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August 11, 2013

Make something this weekend: a modern dreamcatcher

Make a modern dreamcatcher via WeeBirdy.com

Who knew dreamcatchers could look so fresh and modern – and dreamy! This wee beauty is the work of the very talented Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread, and she’s made an excellent step-by-step tutorial for Crafttuts+.

Lisa holds your hand through every step of the way, showing you how to hand-wrap the rings and attach the beads and feathers. It’s the perfect project for the weekend. Head over to Crafttuts+ now for the full tutorial.


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August 3, 2013

Make something this weekend: Knit an adorable kerchief

Kerchief knitting pattern tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Isn’t this the most adorable knitted kerchief you’ve seen? You can make it yourself with this excellent tutorial by Andi Satterlund of Untangling Knots for Tuts+.

Knit kerchief tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

The step-by-step tutorial has full photography and is perfect for knitters of all levels. In fact, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit, you might like to follow the series of Knitting Fundamentals tutorials.

Knit a kerchief tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

I love that Andi shows you how to style the kerchief for two completely different looks. Such a sweet vintage look, don’t you think?

Head over to Tuts+ for the full step-by-step tutorial.


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July 30, 2013

Make it: Vintage floral Hama bead coasters

Hama bead vintage floral coaster tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Do you love making things with Hama (or Perler) beads? You might like to try this easy tutorial I created for Crafttuts+.

Hama bead vintage floral coaster tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

I was inspired by big, bold vintage florals, the kind you’d find on domestic bed linen from the ’60s and ’70s. What do you think?

Vintage floral Hama bead coasters tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Head over to Crafttuts+ for the full step-by-step tutorial.


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July 21, 2013

Make this weekend: Crochet a set of rainbow nesting baskets

Rainbow rochet nesting baskets tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Here’s a great project to make this weekend: a set of crocheted rainbow nesting baskets. The step-by-step tutorial by the rather brilliant Marinke of A Creative Being for Crafttuts+ is perfect for crochet beginners and you can use them to store all sorts of knick-knacks – or they’d make a fun tactile toy for babies.

Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets Tutorial via Craft.tutsplus.com

Head on over to craft.tutsplus.com (my other wee baby) for the full tutorial here.


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July 5, 2013

Wee Birdy’s Pinning for Inside Out

Wee Birdy Pinterest board for Inside Out magazine

I’m super-excited to be Inside Out magazine’s guest pinner this month. Head over to the Pinterest board and check out all the things that are catching my eye right now, including awesome school holiday crafts, gorgeous interiors, DIY projects and beautiful design. Here’s just a peek at some of the things I’ve been pinning:

Clockwise from top, geometric sun catcher holiday craft by Estéfi Machado; paper flower tutorial via Crafttuts+; Beci Orpin’s quilt for Urban Outfitters; Michelle and Martin Nørbo’s Danish apartment via Bolig Magasinet; Beci Orpin’s wall hanging for Urban Outfitters; The Mod Collective ceramics via Hello Polly.

Keep an eye on the board as I’ll be updating it regularly throughout July: http://pinterest.com/insideoutpins/wee-birdy-guest-pinner/

Are you on Pinterest? Make sure you follow me and Inside Out – I’d love to see all of your pins, too!


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December 19, 2012

7 Beautiful DIY Christmas Decorations

Crafttuts+ Snow Globe Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

It’s less than a week ’til Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to get hands-on and make some really special and unique decorations for your place. I’ve gathered together seven gorgeous Christmas projects from Crafttuts+, the awesome new craft tutorials website (which I also happen to edit – quick, pop over there now and check it out!).

These crafts are all rather special and unique and they’re made by some of the world’s best designer-makers and crafters, including Kitiya Palaskas, Laura Howard (of Lupin Handmade) and Helen Frances (from Frances and Francis). Here are my top seven:

1. Snowglobe Winter Wonderland in Jam Jar by Helen Frances of Frances and Francis (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Pinatas Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

2. Mini Christmas Piñatas by Kitiya Palaskas (above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Space Invaders Christmas Decorations Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

3. Space Invaders Christmas Ornaments by Cintia of My Poppet (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Felt Christmas Stocking Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

4. Felt Christmas Stocking by Laura Howard of Lupin Handmade (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Wreath and Garland Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

5. Fabric Christmas Wreath and Garland by Eleanna Kotsikou of zdrop (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Himmeli Decorations Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

6. Geo Himmeli Christmas Ornaments by Eleanna Kotsikou of zdrop (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Paper Lantern Village Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

7. Bethlehem Paper Lantern Decorations by Helen Frances of Frances and Francis (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

And you can also craft your own unique Christmas wrapping, as well. Click here for 10 Quick and Colourful Gift Wrap Ideas by Kitiya Palaskas.

Craftutts+ DIY Christmas Wrap Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Craftutts+ DIY Christmas Wrap Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Craftutts+ DIY Christmas Wrap Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Click here more amazing projects and tutorials from Crafttuts+.

Need some lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy all handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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