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Dana Stevens
Stars and Buttons - handmade gifts for children
Stars and Buttons - handmade gifts for children
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When I'm not crafting (sadly the opportunities are few and far between these days), I'm hanging out with the Little One. You can read about our adventures on my other blog West Essex Mums here

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Keep on blogging: More craft tutorials coming soon
Since the arrival of my little boy, we've moved house and I've gone back to a pretty demanding job 4 days a week, which means that sadly time for crafting has almost entirely disappeared. I thought things would be so different when we moved as I even have a...

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How to make an easy, hand-sewn make up bag
Sometimes I get the urge to make something but then the idea of getting out the sewing machine (which invariably involves moving lots of clutter that has gathered around it) feels too much like hard work. And I just want to do something while sitting on the...

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Basic hand sewing stitches
When I ran a sewing workshop at a hen party, I realised that people are often quite scared of sewing. It really is quite easy and like most things just a matter of practice. With hand sewing, you can sew while you're relaxing doing something else like liste...

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SHOP: Space EC1
There are so many wonderful independent shops stocking up-and-coming designers that I've decided to spotlight some of my favourites. When you're in a rush it can be all too easy to fall back on that well-known online retail giant to buy last minute presents...

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The homemade cot umper is finally complete
There will come a time when your small baby that once slept placidly starts moving around in their cot. Hitting their arms, legs and then probably their head on the bars - often at the same time. This can be a bit frightening so you'll want to rush out imme...

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Finely finally gets some art in his room

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My latest vintage shopping discovery...

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Have a look at these lovely craft accessories by Hemingway Design

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