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July August Issue


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In this issue:
  • We have had SO MUCH positive feedback on Kate Mason's gorgeous step by step Little Houses on The Hillside project.
  • Renee Ludlow shares some of her vibrantly gorgeous stamped cards using Copic Markers.
  • Ngaire Bartlam from fox and deer is back and brings us a delightful story on mood boards.
  • It's all about chalkboards in Tamar's Style Folio this issue.
  • We meet four mums who create with fabric and share their stories.
  • Lea Ingram shares her Little Bits Of Pretty fundraising story with us.
  • Lisa Pate has another fresh colour palette of inspiration.
  • Janelle Wind brings us the next installment in her Sew Lovely series and reveals the table runner project she will be teaching us over upcoming issues.
  • Mardi Winen shows us step by step how to make a book bag.
  • Tatum Woodroffe has some fun ideas for preserving memories - wait until you see her beautiful memory quilt.
  • Mel Nunn shows us how to make our own mini rubber stamps - such a cool idea.
  • We welcome new Food Editor Jasmine Barton who has been cooking up a storm.
  • Erica Robinson styles a delightfully pretty in pink birthday party for her five year old daughter.
  • Another article receiving lots of positive feedback is our Book Shelf article.
  • Lots of crafty step by step projects to keep you busy.
  • plus more...
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Hi Sher

Issue 2 of Etzcetera went on sale last week.

And one of my favourite quotes from Issue 2 came from our Featured Blogger, Em Falconbridge who said, that while her blog readers come from all walks of life around the globe, her readers all "share a common love for crafting, living simply, family goodness and the sunshine in life."

What a magical description.

After reading your emails, comments and blog messages, I believe our own Etzcetera readers also share that common love for crafting, family and the sunshine in life that Em talks about. You can read more from Em Falconbridge and see all the sunshine-y things we have for you in Issue 2 by clicking here.

Today's Project

We show you how to create a simple and pretty flower bunting using felt, fabric scraps, wool and some buttons. Have a sunshine-y weekend.

and the Etzcetera Team


Spring Flower Bunting

Use felt and fabric scraps to create a sweet flower bunting.

Step One: GATHER THOSE SUPPLIES: You will need felt scraps, fabric offcuts, buttons, wool plus large eye needle for stitching and a flower template.

Step Two: FLOWER TEMPLATE: Create a flower shaped template by punching a flower shape to trace around or free hand draw your flower onto cardstock.

Step Three: FELT COLOURS. Choose three felt colours and cut SEVEN flowers per colour = 21 flowers :) Or feel free to create as many flowers as you would like for your bunting.

Step Four: HAND STITCHING. Using a length of brightly coloured wool and a large eyed needle, use a basic running stitch to sew all flower shapes together.

Step Five: CONTINUE STITCHING: Sew all flowers together in one long length.

Step Six: FABRIC CENTRES: From offcut fabrics, cut a small circle and a button for each flower's centre. Sew all layers together by stitching a button to each fabric centre, layered onto a felt flower.

Step Seven: Continuing stitching until all flower centres and buttons are in place and your bunting is now complete.


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