Stork Nursery Deux

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I bought all of Max's Stork nursery items when I was pregnant. That top floor servant's quarter in the Brighton house was just a perfect nursery space. [You can see my video tour of it here: Baby's Nursery But it's a new year, new house...and while I … [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...]

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 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...]

Easy Sew: Shopping Bag

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Everyone seems to love my sewing tips and videos so I've made another one! Shopping bags are a fantastic accessory that have so many uses. These wonderful bags have become more and more expensive over time, plus they're not always the size, colour … [Read more...]

Super Easy No-Sew Yoda Costume

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Jack was invited to a Star Wars themed party this weekend.  To be honest, I forgot we had to make a costume for it until  Jack looked at the wall calendar and reminded me. The day before. However, he'd never seen the films, so he wasn't sure which … [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...]

Very Easy Costumes [Fancy Dress] for Kids

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Home made costumes are so much better than store bought ones. I can't be bothered to sew detailed, complicated stuff though. I make costumes that can be finished in a half hour or less. I hope you find this page inspiring! I grew up calling  them … [Read more...]

How to launder and clean upholstered fabric slipcovers

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Most sofas I've seen have the ability to unzip and remove their covers. This is, of course, so we can wash them. There's nothing like a clean sofa, it lifts a room! In my home with a dog, a cat, a boy, a baby, a husband and a fair few rambunctious … [Read more...]

How to Fabric Cover a Table

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I appreciate that not everyone is lucky enough to have a craft room with an art table. Having a padded pvc or oil cloth fabric covered table has many opportunities beyond a craft table though. This type of fabric is very practical and comes in a … [Read more...]

How to Reupholster Furniture

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I'm like MacGuyver with my staple gun. It's one of the items I'd bring with me if I was stranded on a desert island. Among the many great uses, upholstery is a fast and very satisfying project. I learned how to upholster from my mother who in turn … [Read more...]

Easy Sew Curtains

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Jack has a little tree house in our  garden. It was a great experience decorating the interior of this house. After upholstering the footstool for the tree house, Jack replied, "Where are the curtains?" and he was absolutely right. It needed … [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...]

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...]

How to sew a Baby Changing Mat

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Baby changing mats are super expensive, way too big and they always have strange designs on the fabric! I made a baby changing mat for Max that's just the right size and in a fabric I like. This method cost near nothing and does a brilliant job. I … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Baby Sleeping Gro-Bag

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Ensuring that your baby has a safe sleep is something all parents can relate to. It's been heavily documented and recommended to not put blankets in cots before the age of two. To keep your baby comfortable, baby sleeping bags, or gro bags as they … [Read more...]

How to Re-Plump a Tired Chair Cushion

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Sometimes soft furnishings can just look a bit depressed, don't you think? My husband, two boys, dog and my cat all love to jump on, climb over, laze about and leap from my sofas and chairs. They are certainly used and abused, no wonder they … [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...]