Category: Nanny Angie Makes

Nanny Angie Makes – Upcycling

Nanny Angie Makes – Upcycling

Using your creative skills – Upcycling    My daughter was having a tidy up in her dining room and I popped round.  She kindly asked me if I had any use for the drawers she had been using.  She knew full well that since the […]

Nanny Angie makes …..  Christmas Cards (Hunkydory Crafts)

Nanny Angie makes ….. Christmas Cards (Hunkydory Crafts)

Nothing like starting to plan early for Christmas. I find when I get close to this season, there is no time to make and create. So this year I decided to start in June with the help of my grandson and some supplies from Hunkydory […]

Autumn Exchange

Autumn Exchange

An autumn exchange piece I stitched for the Autumn Exchange on Needlecraft Haven (a Yuku Group)   I enjoyed stitching this and thought it camve out lovely x x The recipient was really pleased. This sort of finished piece could also be made into wedding favours, […]

Beaded Bookmarks and Scissor Fobs

Beaded Bookmarks and Scissor Fobs

      These are some of my latest creations made today   Bookmarks and scissor fobs x x  Now I am off to stitch x x These would make ideal gifts for birthdays, or reminders of a wedding.  Wedding favours could be made this way […]

Try something new … making a pendibulle

Try something new … making a pendibulle

Stitch your design.  This is a 60 stitch by 60 stitch square.  The outside is stitched using back stitch as you can use this later to whipstitch your pendibulle together     Fold your design in half and using the backstitch whipstitch one side.   […]

Ravensburger – A piece of Italy in your home.

Ravensburger – A piece of Italy in your home.

Italy has thousands of tourists a year.  One place that is regularly visited is the town of Pisa.  Why?  Pisa is well known for its famous leaning Tower. The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is the campanile or freestanding belltower […]

My version of the A-Z of crafts – Letter D

My version of the A-Z of crafts – Letter D

  DECOPATCH This is similar to Decoupage but it is achieved by ripping up pieces of specialist paper into random shapes, strips, squares and then pasting to objects to recover them  These are the drawers which I have decopatched. DECOUPAGE The art or technique of decorating something with cutouts of paper,linoleum, plastic, or other flat material over    which varnish or lacquer is applied. Ideal for making […]

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts   The Letter C

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts The Letter C

My version of the A – Z of crafts.  The Letter C. CALLIGRAPHY This is fancy penmanship, especially highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes and is the art of writing beautifully: It is a script, usually cursive, although sometimes angular, produced chiefly […]

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts   The letter B

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts The letter B

Continuing on with my version of a Craft A – Z we now have the letter B. BACKSTITCH Stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.  This very often is used in cross stitch to define the stitched […]

Angies A – Z of Crafting    The Letter A

Angies A – Z of Crafting The Letter A

I love crafting and allsorts of crafts so I thought I would compile some of the words I use in the hopes it will help others, especially the abbreviations for cross stitch and other projects. So we start with the letter A. ACETATE This is […]

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