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How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

| August 24, 2012 | 31 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 | 29 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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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 | 32 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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