Our Halloween Crafts – costumes for soft toys. Yes Really. #BostikBlogger
Oct20

Our Halloween Crafts – costumes for soft toys. Yes Really. #BostikBlogger

We kept things simple this year – Bear is always keen to do crafts, but it’s rare we have time in a  week for a big long craft session. So I find that we end up doing more if we keep things quick and simple – if I know we’ll be done in 30 minutes, I;m less reluctant to start getting all the craft stuff out of it’s various ooks and crannies (roll on the new craft table. One week to go!). So we started off...

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Make Your Own Garden Tool Belt Tutorial
Jun08

Make Your Own Garden Tool Belt Tutorial

Absolutely simple, easy-to-follow Garden Tool Belt Tutorial for not-very-good-at-sewing sewers. I’m not generally known as a ‘crafter’. But how far could I go wrong with just a metre of fabric to be used? We’re aren’t talking major needlework on a grand scale here. So, as I’d already fallen in love with the Rayna Apple fabric, and with it’s fabulous green flowers design it was so patently...

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FIMO kids form & play
Dec17

FIMO kids form & play

I cannot wait to sit down and try these kits with the children next week! Even though mine are no longer toddlers, they still can’t resist the lure of playdough or plasticine – but do get a little tired of spending an hour or two creating something amazing… only for it to be squashed back ionto the tubs at the end of the session. So these Fimo kits are a godsend. Form&play is a combination of modelling and...

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How to make your Christmas Wreath from your afternoon walk – Luxury Family Hotel style
Dec12

How to make your Christmas Wreath from your afternoon walk – Luxury Family Hotel style

Making a Christmas Wreath: A How-to Guide from Woolley Grange Every year we swear we’ll make our own wreath – and every year we gfoirget, or get intimidated by stratingt he task, or don’t have what we need, and end up not doing so. And every year we promise that NEXT year will be the year. Finally – 2014 IS the year. We did it! And how and why we did it is down to the lovely Head gardener from Woolley Grange,...

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Gorgeous Paper Merry Christmas tape – Pre-Christmas Shopping list
Nov14

Gorgeous Paper Merry Christmas tape – Pre-Christmas Shopping list

    LOVE some pretty wrapping tape – and this is paper tape, so it’s dead versatile. You can tear it, write on it, use it for crafts or present wrapping, and it is low tack so can be stuck onto most things and peeled off again. This 1.8m tape features a pattern of the words “Merry Christmas” in between 2 small grey hearts. It is cream with a scalloped edge and a grey outer edge. Spotted over at...

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The Works – Utterly Bargainous Craft Supplies
Sep20

The Works – Utterly Bargainous Craft Supplies

Last Christmas, quite by accident, I fell over a website for a company called The Works. No, I know, I was probably the last one to hear about them, but just in case, I’m here to spread the joy. Because The Works are… a bargain hunters dream They really are. I snapped up so many deals last Christmas, and I continue to browse the site regularly; the stock is always changing and you just never know what you’re going to...

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