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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 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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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 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 Cutlery Wind Chimes

| March 2, 2012 | 26 Comments
How To… Make Cutlery Wind Chimes

I made this Fork & Spoon Wind Chime almost a year ago (wow, time does “fly”). At the time it was for the Tesco Summer Magazine. Wonderful to be featured there along side some of our cardboard tube pirates and saltdough dinosaurs. All great activities for long holidays. Finally, it seems like a good time […]

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How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

| February 17, 2012 | 21 Comments
How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

Welcome. As you know, our Dolls’ House is an ongoing project. As I add room by room and detail for detail. I was very pleased with the shell sink and the shower I showed you last time and we had lots of fun decorating the house for Christmas! Today I have  simple bed pattern. I […]

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How to… make Cookie Cutter Candles

| February 3, 2012 | 41 Comments
How to… make Cookie Cutter Candles

 You may have seen my post about how to make candle wicks and a brief intro to making your own “test candles” (aka ice cube tray candles!). Since then I had a little play and started making all sorts of different candles in a variety of colours! I had heard before, but not believed, that […]

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How to… make Candle Wicks (& Experiment & Results)

| February 3, 2012 | 35 Comments
How to… make Candle Wicks (& Experiment & Results)

Welcome to this week’s How To – “How to make candle wicks”.  As you know, I love to recycle and each year at Christmas we are left with a lot of old, but perfectly good candles. As a child I once received a candle making kit and loved it. I wanted to have another go […]

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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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Kids Craft: Cardboard Tube Robot

| January 25, 2012 | 31 Comments
Kids Craft: Cardboard Tube Robot

Welcome back to Kids Crafts and this week’s cardboard tube robot!! I am a huge huge HUGE fan of cardboard tubes.. mainly because we have them in abundance in our house (*cough* I blame the Englishman). We actually made this robot last year and it forms part of my Time On Your Hands ebook. But […]

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How to… make a (Microfibre) iphone/ ipod case

| January 13, 2012 | 15 Comments
How to… make a (Microfibre) iphone/ ipod case

Welcome back to this week’s How To – where I show you the perfect father’s day gift or gift for a loved one or sibling. I find “male” members of the family really hard to craft for – as they usually do not want “cutesy” or “lovely” gifts, but practical ones. My brother asked for […]

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How to… make Magazine Beads

| January 6, 2012 | 33 Comments
How to… make Magazine Beads

Welcome back to a thrifty and upcycled How To: Make Magazine Beads. Magazine beads are a popular craft amongst children and teens…but in fact they originated in Africa, where people make them for a living. So just because children make them in the “Western World”, don’t “knock them” until you have had a go. They […]

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Kids Craft: Make Your Own Marble Run

| January 4, 2012 | 33 Comments
Kids Craft: Make Your Own Marble Run

I do like to practice as I preach and practice we did when we made our cardboard box marble run this week… Last week we had the Cardboard Box Craft round up and in there I had featured, this very straight forward marble run from Inhabitots V1. They made theirs out of a cereal box. […]

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Box Get Crafty – What to make from a Box

| December 27, 2011 | 51 Comments
Box Get Crafty – What to make from a Box

As you may know by now, I am a keen recycler. I love seeing the value in something that has been deemed to be useless and only for the bin. Check out the magazine beads coming up and my shopping bags made from old shirts. However, I am always horrified at quite how much waste […]

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