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How to make: Melt and pour soap

How to Make: Melt-and-Pour Soap

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Have you ever tried making soap? It looks really fun and they make wonderful gifts. This soap making project is by Michelle Mackintosh from her new book Care Packages. Making soap the traditional way is a bit of a tricky business, and not a suitable activity for children due to the use of caustic soda. However, making soap from a…

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Mend it May - Knee patch instructions

Let’s Talk about Mending

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In this day and age where it’s seems easier to just go out and buy new things rather than repairing what we already have, mending is becoming a lost art. With the rise of fast fashion and built in obsolescence, fixing what’s broken can seem unnecessary and in some cases, due to intentional design, physically impossible. But for many people,…

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Children's Birthday Cake book coloring pages - Printable

Colour a Cake – Free Printable Colouring Page

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It’s Emma’s birthday week, and just like every other year for several weeks before her birthday she has been poring over the pages of everyone’s favourite cake book, The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. Hands up if you had a swimming pool cake or a dolly varden. If you were a kid in Australia in the 80’s you’ll…

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Make Fruity Envelopes from paper plates

Fruity Paper Plate Envelopes

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It’s been a while since I’ve made something exciting for my pen pals, so this week I got creative with some paper plates and transformed them into colourful Fruity Envelopes. I always try and make their mail deliveries a little bit more fun, like the times I sent a giant hamburger postcard, an ice-cream cone and a Christmas stocking. Fun…

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Crochet Rainbow Washcloth Pattern

Rainbow Crochet Washcloths

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Rainbows make everything better. Even boring old tasks like washing up can be made less of a chore when a rainbow is involved. I had a small amount of variegated gradient cotton yarn left over from my Coil + Crochet Rainbow Basket project and thought it would be perfect to make some crochet washcloths. The rainbow yarn was quite thin…

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