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How To… Make a Mini Teddy

| June 22, 2012 | 8 Comments
How To… Make a Mini Teddy

Well.. as you know I have been on a polymer clay craft frenzy! There have been FIMO Flowers, FIMO Snowglobes and polymer clay tea parties. Now as our modelling frenzy calms down, I have one last little craft – our matchbox teddy bear! It was super quick, super easy… and oh so cute… I confess […]

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Kids Crafts: Balloon Juggling Ball for 4th July

| June 20, 2012 | 25 Comments
Kids Crafts: Balloon Juggling Ball for 4th July

DIY juggling balls made from balloons and rice are on the agenda today! They also double us as great homemade stress balls, so make a good gift for Dad. This idea came from my neighbour’s (who blogs over at The Good Life Bloggers) 9yrs old son – the balloon juggling balls have been around a […]

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How to… Make Vintage Spoon Hooks

| June 15, 2012 | 19 Comments
How to… Make Vintage Spoon Hooks

She is BACK!! The fabulous Lucy from Lulasticis BACK, sharing with us these adorable “Spoon Hooks”, what a VERY fun idea for making your very own coat hooks. They would look fantastic in my hall way! Lucy is all about eco friendly living, upcycling and charity shop treasures. So this post is  perfect representation of what […]

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How To Press Flowers

| June 4, 2012 | 31 Comments
How To Press Flowers

Today we are looking at being “Creative with Flowers” – I decided to do our very first “How To Press Flowers” session with the children. Flower pressing is another on of those “childhood” classic crafts that you can have a go at – it is surprising how well some flowers do press (whilst, ahem, other don’t). So […]

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How To… Make (more) Homemade Paint & Create Cool Kid’s Storage Jars

| June 1, 2012 | 7 Comments
How To… Make (more) Homemade Paint & Create Cool Kid’s Storage Jars

It is that time of year again, when the UK bloggers get all excited about the upcoming MAD Blog Awards! It is the Mummy and Daddy Blog Awards celebrating Uk parenting bloggers each year. I am very excited to be a *finalist* in two of the categories – Best Craft Blog and Best Family Fun […]

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How to… Make Dandelion Soap

| May 18, 2012 | 19 Comments
How to… Make Dandelion Soap

Here is a lovely guest post from the Liz over at Me and My Shadow! As you know Liz has guest posted with me before with some lovely organza flowers. And now she is back with these great dandelion soaps – what a great way to “convert” what is a weed into something useful and […]

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How To… Make a Doll’s House Tea Party!

| May 11, 2012 | 10 Comments
How To… Make a Doll’s House Tea Party!

Well.. you know I am on a Doll’s House crafts frenzy this year… you will found all the Doll’s House Crafts here, including the house itself and our Shell Sink… well.. we have had a bit of a FIMO crafting frenzy, after the lovely Craft Merrily and we wanted to make different things from it. If you […]

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How to.. make a No Sew Alice Band (in 5min)

| May 4, 2012 | 12 Comments
How to.. make a No Sew Alice Band (in 5min)

Oh my, this “”How To make a No Sew Alice Band” – must be my quickest and craftiest cheat EVER! The idea came from my Mother in Law, apparently she had them as a child. I added some no sew craftiest by whipping out the stapler and hey presto – bright colourful Alice Bands….. I […]

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How to… Make a Pirate Boat

| April 27, 2012 | 51 Comments
How to… Make a Pirate Boat

Welcome back to this week’s How To – where I made a Cardboard Pirate Ship for the children! Red Ted was given a fabulous pirate ship with fabulous pirates for his . He wouldn’t let Pip Squeak play. So I bought her some pirates (thinking the pirates were the problem). He then said “Mummy, can […]

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How to… Make a Skirt from a Pair of Jeans

| April 20, 2012 | 37 Comments
How to… Make a Skirt from a Pair of Jeans

Welcome to this week’s How to, where I am making a skirt out of an old pair of jeans!! To date, I have been saving all old jeans for crafting with the kids, using a small piece for a teddy bear’s leg here and another for some baby shoes there. Then the gorgeous Liz from […]

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How to… Make Blossom Fairy Lights (from Egg Cartons)!

| April 9, 2012 | 46 Comments
How to… Make Blossom Fairy Lights (from Egg Cartons)!

Well well well, this week’s “how to” is a little early in the week (no how to on Friday) AND my kids helped me make it – egg carton blossom fairy lights! I love love love Spring – in particular blossoms – so thought a blossom egg carton craft would be perfect! I thought that […]

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How to… Crochet a Little Bug Ladybug Hat

| April 6, 2012 | 18 Comments
How to… Crochet a Little Bug Ladybug Hat

I am so pleased to welcome Kat from Slugs on the Refrigerator, who is sharing her Ladybird Hat Crochet Pattern – she has a number of sizes and here she shares the 1-3yrs old size. Kat is  is wonderfully creative and has come up with a fantastic set of crochet patterns, designs and ideas – many […]

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How to… make a Japanese Scoubidou Doll

| March 30, 2012 | 13 Comments
How to… make a Japanese Scoubidou Doll

These are very cute little “Japanese Scoubidou Dolls” that I actually learnt to make in Japan! How cool is that? Scoubidou’s are actually a very basic form of Macrame, so, if you have ever wondered how to macrame or you wanted to give macrame a go, then you may like starting of with Scoubis.  As […]

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How To… Make a Tooth Fairy Box & More Kinder Surprise Craft Ideas

| March 23, 2012 | 31 Comments
How To… Make a Tooth Fairy Box & More Kinder Surprise Craft Ideas

This is a hybrid “How To” and craft round up – all about Kinder Egg Surprise cases – I made Tooth Fairy boxes for the kids… the kids made a horsey.. and I collated more ideas to inspire you this Easter (and all year round)! So, my children had some Kinder Surprise Eggs as a treat recently […]

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