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Giraffe Ears costume DIY

Giraffe Ears costume DIY

Giraffe Ears Costume DIY We have mentioned before that not everyone in our house likes to dress up for fancy dress occasions, so we like to look for simple ideas, where the costume is a partial dress up costume, and the wearer is more relaxed about joining in with the fun! How…
DIY Canvas and Leather Lunch Bag

DIY Canvas and Leather Lunch Bag

DIY Canvas and Leather Lunch Bag We are rather partial to sewing in our place, we have two sewing machines, and my love of sewing came from my own mother who painstakingly adapted patterns, and made me circle skirts, jumpsuits and helped me modify my denim jeans (hiding her annoyance at…
Flour Sack upcycle

Flour Sack upcycle

Fascinating story from way back in the 1930s - you know how we love a good upcycling story - and this one harks back to pre 2nd World War - inspiring stuff! As poverty spread - the flour mills discovered that parents were making clothes for their children, dishcloths and…
DIY Elephant doorstop

DIY Elephant doorstop

This little "How to make an Elephant doorstop" idea is just too sweet. We LOVE LOVE LOVE homemade gifts and anything to put in the children's room or nursery is simply adorable. I think that this little elephant doorstop would be a great baby shower gift and a perfect addition to…
Scandi Embroidered Bag DIY

Scandi Embroidered Bag DIY

Needlecraft is a lot simpler than it appears, and this rather lovely Scandi Embroidered Bag DIY project really caught our eye this week. With the gifting season looming, we've been looking for interesting yet stylish design projects to make some 'grown-up' hand crafted gifts, and when we spotted this cute bird…
Dandelion Pompom

Dandelion Pompom

What with it being Wool Week this week in the UK, we thought we'd track down some easy wool crafts, and figured the EASIEST if you don't knit or crochet, is either weaving, which you know we love, or the simple pompom.... Not to be too boring, we've found you…
DIY Table Cloth House

DIY Table Cloth House

Soooo, I adore homemade gifts for the kids. There is nothing more satisfying, than making something wonderful that the kids adore to play with! This day and age, many of us are tight for space, so there are limited number and type of toys that my kids can have. As…
Burger Cushions

Burger Cushions

Burger Cushions You know how we love a novelty sewing project, from donuts to strawberries - we've sewn'em... And a novelty burger cushion doesn't just have to be for kids does it! We love this design from PleaseNotePaper - just so cool, and easy to make - I think I might…
Drawstring Coin Purse

Drawstring Coin Purse

We love a nice purse craft, there's something so tactile and appealing about these cute little things - I've always been one for having a striking bag or purse for my cash, pencil cases were always a great alternative for me rather than a clunky great wallet - so making…
ice lolly stick looms

ice lolly stick looms

Ice lolly stick looms So, it seems that when looking for crafts to use up our ice lolly stick stash, we've stumbled across yet more weaving projects! This one is great for smaller kids, as the whole process of making the actual weaving loom with the popsicle sticks and string…