Crafts

I love crafting. I have a craft room! Just for puttering with craft supplies. And, well, storing them. They do tend to multiply. It's nice to be able to be mid-craft project, and take a break--and just 'shut' the craft door. No mess visible. No need to clear it away. Let it dry/set/take up room/be a big mess--behind a closed door. And to leavethe sewing machine permanently set up. It's a pain to take out/put away. I love that I can just sit down at it, anytime, and do a quick stitch of this or that. I have been photographing sewing and craft projects for about five years. But I've only just started putting them in the site. So please be patient. I'm updating all the time, and I will catch up.

For now though, why not take a look at some of my favorite craft projects so far!

Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

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Homemade Bath Bombs Fabric Hearts Heart-shaped Trinkets Lavender Scented Fabric Hearts Valentine Bunting Marigold seeds Key to my Heart Garland     … [Read more...]

Key to My Heart Garland

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This is my favorite Valentine's decoration, the incredibly romantic Key to My Heart Garland! It's such a simple but effective play on a traditional garland that looks fantastic around my home. With a few vintage keys, you can show your loved one how … [Read more...]

Valentine Bunting

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Much like many of my Buntings, this one requires the same traditional bunting method but produces loving results! This Valentine Bunting is a beautiful way to show love in and around your home. I used a combination of red and white fabric with red … [Read more...]

Heart Shaped Trinkets

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These gorgeous heart-shaped trinkets are the perfect decoration for Valentine's Day and they're really easy to make. There's no one way to make these lovely trinkets, you can be as creative as you like! Hang them around your home on the 14th of Feb … [Read more...]

Lavender Scented Fabric Hearts

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These Lavender Scented Fabric Hearts are both beautiful and practical! Display them around your home- in your kitchen, living room and even your wardrobe- to release the wonderful Lavender fragrance and help keep those pesky moths at bay! Shop bought … [Read more...]

Fabric Hearts

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Fabric hearts are a wonderful decoration perfect for Valentine's Day. In fact, I think they're perfect all year round! To show someone you love them and to fill your house with love, why not try making your own fabric hearts with this simple and easy … [Read more...]

Glitter Candle Vase

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This is a wonderful winter decoration to have in your home. It is also a wonderful gift to make for friends and family for Hanukkah. I found this unused glass vase in my cupboard and thought it could do with a wintery make over. If you've tried my … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Chocolate Popsicles

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Chocolate Popsicles are a delicious homemade gift for kids and adults alike. They are incredibly easy to make and when wrapped in plastic and tied with a bow they are an impressive (and inexpensive) gift for friends and family. All you'll … [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Hanukkah Stars

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Making a popsicle Star of David is something every child should at least try! It's such a simple but fun craft that kids of all ages can enjoy. All you'll need for 1 star: 6 popsicle sticks Paint Glue Glitter I'd recommend placing … [Read more...]

Gelt Baubles

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Can there possibly be tastier bauble? I don't think so. That's why I like to make Gelt Baubles for my Hanukkah bush. I don't expect them to last very long, particularly in this house! But the golden and silver sparkle of these chocolate coins really … [Read more...]

Dreidel Bunting

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Dreidel Buntings are a wonderful item to have around the home during Hanukkah. This Dreidel Bunting is so beautiful and it's even better because it does not require a single stitch! All you need to make this wonderful sparkling bunting is fabric and … [Read more...]

Winter Craft Ideas

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Here you'll find a list of my favorite Winter Crafts to decorate your home. I make these crafts mid-autumn so I have just enough time to assemble everything as Autumn passes and Winter draws closer. I'll keep adding more inspiring ideas so do check … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift Ideas

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Here's my list of Homemade Gift ideas, perfect for holidays, birthdays and celebrations or just as a lovely present for family and friends. The more I make, the more I'll add to this page so keep checking back for more great … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Craft Ideas

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Here you'll find link to my favorite homemade Hanukkah crafts! I hope you enjoy crafting this Hanukkah! I'll keep updating this page as soon as I have finished each craft. Happy crafting! Glittery Candles Glittery Hanukkah Candles … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Owl Pillow Cushion

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I love to make homemade gifts for birthdays, life celebrations and holidays and pillow cushions are one of my favorite gifts to make. This owl cushion is perfect for kids and adults alike. It's just like making a regular cushion with a few extra … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Rock Frame

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Home made gifts are great for kids to make over holidays, particularly Hanukkah. I love to encourage my boys to create home made gifts and I really encourage them to recycle unused objects around the home. It's a really Victorian way of making … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Chocolate Candied Pretzels

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There are so many ways to make Candied Pretzels. From drizzling over melted dark and white chocolate to pouring over a shiny, sticky syrup. Whatever you prefer, Candied Pretzels are a fantastic treat for parties particularly around holidays and … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Bath Bombs

