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Pooch Sparkling Accessories

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Pamper your pooch with some sparkling accessories

It’s not just celebrities who want to show their pets how much they mean to them. Canine couture has been a hot trend on the high street for a while now and crafters have been quick to pick up on all the wonderful creative possibilities, from knitted clothes to stitched toys. If you fancy whipping up a treat for your furry friend, then take a look at this gorgeous project. Dripping with gemstones and bright colours, these glitzy items are perfect for adding a touch of bling to their living space. The designs can also easily be adapted for other animals ­ simply change the motifs or the size of the collar.

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Stylish And Funky Accessories

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Use rich colours with shimmering fibres to create stylish and funky accessories

Making felt is much easier than you think and just look at the results! This stunning bag and purse set would be at home on any catwalk and the vibrant shades make them a real fashion must have. This project combines traditional wet and needle felting techniques with glitzy Angelina fibres for a glamorous tote that is sure to get you noticed. Take it with you on a romantic walk in the park or shopping with the girls. Flowers are the perfect motif to put you in the mood for a spring fling and these blooms are guaranteed to bring a smile. Take the brooch off the card and pin it to a hat or coat for a funky embellishment. It also makes a great gift in itself. Large pink seed beads are a beautiful finishing touch, use them to decorate around the flower centre.

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Stylish And Funky Accessories

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Super chic

Use rich colours with shimmering fibres to create stylish and funky accessories

Making felt is much easier than you think and just look at the results! This stunning bag and purse set would be at home on any catwalk and the vibrant shades make them a real fashion must have. This project combines traditional wet and needle felting techniques with glitzy Angelina fibres for a glamorous tote that is sure to get you noticed. Take it with you on a romantic walk in the park or shopping with the girls. Flowers are the perfect motif to put you in the mood for a spring fling and these blooms are guaranteed to bring a smile. Take the brooch off the card and pin it to a hat or coat for a funky embellishment. It also makes a great gift in itself. Large pink seed beads are a beautiful finishing touch, use them to decorate around the flower centre.

Felting Ellen Kharade

Ellen’s tip

When using felting needles, make sure you hold them vertically while working the stabbing action, otherwise the pins may snap

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Fleece, felting needles, angelina fibres, Crafty Notions, 01636 700862, www.craftynotions.com ** Felt, Panduro Hobby, **0845 121 6875, www.pandurohobby.co.uk ** Polypropylene sheet, Paperchase, **020 8747 1885, www.paperchase.co.uk

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Gorgeous Accessories

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Put together a glamorous look for spring with these gorgeous accessories

If you are new to the craft of making jewellery, do not let the fiddly appearance of these pieces scare you off. This funky project is actually quite simple! The easy-to-follow guide, our ‘how-to’ figures on the pattern page and some breathtaking beads will have you putting together a set of stunning sparklers in no time. A therapeutic twisting technique is all it takes to form these twinkly delights which make a great gift for any style conscious friend. Once the method has been mastered, have fun making this design your own by playing around with bead colour, texture and size to see what different effects can be created!

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Home Accessories Decorated With Engraved Motifs

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Traditional motifs and a retro colour palette are spot on for Jill Albas’ 1950s-inspired carved collection

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Chintzy Kitchen & Garden Carving Templates

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Engraved Home Accessories Jill Alblas’ home and hearts template was used to create engraved 1950’s-inspired goods. Why not add the name of the recipient instead of ‘my’ as a little addition for a gift?

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