Michelle Young
Growing up Michelle wanted to be a princess, ballerina and president. In the spirit of multi-tasking she has settled for photographer and environmentalist and enjoys crafting and blogging on the side.
  • Crafts & DIY
    Customise Your Passport and Luggage Tags With a Cool Cross-Stitch DesignTravel kit preview image
    At the beginning of the year I always start to plan where I will be going in the coming months. Planning is part of the fun and I spend hours looking at hotel rooms, tourist must-sees, quiet foodie escapes and recommendations for the best gelaterias. I'm in a personalising mood of late and thought I would make a customised passport cover and luggage tag for my next adventure.Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    Quick Tip: Make an Awesome Neon String Hoop Inspiration BoardString%20hoop%20board%20preview
    We're still on a New Year, New Creative You beat here at Crafttuts+, and one of the most essential things all creative people need is a real-life inspiration board. But why stick to a boring old square cork board when you could have this amazing neon circular string board instead? This quick project is ultra-fun, inexpensive to make and ripe for personal interpretation - which is just what you want from inspiration board, isn't it?Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    Quick Tip: Scarf to Skirt in 60 MinutesScarf to skirt 10 preview
    A couple of winters ago I tried on the most awesome woolen skirt but I convinced myself it wasn't practical and didn't buy it. This year, I thought I could recreate a similar look by re-purposing a woolly winter scarf. It's a budget-friendly way to update your seasonal wardrobe with an item which is cheaper than a ready-made piece. I picked up a great Navajo pattern scarf but it would also look great with an intarsia reindeer pattern or with a silky print scarf in summer.Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    Cross-Stitch a Beautiful Ombre Candle CoverCross%20stitch%20christmas%20jar%20tutorial%20preview
    We're getting stuck into Christmas crafts here at Crafttuts+, and we love to make things that could also make a lovely present. This tutorial ticks both festive boxes. Glass jam jars are the crafty person’s best friend, so I've created a cross-stitched slip cover for a look of contemporary simplicity. Depending on the size of the jar you can use it as a glowy candle holder or a container for a food gift. For these patterns I decided to go with one of the big trends this year – the ombre look.Read More…