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Looking for a hand sewing project to make with your kids...
It's getting close to school holidays over here and I've been looking for new sewing projects for my holiday workshops. Recently I saw some owls on Xue's blog which I really admired - her work is really beautiful - it has tha...
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Five Things To Think About When Teaching A Child To Hand Sew
My youngest
daughter Yiscah first started sewing when she was three. I
vividly remember how she used to peek into the room whenever I was teaching a
class so she could watch the older girls sew. After every class she’d ask me
why she couldn’t join in. Being...
My youngest daughter Yiscah first started sewing when she was three. I vividly remember how she used to peek into the room whenever I was teaching a class so she could watch the older girls sew. After every class she’d ask me...
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Not Happy
Raul isn't really happy with me these days. Recently, Stephanie at Modern Sewciety interviewed me for her podcast and this is where the problem lies. Stephanie asked what my favourite project in Sew Together Grow Together was and I foolishly told r it was t...
Raul isn't really happy with me these days. Recently, Stephanie at Modern Sewciety interviewed me for her podcast and this is where the problem lies. Stephanie asked what my favourite project in Sew Together Grow Together was...
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A Christmas ornament you can eat...
Making stained glass cookies for Christmas is fun for kids of all ages. The cookies look amazing as ornaments, wrapped up in cellophane as gifts or arranged on the table to add a festive atmosphere…and of course, they combine two of our favourite treats: cookies and candy.   You’ll need your favourite sugar cookie recipe …
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running stitch
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a Running Stitch with a Double Stitch Caption: Poke needle down Caption: flick up Caption: pull through Caption: until knot catches Caption: go back to knot and poke needle
down Caption: flick up and take hold of needle Caption: pull through to mak...
Starting a Running Stitch with a Double Stitch Caption: Poke needle down Caption: flick up Caption: pull through Caption: until knot catches Caption: go back to knot and poke needle d...
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Easy-to-Sew Froggy
Froggy has always been one of my favourite easy-to-sew creations, possibly because he reminds me of the beanie frog's I loved when I was a child or perhaps because Froggy is just so sweet and charming. It seems Froggy is not only my favourite here in Sydney...
Froggy has always been one of my favourite easy-to-sew creations, possibly because he reminds me of the beanie frog's I loved when I was a child or perhaps because Froggy is just so sweet and charming. It seems Froggy is no...
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Here in Australia no birthday party is ever complete without chocolate crackles…a chocolate treat that can be made with two ingredients…chocolate and Rice Krispies. Kids love them and so do adults…and it’s always nice to find a treat that is quick and easy to make with kids. The original recipe has a few additional ingredients like …
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Valentines Kid's Craft: A Hand Sewn Love Bug
These little love bugs are colourful good-natured critters that your kids can make and give to their friends and family this Valentines day. Filled with rice grains, they are soft and pliant and will fit snuggly into the palm of your hand. They make gentle ...
These little love bugs are colourful good-natured critters that your kids can make and give to their friends and family this Valentines day. Filled with rice grains, they are soft and pliant and will fit snuggly into the palm...
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Design and Sew your own Christmas Stockings, West Elm Bondi
The Christmas rush is in full swing. Below are stockings from the 'Design and Sew Your Own Christmas Stocking' workshop I held for adults at West Elm Bondi in Sydney this week. If you'd like to make your own Christmas stocking you can find my tutorial here ...
The Christmas rush is in full swing. Below are stockings from the 'Design and Sew Your Own Christmas Stocking' workshop I held for adults at West Elm Bondi in Sydney this week. If you'd like to make your own Christ...
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No Sew Sock Snowman from Downunder
As most of my recent tutorials  have been sewing projects, I thought it might be a nice change to make a crafty no sew project. This little sock snowman makes a great "desk friend" or paper weight and because he's filled with rice he's nice and squishy to h...
As most of my recent tutorials  have been sewing projects, I thought it might be a nice change to make a crafty no sew project. This little sock snowman makes a great "desk friend" or paper weight and because he's filled with...
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down Caption: flick up and take hold of needle Caption: pull through to mak...
Starting a Running Stitch with a Double Stitch Caption: Poke needle down Caption: flick up Caption: pull through Caption: until knot catches Caption: go back to knot and poke needle do...
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Giveaway
Fall is in the air and with fall comes a lot of local fairs. To celebrate fall we're giving away ways to have fun fair food at home! The winner will be able to have cotton candy and hot dogs anytime they want!! Everyone is going to want to come to your hous...
Fall is in the air and with fall comes a lot of local fairs. To celebrate fall we're giving away ways to have fun fair food at home! The winner will be able to have cotton candy and hot dogs anytime they want!! Everyone is go...
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