Easy to make Apron

Check out the tutorial at Skip to my Lou

.Hand.Made.Heart.Felted. by YOU! Feb 2010

Welcome readers, welcome!

Thanks for another fab month of comments, ratings, feedback and e-mails I've had from everyone this month.

Please don't forget to enter the giveaway that is currently running on this blog.
When we reach 85 followers, I'll post a picture of the prize.
Thanks for all your support.

And so here we go with this month's reader made items.

1. Make a Storage Box (originally shown HERE)
by the talented Rufusdog from MSE has come up with another corker.

Aren't they fabulous?!

She also gives some fab tips: " I found I had to put some cardboard in the sides and front as even with the strongest interfacing I had they were still floppy. I will be putting some bits in them (crafty stuff in one and stationery stuff in the other) then will fill a black bag with rolled up newspaper to pad them out so they dont get crushed.

The insides were an old bedspread which I had and didnt use and the fronts were old curtains. The only thing I bought special was the foam for the bottom which was about £10 for the two pieces, I think I could have used cardboard."

There you have it, another amazing make from Rufusdog!

2. Door Stops (first shown HERE)
from the lovely Lucy at Crafting in a Beach Hut

Lucy said "
They look so cute and would brighten up any room. I struggled a bit with the handle (*blush*) but otherwise they were simple and fun. They are also a great way of using up small scraps of material left over from other projects. I already have orders from family and friends for more, although I can't bear to give any away at the mo so they may just have to wait!

I think they are fabulous and I hope to make some soon!

A big Thanks to everyone who submitted their items.

Don't forget next Reader Showcase: Friday 26th March - get making and submitting folks!!!

Summer is coming!

Make these waterproof book covers to save your precious pages from getting covered in sea, sand and suntan lotion. Martha Stewart has the tutorial for today HERE.

Mystery Giveaway!

[USUAL POSTS ARE BELOW..I'm leaving this here for a few days]

Hello dear readers!

Thanks for your great support for this blog over the last 6 weeks...it's hard to believe Hand.Made.Heart.Felted is only a baby and started on 1st January 2010. What did we do without it? I have had so many nice comments and e-mails from everyone.

Don't forget..on Friday 26th...we will be showcasing reader made items - if you have made anything from the tutorials posted here, please submit a picture and short description to handmadeheartfelted@hotmail.co.uk :) Yay! Can't wait! Have four items already for this month! :)


To celebrate the success of this blog so far, I am going to do a mystery giveaway.
It is an item that has been hand.made and heart.felted item by me to the value of £15-£20 and I know you will love it. I've already got one for me :)

You can enter in the following ways (more than one!):

1. Post a link to this blog on your blog, say a few words about us and leave me a link in the comments
2. Tweet about this blog and leave me a link in the comments

3. Post a link to it on facebook and tell me about it in the comments

4. Spread the news about hand.made.heart.felted in another way and tell me about it in the comments.

Giveaway ends: when the blog has 100 followers (54 and counting...)

Eligibility to enter: (1) You must have spread the love about .hand.made.heart.felted in one (or more) of the ways mentioned in the blog.
(2) You must be a follower of this blog.

Winner will be selected by random.org.
Good luck! Please spread the love!


Flowerpot Favours

Super cute flower pot from My DIY Wedding Day
Not just for weddings!

Button Brooch

A lovely little button brooch with a fab Folksy tutorial (HERE)

[found by the valiant knights of the MSE craft threads]

Knitted Mug Cosy

This is a really sweet knitted mug cosy from Meandering Home (HERE).
Cute for a gift, if only I could knit!

[Found by the craft folk of MSE]

Daily Organiser

Me, myself and I-N-K have a quick tutorial on how to make this cute organiser.
Who doesn't want one of these??

Paper Confetti Cones

These paper confetti cones are really popular for weddings at the moment.
A great tutorial can be found HERE.

Don't forget to rate this post! You don't need to be logged in! Rating posts helps me know what the readers like and don't like for more great tutorials in the future! Thank you!

Reader Suggestion: Fancy Chalkboard

What can a bit of blackboard paint and a fancy frame create....
a fabulous on-the-wall chalk board for your little ones of course. Check out out at C&N (HERE)

This idea was submitted by Carmen over at Whoopidooings.
Thank you! To submit a project you have seen, please check out THIS post :)

Make your own Labels

LittleAnna on MSE asked where to buy handmade labels for her crafting goodies. In-the-beach-hut replied with a link to this tutorial to make your own. Thanks for sharing :)

Sewing Organiser

Make this fun organiser for all your sewing items with a tutorial from FlossieBlossom at Tipnut.

Sour Cream Container Tutorial

These cute containers have been called sour cream containers and the name has stuck.
They are really quick to make and really handy to make to house gifts.

Try out the tutorial at Skip to my Lou.

Don't forget to rate this! You don't need to be logged in or anything!

Crepe Paper Roses

Very effective and they'll never die!
Check out the tutorial HERE at Folding Trees.

Designer Look Shoes

Check out this fab tutorial from Hope Studios to make these brilliant shoes for a fraction of the designer price...

Please rate this post! You don't need to log in!

Rating posts helps us to know what you lovely readers like and don't like so that we can find you more great tutorials in the future!
Thank you!

Button Bracelet

Lovely button bracelet from Rain Blanken at About.com HERE.

[found by the crafty folks of MSE]

Smitten Pattern

Free pattern for a "smitten" HERE at Cocoknits. This has got to be one of the cutest things I have EVER seen to knit! Love it!

[found by the crafty peeps at MSE]

Reader Submission: Valentine Chalkboard Tutorial

...part two of our reader submission valentine projects is from Hazel who created this fabulous Valentine chalkboard. Check out THIS tutorial at Hazel's blog.

Thanks for submitting Hazel!

Reader Submission: Valentine Love Glove

Check out this amazing tutorial from Crafting in the Beach Hut (HERE) from one of our crafty readers who submitted this project with Valentine's day in mind!

Thanks for submitting Lucy!

Check back later for another reader submitted Valentine craft!
There is some SERIOUS love going on here today!!

Pencil Holder

Pencil Holder make from Lolly sticks. Really cute and quirky. Imagine making lots of this to store lots of your crafty things in. Check it out HERE.

[Found by the lovely people on MSE's craft thread]

Knitted Game

Knitted Game tutorial HERE at Jean Greenhowe. I think it is a really lovely idea and great for kiddies!

Felted Christmas Bag

Less than eleven months until Christmas now!! Get started early! This really cute gift bag would be easy, cheap and quick to stitch up with some cheap felt.

Check out Sewhooked for the information (HERE)

Pocket Tissue Holder

Loving this idea to jazz up snotty tissues. The tutorial looks quick and easy too.
Check out Skip to my Lou for all the details (HERE)

Valentine or Wedding Sweets

Cute sweet treats for Valentine's or Weddings from Martha Stewart (HERE).

Could be easily adapted for birthdays, Christmas or party bags!

Cute gift for someone special

Really cute project to give to someone special. Cheap and very cheerful. Check out the tutorial at Capture the Moment for al the fun details.

Bee Mine Sweets

These are the cutest sweets ever. How lovely would they be on Valentine's Day?!
You can see more pics and a how-to-make at It's All Fiddle Fart's Blog (HERE)