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Scrabble letters bag

19 February 2014 /

  Many, many years ago, I made a bag for our Scrabble letters with my Mum – here it is:  

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Stamped button notebooks

18 February 2014 /

  Many of you will already know that one of my crafty plans this year is to learn how to make my own stamps (see my previous post about stamp-making if you haven’t already!). I have a new found admiration for anyone who can make beautifully crafted stamps – it’s trickier than it looks! Getting…

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Getting organised

14 February 2014 /

  There hasn’t been a huge amount of crafting going on here this week, but this is for an important reason: I was sorting out my embroidery threads. I used to keep them in a little bag, and would do that thing where you try and pull out a colour but end up with a…

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Tutorial: how to line a vintage suitcase

31 January 2014 /

Today’s post is a wonderful DIY tutorial: how to line a vintage suitcase. I bought this gorgeous vintage teal suitcase last year with the intention of re-lining it – in fact, I looked at my original post about it and realised that I got it in March!

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Scrapbook paper thank you cards

29 January 2014 /

  I’ve never really got into ‘scrapbooking’ as a thing, but recently I’ve discovered that scrapbook paper is brilliant for projects where you need a small print. The first project that I did using scrapbook paper was to line the insides of my wooden drawers, and I’ve been thinking of new things to do with…

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Making my first stamps

26 January 2014 /

  Making my own rubber stamps was one of my top crafty plans for 2014, and today I had my first attempt! I received this amazing book for my birthday (thank you Helen and Keith!) – ‘Making an Impression‘ by Geninne D. Zlatkis. The photos are so inspiring and the instructions throughout the book are…

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Playmat toy bags

22 January 2014 /

  This has been a top-secret project for a few weeks now, and I’m so excited to finally share it with you! I’ve made these playmat toy bags for our gorgeous friends Rachel and Daria – Rachel has now given birth to baby Joshua and Daria (my partner-in-craft) is due very soon! I wanted to…

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Embroidered pin cushion

20 January 2014 /

  I love craft books. In fact, I’m hooked on them (in addition to my little obsession with cookery books too…our house is pretty full!). I’m a big fan of Aimee Ray’s embroidery designs and have already blogged about some designs from her Doodle Stitching books. When I saw the pincushion on the front of…

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Letterpress Thank You cards

08 January 2014 /

  I’m a firm believer in sending thank you cards, whatever your age! I’m always trying to think of new ideas for cards, and this year I found some lovely letterpress letters in one of my favourite shops (I’ll be doing a post about it shortly…) and thought that they would be perfect. I don’t…

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The handmade Christmas gift challenge – Tom’s project

05 January 2014 /

If you’ve seen my previous post about the handmade Christmas gift challenge, then you’ll know that Tom and I decided to make each other a present for Christmas with a budget of £10. Tom was really pleased with his stocking – yay! At some point this year I’ll get around to making myself one…hopefully!

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My 2014 crafty plans

04 January 2014 /

  Happy New Year to you all! 🙂 It’s that time of year when people think about new starts and resolutions. I don’t make resolutions because I never manage to stick to them, and then I beat myself up about it a bit too much. So instead, I try to make plans and set a…

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The handmade Christmas gift challenge

25 December 2013 /

This year, me and Tom decided that we’d make each other a Christmas present with a budget of £10. I’ve been meaning to get around to making Christmas stockings, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I found a lovely template in issue 33 of Mollie Makes magazine – it is originally a template for…

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