Balloon Along: Baskets

Balloon Along: Baskets

I have to confess, I find stitching these little baskets very therapeutic. Especially while sitting in front of some trashy TV show so I’m thinking this is the perfect balloon activity for you all mid-week.  There’s nothing too tricky about these baskets,...
Balloon Along: Stuffing

Balloon Along: Stuffing

It’s time to fill those balloons.  Here’s a video I did for the Balloon App on stuffing the tops which is a great tutorial for stuffing any kind of plushie or softie – the key here is to get your shape plump, smooth and firm (if only I was that...
Story of the Emerald City Air Balloons

Story of the Emerald City Air Balloons

This story begins before there were Ruby Slippers or songs over the rainbow but it does prove that there’s no place like home. The Wizard of Oz was one of my favourite childhood stories, read to me at night by my mother from precious book she was given as a...
Craft Room makeover

Craft Room makeover

The little white craft room, with a big view over the city, is in the midst of a makeover. In a radical move, all trespassing kid stuff including scooters, soccer balls and rugby boots have been redistributed to the new sports cupboard. I should confess at this point...
Free magazine? Yes puhleeease!

Free magazine? Yes puhleeease!

We interrupt fox sewing to bring you this important message. Our lovely friends at Australian Homespun are offering you all a free digital copy of the March issue. Yippeee! All you have to do is visit freehomespunmag.com.au and enter “Craft Schmaft” as...
Gathering Hot Air Balloon Supplies

Gathering Hot Air Balloon Supplies

I was going to just post this in the Sew-Along section but I think this is a great guide for anyone gathering craft supplies to make Hot Air Balloons. Here’s a full list of all the supplies you’ll need to make a Hot Air Balloon Mobile: Material list: Quilting fabric...
Announcing the Balloon-along

Announcing the Balloon-along

I floated the idea of a balloon sew along on instagram this week and … whooaaa… the response was massive! So I’m excited to announce that on the 21st of March the inaugural Craft Schmaft Balloon-along will begin. In this this sew along, we’ll be...