Paper beads are so easy, cheap and fun to make. And this brilliant device makes it even better. This is the Great Gizmos Green Creativity Recycled Paper Beads kit. It costs around £11 and is available from Amazon (link at
When I was a teenager I was always sewing little creatures from felt and fur. Nowadays I don’t sew very often, but when I saw this beautiful book I was inspired to create a whole new family of little
I am rather a fan of Sachiyo Ishii’s adorable knitted toys. I have made many from patterns in knitting magazines, and am building up a little library of her lovely books. The latest I have bought is Mini Knitted Ocean.
I first noticed Suzi Blue’s artwork on Instagram and was rather drawn to her cute style of folk-art style girls. So when I spotted her book, Mixed Media Girls with Suzi Blu, it quickly found its way home and onto
Regular readers of the Tin Teddy Blog will know that I rather like alcohol markers. I have examples of many brands, but one of my favourites is the Tonic Nuvo Creative Alcohol Marker range. This particular brand has been out
I saw a seller at a craft fair with the most amazing figurines. At first I assumed they were made of porcelain, but the artist told me they were actually polymer clay. She said she had learnt how to make
Regular readers of the Tin Teddy Blog will know that I really like pens. Whilst I have many, many pens, of different types, brands and colours, amongst my favourites are my Tombow ABT Dual Brush markers. I use these
Title – The Polymer Clay Cookbook Author – Jessica and Susan Partain Publisher – Watson-Gupthill Publications ISBN – 978-0-8230-2484-1 Polymer clay charms are very popular fashion accessories, and with the help of this book, surprisingly easy to make. The Polymer
I rather like making friendship bracelets, and have since I was quite young. Back then I would pin some cords to the leg of my jeans to make the knotting easier. Yes, this did sometimes make holes in my jeans.
I have rather a lot of marker pens. It is very important to me to keep them safe and accessible for easy use. Regular readers of the Tin Teddy Blog will remember my previous articles on two of my marker