Today I'm excited to be teaming up with the lovely people that help organise Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair to bring you a quick run down of what's on offer this year. Last year, my Instagram feed was full of workshop makes, unique stalls and flower / pom pom crowns galore [that's all I need to know to be sold]. They've also provided a lovely little discount code for some bargain tickets at the end of the post [not that you'll need any convincing to go]!
Monday, 6 July 2015
The weather this last week has been barely recognisable as to what I'm used to and have felt so many times like I'm on holiday. How much better is everything when the Sun is out?
Dear England, please keep the weather like this always. Many thanks.
What I Used:
Ikea Ribba Frame
2 x A4 Grey Felt Sheet
Pencil / Scissors / Glue
Firstly, take an old [or new] frame that is at least the width of your largest pair of glasses and length of your glasses stacked together. Take the frame apart. Keep the backboard and frame, removing the stand and any other embellishments [don't worry too much about being neat and tidy and this stage - it's all going to be covered up]:
Cut one sheet of felt to cover one side of the backboard - leave a very small hem [only around 1/2mm]
- and glue this securely in place [I used the glass frame to help guide the size]:
The backboard is going to now be placed in to the frame, felt side showing through the front of the frame. However; instead of being pushed all the way to the front of the frame, you want this to now sit neatly in line with the back:
To secure this further, cut a second sheet of felt that is the size of the frame and glue in place to cover the exposed backboard:
...this will also help the tray stop moving about if on a shiny surface.
Completed, the felt should now be taught and sit neatly:
The final stage is creating a rest for the glasses. With a strip of cardboard, around 3cm wide and the length of the inside of your frame, fold the cardboard in half lengthways and secure in place with tape into a triangle [use a pair of sunglasses to match the nose rest angles]:
With a strip of left over felt, cut to the same length and width of the cardboard and fix this in place over the triangle [the exposed edges will be hidden when in place]:
Once dry, place the triangle down the centre of the frame [add to the frame at an angle to help you at first] - you can either leave this to hold in place, or secure with more glue:
see you next time x
[P.S - you can remove those small black frame holders from the inside of the frame easily with pliers - I have no idea why I didn't do this!]