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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How to make a felt christmas stocking

November 12, 2014

Who doesn’t love handmade christmas decorations? There is something magical about Christmas, which for me includes making and creating many of the decorations. This year I am focussing on felt christmas decorations. This decision may be biased by the fact I happen to have a pile of felted jumpers..  time to make some knitted christmas stockings with no knitting involved! I purchase a 100% wool jumpers in charity…

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Free toddler bag tutorial

November 10, 2014

  I have made my nephew a variety of felt food for his Christmas present (he will be just 2 years old). Today’s tutorial is to create the toddler bag to keep them in, go pretend shopping with, anything a two year olds imagination stretches to! I have utilised an old pair of jeans, an old curtain and some felt to create the perfect sized upcycled…

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Diaper/Changing Bag

October 26, 2014

My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby in December. I am delighted to share with you the diaper bag I have made for them. I used a free pattern from Sew4Home. As usual with a bag with many pockets I found it a little intimidating, but in reality it was easy to sew. The pattern was well laid out with clear instructions and photographs.…

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Quick & Easy Halloween Spider Costume

October 21, 2014

How to make a quick and easy halloween spider costume… Twenty four hours prior to a halloween party my daughter decides she wishes to go, dressed up. I don’t know about you but it would grate to spend money on a costume she is only going to wear once. Likewise I didn’t have hours to make something intricate or complicated. I hit upon the idea…

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Sunday Update – feeling blessed

October 12, 2014

As National Wool Week draws to a close I am pleased to show you my finished cowl… just in the nick of time with the complete change of weather. I love this Winter Garden by Debbie Bliss wool… not sure it goes with my coat but who cares?! It was a fab quick knit:) Needless to say I have of course two other knitting projects on…

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