Craft Blog and Inspiration – Leah Nikolaou

Craft Blog and Inspiration

  • Turkey Stitch - Embroidering Paper

    Working turkey stitch into paper needs to be adapted slightly so that you don't pierce the holes too close together & tear the paper.   When I...
  • Perforated Paper Embroidery - Punched Paper

    Embroidering into paper card can be traced back to pin pricking paper in the 1700s, but it wasn’t until the Victorians invented perforated technolo...
  • How To Do Paper Embroidery

    Piercing paper and stitching into it with chunky wool is so much fun. If you haven't tried it before below are some sewing paper tips/ideas to get ...
  • Vintage Colours - Colour Palette Ideas

    If you wanted to put a vintage colour palette together where would you start?  Where would you look to for colour palette ideas and inspiration?  Leah shows us how we can take colour inspiration from vintage textiles and objects.
  • Crafted Christmas Gifts

    Crafted Christmas gifts for a wholesome family Christmas.  The March sisters were a fictional family created by Louisa May Alcott in her novel Lit...
  • Leather Sewing Thimbles - Buying Guide

    The Leather Sewing Thimble: History, Types, Uses, Benefits & Buying Tips Post contains affiliate links This is my grandmother’s thimble displa...
  • Best Crafty Gift Ideas for Christmas

    Have you started the count down to Christmas?  We have and we’re celebrating the season with our annual round up of the best crafting gifts. You mi...
  • Make Your Own Embroidered Owl

    My love of owls stems from my childhood and one book in particular, Jill Thompsons  ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark?’  Armed with ‘Plop’ the li...
  • Hand Crafted Autumn Gift Guide

    Does anybody remember the story of ‘Plop’ the little barn owl in The Children’s book ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark?’ I gave myself a challenge this month to curate a fun and inspirational hand crafted gift guide based around the story. I took Plop’s seven discoveries about the dark to help me!
  • Paper For Embroidery - Giclee Prints

    Embroidering Museum Quality Paper Paper for embroidery comes in so many different shapes and sizes but for the first of my blog posts on this subj...
  • Woven Wheel Stitch Embroidery Tutorial

    Woven wheel stitch, watch the step-by-step video & browse the illustrated guide. One of my absolute favourite stitches, the woven wheel stitch ...
  • Create Kids Art With Dried Pressed Flowers

    How to Create Art With Dried Pressed Flowers There is nothing better than getting outdoors in nature and flower pressing is an easy craft activity...