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How To… Make Easy Halloween Costumes – WITCH

| September 23, 2012 | 25 Comments
How To… Make Easy Halloween Costumes – WITCH

Well, my kids are slowly getting into the whole “dress up thing” and last year they enjoyed going Trick or Treating for Halloween for thee first time. We kept it simple costume wise. This year I needed some easy Halloween costume ideas for myself. And then I remembered the wonderful easy Tutu craft Guest post […]

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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 30 Comments
Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

Oooh one thing I really like in Autumn is that beautifully orange Physalis (aka Chinese Lantern or Japanese Lantern). It is bright orange, delicate (but not too delicate) and quirky. And I love it. But what to make from them? Have you got any favourite Physalis Crafts to share? Well.. I have not one but 3 […]

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How to… Make No Sew Bunting (2)

| September 14, 2012 | 12 Comments
How to… Make No Sew Bunting (2)

  Remember how many moons ago, I made some “No Sew” bunting? Well…. recently a good friend of mine got married and we needed LOTS of bunting in a hurry. We made an even simple version of “No Sew Bunting“…. no iron or sewing machine in sight. Result – lots of wedding bunting in about […]

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How to make a Schultüte (Bastelanleitung)

| September 4, 2012 | 25 Comments
How to make a Schultüte (Bastelanleitung)

Today, I will be a little “daring” and write this post in German AND English.. mainly because “Schultüten” are essentially a Germanic thing – but they are increasinly becoming popular or known as “Kinder Cones” or Kindercones in other parts of the world. Just in case you are, I will write in both languages. Firstly.. […]

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How to… Make an (Upcycled) Batman Costume

| August 31, 2012 | 36 Comments
How to… Make an (Upcycled) Batman Costume

Well.. I have long wanted to make a Fancy Dress costume for my kids. And I kept thinking “yes yes, when they are older”. Then I suddenly realised, that when they are TOO much older, they will not WANT to wear a homemade fancy  dress costume, however cool I think it is. So NOW is […]

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How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

| August 24, 2012 | 33 Comments
How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

I LOVE Washi Tape… well I love ANY sort of pretty tape that you can stick on things. It is the sort of thing I pick up her and there at craft fairs, adore, love and then put in a drawer and don’t quite know what to do with it. A classic item for me to […]

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How to… Make (No Sew) Wristbands

| August 17, 2012 | 7 Comments
How to… Make (No Sew) Wristbands

Oh my goodness, we actually made these “No Sew Wristbands” by “accident”. We were crafting away at something else, when the kids pulled out some of their old hole-y socks from the craft stash and started putting them on their hands. I looked. Took on snip and we had: Materials: An old pair of socks […]

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How to… Make Lavender Bath Sachets

| August 10, 2012 | 15 Comments
How to… Make Lavender Bath Sachets

Oooh this is so simple and yet soooo satisfying – lavender bath sachets. I have TONS of lavender all over the house, that I cannot keep up with making lavender wands and lavender bags. So, I decided to make some of these lavender sachets as a simple (but oh so lovely) gift to a friend! […]

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How to… Make Walnut Pin Cushions

| August 3, 2012 | 9 Comments
How to… Make Walnut Pin Cushions

Here is a super easy little walnut pin cushions to make. Perfect for small stocking fillers or a little gift to a crafty friend! Materials: Walnut halves, fabric scraps, ribbons/ brocade, PVA glue A hot glue gun would also be handy for this, but PVA works just fine. You could make these REALLY lovely and […]

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Kids Crafts: Sewing with Kids Lavender Bags

| August 1, 2012 | 30 Comments
Kids Crafts: Sewing with Kids Lavender Bags

 I am very keen to teach myself all sorts of things.. and sewing is one of them. Well, so long as they are interested that is. A while back Red Ted and made little nature bags, which he LOVED doing, so now I decided to have a go sewing Lavender Bags with him. I saw […]

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How to… Rose Petal Wedding Confetti

| July 20, 2012 | 11 Comments
How to… Rose Petal Wedding Confetti

A short and sweet “how to” for you.. we are going to a good friend’s wedding at the weekend and I was charged with getting hold of some Rose Petal confetti. We have been collecting roses from our garden and friends’ gardens for some weeks now… Simply gently pull off the petals, spread them out […]

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How To… Make Comic Book Bunting

| July 6, 2012 | 8 Comments
How To… Make Comic Book Bunting

I do love twitter and I do love talk and interchanging ideas with fello crafty people on twitter. One such person is Lucy from Captured by Lucy, who came up with this ADORABLE (comic) book bunting. How gorgeous? Love that it is quirky and different and incorporates childhood favourites. A great way to upcycle a […]

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How to… make Cookie Monster Puppet Flannels

| June 29, 2012 | 26 Comments
How to… make Cookie Monster Puppet Flannels

You know I love a bit of “reduce, reuse, recycle”. Nothing better than taking something old and making some new, giving it a new lease of life – like our Cookie Monster flannels, made from the children’s old baby towels. We have passed on a number of baby towels to other children. But these were […]

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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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