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Cat Dress and Rainbow Bag
I have three wedding parties this summer and I really wanted a different outfit and style for each one. People put so much effort into weddings that I wanted to reflect that and work with their themes and style. This blog is about a fun dress I made for wed...

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Cat Dress and Rainbow Bag :)
I have three wedding parties this summer and I really wanted a different outfit and style for each one. People put so much effort into weddings that I wanted to reflect that and work with their themes and style. This blog is about a fun dress I made for wed...

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Pipsqueaks... I've never 'felt' like this before....
I received ' Pipsqueaks : Itsy-Bitsy Felt Creations to Stitch and Love' by Sally Dixon at Christmas. It was a book I had been looking into buying as I'd hoped it would help my hand stitching skills. I have enjoyed working with felt before as it does not fra...

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A New Meaning to One Directional Print.
I have read quite a few sewing blogs written by people that are happy with their size and shape and that is great. I however am less happy with mine and I can change that and I am working on that but I appreciate it will take time. This blog is about making...

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Trials and tribulations of playing Easter Bunny
For Christmas I got A year in crafts 52 seasonal projects by Clare Youngs  this is a beautiful hard back, ring bound book, packed full of lovely ideas, some of which went straight onto my "to do list" and others made me keep an eye out for supplies. The boo...

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Purple presents
This blog is about the gifts I have been making for my daughter. I love making things for children and I always like to include something handmade with my little girls presents. In the past I have made her a quilt with mini blanket and a caterpillar  and a ...

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How I do "it"?
I am hoping that this post is not as egotistical as it sounds. I get asked the question "How do you find the time/ How do you do it?" a lot. It was the most frequent comment at the craft fair and it got me thinking. There are quite a few ways to take the qu...

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From dining chair to play cooker...
The idea for my daughters third birthday present came in the form of a Facebook share from a friend who had spotted a kitchen chair cover on "the artful parent" Facebook page. It was a link to a German product. I used the picture to design my own as I could...

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Sock Penguins
Having completed the challenge of the sock owls , I had plenty of enthusiasm (and socks) to try the sock penguins. I decided to make the penguins for three sisters, as with my own sisters I made them using the same template but with differences to make them...

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Gimmie a M A S C O T
I was trying to think of an idea for my niece's 13th Birthday. I find this a difficult age to make things for. I had made her brother a ninja and her sister a husky so I was eager to go down the "soft toy with a twist" route. When she was little I bought he...
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