Harry Potter Week Tutorial#5 – Golden Snitch Cuddle Pillow

Golden Snitch Cuddle Pillow

When you are re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, you’re going to need something to rest your head on. How about making this Golden Snitch Cuddle Pillow? Lean back on its plump golden body and wrap its squishy wings around your shoulders! You will need: Gold fabric White fabric Temporary fabric pen Pins ToyRead more

Harry Potter Week Tutorial#4 – Healthy Juiced Butterbeer

Healthy Juiced Butterbeer

Harry Potter and his class mates get to go the the Three Broomsticks and drink Butterbeers during their days away from school. I’ve always wanted to try it as the name makes it sound delicious. I imagine it like a liquid Worther’s Original mixed with frothy milk… yum! However I am trying to eat aRead more

Harry Potter Week Tutorial#3 – Golden Snitch Coaster

Golden Snitch Coaster

One of my favourite creations in the Harry Potter world is Qudditch. Imagine creating a brand new sport, and one with so many rules and players? Amazing! Of course my favourite bit is the golden snitch. It’s meant to be very tiny, but for this DIY I have enlarged it and flattened it out soRead more

Harry Potter Week Tutorial#2 – Wand Pencil

Harry Potter Wand Pencil

Now I have to admit, this isn’t my idea. I have seen this technique used to turn sticks into wands as party favours on Pinterest and I thought it was amazing! I don’t remember seeing it done as a pencil though and I thought it would go great with the Monster Book of Monsters NotebookRead more

Harry Potter Week Tutorial#1 – Monster Book of Monsters Notebook

Monster book of Monsters

This week I am feeling very excited as there is a special anniversary happening. Today it is 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by J.K.Rowling (no that doesn’t make me feel old at all!) So to mark this special event, I have planned a week of celebratory Harry Potter themed craftsRead more

How-to Tutorial – Framed Earring Hanger

Framed Earring Hanger

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a framed earring hanger, to display and tidy all of your earrings. The idea for this tutorial came from reading ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Marie Kondo. After getting through a couple of chapters, I was energised to start de-cluttering all of my stuff, which asRead more

How-to Sewing Tutorial – Tea Towel Shopping Bag

Tea towel shoping bag

In this tutorial I will show you how to sew an easy shopping bag made from just one tea towel. I love looking around charity shops and strange little junk shops and often you can find loads of interesting textiles. I have gathered myself quite the collection of souvenir scarves and handkerchiefs! When I lookRead more

Craftyism’s First Post

Craftyism Logo

Hi there! Welcome to the first post on Craftyism, a blog for all things crafty and creative. I hope to use this space to meet kindred spirits who love making, buying and reading about everything homemade. As well as posting how-to tutorials, I will be reviewing craft books, magazines, supplies and kits to help you decide if they’re worthRead more