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The Owl and The Pussycat Craft

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Owl and The Pussycat Craft

Making toys out of gloves is a great craft for the beginner sewer. Usually there is no cutting of the glove involved, which means no fraying if things are not sewn as neatly as they could be. Also, you can usually choose to glue on some of the details, making the sewing portion of the […]

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Easy Fabric Flowers

| February 4, 2014 | 10 Comments
Easy Fabric Flowers

We recently did a Flower Crafts Ideas Hangout – where crafty bloggers get together online and record a short video discusing lots of craft ideas around one topic – FLOWERS!!!  It is a great way for me to connect with fellow crafters, but also bring you a varied set of ideas – as we all […]

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Felt Heart Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

| August 28, 2013 | 11 Comments
Felt Heart Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

We love it when our craft session ends in gifts that kids can make… these adorable little felt heart crafts are just that – turn them into key rings or zipper pulls on your school bags and you have a lovely little gift to give to a relative or a friend. We are craft mad […]

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Kids Art Rag Dolls

| April 17, 2013 | 22 Comments
Kids Art Rag Dolls

When I first started off on Pinterest, I saw some adorable Rag Dolls that Rummage had made with her girls – their dolls are just TOTALLY adorable and you simply must click through and take  a peak! And I pinned it to make with MY KIDS one day.  I couldn’t wait for Red Ted’s and […]

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Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

| January 18, 2013 | 76 Comments
Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

Well ever since I saw Me and My Shadow’s home made door stop how to a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with the idea of converting a pair of old (crazy) trousers that belong to The Englishman’s youth into a Scottie door stop. Dog patterns were surprisingly hard to find. Free dog patterns […]

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Recycled Christmas Ornaments

| December 14, 2012 | 11 Comments
Recycled Christmas Ornaments

I made these recycled Christmas Ornaments “on a whim”, earlier in the week and thought I would share these with you today. Not only are they “recycled”, but they are also lovely keepsakes. The green Christmas Tree Ornament is made from one of Pip Squeak’s (stained) cardigans and the snowman is made from one Red […]

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Make Your Own Duvets

| September 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Make Your Own Duvets

With the winter season quickly making its way towards us, bringing much cold, wet and uncomfortable nastiness with it, perhaps it is time to invest in a new winter blanket? Of course, cheap winter duvets from the bedding company are simply great, but what if you fancied being a little creative in the small amount […]

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How to… Make an (Upcycled) Batman Costume

| August 31, 2012 | 34 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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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… Make a Baby Doll

| May 25, 2012 | 16 Comments
How to… Make a Baby Doll

I made these this little baby for Pip Squeak’s Doll’s House the other week. And she loves it so much, I had to make a second one… she adores that little baby so much, that I thought I would share the “pattern” with you. It was so easy and I used Pip Squeak’s old babygrows! […]

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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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Quick Craft Post: Baby Shoes

| March 5, 2012 | 19 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Baby Shoes

I came across these cute baby shoes from Stardust Shoes a couple of weeks ago. I looked at the pattern, and it sounded hard. So I typed “make easy baby shoes” into google and time and time again, the Stardust Shoe pattern came up. So I decided to bite the bullet and have a go. […]

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How to… Make Juggling Chooks

| February 10, 2012 | 46 Comments
How to… Make Juggling Chooks

Another craft I have been meaning to make for aaaages – this cute and fun juggling bean bag chooks!  And there is nothing quite like a 4 year old’s birthday party to get you crafting (check out the Chook Bean Bag Toss)…… What I love about these chooks, is that they look ADORABLE and are surprisingly easy […]

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Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

| January 29, 2012 | 10 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

Well! Remember all my Black Apple Dolls? The one’s I cannot get enough of and that I keep making? The easy Rag Dolls that follow the Martha Stewart pattern (Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple). Well… Sewing for boys can really be a challenge and I decided it was about time I sewed something for Red Ted!  And […]

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