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Homemade Bath Bombs are a truly wonderful gift to make for loved ones. What's nicer than giving someone the gift of relaxation? With the right staple ingredients you can be as creative as you like with a variety of scents and colours of your choice. … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Marigold Seeds

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Marigold Seeds, or any flower seeds for that matter are a lovely gift to give to loved ones for any holiday. I like to fill decorated, small envelopes of seeds to give to my friends for Hanukkah. With brief instructions on the front, they are a great … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Robin Bird Feed

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During the cold winter when many birds migrate, the Red Robin likes to stay put, relying on very little to eat through the cold frost. Robin Bird Feed is a great gift for kids who love to care for all the creatures around them. Bird feed is very … [Read more...]

Snowy PomPom Garland

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  In my Winter home I love bring in the outdoors in many ways and Pom Pom Garlands are a great way to bring the snowy cold comfortably indoors. They are very easy to make and highly effective hung from ceilings, doorways and around mirrors … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Fudge

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Fudge is a wonderful treat and an even better homemade gift to give to loved ones. My recipe yields about 30 cubes of wonderful fudge. By wrapping batches of 5 in plastic wrap or mesh fabric then tying with ribbon, you'll have a wonderful homemade … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Wreath

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  Wreaths are a wonderful way to decorate the front door of your home. Just because we're Jewish doesn't mean our door should be bare this holiday season! To the contrary; there are so many different designs, sizes, colours and materials that … [Read more...]

Winter Leaves

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Winter leaves look fantastic around your home and they are  great way to make a winter garland. With the added sparkle of white and silver glitter, they really bring the magical feeling of winter to life. They look fantastic and are so easy to … [Read more...]

Kids Baking Apron

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Jack loves to bake. I think baking is such a wonderful skill for kids to learn and be part of, plus it's so fun! To keep the mess of cookie dough and fudge to a minimum,  I've made Jack a few winter aprons over the years and this winter is no … [Read more...]

Glittery Candles

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These glittery candles decorations look so fantastic everywhere around the house during winter and particularly during Hanukkah when the blue and silver sparkle away throughout my house. I've found that store bought glittery candles are actually … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Pilgrim and Indian Hats

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Pilgrim Hats and Indian Headbands are a great craft for older kids to make and really bring Thanksgiving alive. There are many ways to make these hats, but for now, I'm going to show you how to make them out of paper as it's so fun for kids to do … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Settings

These turkey place settings are great fun for kids to make as it's a messy but fantastic way to create a plump turkey place setting. Whatever your child's age, these place settings always turn out looking great in different colours, shapes and sizes. … [Read more...]

Winter Branch Vase Decorations

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Winter is a magical time. As autumn begins to fall and fade away, a frosty cool fills my home. I have lots of different home decoration ideas and winter branches are one of my favourite. They are so fun to make, from scavenging for branches in the … [Read more...]

Snowy Pine Cones

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Pine Cones look fantastic unadorned throughout the autumn period. They have a true rustic autumnal look and sit perfectly in any autumn arrangement indoors. Over winter, I like to re-dress my pine cones by trasforming them into snowy, sparkling … [Read more...]

Winter ‘Snow’ Bunting

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As Winter draws closer, I prepare to transform my home into a winter wonderland and a Snow bunting is a beautiful way to encourage the transition between autumn and winter. Like all the buntings you find on my site, this one is no different. You'll … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Lanterns

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Hanukkah Lanterns are a fantastic craft for kids and lovely gift for them to give to their family. They are fun and messy in equal measure but very easy to make. They look great indoors by a window with a small tea light illuminating the glass day by … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Menorah Wall Hanging

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This is a wonderful alternative for children and those a little too young to light real candles. It's really easy to make and you can be as adventurous as you like! I love to hang my felt menorah wall hanging near my fireplace, it's so effective. I … [Read more...]

Hanukkah 8 Days Wall Hanging

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This Hanukkah Wall Hanging countdown calendar is perfect for little ones and it's really fun to make and stock with little treats, messages and gifts. I like to make one for Jack every year and this year I'll be making two! It's going to be wall … [Read more...]

Happy Hanukkah Bunting

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As you may have guessed by now, Buntings are one of my favourite crafts. I love to make a Hanukkah bunting each year with variations of colour and fabric to hang across the fireplace in my living room. The blue, silver and white in my Hanukkah … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Visuals

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I like to create 'mood boards' of images that are both mine and sourced on the Internet to inspire me. Here's my growing compilation of visuals for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful celebration. Even though we live in the UK, we still … [Read more...]

