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How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

| August 24, 2012 | 28 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 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 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… 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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Kids Crafts: Snowglobes

| May 9, 2012 | 41 Comments
Kids Crafts: Snowglobes

Well… it really is about time that we a did a “How to make snowglobes” post, don’t you think? Every kids craft site worth its salt *needs* a snowglobe diy of sorts. A homemade snowglobe is a childhood must! And finally we have made some. The best thing about your snowglobe, is that you get […]

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Kids Crafts: Monster Puppets

| May 2, 2012 | 25 Comments
Kids Crafts: Monster Puppets

Remember how a few weeks ago we made Blossom Fairy Lights from Egg Cartons?? Well.. we only used the “cup” of the egg carton and I couldn’t resist keeping the “long pointy bits”.. I knew they would make perfect egg carton Monster finger puppets! So, when we had a play date a couple of weeks […]

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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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Kids Crafts: Solar System

| April 25, 2012 | 45 Comments
Kids Crafts: Solar System

Welcome back to this week’s Kids Crafts – our very own paper mache Solar System – ok, so it is “only” the sun, the earth and the moon, but it is a start and something to add to over time. We actually made it , mainly because the lovely people from Cubbykit sent it to […]

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Cardboard Tube Crafts – Easy, Fun, Cheap. Perfect!

| April 20, 2012 | 32 Comments
Cardboard Tube Crafts – Easy, Fun, Cheap. Perfect!

As some of you know, I love love love crafting with cardboard tubes – also known as “loo rolls” here in the UK! It is one of those materials that “everyone has”, is free and is there in abundance. So I thought I would do a quick round up of Loo Roll crafts you 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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Quick Craft Post: Another Keepsake Teddy

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Another Keepsake Teddy

Red Ted REALLY wanted another teddy – this time out of his red stripy t-shirt.. so I obliged. The teddy head and arms where made out of an old stained cardigan from when Red Ted was a baby! I had to hand sew around the ears, as the machine wouldn’t take the thickness of the […]

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