Upcycled Christmas Decorations

December 14, 2014

There is nothing quite like homemade and upcycled christmas decorations, especially of they are upcycled. I have been having lots of fun coming up with ideas to enter a competition being run by Light Bulbs Direct. The brief is “This competition involves redecorating light bulbs into Christmas baubles and other festive decorations” Regular readers will know why this immediately appealed to me:) Nothing like a…

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Giveaway Winner – Hands free asymmetrical bag

December 13, 2014

  and the winner is… Heather Burgess Congratulations – the bag will be in the post Monday:)…

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

December 8, 2014

Hello, Welcome to my corner of blog land:) This is the third time I have participated in Sew Mamas Sew’s giveaway- and always really enjoy it:) Why give this bag away?  This bag symbolises how I feel about blogging, opportunities to learn, promote recycling fabrics to create new items, and community:) It is made from fabric remnants and a former skirt (washed!). I love sewing,…

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Christmas Craft Fair

November 30, 2014

This weekend I have had a stall at the Assembly Rooms Christmas Craft Fair – this has a footfall of 4000 ish.. I applied key lessons learnt the previous year. I added height to the stall with plastic storage boxes, hidden under a table cloth. The bag stands help display bags which will not stand on their own.   I find display tricky – trying to…

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How to make a felt memory game

November 17, 2014

Have fun creating a felt memory game – as a child I spent hours playing similar traditional games:) Today I am delighted to be taking part in fleecefun’s Handmade Saturday series. Not only is this game good for memory,  use it to help children learn their colours and shapes. My three year old loved playing, after initial reluctance – the ten pairs were perfect for…

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Midtown Messenger Bag Pattern Parcel 7#

November 16, 2014

Pattern Parcel 7# Not heard of pattern parcel before? How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We…

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