October 20, 2014

Because there is nothing quite like handmade…

cutting fabric

    Recently, a very old and dear friend of mine had a beautiful baby girl. While she was pregnant I had promised that I would bring something back from Italy for the new baby, whose gender was unknown. Despite the length of time we were out there for, we didn’t have much of a […]

Craft Tutorial: Reversible Shabby Chic Raggy Bag

Big and small raggy bags  - raggy side showing

    These shabby chic Raggy Bags are not only functional while looking great but they are also reversible, allowing you to create two completely different looks with just one bag! Oh, and if you have trouble sewing in a straight line you don’t need to worry as they are super-easy to make too. You […]

Home-Made Gifts Your Mother Will Love

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    The New Year is already off to a flying start and before you know it, Mother’s Day will be here on March 30th. Like many people across the country, some of us will suffer that last-minute panic of what to get for your loved one’s special day, which is why we’ve put together […]

Oatmeal, Honey and Goats Milk Soap Balls

oatmeal soap balls

Looking for an inexpensive homemade gift idea that you can make in minutes? How about these Oatmeal Soap Balls? They’re natural, contain skin-friendly ingredients which don’t cost the earth to buy. The ones in the photograph were actually made by our creative entrepreneur, 8-year-old Eddie – who then promptly asked how much he’d be able to […]

Christmas gift ideas for children to make and give

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      As Christmas draws ever-nearer and the children’s excitement builds, why not get them involved in the Christmas planning? There is nothing quite like giving a homemade gift and all kids love to be creative so give them something to keep them busy and let them make their own gifts for giving on […]

Car Organiser Craft Tutorial

car organiser tutorial

    One problem with travelling on long journeys with children is that it isn’t always possible to stop in a convenient place to grab their snack, drink or activity. Attaching a car organiser to the seat in front provides your child with plenty of storage for their all-important belongings and keeps them within easy […]

How to make slippers for kids

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    Knock up a pair of slippers for your toddler or child within a couple of hours with this quick and easy tutorial. All you need is some felt (normal craft felt will do) and some wool. Step 1:  Draw around your child’s foot, adding approximately half an inch to the outline.     […]

How to make a patchwork quilt (A tutorial with free pattern download)

'Me and My Girl' Patchwork Quilt Photo

    If you have ever wanted to make your own patchwork quilt but were not quite sure where to begin, here is a great-looking yet simple pattern I put together.  You can also download and print off the free PDF patchwork quilt pattern by clicking here.  Here is pinwheel design set within a bordered […]

How to make a Pompom Christmas Wreath

How to make a Pompom Christmas Wreath

        Making pompoms is something most kids love to do.  It keeps them occupied for ages and even young children can learn to make them quickly, although they do need an adult’s help with cutting and finishing them off. This fun Pompom Christmas Wreath is a fun activity that the whole family […]

How to create a unique family photo wall feature that costs less than a photo frame

family photo wall feature

      This is such a simple feature but is always, always commented on by anyone who visits.  Not only is it simple but it’s also very cheap to create. I saw this idea a few years back now but the design we created at the time was set out for only our (at […]

How to make a pretty noticeboard

noticeboard makeover

  Last year Mike made me a new desk. I’m still waiting for the drawer fronts (Mike!) and as soon as it’s ready I’ll take a picture to show it off as I am really very pleased with it.   However, the two noticeboards that hung on the wall above it were too ugly and […]

Egg-cellent Easter activities that won’t break the bank

Blank easter egg

  Be creative this Easter by keeping your children’s focus off chocolate, and on to activities that will keep up the excitement of Easter. April 8th marks Easter Sunday so make sure you are organised and ready for those expectant little faces. For children, the enjoyment of Easter can be wrapped up in how many […]

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