Made on Monday # 9 – new playroom cushion cover

Just a quick one from me today. Here’s the latest in the recovering project of the sofa in the playroom. I seemed to have accidental slipped into a nautical theme. made on Monday # 9 – new playroom cushion cover

Old book fish collage kit

Here’s another kit idea to keep the little one happy this weekend. It’s a collage kit based around an underwater theme. My eldest absolutely loves everything to do with the sea and can name loads of creatures I didn’t even know existed  Who’d ever heard of a snot sea cucumber! So to combine his love of the sea and mine of recycle old books …

Workshop Wednesday # 8 – How to appliqué using felt

I love working with felt as it comes in great colours, doesn’t fray when you cut it and is a great fabric for children to start crafting with. This is a simple tutorial on how to appliqué a motif in felt that I use with my year sevens at school. First cut two pieces of felt. One for the background and one …

‘Craftseller’ Magazine issue # 8 baby booties

With the baby finally here I thought I’d share one of the booties projects I have had a go at. This pattern is from Craftseller Magazine issue 8 and they are fully reverse-able  They are fleece on one side and printed cotton on the other. The hand finishing was the trickiest bit as I wanted to avoid any lumpy seams that would irritate the baby’s feet. Made …

Free G is for giraffe alphabet cross stitch pattern

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Funny faces kit

Friday Fun # 7 – Funny faces kit This is another idea for a kit that can be pulled out when ever the kids are bored. This is based around making funny faces and included in the kit are: Some A4 colored paper Glue Stickers of eyes and mouths Some pre cut face shapes Some googly eyes Eyes, mouths, noses etc. cut …

Workshop Wednesday # 7 – how to do blanket stitch

How to do blanket stitch. Start sewing as if you are doing a running stitch  Workshop Wednesday # 7 – how to do blanket stitch  Pull loosely on the thread leaving a loop Workshop Wednesday # 7 – how to do blanket stitch   Pass the needle through the loop Workshop Wednesday # 7 – how to do blanket stitch   Pull …

How to make pirate paper bunting.

As part of pirate week in our house. My eldest and I made some pirate paper bunting. First you will need: some paper diamond shapes folded in half to make a triangle, some double sided sticky tape, some skull stickers (I made mind using my Sizzix big shot and skull die) and some string or yarn to hand the bunting from. Tutorial …

Have a pirate day! Pirate ideas to make and enjoy

My eldest and I enjoy having themed days and Pirates is fast becoming a favorite. So I just wanted to share some ideas that we have made for our swash buckling Monday. Made on Monday – have a pirate day! Pirate ideas to make and enjoy Make your own pirate hats with black card and a sticker cut using the …

Free F is for Frog alphabet cross stitch PDF pattern

F is for frog, the next instalment in my alphabet sampler series. I hope you enjoy stitching these cute designs. Just click on the read more link to download the free PDF pattern new Etsy.Mini(8681662,’thumbnail’,5,5,0,’https://www.etsy.com’);