The balloonalong parade

The balloonalong parade

In amongst the sewing, sweat and tears on this crafty journey of mine, there are moments that take my breath away. Seeing your balloons come to life in the #balloonalong sew along has been one of them. As a big thanks for all your hard work and support I’m...
Balloon Along: Assembly

Balloon Along: Assembly

Up and away, today is the day… let’s make these balloons fly! If you’re making a single hot air balloon then all you need to do is hang it up – I find self adhesive hooks (like mug hooks) on the ceiling or under a shelf work really well. Just...
Balloon along: Bunting baby!

Balloon along: Bunting baby!

This weekend we’re going to be making little bunting flags and attaching trims to finish off the balloons. I love this part! Here’s a full video tutorial on how to make mini bunting for your hot air balloons… You can create triangular flags, as shown...
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...
Balloon Along: Stitch ’em up

Balloon Along: Stitch ’em up

Today we’re going to sew up the balloon tops. We’ll go through making a single balloon then if you’re assembling a mobile just repeat for the remaining balloons. If you’re lining up a pattern, as you can see here – you’ll want to...
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...