The 12 Makes of Christmas - Back again for 2015!

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Rae | 0 comments

We're really excited to announce that we are bringing back our 12 Makes of Christmas series for the third year running!  If you haven't seen these before, it's definitely worth taking a look back through some of the tutorials and suggestions we put together - they're all still here on the blog if you scroll waaaay back.

This Friday it's ten weeks (eeek!) to the magic day and no-one wants to be whipping up gifts in a frenzy on Christmas Eve. So, we're starting right here and now in October so that you've got plenty of time to get ahead, feel organised and leave the couple of weeks before Christmas to wrapping, partying and nursing overindulged heads.

The first of our 12 makes has to be the 2015 Dashwood Studio Advent Calendar which we are tooootally in love with!

This gorgeous Advent Calendar Panel with a Christmas Tree centre and reindeers, could only be from Bethan Janine’s festive fabric collection, Winter Wonderland for Dashwood Studio. Instructions on how to make the calendar are printed across the top of the fabric...

and it looks beautiful made up.

If you fancy having a go at making this panel you can get hold of it here but if you would like some help putting it together, Karen Chapman is running this as a class here at the Make HQ Studio on Saturday 21st November and you can book a space here.


Whatever you're making, we'd love to see it.  Share your pictures with us on Instagram: @fabrichq Facebook: facebook.com/FabricHQ twitter: twitter.com/FabricHQ and use the hashtag #makeHQ



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Halloween Crafting at Fabric HQ

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Rae | 1 comment

What do you do when it's the school holidays and you run your own business?  Bring the kids to work with you, of course.  It's pretty boring at your Mum and Nana's shop on your own so the boys asked their friends if they'd like to come and play.

As it's the Halloween and Bonfire season, we wrote a list of fun things to keep everyone busy:  Trick-or-Treat bags were a must, given that there are Halloween parties to go to....





....creepy lanterns are cool for putting in the window .....




... and for the girls (or presents for sisters, cousins, friends) firecracker hair bands!



They are so simple, just a few bits of short ribbon tied around a hairband - but they look so good! A tutorial can be found here if you get stuck (really is very simple, though) but be warned - lots of pop-ups on the page!


Well that killed a couple of hours...thanks for coming kids - and parents who helped a 'little bit'!

What Halloweenie fireworkie craftiness have you been getting up to with your kids?

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