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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 | 8 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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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 | 65 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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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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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 | 44 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: Black Apple Rag Doll AGAIN…

| January 20, 2012 | 11 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Black Apple Rag Doll AGAIN…

Ok, you had better not look. If you look… and if you think of making a Rag Doll (from Martha Stewart, a Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple) you will become addicted and NEVER STOP! Here is my THIRD doll, for a fellow bloggy friend Angelique. She fell in love with the one I Rag Doll I made for […]

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Quick Craft Post: (Another) Black Apple Rag Doll

| October 18, 2011 | 36 Comments
Quick Craft Post: (Another) Black Apple Rag Doll

Remember a few months ago, I made a Rag Doll from over on Martha Steward‘s site – a Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple? I made the first doll for a friend’s little girl’s first birthday…. Well, I love the doll so much, that I *really* wanted to make one for my little girl’s second birthday […]

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How to.. make a Sock Monkey

| September 30, 2011 | 29 Comments
How to.. make a Sock Monkey

Welcome back to this week’s “How to… Make A  Sock Monkey”. The Sock Monkey Pattern has been around a long long time. Originally it was designed by the Nelson Knitting Company. They came up with a way of making use of two whole socks to make a cute cheeky little monkey. The Sock Monkey Pattern […]

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Quick Craft Post: More Morsbags. Less Waste.

| September 11, 2011 | 1 Comment
Quick Craft Post: More Morsbags. Less Waste.

After having spent a morning with Morsbags a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to make some more (here is my original Morsbag post with links to patterns). I had huge sewing machine problems.. but it is all part and parcel of learning to sew. I just chanted: it isn’t the sewing machine, you […]

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