The Twizzlez blog is an exciting collection of tutorials and how to videos for sewing, face painting, crochet and all things crafty. Gem from Twizzlez shares her experience, by offering sewing patterns that are drafted by herself along with her expertise and experience in creating unique handmade things.

Crochet Mini Pixie Beanies for Kids

Friday, 13 January 2017 - 1:27pm
Crochet Mini Pixie Beanies for Kids | Twizzlez Online Shop

It seems silly to be crocheting warm woollies in the middle of summer!

We have had extremely hot days here so my energy for creating has been low. Today we saw a reprieve from the heat with some rainy clouds hovering all day, don’t get me wrong though…it was still humid and sticky! Yuck! I did however have some energy to spare and I wanted to make a start on my new range... Read More

Mandala Therapy

Friday, 7 October 2016 - 11:56am
Mandala Therapy | Twizzlez Online Shop

This is my first post in a long time! I have been very busy of late and have had hardly any time for any blogging or videos.

Something I do find the time to do when life gets a little chaotic is drawing. I love drawing large pictures with my Prisma coloured pencils but for me to be happy with a piece when it’s done these large scale drawings take planning and time, lots and lots of time. So when it’s a little crazy around the Twizzlez... Read More

How to Face Paint a Rainbow Faerie

Friday, 24 June 2016 - 2:15pm
How to Face Paint a Rainbow Faerie | Twizzlez Online Shop

I will show you how to face paint a rainbow faerie design that can also double up as a rainbow princess design too! It may look complex but really it’s so simple and easy and after some practice it’s quite fast to do, just what I need when I have a que of restless kids waiting for face painting!

I use the TAG Regular Rainbow split cake to make the rainbow effect which I absolutely love and the kids do too. Once I pull this out and have... Read More

How to Sew a Felted Mushroom House

Friday, 24 June 2016 - 9:40am
How to Sew a Felted Mushroom House | Twizzlez Online Shop

Learn how to make a hand sewn felted faerie house with Gem. It’s really simple and the design has flexibility for you to add to it with more embroidery techniques. I just love these cute whimsical mushroom houses they are inspiring for little minds to play with and have a waldorf feel to them. My felted faeries that I have in the Twizzlez store fit perfectly inside and go excellent together. Maybe I will do a tutorial on how to make the... Read More

The Knitting Adventure…

Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 12:43pm
The Knitting Adventure… | Twizzlez Online Shop

In my lifetime I have crocheted hundreds of things and millions of stitches. I can crochet all day long, I can even crochet without looking at what I’m doing. Now the same can’t be said for me about knitting.

 Knitting and me don’t go way back we are new friends.

I don’t know why I started to crochet so much and never considered knitting many things until this week when I had a think about it. Of course crochet... Read More

World of Warcraft How to Face Paint an Orc

Friday, 10 June 2016 - 9:02am
World of Warcraft How to Face Paint an Orc | Twizzlez Online Shop

In the lead up to the new World of Warcraft movie that is coming out I thought face painting an Orc might be a fun thing to do one afternoon. This design really is handy to know because you can use it as a monster face painting design or even a zombie if you leave off the teeth and add some blood! It would look great with a costume for Halloween or Cosplay.

How to Sew a Kids Monster Hoodie

Monday, 6 June 2016 - 8:35am
How to Sew a Kids Monster Hoodie | Twizzlez Online Shop

Rawr! Transform your child into this cute monster! Sew along with Gem and make this cute monster hoodie that can be for boys or girls. Gem loves creating colourful and fun clothes that kids can be comfortable in and more importantly play in without feeling restricted with too many fussy fastenings. This cute monster hoodie will complement a child’s imagination, transporting them to alien and monster realms where they can be a part of the... Read More

How to Face Paint an Iron Man Mask

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 3:55pm
How to Face Paint an Iron Man Mask | Twizzlez Online Shop

Superheros vs Tigers

 

In a world where Marvel and superhero movies make up most of what's on the big screen I expect kids to be asking for face painting related to the characters they see in the movies, but what I have noticed recently is a drop in the amount of kids who are asking for more ‘traditional’ face... Read More

How to Sew a Dog Bandana

Monday, 30 May 2016 - 12:30pm
How to Sew a Dog Bandana | Twizzlez Online Shop

Learn how to make a funky bandana for your dog! They are perfect for everyday use or if you want your doggie to match a themed event. The tutorial video for the dog bandana features Jaffa the Border Terrier and even my Russian Blue cat Luna came to say hello at the end, she was just so impressed with the bandana and wanted one herself.

The pattern provided suits small- medium dogs but can be adjusted easily for any size dog (... Read More

How to Sew a Baby Bib

Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 8:17pm
How to Make a Baby Bib | Twizzlez Online Shop

Welcome to the first Twizzlez blog post and tutorial video!

Making cute baby bibs is a great idea leading up to the birth of your baby or perhaps a friend’s baby. I sell these bibs at the market stalls I attend and about half the people who buy them are buying for baby shower gifts or presents for friends. The bibs are reversible and adjustable so they can fit the child for longer. The Twizzlez bib pattern is so easy and quick to make... Read More

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About Gem

Gem & Jaffa at Twizzlez

Gem has been running her business for over seven years and has official qualifications in Fashion and Design among other things. Gem began creating and learning how to sew and do crafty things when she was a small child with her grandma, she has fond memories of being taught the skills needed, and more importantly the fun she had with her grandma while she grew up. Gem is a passionate colourful person who is not content unless something new is being learnt or created by herself.