Archive for the ‘Crafty Supplies’ Category
Hurray! The ever popular Clover pom-pom makers are back in stock. These fly off the shelves and have been the present to give eager young crafters this year. We are excited to have some back on our shelves – hurry in if you need one, because they’re in high demand.
Another fabulous and really popular present idea has just been restocked: the Clover basket making kits. Pictured above (and embellished with a Clover kanzashi flower, no less!) these kits come with 2 frames, ready for you to produce practical and pretty creations!
Clover have made a video to show you how simple this craft is. Make baskets from yarn, ribbons, fabric, raffia or jute – or get creative and repurpose plastic bags or worn out t-shirts and clothing! Once your basket is finished you can embellish it and display it for all to admire.
Shelley has been hard at work on these beautiful crochet hook holders. Hand sewn from luxurious pure wool felt, these practical storage pouches would make an ideal gift for the crochet fan in your life.
These pouches fold down to an ideal handbag size, and tie up with some matching satin ribbon. And did i mention the pouches are sold complete with a high quality set of Japanese bamboo handle crochet hooks? All you need is some yarn and you’re all set! Pop in and grab one today, there are just a handful so these won’t be around for long!
Isn’t a blank canvas exciting? So many possibilities! New on the shelves here at Little Sparrow are unfinished wooden blanks – just waiting for you to breath some creative energy into them. Pictured above are our range including dolls in a variety of sizes, acorns – perfect for Autumn crafts, eggs and egg cups, and the most tiny and precious bean pots. Come in and choose some to transform today!
Storytelling traditions all over the world tell of little folk – gnomes, dwarves leprechauns and many others. Gnome figures are fun for children to make and play with, and they appeal to their vivid imaginations.
Thomas and Petra Berger show how to make gnomes out of walnuts, twigs, wool and paper, as well as from a variety of other media. There are plenty of different types of gnome to keep children amused for hours. Any of the characters in the book would be at home on a seasonal nature table. The Gnome Craft Book includes instructions for making Astrid Lindgren’s classic gnome the Tomten.
Remember the thrill of getting new pencils at the start of the school year? Let us help you prepare for a new year of school or kindy. We have a great range of Lyra and Stockmar products in varying sizes and combinations, including individual Lyra pencils.
If you’re in need of a new pencil storage solution, why not choose one of these beautiful handmade pencil rolls?
Color their world with a new set of vibrant watercolors or watercolor pencils!
And new paints might call for a new waterproof oilcloth apron from Messy Essy.
Or maybe there’s a little artist who needs some sturdy crayons to work with – these Stockmar crayons are virtually indestructible! And don’t forget we sell them individually as well as in tin sets.
A drawstring bag is a handy accompaniment – use one for books, gym shoes or a clean change of clothes.
Need a new lunch tin and drink bottle? Take a look at these cute Blafre options we have in store.
And don’t forget a hat! Our range of Loco Felix and Loco Lily hats are reversible, so they can change their hat depending on their mood!
image from clover USA
A fun new product we have on the shelves are basket frames from Clover. Pictured above (and embellished with a Clover kanzashi flower, no less!) these kits come with 2 frames, ready for you to produce practical and pretty creations!
Clover have made a video to show you how simple this craft is, it would be ideal for ages 5 (with just a little help) and up. Make baskets from yarn, ribbons, fabric, raffia or jute – or get creative and repurpose plastic bags or worn out t-shirts and clothing! Once your basket is finished you can embellish it and display it for all to admire.
How could anyone resist adopting an Eggling? These precious, tiny eggs are not real chicken eggs, but handmade ceramic shells containing little gardens waiting to burst into bloom with your care. Crack its top with a spoon and find the mix of fortified peat and seeds inside – just water and place it in a bright spot. Plants grow for up to five months in their eggling, after which they can be planted directly into soil.
Egglings are handmade in Japan and each comes with a terracotta tray and an extra seed pack. We have six varities for you to choose from: mint, petunia, lavender, and wild strawberry. Beautifully packaged, an eggling is a unique and delightful gift for anyone who loves the cute and curious.
Today i thought I’d share some new items, along side some classics we’ve just re-stock. First up is a personal favorite: the clover pom pom makers. There’s no shame in using a cardboard donut, but once you’ve made a big, lush pompom so fast, and with so little fuss using the clover maker – you’ll never go back to cardboard! And there’s even a heart shaped pom pom maker – lots of possibilities for heart shaped pom pom garlands, gift wrapping embellishment an all sorts.
As a big crochet fan Clover are one of my favorite brands! I love their stitch markers and their comfort grip crochet hooks – sure they cost a little bit more than your average aluminium hook but they are worth ever penny – the quality of Clover’s products is amazing. Not only are they comfortable as the name suggests but the perfectly smooth machined hooks are a real pleasure to work with. I recommend you try one if you haven’t.
image from mod podge
Did you know we stocked Mod Podge? Mod Podge has been a craft room staple in the USA since the 60s and its popularity in Australia is growing due to its ingenious uses – even a VW beetle has been mod podged! It is a PVA gel medium, specially formulated for use in decoupaging, and it lends itself to all sorts of fun and creative applications. Pick some up and see what you can do!
Speaking of ingenious, check out this ink pad for stamping on fabric! It works with any rubber stamps you might already have and is a washable permanent pigment ink. As well as fabric, you could use it on wood and paper. Just think of the personalized gifts you could create with this!
Hey sewing southpaws: good news, we now stock left handed scissors! Nice and sharp, with a comfortable grip, you’ll be cutting in comfort once you’ve got these in hand.
In other sewing news, we have this handy set of bobbins that comes in 28 colors – what a clever kit to have in your stash.
With Christmas on the horizon you might be on the lookout for gifts, and what a lovely set this is. This Güterman gift set includes gold plated bird scissors, needle set, thimble and a tape measure.
Take a look at these sweet bits and pieces for the young (and young at heart!) Beginners Cross Stitch kits, colorful embroidery scissors, and super cute animal measuring tapes would all make lovely stocking stuffers this Christmas, don’t you think?
Little Sparrow is de-stashing! Our cupboards are bursting at the seams with fabrics and haberdashery so the time has come to share our stash with you. Be sure to keep an eye on our craftumi store as more fabric and haberdashery are added over the coming weeks. This could be a great way to start your own fabric stash, and don’t forget our machine sewing classes can teach you what to do with it all!
Love JK Party invitation
Everyone looks forward to their special day, and we have a fabulous choice of items to make special days as festive as possible! First you’ll need to send out some invitations…
Invitations: Robots and Play stuff by Poppies for Grace, bottom two by Chacha
assorted blank mini cards by draw! pilgrim
If you like sending your guests home with treat/favor bags we have a range of inexpensive, high quality treats you can share. Pair any of these with a mini bottle of bubble mix, a balloon or some home made playdough or cookies and the kids won’t even miss the candy. The djeco 160 sticker packs can be divided up – or even used to decorate the outside of favor bags, and the viking and Mouk designs have been really popular. Stockmar modeling wax blocks and rainbow lyra pencils are definitely gifts that keep on giving – much nicer than a plastic toy, i’m sure you’ll agree. The mini scratch and sniff sticker packs are irresistible to our small customers, and the wooden dino puzzle is great for older kids.
we even have bags to put your goodies in!
And no party is complete without a game of pin the tail on the donkey!