How to Make a Tissue Paper Flower Peony Style

How to make peony tissue paper flowers Fancy a crafty throw-back session? Get out that tissue paper and make some paper flowers.

All you need is some tissue paper, florist wire, scissors and if you want to be accurate a pen and ruler!

I’m just loving the way these flowers turn out – they remind me of a garden Peony.

Step 1 – Grab yourself some tissue paper sheets – I’m using 8 sheets of A4 straight out of the packet.

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How to make a Yoga Mat Bag (that’s a drawstring bag with circular bottom!)

Yoga Bag The Stitch SharerThis is a step by step guide for  making a Yoga Mat Bag or a lovely round bottom drawstring bag. It’s also pretty handy for other things too like storing wrapping paper!

Ok, are you ready?

The bag itself is made out of 2 pieces of fabric – a circle for the bottom and a rectangle which forms the sides of your bag.

Step 1: Calculate the size of your fabric pieces.

Roll up your Yoga Mat and measure its rolled up length (60cm) and diameter (14cm).

Warrior Yoga Mat

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How to Make a Handmade Concertina Book

concertina book of the yearThis month I was invited to lead a workshop for a local community craft group on handmade book-making. The workshop went really well and as several of those attending are keen to make some more I thought I’d write a “how-to” post to share.

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