Halloween Crafts

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Here's my growing compilation of  THE BEST Halloween Crafts and Baking Projects for Kids! I hope you'll find these ideas useful and fun! I'll be adding to this list all month so please bookmark it and keep coming … [Read more...]

Cheesecloth Ghosts!

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Cheescloth [or Muslin as it's known in the UK] Ghosts are easy and fun to make. This is a great craft project for kids and I think they effect is great, don't you? To make these wonderful Ghosts all you need is: Some Milk bottles or glass jars … [Read more...]

Halloween Snow Globes

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Halloween Snow Globes are fast and easy to make and require few materials to create the wonderful effect. They are great to have around the house over Halloween for kids to shake and see what's inside. All you'll need: 1 glass jar and lid [we … [Read more...]

Spider and Bat Templates

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Templates are perfect for so many craft projects! I love spiders and bats around my home at Halloween time! I offer a few different shapes because some are good for cakes  and others are great for t-shirts [think felt, hot glued on] as well as just … [Read more...]

Halloween Templates: Spiders and Spooky Bats

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Spiders and Bats are creepy any time of the year but around Halloween they get even creepier! I like to make hanging spiders and Bats to dot around my house. You wouldn't believe how many people think they're real! It's a fun way to trick your … [Read more...]

Halloween Painted Lanterns

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Halloween Painted Lanterns are such a fun craft for kids. They are really easy to make and look fantastic inside or outside. You can choose the size and shape of your lantern and be creative when it comes to choosing your characters. Jack and I made … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Wreath

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Spooky Halloween Wreaths are the perfect way to horrify trick-or-treaters before they knock on your door...if they dare! It's really easy to make a Halloween Wreath with basic materials which you can easily pick up from your local craft store. If … [Read more...]

Make Rosh Hashanah Apple Bunting!

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Come On! It's the New Year celebration! We need to get into gear and make some decorations so it feels like a celebration. This bunting is really easy to make and oh so cute! You could also add honey pots to alternate the flags if you … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Bunting

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Bunting is very easy to sew and creates a lovely gift or a beautiful decoration for your home. This is an ideal project that only requires very basic sewing skills, it's all a straight line! I've made many buntings in less than ten minutes as a quick … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Paper Mache Witch

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 This Paper Mache witch is very easy to make and so incredibly effective on the spookiness scale! The most important part is to get the face and hands right so have fun and take your time with the paper mache. As you'll see in the instructions … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ Bunting

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Craft Project: Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Bunting Print   Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 hour Ingredients Instructions On a piece of paper, draw a triangle to use as a template for your bunting flags. Experiment with different … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Halloween ‘BOO!’ Bunting

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                    Craft Project: Halloween 'BOO!' Bunting Print   Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 30 mins Ingredients Instructions With a piece of … [Read more...]

Painting Hanukkah Cards

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Everyone appreciates a homemade card. Considering store-bought Jewish cards often lack imagination [if they can be sourced at all] this is a lovely way to add a touch of beauty to Hanukkah. There are no right or wrong rules to making holiday … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Draw String Bag

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Draw string bags are so easy to make and require very basic sewing skills. I've made draw string bags to carry Max's essentials (nappies, spare clothes, cream and wipes) and I've made Jack a laundry bag. Draw String Bags can have so many uses, just … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Cushion Cover

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Cushion covers can be very expensive. It's crazy since it's just two pieces of fabric sewn together! Plus, in shops you really don't get much variation in style or fabric, it's just not worth the money! I like to make cushion covers using material … [Read more...]

Home Made Play Doh

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Play Doh is loved by children of all ages. It's very easy to make it from scratch in your kitchen, as long as you have a microwave. This craft project is ideal for a rainy day, make many colours and spend the afternoon playing with it! I like to add … [Read more...]

Basic Sewing Tips

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Sewing is a wonderful skill, it opens so many possibilities in your home. I'm not the world's best seamstress but with very basic sewing skills I am able to make wonderful gifts and items for my friends and family from bunting and cushions to baby … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Apple Placemats

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Apple Placemats are really easy to make! All you need are some red, white and brown sturdy fabrics and you're good to go! These take no time at all and are perfect for your Rosh Hashanah table! I've cut out an apple shape with red felt. [Click here … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Felt Honey Hives

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I love to put branches in a vase as the centerpiece on my Rosh Hashanah table. And what better to decorate these branches with than the symbols of Rosh Hashanah that we know and love? How cute is this honey hive? It's super easy to make: Click here … [Read more...]

Craft Project: Felt Apples

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In the spirit of making your Rosh Hashanah table festive, these felt apples are perfect. Click here for the template. I love hanging Rosh Hashanah themed decorations on and around my table. I place branches in the middle of my table and these are … [Read more...]