Saturday, 26 September 2015

Autumn Hoop Pincushion - #igpincushionswap

I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw my swap partner actually got the pincushion I sent her for the #igpincushionswap! I had been worrying the parcel I sent would never arrive and instead it did, safe and sound. As my Hoop Pincushion suits the season (and the weather!) I thought of posting a few photos... My partner likes it and that makes me so happy.




I found a really good tutorial for making hoop pincushions at Bumblebee Linens. Really worth trying! The only variation I made was to cover the back with a felt circle instead of using patterned card stock.



Hoop pincushions are very enjoyable to make and I think they can make a good decoration too (for the front door?) if you hang them up with a ribbon or trim. Definitely going to make another one!



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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Back to School Linky Party

The Creative Factory invites you to join Handmade Back to School Linky Party with any projects you have created for Back to School! Join our linky party clicking on the link up button at the end of this post, we would love to see what you have been up to!

The Creative Factory vi invita a partecipare al Handmade Back to School Linky Party con i vostri progetti dedicati al rientro a scuola! Partecipa cliccando sul bottone in fondo a questo post, ci piacerebbe molto vedere che cosa avete creato!



Handmade Back to School Linky Party is organised by The Creative Factory and co-hosted by:

Handmade Back to School Linky Party è organizzato da The Creative Factory ed ospitato da:



Adding your project to the party, it will show on all the above blogs! The linky party ends on the 8th of October, so there is plenty of time to join.

Aggiungendo il tuo progetto al linky party, apparirà su tutti i blog in elenco! Il linky party termina il giorno 8 ottobre quindi c'e' tanto tempo per partecipare.


Monday, 7 September 2015

Back to School Treat Banner - Bandiera Porta Regalo - The Creative Factory

Tuesday is Lucy's first day of Nursery School and she is getting more and more excited! Next week Ella starts school again too so what better way to start the new school year than with a little treat. For the Creative Factory's Back to School series we made a fun banner that is also a pocket to put a little treat inside for the first day of school.

Martedì è il primo giorno di Scuola Materna di Lucy e sta diventando sempre più agitata! La prossima settimana anche Ella ritorna a scuola e allora perchè non iniziare il nuovo anno scolastico con un regalino. Per Back to School di The Creative Factory abbiamo creato una bandiera divertente che è anche una tasca porta regalino per il primo giorno di scuola.


A classic yellow pencil transformed into a banner with burlap, bright gingham and stitched black lines. To hang it up... a pencil. Actually, you must have noticed, there is a trick: we stuck two pencils together to make the right length!

Una classica matita gialla si trasforma in stendardo con tela, allegra stoffa a quadretti e linee nere cucite. Per appenderlo... una matita. Veramente, avrai notato, c'e' il trucco: abbiamo attaccato insieme due matite per creare la lunghezza necessaria!


A "piece of paper" is attached to the banner by a pencil line (a black thread). We used this fun text fabric but it would be nice to embroider/write a message too for your children.

Un "pezzo di carta" è attaccato alla bandiera da una linea di matita (un filo nero). Abbiamo usato una simpatica stoffa con testo ma sarebbe bello anche ricamare/scrivere un messaggio per i tuoi bambini.


Slip a lollipop, a packet of sweets, a pretty pencil or a fun eraser in the banner pocket as a little treat for a happy back to school day!


Infila nella tasca della bandiera un lecca lecca, un pacchetto di caramelle, una bella matita oppure delle gomme carine come regalino per un felice rientro a scuola!



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There are many fun and useful projects for Back to School by the Creative Factory friends you can read about here:

Ci sono molti progetti divertenti ed utili per Back to School delle amiche di The Creative Factory da leggere qui: