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Signed FLOWERBOMB! Craft Book Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of my brand spanking new book FlowerBomb! 25 crafts to blow your blossoms ( Pavilion Books) I am going to be giving away the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book ( worth £14.99).

So whats inside? If you love craft, flowers and anything beautiful you are going to love this book. FlowerBomb! Is a book dedicated to beautiful blooming’ craft projects.

I have been in love with flowers ever since I can remember, from making daisy chains as a young child to choosing he peonies and wildflowers for my wedding bouquet. I find their beauty endless and they joy they bring me immeasurable. my mother studied botany and one the years she has attempted to teach me all the names and meanings of an array of flowers; her appreciation has well and truly rubbed off on me.

This book is comprised of three chapters; Floral Home, Flower Fiesta and Flora Fashionista. Each contains a mixture of craft techniques and ideas, from sewing to papercraft, weaving to baking. It’s perfect for the crafter who loves to try different things. I have sort ideas from the catwalk for the fashion section, on trend ideas for the interiors ideas and simply a blow out of floral fun for the party chapter.

COMPETITION QUESTION For a chance of winning a book, all you have to do is name your favourite flower and Season. You can enter in the comments box below or on my Instagram @couturecraft or Facebook Page.

BLOOMIN’ GOOD LUCK!

Yes wishes Hannah x

 

 

Craft Flowers

FLOWERBOMB! -Power, with Crafts Beautiful Magazine

So tomorrow is the big launch of my latest book Flowerbomb! And I couldn’t be more excited. In between launch parties and chatting lots to lovely bloggers and press, the first article has arrived on my doorstep today, from the bestselling craft magazine Crafts Beautiful. And I couldn’t be more delighted, so much love has gone into the design, I couldn’t be happier. You can check out the stunning March 2018 issue yourself, well worth a look!

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HAMMERED FLOWERS – The ultimate stress relief

Today I’m smashing it in lots of ways, sending out lots of emails and getting ready for the FlowerBomb! Book launch next week. There are lots of things piling up so I thought I would do a little post on hammering petals, which is a great stress buster! ( And the results are nice too!)

All you need is some paper, flat watercolour paper is best. A hammer, some juicy coloured flowers and some welly!

Place the paper on a hard surface, like a wooden chopping board. Arrange the flowers on top, then another sheet of paper. Finally hammer away all your stress!

The colour that comes off the petals can be stunning. Yes over time this will go brown, so I would suggest if you’ve got one you love, scan it into your computer and use a lovely background.

Photo by Tiffany Mumford.

Christmas Craft

How to make a Christmas Felt Poinsettia

This year, I was lucky enough to take part in the Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas show for Channel 4. On air I made this very festive of flowers, so in case you missed it, here’s how to! Continue Reading

Christmas Craft

My FlowerBomb! Tree – Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

This year I was delighted to take part in Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas tree decorating competition for her annual Christmas show Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas.

Having been inspired by flowers all year whilst writing my gorgeous book FlowerBomb! (Out Feb 2018, click here for details), I thought the obvious choice was to create a floral masterpiece.

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Christmas Craft

Magical Christmas Dome House – Sizzix vs Hannah

This year I have joined forces with the wonderful Sizzix to create a magical paper-craft Christmas decoration using your Sizzix Big Shot, a Glass Dome, LED lights and a little imagination. There are so many festive dies to choose from, but I couldn’t resist this little house. Simply follow the video for instructions, below are a link of materials used.

YOU WILL NEED please visit Sizzix.co.uk for all materials used.

Sizzix Big Shot

Section of festive dies: I have used the Village Dwelling House, Christmas Tree

Battery controlled LED lights

Glass Dome

Card

Hi Tack Glue

Glue Dots 

Happy Christmas crafting everyone!

 

Christmas Craft

D.I.Y. Ivy Garland Lights

There is something so magical about Ivy in the winter in England. It grows in abundance and I don’t know if its because ” the holly and the ivy” is one of my favourite carols but I simply love it. So to celebrate its season heres a simple Christmassy craft make.

YOU WILL NEED

Selection of green felt sheets, I used approximately 10 sheets per 1.5 meters of Ivy.

Fine green garden wire/cutters

Glue gun

LED lights

Fabric scissors

 

METHOD

Following the ivy template, cut out equal numbers of the three sizes of leaf in a selection of colours. I’ve made mine around 7cm, 10cm and 15cm wide.

Cut the thin wire into lengths around 20cm long, use the hot glue to attach the base of the leaf to the tip of the wire.

Starting with a small leaf, twist the base onto another small leafs wire, so there is around 4/6cm wires gap. Repeat this until all the small leaves are attached, then add the medium then the large leaves.

Once complete wrap the led lights around the garland.

They look great draped over a photo frame on on a mantelpiece.

 

Christmas Craft

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cards

There’s just something about Washi Tape that’s totally addictive, the cross between stickers and tape in beautiful colours always catches my eye. I simply love this set from First Edition which uses all my favourite hues of pink, gold foil and turquoise. You can use them in so many different ways, but this year I decided to make my Christmas tree cards from the beautiful range from Trimcraft, links below to products. Continue Reading

Craft DIY fashion

QVC How to make the Happy Daze Bobble Hat with Hannah & Wool and The Gang

I didn’t quite realise how easy it was to knit a bobble hat until I tried out this pattern from Wool and the Gang, Click here for the kit.

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CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! Win your mini one a Limited Edition Colour In Alice T-Shirt

Win a limited edition kids colour in Alice t-shirt worth £17.50! This Christmas I have joined forces with the wonderful Selfie Clothing to create this gorgeous girls colour in top, it is a super soft long sleeve t-shirt printed with my hand illustrated Alice In Wonderland design. The kit comes with a selection of fabric pens and is available for kids aged 2-10. The perfect Christmas gift for any creative mini, so enter now for your chance to win!

To enter all you need to to is:

Answer this question in the comments box below:

Who is you favourite Alice in wonderland character and why?

Share this post with a friend who you think would love this t-shirt too, you can also enter easily on my instagram feed @couturecraft

You can find full info on the top here http://www.selfieclothing.co.uk/product/limited-edition-alice-wonderland-colour-top/

Competition closes Friday 12th December 2017.

GOOD LUCK!