Jun 2, 2011


I need your help.
I have an idea. You see the chunkychooky iphone app has had, over 2000 downloads. Yes 2000. I was shocked too! I don't really know if that means 2000 extra people are reading my blog but I do know that people are downloading the app. So my wonderful genius app. developer Master S and I have hatched a plan for an update. See under my header I have a new page called Make Something!!! this new page is  going to link directly from my app. ( you can see it up there you don't need the app to have a look- its under my header) so I want to make it a huge list of resources and this is where I need your help.

It will be divided into sections:

Tutorials: which will be divided into sewing, knitting and crochet, embroidery, and other crafty goodness. ( and other categories as they come up) I want you to send me the best tutorials you have found, they can be on blogs, on YOUR OWN blog, on YouTube wherever. If you have a link on your side bar that just links to say a google doc could you please send me a link to the post where you mention the new tutorial so I can link from that. For example: How to sew an easy pair of kids pants, how to sew bias binding, how to make a simple bag etc.  If you think this is a good tutorial with EASY TO FOLLOW instructions- Send me the link!

Craft Books I am going to link all of the reviews I have done, but what other books could you recommend and if you are recommending them maybe you could even write a little blurb about the book and I will link to your blog as the reviewer!

There is also going to be another page linked from the Make Something page with a list of SUPPLIERS Suppliers of fabric, ( they can, for example, be shops on etsy that sell supplies, just send me the link to the shop) paper, blank cards, deco tape, wool, lino cutting, fabric printing, business card printing, screen printing, blank t-shirts anything you have used yourself and were really happy about. Anything and everything will be considered but they must sell online.

There will be a little prize for being the most ace helper!!It will be a really good prize! Promise!!
Please don't just send me a link to a page full of tutorials- I want them tried and tested by you as being really good.

Leave the links here as comments and I will start adding them.


  1. http://thebeetleshack.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-make-baby-bloomers-out-of-your.html

    Bloomers from Blouses

    Your excitement is catching, i didn't even know there was an app but im going to download it now and write a post about it!

  2. I dont have an igadget, but I just checked and I don't need one to go to your special make something page. Nice idea, Cath. I don't know how helpful I can be but I will have a think for you and get back to you if I can be helpful!

  3. Maybe I should look at an iPhone one of these days. Not pay for one, just view someone else's!

    My blog has a review of my favourite craft book: Lovely Things to Make for Girls of Slender Means

    Will this make me famous? ;-)

  4. that is so cool Cathy.
    I was thinking yonks ago about doing a mini book review on the crafty books i have read for kidlets...perhaps I could now make a start?
    This sounds like a lot of work - lol
    I hear you about quality..I will get my thinking cap on!

  5. Rita has done a few wonderful tutorials:
    - This one is all about putting binding on a quilt:
    - This one is all about how she bastes her quilt:
    - This one is all about patchwork piecing:

    I'll be back with more when I think of them.
    Andi xx

  6. I've done a couple:

    How to crochet ric rac here

    How to make a solvy, scrappy scarf

    How Indi made a softie here http://foxslane.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-indi-made-softie.html

  7. What a cool idea Cath!

    My tutorial with the most amount of hits by far would be my Chef's Hat which is here:

    How to Make a Chef's Hat for your Budding Masterchef

    and this one:

    How to Make a Superhero Headband

    As for online selling, I sell my digitally printed fabric online:

    I buy all of my interfacings and bag making supplies from Nikki

  8. So cool Cathy. This sounds like a lot of work.

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  9. Brilliant! I will put my thinking cap on and send you some links!

  10. Hi cathy. I've never commented on any blogs before and am not very crafty, but just wanted to say that after stumbling onto your site a while ago, I had downloaded the awesome iphone app and always enjoy reading your creative endeavours. love all the cushions!
    thanks for inspiring me.

  11. I love this idea!! I'm always after tried and tested tutorials. Here are some I have used and love.

    I've made these - super easy and cute too

    I don't use these for hair but they are a very easy and cute embellishment

    Cute and quick

    Stupidly I made three of these!!

    This one is mine - seems to get lots of hits and it's easy!

    I love this play mail set

    This is time consuming but worth it.

    Excellent party gift

    Made these a few years back - big beach hit

    Another time consuming but worth it project!

    Too easy scarf and it looks better than what is in this pic!

    Excellent attire for hanging from monkey bars (the kids, not me!)

    Love this embellishment

    Leisl did the best ever seam finishes tutorials here

    That's it for now - I have made more than I thought!!
    Hope these help.

  12. Hi Cathy, I downloaded your app a little while ago and love it!

    I came across this neat tutorial on how to do invisible join and thought it would be handy for beginner crocheter:

    Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

  13. i can't get enough o kootoyoo's stem stitch... revisit often when i forget...


  14. Cool idea Cath! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

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  15. wow - I'm off to check out your blog
    but if you have a good supplier of blank white cards...I need to know!!
    and thanks to all those helpful people above I have lots of linking and checking to do!!

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