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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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Sewing room tour and Craft Room Organising tips Mypoppet.com.au

7 Inexpensive Craft Room Storage Solutions

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I had such a great response to my sewing room reveal recently, thank you! Many of you commented how refreshing it was to see a real craft space that wasn’t overly styled or used expensive storage items for organisation. Here are just some of your comments: “I very much like the fact that your space isn’t perfect, not everything matches…

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Diy Peg Bag sewing tutorial mypoppet.com.au

DIY Super Easy Peg Bag

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My favourite thing about having sewing skills is that I can whip up simple practical items for my home in less time that it will take me to hop in the car and find a parking spot at the local mall. Not only does it save me time and money, I can make something that specifically suits my needs and…

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