor.
For the bunting Jennifer used Navy HappyFlex layered with the Light gold HappyGlitter creating an elegant, dreamy look, which we can't get enough of at the moment. Bunting could be created for so many occasions and you could definitely get a great effect like Jennifer.
2. @oh_liverpool_lou lilac outfit inspo
Lilac lovers out there will adore this 'Weekend lover' top created by the lovely Louise. The raindrops add the perfect touch for a little purple rain.
There was a brilliant challenge on instagram which was all about spreading each colour of the rainbow across your profile with a new coloured outfit each day. This was a challenge created by @heartzeena and @talliwall.
Louise perfected every colour, pose and backdrop, if you haven't seen already definitely take a look at her profile. This cute tee was created using HappyFlex to give a sleek, stylish look. We need one!
3. @julietuzor_ useful laundry bags
Julie created these handmade laundry bags which can be created in less than an hour. Her choice of the pin stripe fabric with the stand out black HappyFlock and Flex vinyl on top, caught our eye straight away.
The little draw strings tie it together, yes literally but also with a pop of a peachy, pastel colour, which is adorable. These bags are really useful and are great to make for others who may need help during this time. Check out Julies tutorial on how to make your own here.
4. I_seam_sew_happy_xx adorable dungarees
How comfy do these dungarees look?
Chantelle made these dungarees from scratch and we cannot get over how adorable they are. With the neatest stitching ever and matching metal details, it really completes a spring time outfit!
She has also added little HappyFlex love hearts to the pocket in colours that compliment the navy fabric. This simple detail has created a playful pop of colour which we are loving. What can we add love hearts to next?
We must also mention the colour coordination in this photo. Chantelle's colour matching to her surroundings is spot on! We do love a colourful house and even the door is dreamy.
5. Nurture.and.cheer cheerful wall hanging
Emma's sparkly banner is giving us positive vibes to keep busy during lockdown. It might be playing with the kids, dancing round the kitchen while baking or reading your favourite books. It's a great reminder to keep positive and what a beautiful decorative piece to hang on the wall!
Using our brand NEW Summer Fizz collection, Emma has used the HappyGlitter to add a shining trio of words against this gorgeous polka dot fabric.
6. Ratherbesewing golden scissors
Hannah's gorgeously neat embroidery skills combined with HappyGlitter has created the perfect pair of scissors. With glittery texture and dashed embroidery it has created a piece of art. They also match our golden HappyFabric scissors we use in our studio, what a coincidence.
Hannah downloaded this free motion embroidery template from @sew__jessalli. She stitched through the paper printout straight onto the back pocket of her newly made overalls. It's a brilliant idea to add a personalised detail to a newly made garment or to up-cycle something from your wardrobe!
7. @thecoescosy up-cycled slippers
Watching the process of Katie's slippers transform was so fun! She added a range of hand cut botanicals in HappyFlex pastel shades which jazz up this brown suede fabric so well.
It didn't stop there though, Katie also added some fluffy pom poms and I can't tell you how in love we are with them. They have had a complete makeover and we are here for it. Now it's time to dig out those slippers and get decorating, everyone needs a pair of these.
8. @biskeebrisht sparkly heart top
Ruby created this stay at home top as part of her new, stylish quarantine uniform. It has been spreading the love across instagram with it's beautiful combination of pink and sparkly red! She has used HappyGlitter and Flex and created an awesome effect with the way she has cut the lettering inside the hearts. It's highlighted the pink fabric and created a great detail.
We think she looks fabulous!
What a fun top to make creating an all over personalised pattern. You could even use small scraps of vinyl to cut lots of shapes to cover your top creating an abstract look.
We hope you enjoyed reading this months inspiration, we love to share your creations! We will be creating more inspiration blog posts over the coming months so don't forget to share your crafty makes with us.
Also if there's something you want to see us create feel free to send us a message on our social channels. :)
Keep crafting and stay safe!
With love to you all,