• Posts Tagged ‘craft’

    Country craft: tea towel cushion

    by  • 13/04/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Tea towel cushion craft by Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Cushion made with tea towel, from the RHS and Rustica Papier Journal fabric from Ian Sanderson

    Got a tea towel just too pretty for washing up? Then why not turn it into a lovely cushion instead?

    To make cut a large tea towel to fit 42cm x 42cm plus 2 cms all around for hems. Hem the square by turning the fabric under and under again 1cm each time pin press and sew. Cut two 42cm x 28cm plus 2cm all around from your complimentatry fabric. Hem these as before. With right side facing up, pin the back pieces over the front so they overlap. Machine stitch the four edges together. Turn the cushion cover right way and add the pad.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: roman blind

    by  • 06/04/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Learn how to make this roman blind with Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Roman blind made with Found Seasons fabric by Vanessa Arbuthnott.

    A roman blind at a window is a great way to showcase a favourite fabric pattern in all it’s glory such as this soft pink design by Vanessa Arbuthnott. As seen in the latest issue of Country Homes and Interiors why not click here to find out how to make a similar style for your home.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: jewellery display

    by  • 30/03/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Jewellery display Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Pretty heart shaped jewellery display made using a notice board from Not on the High Street, Fairhaven yellow fabric from Colefax & Fowler and ribbon and trimmings from VV Rouleaux.

    We love this hand crafted decorative jewellery display. Not only does it very simple to make, it’s ideal for using a favourite fabric such as this pretty floral too. Featured in Country Homes & Interiors May issue – out soon – why not have a go following our simple instructions?
    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: fringed runner

    by  • 23/03/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Make a fringed runner using Country Homes and Interiors easy instructions

    Fringed runner made with Culpepper J676F-01 £75 m, Jane Churchill

    We love a well dressed table and this stylish table runner can be made up in minutes by following Country Homes & Interiors simple instructions. To make measure a length of fabric to cover roughly half the width of the table plus 2 cm for hems and over hang at either end by about 20cm. First fringe the narrow ends by pulling the threads loose, using a needle to help loosen and pull the threads if necessary, then turn up 1cm side hems along the long edges and sew in place.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country news: 52 Weeks of Everyday Style

    by  • 16/03/2014 • Crafting • 3 Comments

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    52 Weeks of Everyday Style

    We love crafts and decorative ideas here at Country Homes & Interiors so when we heard about ’52 weeks of… Everyday Style’ we couldn’t wait to get our hands on an issue. A treat for all creative home lovers this guide, published by The Homes & Lifestyle Collection, is packed full of stylish makes, clever touches and easy handicraft projects. Ideas include 10 minute fixes to weekender projects, focusing on the little things that can transform your house into a home. Priced at £4.99 and available from Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, and WHS HS/Travel. Buy it now!!

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    Country craft: ribbon edged shelves

    by  • 16/03/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Learn how to pretty up plain shelves with ribbon trim with Country Homes and Interiors simple craft idea

    Cupboard shelves trimmed with linen tape £6.04 m, V V Realoux

    We love this easy craft idea at Country Homes & Interiors whereby a plain cupboard is given a country touch by simply adding a length of ribbon or braid along the edges of the shelves. To try this look at home make sure cupboard shelves are free from dust. Choose a trimming with a similar width to the shelf edge then stick along with double sided tape, turning the ends under and tucking in at either end of the shelves.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: roman blind

    by  • 09/03/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Roman blind craft Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Roman blind made with Fancy Flower, CH2723/080, £74.90 m, Chivasso at Jab Anstoetz

    Bring a stylish look to a window with an elegant roman blind – so easy to make by following Country Homes & Interiors instructions. Handsome to look at and whether embellished with trimming details or left plain and simple, roman blinds are a great way to introduce a block of pattern or colour into a room such as this floral design. Recreate this look or discover how to create a roman blind with your favourite fabric.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: laundry bag

    by  • 02/03/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    Laundry bag sewing project, Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Make a pretty laundry bag to add a jolly tone to wash days.

    We love anything that cheers up chore time and these colourful laundry bags do just that on washdays. As seen in Country Homes & Interiors April issue – out soon – they are really easy to make and can be personalised too. Why not have a go following our instructions?

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: place setting

    by  • 23/02/2014 • Crafting • 0 Comments

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    Brightly coloured home-sewn place setting made with Junkanoo Chillie, £80 a metre, Rapture & Wright, as seen in the March issue of Country Homes and Interiors

    Add a cheery touch to springtime tables with colourful home-sewn place
    settings. This bright fabric style features in our the March Issue of
    Country Homes & Interiors and is easy to make. Lay on the table for everyday
    dining or match with a posy of daffodils for belated St David’s Day entertaining.

    You will need
    Fabric (we used Junkanoo Chillie, £80 a metre, Raptune & Wright)
    Matching thread
    Needle or sewing machine
    Pins
    Pinking shears
    Heat resistant wadding (we used Insul-Bright)
    Fabric basting spray (try The Cotton Patch)

    To make decide on the dimensions of the finished placemat then measure and
    cut out a rectangle of fabric double this size plus 1cm hem all around
    (shortest width at the top of the fabric design). Measure and cut a
    rectangle of heat resistant wadding to fit the finished placemat dimensions. Place the
    fabric right side facing, shortest sides at the top and bottom. Fold over so
    the shortest sides meet and press. Position and spray the heat resistant wadding
    onto the fabric, butting up the longest edge with the folded side of fabric
    and leaving 1cm of fabric showing on all the other edges. Sew along and
    across one short and one long side of the fabric taking in a 1cm hem. Turn out the
    placemat so right sides are facing. Make sure the wadding is still neatly in
    place then turn in the last edge of fabric and slip stitch the seam. Press
    to finish

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country news: 50 Decorating Ideas

    by  • 22/02/2014 • Crafting, Living, Shopping • 1 Comment

     

    50+ DECORATING IDEAS

    50+ Decorating Ideas

    50 DECORATING IDEAS

    50+ Decorating Ideas

    Looking for inspiration to help you design fabulously furnished rooms, enhance your home or give a look that final finishing touch? Then 50 Decorating Ideas is just what you have been looking for. This special publication is a jam-packed decorator’s bible aimed to bring you the creative know-how to give your home a polished and professional look. Featuring stunning room ideas captured by Britain’s best homes photographers, it includes inspirational images, interior-design secrets and tips from the experts at Britain’s best-loved homes magazines plus an essential guide on how to use colour. Available in stores now or follow this link to buy the digital edition.

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