12 Days of Christmas

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Ted got the call that he was needed at the North Pole to help making toys. Of course, the correct elf attire was needed. I'm guest posting today over on Sewpony as part of the 12 Days of Christmas tour. You can read about all the ups and downs of this little outfit over on the blog now.     << Continue Reading >>

A Bit of Nursery Decoration

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When I was pregnant, I had a sleep in one morning and hubby surprised me by painting the nursery. It looked fantastic and really inspired me to get crafting some things to go in it. We chose Dulux Timeless Grey for the walls and my plan was to have orange accessories. The first thing I worked on was this Fox softie. I wasn't able to find an orange in the colour I wanted so I ended up using red.   << Continue Reading >>

Fun with Softies!

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I recently decided to have a go at making softies, and boy is it fun! I think I'm hooked. The hardest part is deciding on the face, but once you stitch it on, they really come to life! I made a doll for my best friend's daughter's First Birthday and had so much fun making it that I decided to make up a boy version for Roman! I top-stitched little pockets and a fly onto his pants to give him   << Continue Reading >>

No Sew Gingerbread Man Puppet

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Puppets are easy to make and lots of fun to play with. This one doesn't even need any sewing! Just a bit of glue to put it all together. You can use tacky craft glue, hot glue or fabric glue... they're all much the same. Decorate him with scraps of ribbon, fabric or buttons. If using buttons, don't give the puppet to kids under 3, as they buttons may come off and present a choking hazard. If   << Continue Reading >>

Felt Christmas Ornaments

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Does your sewing machine have a heap of decorative stitches? Did you think how cool they all were when you bought it? Have you EVER used them?? This is the prefect project to test them out.If your sewing machine doesn't have any decorative stitches on it, tracing around Christmas cookie cutters onto the felt and then hand embroidering over the outline would look lovely.It's a good idea to test out   << Continue Reading >>

Play Felt Christmas Tree – No Sewing Needed!

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Does your toddler like to play with your Christmas tree? Do you get panic attacks every time they go near it? Especially when they go near the side that has your favourite glass decoration on it that you got on holiday 5 years ago and you know you can't ever replace?? I'm hoping that this play tree will solve my problem. A little tree just for your kids to decorate and play with as much as they   << Continue Reading >>

Stash and Carry Felt Play Mat

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Roman's birthday is coming up at the end of the month so don't be surprised if you see a few gifts for him appearing on the blog. Ever since I first saw these fold out houses/mats, I've been dying to make one! They just look like so much fun. Fun to play with and lots of fun to make! I followed the tutorial by Narelle at CookCleanCraft to put this together. I made a few changes along the way.   << Continue Reading >>

Felt Garland and Paper Snowflakes

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What better way to kick of my 12 Days of Christmas than with some decorations to get your house looking all lovely and festive. Here's an easy felt garland and a tutorial showing you how to make those pretty paper snowflakes. Felt Garland My Dad is one of those guys who has a workshop full of every tool imaginable. So when I wanted to make this garland, I thought I'd see if he had a tool I   << Continue Reading >>

Sunny Felt Mobile

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My sister in law is due any day and I have a million ideas for things to make for the baby. I have real trouble picking what to actually make, but knew I wanted to do a mobile. I liked the idea of the happy little sun looking over the baby, so played around until I was happy with it. The sun, clouds and raindrops are made out of felt and I embroidered the face on the sun by hand with some perle   << Continue Reading >>