Happy Vintage Find…

Happy Vintage Find…

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I took a bit of time out from market preparations on Monday to go for a big walk and visit some of my local Op-shops. The lucky finds fairy must have sprinkled her Op-shop fairy dust on me, because I came home with a huge hall of books, as well as other lovely stuff (that I may eventually get around…

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how to dye wool

How to: Dye wool fleece

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I’ve had lots of orders for my little felt macarons after they were featured in the latest Frankie Magazine, and have quickly run out of my supply of tasty coloured roving. Time to make some more so I thought I’d share my little wool dying experience with your all. This was the first time I’ve dyed my own wool, and…

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DIY play bean bags

How To: Tossing Bean Bags

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I used to love playing with bean bags as a child, they are great to practice throwing, catching and balancing. You can make your own from materials lying about, here’s how…You will need: Some fabric scraps (medium weight fabric is best) Filling (beans, popping corn, rice, aquarium gravel or plastic pellets) Sewing machine, iron, scissors, thread, paper How to: Cut…

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fabric covered letters

How To: Fabric Covered Letters

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I finally had a chance to make these fabric covered letters for Emma’s door. It was really easy, here are the instructions: 1. Materials – fabric scraps, Wooden letters (from a craft shop), Glue stick (suitable for wood and fabric), small sharp scissors or clippers, double sided tape 2. Smear glue generously onto wrong side of fabric, place letter front…

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crochet flower

Crochet Flower tutorial…

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I thought I might have a go at writing an easy pattern before I tackle writing the crochet pattern for this bunting. I’ve never been able to follow coded pattens very well (I prefer pictorial ones) so when I totally messed up one I was following for a flower, I just made up an easier version myself. I hope it’s…

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