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Easy DIY Christmas Jumper for Kids

| December 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Easy DIY Christmas Jumper for Kids

It is Christmas Jumper Day here in the UK soon and like many British school, the children will be wearing Christmas Jumpers on Friday 12th December to raise funds for Save The Children. Not actually owning any Christmas Jumpers (Red Ted, doesn’t really wear jumpers much) and not really having the time or inclination to […]

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Walnut Ornaments – Winter Bears

| December 8, 2014 | 3 Comments
Walnut Ornaments – Winter Bears

Soooo, we got crafty with Walnuts these past couple of weeks. I actually bought a BIG BAG OF PRETTY walnuts in Spain about 18 months ago and it has taken me this long to get around to crafting with them! Ha. Yep. That happens in my house ALL the time. Last week we made little […]

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12 Christmas Cork Crafts – Getting Festive!

| December 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
12 Christmas Cork Crafts – Getting Festive!

Welcome back to another Crafty “Round Up” and Craft Video!! Today’s topics is a favourite crafting material of mine – Wine Corks and Champagne Corks! It isn’t that we drink that much (ahem!), I get them all from my in law (honest!!), I just love the texture, shape and feel of course. They are almost […]

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Walnut Crafts – Reindeer Ornament

| December 3, 2014 | 8 Comments
Walnut Crafts – Reindeer Ornament

Some of you may know that I love crafting with Walnuts. Like Horse Chestnuts, I have strong childhood memories of Autumn and Winter Crafts involving both Chestnuts and Walnuts. So both these items, though not necessarily common to others are items that I love crafting with, with my kids. Each year, I try and come […]

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Star Crafts Ideas – Join the #GetYourCraftOn Challenge

| December 1, 2014 | 5 Comments
Star Crafts Ideas – Join the #GetYourCraftOn Challenge

‘Tis that time again, when the #GetYourCraftOn Challenge comes to Red Ted Art! This month, we are looking at STARS. All sorts of star crafts – be it Stars for Christmas or Stars for Mid Summer. Are you a space craft fan and want to explore the universe through stars? Well… now is your chance, […]

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Rag Rug Wreath – Recycled Christmas

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rag Rug Wreath – Recycled Christmas

A few weeks ago the lovely Elspeth from Ragged Life contacted me and invited me along to one of her Rag Rug making workshops. I remembered making similar Rag Rugs when I was little and at school and immediately wanted to revive my rag rug know how. So course accepted to come along. After some […]

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Kids Art Plates – Gifts Kids Can Make

| November 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
Kids Art Plates – Gifts Kids Can Make

So.. you know me, I LOVE thrifty, economical, recycled crafts – I like crafts that you can more or less do easily at home – using cereal boxes or TP Rolls… or crafts that use things you have collected on a walk to the park… but every so often, I can’t resist a “non thrifty […]

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15 Bird Feeder Crafts

| November 24, 2014 | 5 Comments
15 Bird Feeder Crafts

Welcome back to another Crafty Video with Ali from Kids Chaos and myself! This week, is more of an “ideas chat” (with simple instructions discussed!) as we discuss Bird Feeders! And looking after birds this Winter. The majority of the Bird Feeders discussed are quite simple and need little explanation. There are few things to […]

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Christmas Pudding Felt Ornament

| November 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Christmas Pudding Felt Ornament

I love getting together and getting crafty with my GROWN UP friends too. A few weeks ago (yes, it has taken me THIS LONG to finally get it sorted and “up on Red Ted Art), we go together for a simple Felt Ornament making session. We had made these Felt Stars many moons ago and […]

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Reindeer Ornaments – Cork Crafts

| November 21, 2014 | 5 Comments
Reindeer Ornaments – Cork Crafts

Sooo, yesterday, I was supposed to be working.. you know, do the boring stuff, like a bit of admin, sorting my finances, tidying… and then I got distracted.. by some Champagne corks sitting next to my desk. And as I was thinking about, doing the paperwork, I saw a little red pom pom and oh […]

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Felt Ornaments for Christmas: Robin

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Felt Ornaments for Christmas: Robin

A few weeks ago, I got together with some friends to make some little Felt Ornaments – we decided on these cute little Birds (easily converted into Robins, I think?!) that I had seen in a DoCrafts Magazine. It was a great opportunity to chat, have a glass of wine and get some of our […]

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Elsa Barbie Doll Cake

| November 19, 2014 | 3 Comments
Elsa Barbie Doll Cake

Now a barbie doll cake is nothing new.. the lovely Ali from Kids Chaos tells me her mother use to make it for her when she was a child… awww.  It is however new for me.. especially since cake decorating isn’t my strong point (I usually cheat and “plonk a toy on top” – our […]

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25 Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas

| November 10, 2014 | 9 Comments
25 Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas

Aaaah , it is that time of the week again for us to get together for our Crafty Chat Video – yes, Kids Chaos and I get together to exchange crafty ideas on a certain topic, as well as demo-ing one or two for you. This week we discuss COOKIE CUTTERS and all the wonderful […]

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Remembrance Sunday – DIY Felt Poppy

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Remembrance Sunday – DIY Felt Poppy

We took the kids to see the Remembrance Sunday “Poppy Field” at the Tower of London a few weeks back – actually it is called the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – 888,246 Ceramic Poppies to represent the fallen in World War I. I have to say it was an “impressive” and extremely humbling […]

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